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  • Broker Alert: Update on Hirst v. Whatcom County

    Summary:

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

  • Call Before You Dig & Real Estate Signage

    Summary:

    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...

  • 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

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    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?

MOST RECENT ARTICLES

  • CoreLogic Releases Most Recent HPI Forecast Validation Report

    Summary:

    CoreLogic® (NYSE: CLGX), a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider, released its latest CoreLogic HPI Forecast Validation Report that compares its 12-month CoreLogic Home Price Index (HPI) Forecast to the actual CoreLogic Home Price Index.

  • Website Accessibility Lawsuits Soared In 2018

    Summary:

    Thanks to a 2017 decision by the Department of Justice (DOJ), legal challenges over website accessibility for disabled individuals are a rising threat to companies with an internet presence. The federal law governing website accessibility is Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), enacted to prevent discrimination against people with disabilities in places of "public accommodation" such as offices, retail outlets, and events.

  • Valuing Small- To Medium-sized Brokerage Companies

    Summary:

    It's no secret that the housing bull market is in the rearview mirror — years of sharply rising home prices driven by a lack of inventory already created affordability issues. When you factor in rising interest rates and economic fears driven by tanking stock markets and political turmoil, the housing market is no doubt going to feel it. As existing and new home sales continue to slide, the residential brokerage industry is indeed feeling a bit of a pinch.

  • The Other Side Of Real Estate: The Key To Making Successful Tech Decisions

    Summary:

    Who's the technology decision maker? Ultimately, the broker-owner is the final decision maker at 99 percent of brokerages. But, the size of a brokerage has an impact on how much involvement the broker-owner has in the due diligence and analysis of whether they should say "yes" or "no".

  • Global Residential Property Prices — Prices Will Rise in 2019 at Slower Pace

    Summary:

    Slowing price growth is the story for 2019. Five of the 15 global cities tracked in the Knight Frank Prime Global Forecast—New York, Singapore, Dubai, Mumbai, and Hong Kong—all show zero or negative price growth. Berlin, Madrid, and Paris top the list with price growth of 6 percent, followed by Miami at 5 percent, Vancouver at 3 percent, Los Angeles and Sidney at 2 percent, and Geneva, Melbourne and London at 1 percent.

  • How One Agent Recruited 50 Agents Her First Year As A Manager

    Summary:

    One minute on the phone and you can sense Nakia Evans, manager of the Fells Point office of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate in Baltimore, is a confident leader. She has that poise and self-assurance that immediately makes you listen carefully. So, it's no surprise to know she bought her first house at age 23.

  • Brokers Report On Adoption

    Summary:

    The Broker Public Portal has quickly evolved into a viable alternative to paying for advertising and leads on the portal sites. REAL Trends spoke with two brokers who were early adopters to talk about agent adoption and future plans.

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