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

Gaps widen for incomes needed to afford homes in 10 metro areas Back to News Center February 9, 2024 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…

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

Japanese homebuilder expands footprint in Seattle area and around U.S. Back to News Center February 8, 2024 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…

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Cities Act to Embrace Various Legislation

Cities Act to Embrace Various Legislation Back to News Center January 31, 2024 The 2023 legislative session in Olympia was dubbed the “Housing Session” based on numerous bills passed by legislators to increase the supply of housing throughout the state. Now, cities are working to implement the new legislative mandates, with early action focused on…

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Kent Adopts Code Changes for ADUs

Kent Adopts Code Changes for ADUs Back to News Center July 27, 2023 Even though the City of Kent was one of the first jurisdictions in Washington state to allow Accessory Dwelling Units in 1995, during the last two decades fewer than 30 Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) were built in the City of Kent. An…

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Burien Dispute with Sheriff Over Homeless Camps

Burien Dispute with Sheriff Over Homeless Camps Back to News Center July 27, 2023 Burien is one of several cities in King County that does not have its own Police Department, and instead contracts with the King County Sheriff’s Office for police services. Burien wants the Sheriff’s office to remove homeless campers from a city-owned…

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Mid-Year Report on Middle Housing Advocacy

Mid-Year Report on Middle Housing Advocacy Back to News Center June 16, 2023 June is Homeownership Month, when REALTORS® promote the many benefits of homeownership, including its power to generate wealth through home equity for millions of American families. But in Washington State, homeownership is out of reach for many in middle-income brackets, especially in…

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Q1 2023 Good Neighbor Award Winner Terry Miller

Q1 2023 Good Neighbor Award Winner Terry Miller Back to News Center April 20, 2023 Terry Miller (Coldwell Banker Bain) Volunteer Organization: HomeSight For 18 years, Terry Miller has served on the board of directors at HomeSight and is the current Board President. HomeSight is a Seattle nonprofit organization working to preserve and promote economically and…

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