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Monthly Market Update

Northwest MLS brokers say motivated home buyers turn to creative financing options

Brokers with NWMLS are reporting a return to some creative financing methods as motivated home buyers and sellers grapple with higher mortgage rates.

November 7, 2022

Monthly Market Update

Rising interest rates not yet slowing home sales or “too concerning” for NWMLS officials

Rising mortgage rates are not yet slowing home sales in most areas across Washington state, according to several brokers who commented on the latest statistical report from Northwest Multiple Listing Service.

April 3, 2022

Blog

Five Reasons to Plant Natives

Whether you are creating a garden from scratch, or simply adding some variety, please consider choosing native plants to enhance your local ecosystem. Not only are they easy to care for, many natives are a good choice when dealing with difficult terrain, such as steep slopes, deeply shaded areas, or [..]

November 29, 2022

NWMLS In The News

Despite Cooler Housing Market, Seattle Suburbs Saw Big Gains

Seattle Met

November 16, 2022

NW REporter

Northwest MLS resumes in-person membership meetings to update brokers on initiatives, rules, systems, and services

Northwest Multiple Listing Service resumed in-person membership meetings for brokers last month for the first time since 2019. As with previous fall meetings, they featured an information-packed agenda that included reminders about elections for directors, updates on strategic initiatives, updates on rules, forms and the industry, and updates on systems [..]

November 7, 2022

NW REporter

Housing Solutions Breakfast

An inadequate supply of housing threatens our state’s competitiveness and poses challenges on many fronts, stated Washington Lieutenant Governor Denny Heck, keynote speaker at the Housing Solutions Breakfast presented by the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties (MBAKS). Speaking at last month’s event, Heck highlighted some of the [..]

November 7, 2022

NW REporter

Housing panelists focus on accessible, attainable actions to address housing crisis

Four local elected officials and a homebuilder (listed above) were panelists at last month’s Housing Solutions Breakfast presented by the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties. The event also featured keynote speaker Denny Heck, Washington’s lieutenant governor, and the recently unveiled MBAKS Housing Toolkit Preview, a compendium of [..]

November 7, 2022

NW REporter

Homebuilder group outlines steps to streamline permit process

Improving permit review times for housing projects and having more transparency around timelines would benefit city staff, builders, and ultimately, consumers, suggests the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties (MBAKS).  With those outcomes in mind, the homebuilders’ association published an Issue Brief. The two-page document features a chart [..]

November 7, 2022

NW REporter

Washington voters can track their ballots using online tools

Voters in King County can read about contests on their ballot, view their registration information, and track their ballots with a new tool unveiled by King County Elections system. Halei Watkins, a King County Elections spokesperson, said the goal is to ensure voter security. King County’s tracker enables its 1.4 [..]

November 7, 2022

NW REporter

Expectations of rising rates prompt some to consider buying a home

The prospect of rising mortgage rates may be prompting an uptick in house hunters, according to research by the economics team at the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Third quarter findings indicate the share of adults planning a home purchase within a year rose to 15%, up from13% in [..]

November 7, 2022

NW REporter

Pet-friendly policies could enhance employee relations

Employers with pet-friendly policies could be at an advantage in retaining workers and luring them back to the office, according to a recent survey. Some 86% of employees who were surveyed said they would look forward to working more if they could bring their dog to work daily. Aside from [..]

November 7, 2022

NW REporter

Seattle startup builds portal for Americans to buy vacation homes in Mexico

A Seattle-based startup aims to simplify buying and selling real estate internationally, with an initial focus on Mexico. FarHomes organizes online listings by destination with current offerings priced from $100,000 to more than $3 million. The options on the portal range from small condos to beachfront mansions. Interested buyers are [..]

November 7, 2022