The Seattle Times recently reported that the number of driver’s licenses issued to new King County residents who moved here from out of state declined in 2018 for the second year in a row. That combined with the housing market slowdown at the end of last year might make it… Read more
You might remember that last year was the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, the landmark housing legislation that we now commemorate each April during Fair Housing Month. This year, fair housing is just as important as ever. Fair housing laws protect the American dream of homeownership for everyone.… Read more
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Accessory dwelling units (ADUs) and detached accessory dwelling units (DADUs) have been getting a lot of press lately in Washington state. And for good reason – these mother-in-law apartments and backyard cottages provide real, tangible benefits to homeowners, renters and communities. ADUs work as much-needed affordable housing options It’s a… Read more
The Washington state Legislature is considering a new package of bills that would address our crisis-level housing affordability problem. Sightline author Dan Bertolet wrote that the package would address the three main fixes for a housing crisis – more homes, more funding for affordable homes and more tenant protections. The… Read more
For those that want a more active role in shaping housing policy, there’s no better place to start than with over 500 fellow REALTORS® in Olympia. REALTORS® can feel good knowing that their colleagues and the Association are looking out for their interests with our legislators and in our cities.… Read more
Pictured: Seattle King County REALTORS® meet with Sen. Manka Dhingra. Our state’s housing crisis has reached emergency levels. The lack of affordable housing opportunities is displacing families and hard-working folks and impacting our quality of life. Despite recent market changes that are bringing inventory up and median home prices down,… Read more
Take a look at 2018’s Year in Review to see how Seattle King County REALTORS® worked for you this year.
After a failed attempt by neighborhood groups to block legislation that increases density, the Seattle City Council is finally considering upzones to some Seattle neighborhoods. The Seattle Times reported Monday that the plan under consideration would upzone 27 urban villages, which would allow developers to build anywhere from one to… Read more
It was a big year for housing affordability, taxes, REALTOR® safety and more. Below are the most-read News Center stories of the year. These stories are both reminders of all REALTORS® accomplished this year and insight into what 2019 has in store. 7. Housing inventory issues major topic at biggest Battle… Read more