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  • Broker Update: Protecting Business AND Funding Education

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  • Bill Clarke Provides Hirst Update

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    Washington REALTORS® Public Policy Director Bill Clark provides an update and much needed clarification on the Hirst Decision and WR's support for SB5239.

  • Call for Action Launched!

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    On Monday, April 24, Governor Inslee called the 2017 Legislature into a 30-day Special Session to negotiate the 2017-2019 Operating Budget and to comply with the Supreme Court’s McCleary education funding decision. Washington REALTORS® recently launched an extensive media campaign opposing real estate tax increases. And while the budget and taxes will have top priority in the Special Session, we need you to ask your legislator for action on two important policy issues during the Special Session: fixing the Hirst water rights decision and addressing housing supply and homelessness funding.

  • WR Submits Permit

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    Washington REALTORS® submits for building permit...

  • Washington Real Estate Commission Opportunity

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    Washington Governor Jay Inslee will be appointing a new member to the Washington Real Estate Commission later this summer when Commissioner George Pilant of Tacoma concludes his twelve years on the Commission.

  • Fix Hirst

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    Washington REALTORS® supports SB 5239 to help fix the Hirst decision.

  • REALTORS® Commemorate Fair Housing in April

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    REALTORS® are the leading advocates for housing and protecting the dream of home ownership and we join the nation every year in recognizing Fair Housing Month in April.

  • NEW Event App for #2017SBC

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    NEW, improved, and native! Washington REALTORS® Events App

  • Broker Alert: Update on Hirst v. Whatcom County

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    Broker Alert on the impacts in Washington State & legislative efforts.

  • Call Before You Dig & Real Estate Signage

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    Are sign companies or real estate brokers subject to the "call before you dig" statute when digging a post hole for a yard sign? We have answers...

MOST RECENT ARTICLES

  • Quality Matters — It's All About The Manager

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    A great manager is what it takes for companies to be productive. Five years ago, the Gallup organization embarked on one of the most ambitious deep dives it has ever conducted—an analysis of the future of work based on a decade of input from nearly two million employees and more than 300,000 business units. The results confirmed something Gallup had seen before...

  • Industry Assessment — Today's Threats & Opportunities

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    What can you learn from today's threats? What are the opportunities brokerages should be seeking? Real estate has long been an industry filled with new business models, lawsuits and emerging technology. It's also an industry that offers unmatched opportunity.

  • Consumer Engagement — The Life of A Lead

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    The best CRM is the one an agent uses. Building on existing relationships will keep your business thriving.

  • Australia and New Zealand

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    Australia and New Zealand — what's happening in these very different real estate markets? With house prices falling significantly in the major cities in Australia, the inevitable question is "will the downturn spread to New Zealand in 2019?" The two real estate markets are different, so we need to examine the fundamentals to predict what is likely to happen in each country.

  • A Shrinking FHA Footprint In 2019?

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    An update to the TOTAL Mortgage Scorecard may foreshadow additional Federal Housing Administration (FHA) restrictions over the coming years. The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) announced on March 14 that it's updating its TOTAL Mortgage Scorecard to redefine which loans need to be manually underwritten. While the impact of this change will be felt most by borrowers with low credit scores and high debt-to-income (DTI) ratios...

  • gen Xers' Adult Children Influence Their Buying Decisions

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    One in six Gen Xers purchased a multi-generational home, overtaking younger boomers as the generation most likely to do so; with 52 percent of those Gen X buyers indicating that they did so because their adult children have either moved back or never left home.

  • Real Trends 500 Observations: The Numbers Tell A Story

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    Real Trends 500 Observations — the newly released brokerage rankings offer insight and valuable information about the real estate industry. We break it down.

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