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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.

MOST RECENT ARTICLES

  • Talks With Realogy Leaders: What's On Their Minds?

    Summary:

    We picked the brains of real estate leaders to find out where they see opportunities in the coming year. During the last few months, we had the chance to visit and observe the national conferences for all major brands. While we were there, we had the opportunity to personally visit with a few of the leaders of these companies. Here are some thoughts about what they're thinking about their companies and our industry.

  • Stories Of Leadership

    Summary:

    After traveling around the country to many of the network events and real estate conferences, Steve Murray documents the leadership lessons learned.

  • A Journey To Technology Perfection

    Summary:

    Find out how a brokerage struck gold with a well-thought-out technology strategy, a near flawless platform roll out and record numbers of agent adoption.

  • The Other Side Of Real Estate — Technology Is The Key To Brokerage Success

    Summary:

    Technology won't replace the agent, but an agent with technology will replace one without it.

  • Iceland: Captivating Natural Environment Or Real Estate Opportunity?

    Summary:

    I recently visited Iceland and experienced not only its varied, rugged environment of lava fields, volcanoes, geysers, and fjords, but I also saw how this tiny country had recovered from their economic and banking crisis ten years ago.

  • Details Of The Compass Acquisition Of Alain Pinel

    Summary:

    As you may have read, Compass, the NYC-based brokerage, announced that it had acquired Silicon Valley giant Alain Pinel REALTORS® on March 1, 2019. Alain Pinel closed over $12.2 billion in 2017 sales on nearly 7,600 closed transactions ranking it seventh among all brokerage firms in the United States in closed sales volume.

  • New Regulation: More Private Flood Insurance Competition?

    Summary:

    As Congress continues to debate comprehensive reform of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), federal banking regulators have published a final joint regulation allowing for broader acceptance of private flood insurance policies.

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