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2024 Scholarship Applications Now Available

January 18, 2024

Back to News Center The application for Seattle King County REALTORS® First Citizen Scholarships is now available to REALTOR® and Affiliate members in good standing. Also eligible are their family members which includes children, foster-children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Scholarship awards will be a maximum of $5,000 per year, per…

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REALTORS® Aim for Continuing Pro-Housing Momentum in the 2024 Legislative Session

January 10, 2024

Back to News Center In the 2024 Legislative Session of Washington State, REALTORS® Hope to continue the momentum from the historic 2023 “Year of Housing” session marked by the passage of a record number of pro-housing, REALTOR®-backed bills. Washington REALTORS®’ Government Affairs team said the focus of the upcoming session…

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New Book Examines Factors Influencing Housing Design

January 9, 2024

Back to News Center The State of Housing Design 2023, published on January 2, 2024, examines how architects of residential dwellings are addressing issues of affordability, the warming climate, changing demographics, and increasing regulations and construction costs. The 184-page book, edited by the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard…

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Research Shows Divergent ADU Policies Across the Country

January 9, 2024

Back to News Center “ADUs alone cannot fully address a host of housing-related challenges,” wrote a researcher from the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies, but she found they can be “an important part of meaningful comprehensive efforts to address them.” In a report published late last year, Ellie Sheild,…

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EV Use Surging in “Four Corners” of U.S.

January 9, 2024

Back to News Center The Pacific Northwest has one of the country’s highest concentrations of electric vehicle (EV) use, according to a report from Axios. Their data from mobility analytics shows EV use is concentrated in the “four corners” of the U.S., with California, the Northeast and Southeast joining the…

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Pantone Unveils 2024 Color of the Year

January 8, 2024

Back to News Center “Peach Fuzz” (Pantone 13-1023) is color of the year for 2024. The hue is described as “nestled between pink and orange,” as a “cozy and comforting hue nurturing compassion and heartfelt kindness” and “a velvety gentle peach tone whose all-embracing spirit enriches mind, body, and soul.”…

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Washington Among Top States with Pampered Dogs

January 8, 2024

Back to News Center Washington ranks third among states with the most spoiled dogs, according to a recent Forbes Advisor survey. Only Florida and Alaska outscored residents of the Evergreen State. Forbes analyzed 10 key metrics from a nationwide survey of 10,000 dog owners. Washingtonians are tops in spoiling their…

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Housing Metrics Show Signs of Rebound

January 8, 2024

Back to News Center Would-be homebuyers started moving off the sidelines as 2023 came to a close, spurred by downward-trending mortgage rates and an uptick in new listings. Data compiled by Redfin showed several positive indicators of buyer demand and activity. Highlights included: Lowest weekly average 30-year fixed mortgage rate…

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2023 By the Numbers

December 29, 2023

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Kittitas and Seattle King County REALTORS® Agree to Merge

December 14, 2023

Back to News Center REALTOR® brokerages from Ellensburg, Cle Elum, and throughout Kittitas County will join the Seattle King County REALTORS® in 2024. The Kittitas and King County associations discussed merging through the summer of 2023, and their merger was approved by both organizations in late October. The National Association…

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