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  • 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.

  • Broker Update: Protecting Business AND Funding Education

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MOST RECENT ARTICLES

  • How Will The Industry Address The Issue Of Affordability?

    Summary:

    When there is a deficit between household formations and housing construction, we must understand that this is not just an industry issue but a huge societal one.

  • Singapore Real Estate Market — Slowing As We Move Into The Decade

    Summary:

    A breakdown of the Singapore housing market. Good news: It's still considered a safe haven for growth and wealth preservation. Singapore is a highly developed market economy known as one of the freest, most innovative, most competitive, most dynamic, and most business-friendly in the world...

  • Forecast For 2020: Assessing Threats And Opportunities For Brokerage Leaders

    Summary:

    Forecast For 2020: Assessing Threats And Opportunities For Brokerage Leaders. What should you be concerned about, and what can you do to thwart threats to the industry? It's a presidential election year. Does that matter? Sales were down in 1980 and 1988 from prior years, but up in 1984, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2012, and 2016...

  • The California ABC Test Looks To Be Expanding

    Summary:

    Just when you thought that the California ABC test would stay within that state's borders comes news that the states of New York and New Jersey are considering adopting some of the same provisions that pertain to the qualifications of independent contractors versus employees.

  • REALTOR® Associations Report Membership Still Growing

    Summary:

    At a recent meeting with several key state and local associations of Realtors® CEOs, we learned membership rolls are still growing. Many also report that membership totals are now at or nearing historic highs.

  • CFPB Asks For Public Comment Determining The Effectiveness Of TRID

    Summary:

    In a November 22 Request for Information (RFI), the Bureau asked for public comments on the TRID Rule's effectiveness as it prepares an assessment report of the Rule that the Dodd-Frank Act requires to be published within five years of its effective date...

  • Home Buyer Interest Up Again In November Nationwide

    Summary:

    Home Buyer Interest Up Again In November Nationwide... Showing Traffic Increases for Fourth Consecutive Month. November home showing activity continued an upward trend of year-over-year growth following the fourth consecutive month of increased showing activity...

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