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Kittitas and Seattle King County REALTORS® Agree to Merge

By jnaegeli / December 14, 2023 / Comments Off on Kittitas and Seattle King County REALTORS® Agree to Merge

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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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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Corcoran, Lake & Company, and John L. Scott affirm REALTOR® membership

By jnaegeli / October 20, 2023 / Comments Off on Corcoran, Lake & Company, and John L. Scott affirm REALTOR® membership

Back to News Center Three prominent real estate brokerages, Lake & Company Real Estate, Corcoran Lifestyle Properties, and John L. Scott Real Estate have affirmed their continued membership with the Seattle King County REALTORS® and the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). These commitments come amid news that national real estate…

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Issues & Impacts, Q3 2023

By jnaegeli / September 28, 2023 / Comments Off on Issues & Impacts, Q3 2023

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: Seattle Councilmember Sawant’s Rent Control Bill Dies Seattle Councilmember Lewis Slows Commercial Lease Legislation Tukwila Approves Annexation…

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Tukwila Approves Annexation to Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority

By jnaegeli / September 28, 2023 / Comments Off on Tukwila Approves Annexation to Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority

Back to News Center Residents in the City of Tukwila voted during the August primary election to fully annex Tukwila’s fire department into the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority (PSRFA). The vote was 55.84% in favor, and 44.16% opposed. Since January 1, 2023, Tukwila has contracted for fire and Emergency…

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Seattle Finally Passes Drug Legislation

By jnaegeli / September 28, 2023 / Comments Off on Seattle Finally Passes Drug Legislation

Back to News Center Following a failed attempt in June to align the city with state law (recently passed with bipartisan support) prohibiting illegal drug possession and use in public and enabling the city attorney to prosecute violations as gross misdemeanors, the Seattle City Council has passed an ordinance by…

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Maple Valley: City Approves Standards and Guidelines for New Downtown

By jnaegeli / September 28, 2023 / Comments Off on Maple Valley: City Approves Standards and Guidelines for New Downtown

Back to News Center After 4 years of planning and deliberation, the Maple Valley City Council has voted to adopt Design Standards and Guidelines for a new “Downtown” on one of the last two remaining large parcels of land in the city. City officials say the new “Downtown Maple Valley…

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Issues & Impacts, July 2023

By jnaegeli / July 27, 2023 / Comments Off on Issues & Impacts, July 2023

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: 29th Housing Issues Briefing Report Seattle Rent Control Proposal Normandy Park Electronic Inspection Requests Kent Adopts Code…

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Normandy Park Electronic Requests for Inspections

By jnaegeli / July 27, 2023 / Comments Off on Normandy Park Electronic Requests for Inspections

Back to News Center In an effort to reduce the time and cost to get new inventory to market, the city of Normandy Park has implemented a new requirement that all requests for inspections be communicated to the city electronically. According to an announcement from Community Development Director Nicholas Matz,…

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Burien Dispute with Sheriff Over Homeless Camps

By jnaegeli / July 27, 2023 / Comments Off on Burien Dispute with Sheriff Over Homeless Camps

Back to News Center 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 vacant lot, but Sheriff Patti…

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