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  • REALTORS® attend Fair Housing Proclamation Signing

    Summary:

    To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act of 1968, REALTORS® advocated for and attended the signing of the Fair Housing Act Resolution.

  • Realtors®, Property Owners Get Good News

    Summary:

    More than 500 Washington REALTORS® from across the state received some exciting news when they were in Olympia recently visiting state legislators during their annual Legislative Day. More than 120 of those REALTORS® were first-time attendees who were thrilled to be advocates on an amazing day at our state’s Capital!

  • Broker Alert – Hirst Water Supply Legislation Passes

    Summary:

    Broker Alert - On January 19, 2018, the Legislature passed SB 6091, which was immediately signed into law by Governor Inslee. This legislation reversed the State Supreme Court’s October 2016 Hirst & Futurewise v. Whatcom County water rights/Growth Management Act decision.

  • Legislative Day Photos Are Here

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  • Good News on Hirst!

    Summary:

    The Governor has signed SB6091, a REALTOR® supported bill written to fix the State Supreme Court’s Hirst Growth Management Act decision regarding water availability for new private wells.

  • Big News On Tax Reform

    Summary:

    In the anticipation of passage of the final tax reform package late tonight or night or early tomorrow morning, Washington REALTORS® President Margo Willis issued the following statement:

  • REALTORS®' Position on Tax Reform

    Summary:

    We've received a lot of inquiries from members and the public regarding our position on Tax Reform...

  • Misinformation on Tax Reform

    Summary:

    Tackling misinformation spread by Heritage Action for America regarding Tax Reform.

  • Call For Action #TaxReform

    Summary:

    Do no harm to Homeownership! Take action with a few very simple steps to let Congress know that you want to protect tax incentives for homeowners.

  • Washington state median house prices at record level of $337,700

    Summary:

    Washington state’s housing market showed the continuing effects of high demand in the second quarter of 2017, according to the Washington Center for Real Estate Research.

MOST RECENT ARTICLES

  • South African Real Estate Market

    Summary:

    South Africa is the second-largest economy in Africa. Despite its highly developed infrastructure and extensive mineral wealth, it's ranked as low in equalities for its residents...

  • Fourth Circuit Rejects RESPA Lawsuit—no Concrete Harm

    Summary:

    A three-judge panel of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that plaintiffs claimed their real estate company's marketing agreement violated RESPA because they lacked standing to sue...

  • Unprecedented Turnaround In Home Showing Activity Seen In April And May

    Summary:

    Showing Traffic Matches Prior-Year Levels in Many Markets According to Latest ShowingTime Data; Tech-Facilitated Showings, Loosening of Stay-at-Home Restrictions Account for Improvements

  • REALTORS® Report

    Summary:

    "After a pause, home sellers are gearing up to list their properties with the reopening of the economy," said NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun.

  • U.S. Home Sales And Listing Activity Since The Start Of The Pandemic

    Summary:

    Tight supply has contributed to price stability in many markets. Nationwide new listing volume was down 25.8% nationwide com-pared to the week ending March 13, when most COVID-19 measures were implemented...

  • Strengthening Your Team

    Summary:

    When the pandemic became widespread, I released a statement about the importance of industry leadership and in it wrote this: A business is only as resilient as the leader who guides it; lead with conviction and confidence, focusing on solutions rather than what you can't control...

  • How To Bring Stability And Hope To Your Business

    Summary:

    Many business leaders face extreme challenges during their careers, but the coronavirus pandemic is uncharted waters for all.

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