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  • CALL FOR ACTION: Support SB 5239

    Summary:

    REALTORS®, we just launched a Call to Action! Support SB 5239 (Warnick/Takko) to help resolve chaos throughout Washington State concerning the availability of water from single household wells for new homes. This is a critical issue so please read more and take action here...

  • Demystifying Local Planning

    Summary:

    REALTORS® are encouraged to attend one of the three-hour local planning workshops that have been scheduled in several locations.

  • Want to join the CFPB’s advisory board and councils?

    Summary:

    They are now accepting applications.

  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 31, 2017

    Summary:

    Realtors support bi-partisan bill to improve housing affordability , address homelessness

  • Bi-Partisan Bill on Housing Affordability & Homelessness Gets a Hearing

    Summary:

    SB 5254, bi-partisan legislation to address housing affordability and the growing problem of homelessness in Washington state, was heard in the Senate’s Local Government committee this week.

  • WR Support for Improving the GMA, Housing Supply, and Low-Income/Homeless Housing Programs

    Summary:

    Lack of buildable land, low housing inventory, and skyrocketing prices continue to impact families in many parts of Washington State. REALTORS® are supporting a number of different proposals to address these problems that will assist buyers and renters at all levels of income and need.

  • Understanding the CAPITAL GAINS TAX

    Summary:

    As part of the 2017 Budget Proposal, Governor Inslee proposed a new 7.9% tax on capital gains income, similar to proposals in the Washington Legislature during the 2015 Session. While supporters of a capital gains income tax assert that it would apply only to assets that don’t currently generate any tax revenue for Washington State, or would impact only the “1%,” the reality is much different. Real estate and small businesses generate substantial tax revenues for Washington State and local government both during ownership and at sale.

  • REALTORS®, Your Hometown Advocates

    Summary:

    Who represents you in Olympia during each Legislative Session, keeping a watch on issues that affect your home or property? Who helps legislators understand how a bill passed on “the Hill” affects home and property owners in Ephrata, Ellensburg, Lacey or any other community in our state?

  • FHA Price Cut Officially Halted Moments After Trump Sworn In

    Summary:

    NAR President Bill Brown comments on the FHA price cut made this morning after the inauguration.

  • Lennox Scott Receives "Leader of the PAC" Award

    Summary:

    The Seattle King County REALTOR® recently awarded Lennox Scott the “Leader of the PAC” award for his long time support of the REALTOR® Political Action Committee.

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