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2024 Hill Day: Momentum

By jnaegeli / January 24, 2024 / Comments Off on 2024 Hill Day: Momentum

Back to News Center After 2023’s momentous Legislative Session now known as “The Year of Housing,” REALTORS® seek to continue the momentum built and support bills that encourage housing density, diversity, and development. Hill Day is an important event that gives members an opportunity to see the Government Affairs team…

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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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Record Attendance at 2023 Battle of the Barristers

By jnaegeli / October 27, 2023 / Comments Off on Record Attendance at 2023 Battle of the Barristers

Back to News Center Nearly 600 people attended the first in-person Battle of the Barristers event since 2019, filling Event Hall A at the Meydenbauer Center. “Our members have asked for more opportunities to meet in person again,” said President Sharon O’Mahony.  “We accomplished that in a big way today.”…

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Seattle Rent Control Proposal

By jnaegeli / July 27, 2023 / Comments Off on Seattle Rent Control Proposal

Back to News Center Outgoing Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant has introduced legislation that would establish rent control in Seattle. Because Washington State prohibits any regulation of the amount of rent a landlord can charge, the ordinance would go into effect only if the state prohibition were repealed. If that…

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Mid-Year Report on Middle Housing Advocacy

By jnaegeli / June 16, 2023 / Comments Off on Mid-Year Report on Middle Housing Advocacy

Back to News Center 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 metro areas, because of…

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REALTOR® Wins on the Hill: Easing Restrictions on ADUs (HB 1337)

By jnaegeli / May 24, 2023 / Comments Off on REALTOR® Wins on the Hill: Easing Restrictions on ADUs (HB 1337)

Back to News Center This year, Washington REALTORS® prioritized legislation that would increase housing supply and address the growing affordability problems in our region. HB 1337 was championed by the REALTORS® and passed in the Washington Legislature in the 2023 session. This bill makes it easier to build ADUs (accessory…

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REALTOR® Wins on the Hill: The Covenant Homeowner Account (HB 1474)

By jnaegeli / May 16, 2023 / Comments Off on REALTOR® Wins on the Hill: The Covenant Homeowner Account (HB 1474)

Back to News Center This post is the second of a series of reports on the important legislative wins for REALTORS® from the 2023 Washington State congressional session. Washington REALTORS® scored a huge legislative win on May 8 when Governor Inslee signed HB 1474, a bill that establishes a Covenant…

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REALTOR® Wins on the Hill: Leaseback Clarification (SHB 1070)

By jnaegeli / May 15, 2023 / Comments Off on REALTOR® Wins on the Hill: Leaseback Clarification (SHB 1070)

Back to News Center This post is the first of a series of reports on the important legislative wins for REALTORS® from the 2023 Washington State congressional session. When a house is sold, sometimes the seller is not yet ready to move out, or the buyer is not able to…

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Missing Middle Housing Signed Into Law

By jnaegeli / April 14, 2023 / Comments Off on Missing Middle Housing Signed Into Law

Back to News Center One of the most talked about bills in Olympia this session, House Bill 1110, was signed into law on May 9, 2023. The law takes effect on July 23, 2023, and will expand the construction of Middle Housing-accessory dwelling units (ADUs), duplexes, triplexes, and more low-density, multi-family development-in…

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Association mourns passing of REALTOR® leader Dahni Malgarini Logar

By jnaegeli / February 28, 2023 / Comments Off on Association mourns passing of REALTOR® leader Dahni Malgarini Logar

Back to News Center We mourn the passing of Dahni Malgarini Logar, the 2023 President-elect of Seattle King County REALTORS®. A broker with REMAX Integrity, Dahni suffered a cardiac episode over the President’s Day weekend and was unable to recover. She passed surrounded by family and friends on February 23.…

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