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within 35 hours of Listing!
2 bedrooms; 1 bathroom; 960 square feet
Don’t miss this turnkey charmer! You’ll love the spacious & bright living rm w/ pine walls, laminate floor & cozy gas insert. Features also include newer paint & windows, as well as new screens & blinds through-out. The bright kitchen has a new faucet & laminate floor, newer sink, range/oven & frig. The furnace, water heater, tub/shower & vapor barrier have all been replaced recently. You’ll enjoy the fully-fenced yard w/ side gate, garden space, storage shed & gated parking for 2 off the alley.
Over the course of over 140 different scheduled meetings with Legislators on Thursday, January 24, REALTORS® received encouraging and positive response from our Legislators to the following Legislative Priorities:
- Reforming Condominium Liability Laws
- Increasing Urban & Suburban Housing Supply in Urban Growth Areas
- Aligning the Short Subdivision Process with Ecology’s SEPA Regulations
- Supporting the Housing Trust Fund for HomeownershipState Funding Support for Housing, Homelessness & Infrastructure
- Expanding the Multi-family Tax Exemption Program
- REET & Lodging tax—Local Funding Tools for Housing & Homelessness
- Read more details about Washington REALTORS®’ Legislative Priorities.
All of our Legislative Priorities are part of the Unlock the Door for Affordable Homeownership initiative. Partnered with other non-profit and for-profit entities, Washington REALTORS® will continue to work with our Legislators and lead the way to help create affordable homeownership opportunities for all.
With the Washington state Legislature scheduled to start its 2019 session on January 14 and Realtor Hill Day slated for January 24, Realtors and other real estate-related organizations will be coalescing around the housing crisis and strategies for improving supply and affordability.
Among legislative priorities are:
- Condominium liability reform, specifically, language that would 1) prohibit individual HOA officers/board members from being sued; 2) modify statutory “implied warranties” that condo buyers receive from builders; and 3) require purchasers who sue to establish a “performance” defect.
- GMA reform, including a requirement for cities to enact minimum densities in urban areas, thereby making more efficient use of available urban lands designated for jobs and housing.
- Housing Trust Fund legislation that may be proposed to allow use of a portion of the monies for building owner-occupied housing in addition to publicly-owned housing.
- Other budget and financial issues affecting tax collections; education funding subsequent to the 2017 “McCleary Fix;” expenses resulting from compliance with the “Culverts case” that required the state to improve fish passage on almost all culverts under state roadways; B&O and REET related proposals to increase those taxes; and a new capital gains tax (depending on the final number of Democrats in the State Senate).
To help focus attention on the housing crisis and its “real world impacts,” a coalition of nonprofit organizations, builders, Realtors and others joined forces to launch a multi-media campaign.
Using the theme “Unlock the Door,” the campaign invites members of the public and Realtor members to share stories on how the housing affordability crisis has affected them, and their family, friends, and clients.
The effort, now underway, is in response to the struggle families across the state and in all income groups are facing in their search for homeownership opportunities. Organizers cite research from the Rundstad Department of Real Estate at the University of Washington which indicates first-time buyers in King, Kittitas, Pierce and Snohomish counties face home prices that area nearly double what they can afford.
The campaign’s primary focus is on affordable home ownership opportunities, but it will also contain elements related to homelessness and low income housing.
Questions? Contact Jennifer Gilbert-Smith, volunteer member of Seattle King County REALTORS and Tacoma-Pierce County Association of REALTORS Government and Public Affairs Committees
I enjoyed hustling to help 9 sellers and 8 buyers in 2018, while also managing the RE/MAX office in Puyallup, WA. Assisting clients in King, Pierce and Thurston counties, I drove 18146 miles!
3 bedrooms; 1.75 bathrooms; 1,357 square feet
Almost new – only lightly lived in for 1.5 years! The beautiful, bright, open floor plan on 1-level you’ve been waiting for! Features include $10K in upgrades, tall ceilings, rounded corners & generous windows. You’ll appreciate energy efficient appliances (gas range), spacious counters with bar, stunning cabinets, water purifier & large walk-in pantry. The large corner lot has fully fenced back & side yards with a gate. Enjoy the playground in the cul-de-sac + 3 more parks in RidgeView Estates!
3 bedrooms + den; 2.5 bathrooms; 2,180 square feet
You will love this custom home on a large lot with mature/maintained landscaping and water features! Almost fully-fenced with multiple gates, 2 RV/boat/trailer spaces (1 w/elec) and so many places to relax & enjoy the peaceful surroundings. Features include a new heat pump & furnace, newer water heater, some newer appliances, vaulted ceilings, skylights, many windows and gleaming hardwood floors. The spacious master suite has lots of closet space & a peek-a-boo view of Mt Rainier through trees.
Sold 12/24/18 for $465,000
3 bedrooms; 1.75 bathrooms; 1,354 square feet
You will love this bright & open floor plan with vaulted ceilings! The home is well maintained with all newer appliances that stay, as well as a gas furnace & water heater. Everything except the washer was replaced w/in the last 2 yrs. You’ll appreciate the laminate floor, rounded corners, molding, gas fireplace, skylights, large walk-in master closet, utility rm w/sink, sprinklers, shed and partial valley/mountain range views. Relax on the front porch & enjoy the large conveniently located lot!
Sold 10/19/18 for $324,900