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  • Realtors® Applaud CFPB’s Proposed Extension of TRID Implementation

    Summary:

    National Association of Realtors® President Chris Polychron, executive broker with 1st Choice Realty in Hot Springs, Ark., released the following statement in response to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s announcement of a prosed two-month delay for the implementation of the new Truth in Lending Act and Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act Integrated Disclosure, or TRID, regulation.

  • Call to Action! Last Push For This Session

    Summary:

    This is the final all member Call to Action launched on the Capital Gains Tax. Please take a few moments and ask your State Legislator to oppose a Capitol Gains Income Tax and help us promote the CTA. It's quick, easy to do, and we need one last big push to defeat this idea this legislative session!

  • 154 Days and Counting...

    Summary:

    We continue to hope to have great news to share with you, but the budget process continues to drag on. As of today (June 16) the Legislature has now been in session for 154 days, and with the potential of a July 1 shutdown, we believe that a deal will be reached very soon. Here is where things stand on the budget, and on one other policy issue:

  • UPDATE: Tentative Agreement Between Senate & House

    Summary:

    But contingency plans being worked on in case an agreement is not reached...

  • CFPB Announcement

    Summary:

    Yesterday, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) made an announcement...

  • Milestone Reached as Lennox Scott Becomes the First Individual in Washington State to Invest at the Platinum R® Level

    Summary:

    Washington REALTORS® would like to extend our appreciation to Lennox Scott for achieving a new milestone as the first individual in Washington State to invest at the Platinum R® level of $10,000 to the REALTOR® PAC.

  • FORE!

    Summary:

    After the State Legislature could not reach agreement on the state's 2015-17 Operating Budget by the April 26 end of the regular session, Governor Inslee called a 30-day Special Session that started April 29.

  • So far, so good...

    Summary:

    So far, the 2015 session has been a good session for REALTORS® and their clients.

  • Special Session is Imminent....

    Summary:

    This week marks the final week of the regular legislative session, which will end on Sunday, April 26.

  • Update: Now, the negotiations begin...

    Summary:

    The House and the Senate have each released their initial budget offers. Like all budgets there are aspects we like and aspects we don’t like in both. The House Budget is much worse for the real estate community however.

MOST RECENT ARTICLES

  • Great Variation In 2019 Cost Of Living

    Summary:

    In real estate markets around the world, one of the many factors affecting supply and demand is the cost of living in that market, and the changing components of living costs—compensation packages, house rentals, schooling costs, recreational costs, etc.

  • Data Standards

    Summary:

    "Data is the new oil." For some, this phrase rings true with data as an extremely valuable resource to be captured and protected. To others, tired of the ad nauseam conversations about data, it may sound like another shiny substance that greases every industry speaker's presentation.

  • Are You In Compliance? L&I Audits Will Reveal All

    Summary:

    Lack of Industrial Insurance coverage could leave firms on the hook for thousands of dollars in back coverage, interest and fines...

  • 2019 Session Ends with Big Wins for Washington REALTORS®

    Summary:

    The 2018 election results meant big changes in the Legislature. We ended a successful 2019 Session protecting our members, protecting their clients, protecting real estate transactions and providing opportunities to increase both commercial and residential real estate transactions...

  • AI-Powered Real Estate

    Summary:

    How artificial intelligence can help REALTORS® work smarter, better, and faster in any market conditions...

  • The Beauty of Hyogo

    Summary:

    The Amagasaki Local Association (Hyogo) is located in eastern part of the prefecture and boarders Osaka. In 2018 Amagasaki was voted as # 1 place to live in the Kansai region by the Mortgage and Lending Association.

  • Consult the Coach - Summer 2019

    Summary:

    Dear Coach: I am a relatively new broker. How do I convince clients that even though I am a fairly new, that I am perfectly capable of handling the sale of their house?

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