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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.

  • Legislative Successes

    Summary:

    Coming into the 2017 Legislative Session we knew two things. First, because of a Supreme Court order, the Legislature was going to have to spend significantly more money on K-12 education. Second, we knew that real estate and REALTORS® were in the cross hairs on where that revenue would come from. With a final budget vote taken on June 30th we can now tell you who the winners this session were - schools in our communities and also small businesses like yours.

  • Homes for the Brave


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  • Ask a REALTOR®

    Summary:

    The Thanksgiving Season is a time when we celebrate what we are thankful for. For Many, that includes the home...

  • Call to Action - Oppose Increase of the REET

    Summary:

    Increasing a real estate tax rate that is already one of highest in the country, and is not a fair or stable revenue source, will hurt affordability for homeowners, businesses, and renters. REALTORS® request you oppose increasing the Real Estate Excise Tax.

MOST RECENT ARTICLES

  • Hud Proposal: Raising The Bar For Housing Discrimination Claims

    Summary:

    The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) proposed a rule on August 16 that would make it harder to bring discrimination claims under the Fair Housing Act for unintentional policies or practices.

  • 2019 Moving Price Index — The Real Costs Of Moving To The World's Top Cities

    Summary:

    When it comes to relocating, many people don't truly understand the realities of the cost of living in global cities...

  • Shifting Landscape: The Market For Mergers And Acquisitions

    Summary:

    As the markets shift, so do mergers and acquisitions. Here are some trends we're seeing...

  • Brokerages And Teams Are Adapting To Challenges

    Summary:

    While it's essential to pay attention to what's going on, for the most part, leaders need to ignore the noise and formulate their plans for remaining viable and competitive going forward.

  • REALTOR PROfile: Diskin Young

    Summary:

    REALTOR PROfile: Diskin Young This Bellwether broker has built a thriving business around continuing education, a great corporate culture, and a commitment to always going the extra mile for every client.

  • How to Create a Smart (& Time-Saving) Content Strategy

    Summary:

    Social media takes time, money and energy to manage it effectively. When it's done right, social media can be a great way to keep in touch with clients and attract new prospects.

  • Save Those Texts!

    Summary:

    In a world where the concept of 'getting it in writing' has completely changed, all Washington REALTORS® should be retaining and storing their text messages as material correspondence in the transaction file. Unfortunately, that's not as easy as one would think.

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