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  • 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.

  • February Housing Sales Surprise With Upswing

    Summary:

    The REAL Trends Housing Market Report for February 2015 shows that housing sales increased 6.6 percent from the same month a year ago. All four regions reported unit sales had increased from a year ago, a drastic change from the previous month’s decline in housing sales in three out of four regions.

  • Call for Action!

    Summary:

    In Olympia today, the House of Representatives released a proposed new budget and tax plan that includes significant new taxes on both REALTORS® and real estate.

  • This week marks the halfway point...

    Summary:

    This week marks the halfway point for policy bill review. House and Senate committees are working quickly to hear and move bills out of committee prior to the House releasing its budget next week.

MOST RECENT ARTICLES

  • Trends In Valuations and Mergers & Acquisitions

    Summary:

    The real estate market is softening, and home sellers who were accustomed to being in a strong negotiating position are seeing their advantage slip away. As go homes sales, so go brokerage sales, said Scott Wright, vice president of REAL Trends at the DealMAKERS conference, a precursor to the annual Gathering of Eagles meeting.

  • Brokerage Valuation: What's Impacting The Value of Your Firm?

    Summary:

    Brokerage Valuation: What's Impacting The Value of Your Firm? What are the key factors to consider when evaluating the value of your brokerages?

  • Global Residential Real Estate Hotspots Around The World

    Summary:

    Global residential hotspots continue to emerge, ranging from new technology centers to areas of significant new developments and those transformed by new, faster transport links.

  • It's A New CFPB

    Summary:

    It's A New CFPB—Public statements and actions by Director Kathy Kraninger shed some light on her approach to financial services regulation and enforcement.

  • April Showings Are Sluggish

    Summary:

    April Showings Are Sluggish—Market Sees Ninth Straight Month of Diminished Year-Over-Year Activity.

  • Relationships (not Technology) Matter Most

    Summary:

    Missed the event of the year? No worries, we've got the top takeaways from the 2019 Real Trends Gathering Of Eagles conference ready for you -- we've brought together leaders from all models of real estate brokerages to hear from industry icons, technology gurus, advertising experts and more.

  • Humans Are The Value Wedge!

    Summary:

    Your brokerage's unique personality and knowledge are what give you the edge. Have you observed that money flows to value? Our value proposition typically answers three basic questions...

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