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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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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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Bellevue Chamber Launches Initiative to Connect Volunteers with Nonprofits

Bellevue Chamber Launches Initiative to Connect Volunteers with Nonprofits Back to News Center May 22, 2024 Eastside REALTORS®, and especially young professionals, are invited to be part of an initiative of the Bellevue Chamber to connect volunteers with nonprofits. The new event, called Believe, is scheduled for Thursday, May 30, at the Bellevue Botanical Garden.…

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Has Seattle Improved Its ParkScore®?

Has Seattle Improved Its ParkScore®? Back to News Center May 14, 2024 Two free events this month are being presented in celebration of parks. They include a stewardship day on May 18 and a virtual chat on the latest ParkScore® Index with leading park experts on May 22. In extending an invitation, Roland Carette-Meyers, the…

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Resources Abound for Earth Month, Earth Day Observances

Resources Abound for Earth Month, Earth Day Observances Back to News Center April 12, 2024 April is observed as Earth Month, a time to raise environmental awareness. Since the first observance of Early Day on April 22, 1970, EarthDay.org has mobilized more than 1 billion people annually “to diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement…

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King County Housing Activity Shows Strong YoY Gains in Pending Sales, Prices

King County Housing Activity Shows Strong YoY Gains in Pending Sales, Prices Back to News Center April 9, 2024 Slight improvement in new listings and total inventory compared to twelve months ago across the 26 counties served by Northwest Multiple Listing Service contributed to a small uptick in pending sales (1.15%) during March. Nonetheless, the…

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NAR Economist Keynotes Program on Strategies for 2024 Success

NAR Economist Keynotes Program on Strategies for 2024 Success Back to News Center April 4, 2024 REALTORS® reported record-high home prices in 2023, based on sales of existing homes, but also the worst volume of sales since 1995, with severe shortages of inventory being a major factor for the imbalance. Those were among insights shared…

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Cascade PBS Ideas Festival: Quench Your Curiosity

Cascade PBS Ideas Festival: Quench Your Curiosity Back to News Center March 20, 2024 Save the date! The Cascade PBS Ideas Festival is on May 4. The daylong event at the Amazon Meeting Center (2031 7th Ave, Seattle) brings together journalists, politicians, authors, thought leaders, and newsmakers to examine the people, policies, and events that shape…

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WA Secretary of State Unveils New Voter Portal

WA Secretary of State Unveils New Voter Portal Back to News Center March 20, 2024 Washington’s Secretary of State launched a new voter portal just before the presidential primary to help those who recently relocated to the state, or for newly eligible voters get registered online. The portal may be viewed in English, Spanish, Chinese,…

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