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Third Annual Homestay Program for Japanese real estate professionals

Third Annual Homestay Program for Japanese real estate professionals Back to News Center July 16, 2024 The third annual Global Real Estate Homestay Program welcomed three real estate professionals from Japan on July 12–17. Visitors spent four days with hosts for an immersive experience in the daily life of REALTORS® in the US. They visited…

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Housing Inventory Improves, but high prices, interest rates are constraining activity

Housing Inventory Improves, but high prices, interest rates are constraining activity Back to News Center July 15, 2024 Despite strong gains in inventory levels, Northwest Multiple Listing Service reported year-over-year (YoY) drops in both pending sales and closed sales during June for the 26 counties in its monthly report. The area-wide median sales prices rose…

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In Memoriam: Jack Johnson

In Memoriam: Jack Johnson Back to News Center July 8, 2024 Modified from the original post at nwmls.com.   The Seattle King County REALTORS® is saddened by the passing of Jack Johnson, former President and CEO of NWMLS. Jack passed away on June 21 at the age of 83. “Jack was an acknowledged leader in…

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Elected officials, candidates join REALTORS at 30th Annual Housing Issues Briefing

Elected officials, candidates join REALTORS at 30th Annual Housing Issues Briefing Back to News Center July 8, 2024 “We need to take bold action to alleviate housing supply issues, ultimately helping affordability,” said Gina Madeya, 2024 vice president of governmental and public affairs for Seattle King County Realtors® (SKCR) in opening remarks at the association’s…

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NAR Director Election to Be Held August 7

NAR Director Election to Be Held August 7 Back to News Center July 8, 2024 President Michael Orbino has announced an election on August 7 to fill one available position on the Board of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). Seattle King County REALTORS® is allocated two positions on the NAR Board of Directors. These…

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Board Election Results

ANNOUNCEMENT: Board Election Results Back to News Center June 28, 2024 Thanks to everyone who participated in this year’s Board Election. The following officers and directors have been chosen to join the 2025 Board of Directors. “As the leader of the Leadership Development Committee, I’m grateful for the work the committee did on recruiting, nominating,…

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King, Kittitas Counties Outperform NWMLS Overall on three Key Metrics

King, Kittitas Counties Outperform NWMLS Overall on three Key Metrics Back to News Center June 27, 2024 Both King and Kittitas counties notched year-over-year (YoY) gains during May for active listings, pending sales, and sales prices. Those increases outperformed the overall totals in the Northwest Multiple Listing Service (NWMLS) areas covering 26 counties across the…

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June is Homeownership Month

June is Homeownership Month Back to News Center June 20, 2024 June is when REALTORS® commemorate National Homeownership Month. The goal of the observance is to raise awareness about the benefits of owning a home and the importance of making homeownership more attainable for all Americans. REALTOR® members serve as trusted advisors, helping consumers navigate…

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Bev Read Honored for RPAC Milestone

Bev Read Honored for RPAC Milestone Back to News Center June 6, 2024 Beverly Prkacin Read, a member of the Governmental and Public Affairs Committee (GAC) at Seattle King County REALTORS® (SKCR) since 1985, was recognized at the group’s latest meeting for reaching a milestone with the National Association of REALTORS®. In singling her out,…

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Five Colleges Are Collaborating in effort to enhance urban forests

Five Colleges Are Collaborating in effort to enhance urban forests Back to News Center May 31, 2024 Tree canopies in several urban areas across the state should increase and residents in underserved communities will gain knowledge about stewardship of natural resources as part of a five-year project being led by Washington State University. The project,…

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