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June is Homeownership Month!
During Homeownership Month, the National Association of REALTORS® is shedding light on the invaluable role of REALTORS® in assisting millions of Americans in achieving their dream of homeownership....
NAR 2025 Elected Office Applications Now Open
The National Association of REALTORS® is accepting applications for 2025 elected offices....
Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month: The Impact on Washington State Real Estate
May is a month of celebration as we honor Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. This annual observance supplies an opportunity to recognize and appreciate the rich contributions and cultural diversity of Asian Pacific Americans...
NAR Welcomes FHFA’s Cancellation of August 1 LLPA Fee Increase
National Association of REALTORS®, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) rescinded its proposed loan level pricing adjustment (LLPA) upfront fee on borrowers with debt-to-income ratios...
Governor Inslee Signs Major Housing Bills Into Law
On Monday May 8, Governor Jay Inslee signed into law a number of major housing supply bills before a group of legislative sponsors and housing advocates...
Governor Signs Agency Law Bill
Governor Inslee signed the REALTOR® Supported Agency Law Reforms Bill (SB 5191) into law...
WR CEO Steve Francks to Retire
After more than 26 years of extraordinary service, Washington REALTORS® CEO Steve Francks has announced that he will retire from WR on July 14, 2023.
Session Ends: Historic Housing Wins
The housing-heavy Legislative Session ended on April 23rd, showcasing huge wins on REALTOR® Legislative Priorities.
Celebrating WR Leaders During Women's History Month
Women's History Month is about commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history, including our own REALTOR® history!
Remembering Janice Hall Matteo
Washington REALTORS® is sad to announce the passing of Washington and Clark County Association of REALTORS® leader Janice Hall Matteo...
Mongolia Home Stay Program Success!
So grateful for this opportunity to host 8 Mongolian REALTORS this year for our first homestay program. Participants in the program got to stay with their host families for a few days last week..
Early Session Wins for REALTORS® in Olympia
Friday, February 10 will be the 33rd day of the 105th day in the 2023 Legislative Session. While it is a budget year, typically the first half of the session is dedicated to policy issues and this year is no different. Washington REALTORS® came into this session with big asks of the Legislature...
Real Estate Agency Law Reforms – Bill Summary
Washington State’s real estate agency law, Chapter 18.86 RCW, has not been updated since its adoption in the 1990s. Existing law does not require certain basic consumer protections, and does not reflect modern industry best practices. This legislation will both protect consumers and avoid litigation seen in other states.
February Is Black History Month
Black History Month is an annual observance in the United States during the month of February to honor the contributions and accomplishments of African Americans throughout history...
REALTORS® Support Bipartisan Legislation to Promote Transit-Oriented Development
Washington REALTORS® greatly appreciate Gov. Inslee and Sen. Liias’ bipartisan bill to promote transit-oriented development (TOD) in Washington..
Governor Inslee Gives His State of the State Address With A Focus on Housing
On Tuesday, January 10th, Governor Jay Inslee gave his first in person State of the State address in person, in Olympia. The primary focus of the address was the $400 Billion bond to increase housing and affordable housing across the state of Washington....