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Elected officials, candidates join REALTORS at 30th Annual Housing Issues Briefing

By jnaegeli / July 8, 2024 / Comments Off on Elected officials, candidates join REALTORS at 30th Annual Housing Issues Briefing

Back to News Center “We need to take bold action to alleviate housing supply issues, ultimately helping affordability,” said Gina Madeya, 2024 vice president of governmental and public affairs for Seattle King County Realtors® (SKCR) in opening remarks at the association’s 30th Annual Housing Issues Briefing. Speaking before an audience…

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

By jnaegeli / February 9, 2024 / Comments Off on Gaps widen for incomes needed to afford homes in 10 metro areas

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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Seattle Voters Pass Housing Levy

By jnaegeli / January 31, 2024 / Comments Off on Seattle Voters Pass Housing Levy

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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Countywide Planning Policy Amendments

By jnaegeli / January 31, 2024 / Comments Off on Countywide Planning Policy Amendments

Back to News Center Under Washington’s Growth Management Act (GMA), each county must adopt Countywide Planning Policies (CPPs). Along with GMA and Multicounty Planning Policies, those countywide policies govern and guide the comprehensive plan and development regulations in each of the county’s cities. Those CPPs are updated periodically, typically after…

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

By jnaegeli / January 10, 2024 / Comments Off on REALTORS® Aim for Continuing Pro-Housing Momentum in the 2024 Legislative Session

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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Research Shows Divergent ADU Policies Across the Country

By jnaegeli / January 9, 2024 / Comments Off on Research Shows Divergent ADU Policies Across the Country

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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Rothstein Book Offers Practical Strategies for Promoting Fair Housing

By jnaegeli / November 7, 2023 / Comments Off on Rothstein Book Offers Practical Strategies for Promoting Fair Housing

Back to News Center Housing is a front-and-center issue in King County, where there is not enough housing for everyone who wants to live here. Voter polls repeatedly cite homelessness and housing issues as a main concern. Seattle King County REALTORS® is at the forefront of finding solutions to these…

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REALTORS® Endorse Seattle Housing Levy

By jnaegeli / November 1, 2023 / Comments Off on REALTORS® Endorse Seattle Housing Levy

Back to News Center BELLEVUE, Washington (November 1, 2023) – Seattle King County REALTORS® joins nearly 100 other organizations in endorsing the Seattle Housing Levy (Proposition No. 1). The organization’s board of directors announced its decision following a recommendation of its Governmental and Public Affairs Committee. The $970 million property…

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Report from the AREAA Housing Affordability Symposium

By jnaegeli / September 15, 2023 / Comments Off on Report from the AREAA Housing Affordability Symposium

Back to News Center On September 7, the Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA) hosted their inaugural Housing Affordability Symposium in Ontario, California. Featured speakers included: CA Congresswoman Norma Torres CA Congresswoman Judy Chu Mayor of Ontario CA, Paul Leon Inland Valley Association of REALTORS® CEO Mark Dowling National…

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Q1 2023 Good Neighbor Award Winner Terry Miller

By jnaegeli / April 20, 2023 / Comments Off on Q1 2023 Good Neighbor Award Winner Terry Miller

Back to News Center 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 culturally diverse communities through affordable homeownership,…

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