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Bellevue Chamber Launches Initiative to Connect Volunteers with Nonprofits

May 22, 2024

Back to News Center 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. The showcase of nonprofits is being presented…

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Brokers in King, Kittitas Counties report solid uptick in April activity on most metrics

May 15, 2024

Back to News Center Despite higher-for-longer interest rates that constrained purchasing power for some buyers, brokers across much of Washington reported solid gains in both pending and closed sales during April. In its latest report, Northwest Multiple Listing Service also noted listing activity improved last month in 23 of the…

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Has Seattle Improved Its ParkScore®?

May 14, 2024

Back to News Center 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 Northwest associate director…

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Are You Covered by the NAR Settlement?

May 6, 2024

Back to News Center Since the announcement of the $418 million settlement proposed by the National Association of REALTORS® in the Sitzer-Burnett anti-trust lawsuit, individual real estate agents have been wondering whether they are covered by the settlement and protected from similar litigation. The good news is that if you…

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Get to Know the Candidates for the 2025 Board of Directors

May 6, 2024

Back to News Center Official Election Notice Elections for the 2025 Board of Directors will be conducted May 31-June 28, 2024 Access to the online ballot will be posted on our website and emailed to all members in good standing (paid 2024 dues) on May 31, 2024. Members will receive…

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$51,000 in Scholarships Awarded to 2024 Applicants

May 2, 2024

Back to News Center The Seattle-King County First Citizen Scholarship Foundation is excited to announce that thanks to member generosity, 29 applicants will receive a 2024 scholarship, totaling $51,000. Scholarships are awarded to high school and college applicants, as well as our REALTOR® members, who demonstrate a commitment to community…

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Issues & Impacts Q1 2024

April 24, 2024

Back to News Center Issues & Impacts is a quarterly publication produced by Seattle King County REALTORS® to inform members about current issues and successes within the Government Affairs Department. IN THIS ISSUE: REALTOR®-Supported Candidate Appointed to Seattle City Council Seattle City Council Launches the 2024 Budget Process New Kirkland…

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REALTOR®-Supported Candidate Appointed to Seattle City Council

April 17, 2024

Back to News Center Tanya Woo, whom Seattle King County REALTORS® supported in her unsuccessful bid to win a city council seat in November 2023, was appointed to an open seat on the council in January. Woo filled a council vacancy created when Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda won her election to…

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Seattle City Council Launches the 2024 Budget Process

April 17, 2024

Back to News Center Needing to fill an expected $220+ million budget hole, the Seattle City Council has begun discussions on a budget that will be adopted in November. In contrast to the old council that was principally interested in new taxes, the new council is seeking to rebalance existing…

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New Kirkland Planning Commissioner

April 17, 2024

Back to News Center The Kirkland City Council has appointed Gina Madeya to the Planning Commission. Madeya, a broker at Windermere Yarrow Bay and Vice President ofGovernmental & Public Affairs at Seattle King County REALTORS®, will join six other commissioners in advising the City Council on all matters relating to…

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