Take a look at 2018’s Year in Review to see how Seattle King County REALTORS® worked for you this year.
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
Do you want a say in how legislators in Olympia treat issues that affect your business and the housing supply crisis? Join REALTORS® from across the state at Washington REALTORS® Legislative Hill Day on January 24. REALTORS® spend the morning preparing, then head to the Hill during the afternoon for… Read more
Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner knows affordability and housing supply are still major issues in Seattle and other hot housing markets across the country. But are we in a housing bubble? Gardner says he doesn’t see anything in the numbers to be afraid of. Gardner presented a data-packed economic and… Read more
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, signed into law in December, includes a new deduction that allows qualifying businesses to deduct 20 percent of their business income. Until this week, it was unclear exactly what kinds of businesses would qualify for the deduction, but there is good news to report… Read more
The following is commentary from our policy staff. Seattle and the surrounding areas do not have enough housing for all the people that live here. The homes and condos that we do have are too expensive for many that want to fulfill the dream of homeownership. The Seattle Housing Affordability… Read more
The Spanish Ballroom at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in downtown Seattle last night was brimming with 300 lively guests, including REALTORS®, past First Citizen honorees, and friends and supporters of the Pigott family, who gathered to honor the Pigotts as they received the 2018 Seattle-King County First Citizen Award. Since… Read more
April 11, 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act. Seattle King County REALTORS® is joining with the National Association of REALTORS® and its 1.3 million members across the country to commemorate this anniversary and further advocate for inclusion and diversity in the nation’s communities.
If you missed this year’s Battle of the Barristers, well – you missed a great legal show. Now in its fourth straight year of record attendance, the Seattle King County REALTORS® annual Battle of the Barristers was a sold-out room of 550 REALTORS®, affiliates, and event sponsors. Our region’s low… Read more
With “the most informative and entertaining real estate legal event of the year” fast approaching, some new REALTOR® members are wondering what to expect at the Battle of the Barristers clock-hour program. The event’s fast pace and animated debate between brilliant real estate attorneys makes Battle of the Barristers a… Read more