REALTOR® leaders representing the tri-county area served by the Seattle King County, the Tacoma Pierce County and the Snohomish County Camano Associations of REALTORS® have voted to take a neutral position on the $54 billion Sound Transit 3 proposal to be considered by voters on the November ballot. The decision… Read more
The Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties (MBA) hosted their 2016 Housing Summit at the Meydenbauer Center this morning. The objectives of the summit “are multi-fold, but all serve a singular goal: to increase the supply of affordable housing for all of our region’s residents,” said Shannon Affholter,… Read more
Even in the midst of a growing and diverse employment market, regional leaders need to act on crucial housing issues to maintain current economic momentum. That is the message from a panel of housing experts gathered at the 22nd annual Housing Issues Briefing presented by Seattle King County REALTORS®. “Affordable… Read more
Pictured above left to right: Sam Pace, Housing Specialist for Seattle King County REALTORS®, Michelle Connor, Executive VP of Strategic Enterprises at Forterra, Peter Orser, Acting Director at the Runstad School for Real Estate Studies and Randy Bannecker of Bannecker & Associates. This week, we hosted a crowd of over… Read more
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Source: Seattle Times article in full can be read here. Whatever Sound Transit ends up building, it must include parking. By Seattle Times editorial board The Seattle Times A MAJOR voter decision is looming — besides choosing the next president. In the coming months, the Puget Sound region will consider whether… Read more
Three generations of REALTORS® met with Representative Judy Clibborn (D-41) to discuss the issue some are facing with being double taxed through the real estate excise tax (REET). Van Anderson and @MichaelOrbino meet with Representative Clibborn of the 41st District. #2016HillDay pic.twitter.com/T437i5Ngfk — SKCRealtors (@SKCRealtors) January 21, 2016 Van Anderson,… Read more
Recently, the Seattle Times published an article, “Region at a crossroads as home-buying power shrinks,” highlighting the many factors contributing to rapidly rising home prices and lack of inventory. Seattle King County REALTORS® have been submitting comments and suggestions for over a year to policymakers on ways to keep housing… Read more
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Growth Management Act (GMA). While the law has protected rural and resource lands and helped highly successful urban communities in Central Puget Sound emerge, it has not met the goal of fostering affordable and available housing, according to Seattle King County REALTORS®… Read more
Seattle King County REALTORS® submit comments on Seattle’s Comprehensive Plan Update encouraging housing inventory to accommodate unmet housing demand. View the document below or click the link to Download.