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News Release: Realtors Name 86th First Citizen Award Recipient Tod Leiweke

February 16, 2024

Back to News Center BELLEVUE, Washington (Feb. 15, 2024) – Sports innovator.  An inspirational visionary. A champion for inclusion. Acclaimed humanitarian. Compassionate. Appreciative. Those are just a few of the words that colleagues use to describe Tod Leiweke, who has been named 2024 Seattle King County First Citizen. Not only…

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Nominations for the 2025 Board of Directors are open

February 14, 2024

Back to News Center Seattle King County REALTORS® is currently accepting nominations for the following positions on the 2025 Board of Directors: In order to run for office and serve, ALL candidates must be REALTORS® in good standing with Seattle King County REALTORS®. Members of the Board are expected to…

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Gaps widen for incomes needed to afford homes in 10 metro areas

February 9, 2024

Back to News Center For many would-be homeowners, a recent report has some daunting numbers. Potential purchasers of homes in the Seattle area need to earn $215,000 a year to afford a typical home. That’s up 18% from a year ago and about $100,000 more than the U.S. average, according…

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Japanese homebuilder expands footprint in Seattle area and around U.S.

February 8, 2024

Back to News Center In a $4.9 billion deal, Japanese homebuilder Sekisui House, Ltd. is purchasing M.D.C. Holdings Inc., of Denver. The acquisition makes Sekisui, which has projects in Washington and 13 other states plus Washington, D.C., the fifth-largest homebuilder in the U.S. Sekisui’s projects in the Greater Seattle area…

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Good Neighbor Christopher Dantzscher Supports Marine Veterans

February 2, 2024

Back to News Center Christopher Dantzscher (Black Knight Real Estate) Organization: United States Marine Corps Support Group (USMCSG) Christopher Dantzscher has worn many hats in his adult life-teacher, coach, entrepreneur, REALTOR®-but it all started with a tour in the US Marine Corps in the mid-1980s. After his military service, he…

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Issues & Impacts Q4 2023

January 31, 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: Major Victory in Seattle City Council Races Seattle Voters Pass Housing Levy Maple Valley Passes Property Tax…

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Major Victory in Seattle City Council Races

January 31, 2024

Back to News Center Out of six Seattle City Council candidates endorsed by Seattle King County REALTORS®, four were elected by Seattle residents, flipping the Council to a more moderate position. For the past several years, the Seattle City Council has presided over a severe erosion of quality of life…

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Seattle Voters Pass Housing Levy

January 31, 2024

Back to News Center For nearly four decades, the SKCR-supported Housing Levy has been an important funding mechanism for the creation of subsidized housing in Seattle. The levy has funded the construction and preservation of more than 12,000 homes and assisted organizations, like Habitat for Humanity, promote homeownership. The 2023 Housing…

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Property Tax Increase for Police Funding

January 31, 2024

Back to News Center Voters in the City of Maple Valley have approved a “Levy Lid Lift” to increase property taxes to pay for police services. The November ballot measure, which was approved by 66% of voters, restricts the use of $2.2 million in additional funding for police services only.…

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Woodinville Sign Code Update

January 31, 2024

Back to News Center SKCR continues to work with the City of Woodinville Planning Commission as it contemplates amendments to its sign code that would affect real estate signage. Our goal is to guard against any changes that would constrain the use of on-premises for sale signs and off-premises open…

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