Take a look at 2018’s Year in Review to see how Seattle King County REALTORS® worked for you this year.
The Seattle Times reported this week that in dozens of Seattle neighborhoods, property deeds still contain discriminatory language that limit property ownership to white people. Though covenants restricting property ownership by race have been legally unenforceable for over 70 years, University of Washington researchers have found that racist language persists… Read more
After a failed attempt by neighborhood groups to block legislation that increases density, the Seattle City Council is finally considering upzones to some Seattle neighborhoods. The Seattle Times reported Monday that the plan under consideration would upzone 27 urban villages, which would allow developers to build anywhere from one to… Read more
By now, you’ve heard of one of the most popular applications of blockchain technology: bitcoin. But bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are only one way to use blockchains. Blockchain technology applies to any transaction and has the potential to simplify the process of buying or selling real estate. What is blockchain?… Read more
With the Alaskan Way Viaduct coming down, Seattle is getting serious about waterfront improvements that will benefit all who visit and live in the city. The new waterfront won’t come cheap, though – and only a small group of downtown property owners were assessed for the improvements. Property owners spoke… Read more
It was a big year for housing affordability, taxes, REALTOR® safety and more. Below are the most-read News Center stories of the year. These stories are both reminders of all REALTORS® accomplished this year and insight into what 2019 has in store. 7. Housing inventory issues major topic at biggest Battle… Read more