NW REporter

Northwest REporter is a joint publication brought to you by Northwest Multiple Listing Service and the Seattle King County REALTORS.

Seattle King County Realtors

May 2023 Issues

Technology, communications, and new tools highlighted at NWMLS spring membership meetings

Technology will continue to push Northwest Multiple Listing Service forward stated Tom Hurdelbrink, president and CEO, at the NWMLS spring membership meetings. Both in-house and external sources will be used to develop and support technology to strengthen member brokerages and the MLS itself. Technology was listed as one of five [..]

“We’re moving in a positive direction” broker says in comments about April statistics from Northwest MLS

Market dynamics are influencing adjustments in housing prices, suggested an officer at Northwest Multiple Listing Service, but with “very constricted” inventory, he said homes that are well priced continue to receive multiple offers. Commenting on the latest statistics from Northwest MLS, Frank Leach, vice chairperson of the MLS board of [..]

NAR reports on home buyers and sellers generational trends

Baby boomers made up 39% of home buyers last year– more than any other generation, and up from 29% in 2021, according to the 2023 Home Buyers and Sellers Generational Trends report from the National Association of Realtors®. Millennials (now ages 24 to 42) had been the top homebuying cohort since [..]

Homeownership a major factor in wealth-building

Middle-income homeowners experienced 68% appreciation in their homes in the past decade, according to a new report by the National Association of Realtors®.  The report, Wealth Gains by Income and RacialEthnic Group, showed middle-income owners accumulated $122,100 in wealth in the last 10 years. Middle-income homeowners in the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue metro [..]

Affordable Housing Week offers full slate of education and advocacy events

More than a dozen events are scheduled for this year’s Affordable Housing Week (AHW), being observed May 7-13 throughout King County. Now in its 8th year, the event features a series of education and advocacy events highlighting the role affordable housing plays in stabilizing communities. AHW kicks off on Monday, [..]

Issues & Impacts: April 2023

Issues & Impacts is a quarterly publication produced by the SEATTLE KingCounty REALTORS® to inform members about current issues and successes within your Governmental Affairs Department. SEATTLE KingCounty REALTORS® (SKCR) is ensuring that public policies support homeownership and your business’s bottom line. View the full publication

Kirkland unveils new programs to create more housing options

Kirkland unveiled two new programs in its quest to create more housing options within the city. Last month, the growing Eastside city became the latest municipality in King County to add a pre-approved Detached Accessory Dwelling Unit (DADU) program that offers a faster, more affordable, and simplified way to create [..]

News In Brief – May 2023

As if we needed another reason to be grateful to live in this precious corner of the Pacific Northwest, Seattle was just ranked 2nd on the list of healthiest cities in the country. Personal finance website WalletHub released its 2023 report on the healthiest and unhealthiest cities. The study was based on [..]

SKCR Events Calendar: May 2023

SKCR Events Calendar

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