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  • Communicate Like a Leader

    Summary:

    Learn the formula to becoming a powerful communicator.

  • Lower Priced Competition is Gaining Share

    Summary:

    What can you do to compete & win?

  • Cordray comes out swinging in NAR speech, says TRID 'misinformation' being spread...

    Summary:

    Richard Cordray, the Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) spoke last week at the National Association of Realtors, where he praised the role Realtors play in the homebuying process. Cordray also took the time to address the newest of the bureau’s mortgage reform rules: the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) rule or, the name the CFPB prefers, The Know Before You Owe Initiative.

  • Disclosure Lawsuit Against Island County Brokerages Dismissed

    Summary:

    Island County real estate brokerages are pleased that a Skagit County Superior Court judge recently dismissed a lawsuit against real estate firms asserting non-compliance with Island County’s noise disclosure ordinances. The Court determined...

  • Grants now available to victims of the Okanogan and Chelan Complex Fires

    Summary:

    Thanks to $150,000 in funding from the REALTORS Relief Foundation and the Washington REALTORS, housing-related grant money is now available to victims of the terrible fires that have ravaged the North Central Washington area. If you personally want to help, see below.

  • A long session, but a positive one.

    Summary:

    The 2015 Legislative Session, despite being the longest session on record, was a very positive session for REALTORS.

  • 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...

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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