NW REporter

August 2018 Issues

Leading policy expert on “equitable green economy” to keynote 2018 Built Green conference

Built Green®, the holistic green home certification program of the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties, is holding its annual conference on September 13 at the Lynnwood Convention Center. Participants can choose sessions from four tracks during the daylong event. Featured keynoter is Vien Truong, national director of [..]

New report comparing wages and housing costs finds gaps

Washington has the 7th worst shortfall between average renter wage and two-bedroom housing wage, according to the 2018 Out of Reach report from the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC). The new report compares Housing Wages in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, plus Puerto Rico and more than [..]

Homebuyers Encouraged, “But Still On Edge,” While Sellers Face Reality Check

KIRKLAND, Washington (August 6, 2018) – “Home sellers throughout the Seattle region are experiencing a reality check and the days of multiple offers are days of the past,” was how one director with Northwest Multiple Listing Service summarized the market upon reviewing the statistical report for July. New figures from [..]

NWMLS Monthly Market Snapshot

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Make Room urges making housing a national priority

Responding to reports about housing costs dramatically outpacing inflation over the past decade, the president of a new nonprofit group believes the federal government should make housing a priority. Ali Solis, the president of Make Room, outlined steps policymakers could take, noting federal housing subsidy programs have stagnated and housing [..]

News in Brief

Washington voters will likely be asked this November whether local governments should be barred from placing new taxes on soda or other grocery items. The Spokesman-Review reports that backers of Initiative 1634 turned in more than 291,000 signatures on their petitions to the secretary of state’s office in Olympia Thursday [..]

Annual survey profiles changes in Realtor population

Membership in the National Association of REALTORS® grew by 6 percent from 2017 to 2018, with most of those members (83 percent) saying they are homeowners, according to NAR’s 2018 Member Profile. The latest survey also indicated new entrants (those with less than two years of experience) edged up from [..]

SKCR Events Calendar: May 2019

SKCR Events Calendar: May 2019

“Up” house not coming down after all

Although the storied “Up” house in Ballard was saved from coming down, its ultimate fate is still not certain as property owners proceed with redeveloping the 2.5 acre site where the quaint bungalow sits. In response to rumors that were circulating in mid-April about the impending demolition of the storied [..]

Seattle tops 61 other cities as “Best to Live in”

Seattle edged out Virginia Beach, Virginia and Austin, Texas in a “Best Large Cities to Live In” ranking by WalletHub. The personal finance website compared the country’s 62 largest cities using 56 key indicators of attractiveness, including quality of public schools, life expectancy, job opportunities and property taxes. The metrics [..]