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 Superbowl is widely considered the start of the spring housing market – so even a game as boring as this year’s may indicate an exciting spring start. After a slight cooldown at the end of last year, members of the Seattle King County REALTORS® Young Professionals Network see signs… 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
Townhomes, condos, duplexes and other multi-family options are crucial to the success of our real estate market. They represent the housing of choice for many moderate- to middle-income households and are often the important entry point for families to homeownership. Yet today, these housing types are often referred to as… Read more
The Northwest Multiple Listing Service, in response to broker feedback, recently rolled out new input options for the database. Members will now be able to add information about any accessory dwelling units (ADUs) on the property in the “Accessory Dwelling Unit Info” section. The new field options include ADU square… Read more
Senator Guy Palumbo, D-1st District, has seen his district grow amidst our region’s job boom. In fact, the district – which straddles the King and Snohomish county line and includes Bothell and part of Kirkland – has absorbed much more growth over the last decade than anyone expected or planned… Read more