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Seattle's Growth Expected To Continue In 2018, But So Will Challenges

Published Monday, December 18, 2017

Seattle's growth in 2018 will be driven by continued expansion of tech companies and increased investment from Asia, according to American Life Inc. CEO Henry Liebman. American Life Inc. specializes in development and EB-5 investments.

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Conference Committee Tax Legislation Unveiled

Published Friday, December 15, 2017

From NAR President Elizabeth Mendenhall:

"We remain concerned that the overall structure of this bill poses problems for homeowners and the broader housing market...

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Net Neutrality Rollback Put Consumers, Main Street Businesses on the Defensive in Digital Era

Published Thursday, December 14, 2017

WASHINGTON (December 14, 2017) – The Federal Communications Commission today announced a rollback of net neutrality rules, sparking a swift rebuke from the nation’s 1.3 million REALTORS®.

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International credit reports can help foreign workers buy a U.S. home

Published Thursday, December 14, 2017

What’s up with mortgage rates? Jeff Lazerson of Mortgage Grader in Laguna Niguel gives us his take.

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Homeowners Say Tax Reform Would Hurt Them

Published Wednesday, December 13, 2017

A majority of recently surveyed homeowners say that changing homeownership tax incentives would restrict their mobility and cause them financial strain, according to new data from the National Association of REALTORS®’ fourth-quarter Housing Opportunities and Market Experience survey.

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Window to the Law: AML Advisory for Real Estate

Published Wednesday, December 13, 2017

FinCEN’s recent advisory urges real estate professionals to voluntarily help combat, and report, money laundering concerns in the real estate market.

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Southern California Wildfire Relief

Published Friday, December 8, 2017

REALTOR® family members who have been impacted by the wildfires in the Los Angeles, Ventura, Ojai, Santa Paula, Santa Clarita, and San Diego wildfires can apply for a grant from C.A.R.’s Disaster Relief Fund.

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FHA Prohibits PACE Loans

Published Thursday, December 7, 2017

On Dec. 7, 2017, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that HUD will no longer insure mortgages encumbered with a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) assessment.

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