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Resources Abound for Earth Month, Earth Day Observances

April 12, 2024

Back to News Center April is observed as Earth Month, a time to raise environmental awareness. Since the first observance of Early Day on April 22, 1970, has mobilized more than 1 billion people annually “to diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide.” There are numerous ways to…

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

April 9, 2024

Back to News Center 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 volume of year-over-year (YoY) closed sales fell 11.2%. The NWMLS…

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NAR Economist Keynotes Program on Strategies for 2024 Success

April 4, 2024

Back to News Center 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 by Dr. Jessica Lautz, deputy chief economist…

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Auction Raised Over $60,000 for RPAC

April 2, 2024

Back to News Center On March 28, Seattle King County REALTORS® hosted their annual auction benefitting the REALTOR® Political Action Committee. This event sold out with over 125 tickets sold. REALTORS® from across King County came together to bid on over 50 silent and live auction items ultimately raising over…

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Cascade PBS Ideas Festival: Quench Your Curiosity

March 20, 2024

Back to News Center 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 our lives. The event features…

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WA Secretary of State Unveils New Voter Portal

March 20, 2024

Back to News Center 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, Vietnamese, Somali, Russian or Korean. Upcoming…

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King County Brokers Report Positive Gains in Key Metrics

March 15, 2024

Back to News Center Brokers in King County notched gains in four key metrics during February despite tight inventory and interest rates that are keeping some potential purchasers on the sidelines. The latest report from Northwest Multiple Listing Service (NWMLS) shows brokers in King County added 2,492 new listings of…

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Unified Statement on NAR Settlement

March 15, 2024

Back to News Center Seattle King County REALTORS® is pleased the National Association of REALTORS® has entered into a settlement agreement in their class action lawsuits concerning representation and compensation. The settlement is yet to be finalized, but it demonstrates a potential resolution that will allow us to move forward…

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City Unveils “One Seattle Plan” the first draft of major update to Comp Plan

March 12, 2024

Back to News Center At least 100,000 new units of housing will be created over the next 20 years as part of the draft One Seattle Plan. The 198-page document, released March 5 following two years of meetings that generated input from thousands of people, is a major update to…

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Seattle Bans Batteries, Electronics from Garbage

March 11, 2024

Back to News Center Seattleites can no longer toss batteries and electronics into their garbage. The City of Seattle banned such items from garbage and recycling bins as of January 1. In implementing the rule, city officials cited hazardous substances as a factor, noting they can pose risks to humans…

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