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In the Mood for a Little Spring Cleaning?

In the mood for a little spring cleaning? Whether you hire a house cleaning service or you prefer DIY, you know why a good “Spring Cleaning” is so important.  Spring is when we come out from the dark shroud of winter into the light and enjoy the blossoming trees and flowers. Spring is the season…

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Unlocking the Power of Pre-Inspections

Unlocking the Power of Pre-Inspections: A Strategic Approach for Sellers By:  Jon Teabo, President of A-Pro Home Inspection Services In the ever-evolving landscape of real estate, sellers are constantly seeking innovative ways to stand out in a competitive market. While the legal requirement to disclose property conditions is well established, savvy sellers are increasingly turning…

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What Comes Next After Verdict in Burnett v. NAR?

What comes next after verdict in burnett v. nar? After an 11-day trial in the case of Burnett v. NAR et al, and only 2.5 hours of deliberation, the eight-person jury found the National Association of REALTORS® and other corporate defendants liable in the case with a recommendation that the defendants must pay $1.78 billion…

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Navigating the Home Inspection

Navigating the Home Inspection Process By:  Jon Teabo, President of A-Pro Home Inspection Services The journey of buying or selling a home is an intricate dance, and one crucial partner in this endeavor is the home inspector. As REALTORS, you play an essential role in helping your clients prepare for a home inspection and facilitating…

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Tacoma Measure 1’s Impacts to Housing Market

tacoma measure 1 will hurt renters, providers Tacoma Measure 1 Will Hurt Small Housing Providers, Renters Tacoma Measure 1 presents an existential threat to rental housing providers in the City of Tacoma as it poses risks which will be too costly to bear for many, particularly small housing providers. Small “mom and pop” providers are…

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Cleaning Your Home: Keeping it Simple!

Cleaning Your Home: Keeping it Simple! Who doesn’t LOVE a clean house?  There are a lot of new house-cleaning products that advertise to be “the best” and to “work miracles,” but in our experience, the simple, basic products that have been around forever might be the most effective to get the job done: baking soda,…

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Tacoma Real Estate Business License information

Tacoma business license update TPCAR is sharing a quarterly update on the City of Tacoma’s Business License program which requires all real estate agents to get a license and pay a license fee to the City of Tacoma if they complete one or more transactions in the City. TPCAR will provide additional details and answers…

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Tacoma Enacts New Rental Housing Code Provisions

New tacoma rental code laws enacted take effect July 24th In early-July, Tacoma City Council voted in favor of new rules to add to its set of Rental Code Provisions. TPCAR is hosting a free webinar for its membership on August 9 to share more about the changes outlined below, and answer any questions. The…

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Ensure Your Office Agent Roster is Up-To-Date

To review your current office roster of agents, please follow these four easy steps! Thank you for assisting TPCAR in ensuring that your office roster(s) is up-to-date in advance of our 2024 Membership Dues Billing which will be sent out in September. 1. Login to your TPCAR InfoHub account by going to www.tpcar.org and clicking…

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Tacoma City Council Voting on Rental Housing Code Changes Tuesday, July 11

At its July 11 meeting, Tacoma City Council is expected to vote on a final package of changes to the City’s rental housing code. These changes could have significant implications for both residents and housing providers in the City of Tacoma. TPCAR is asking its members to contact Tacoma City Council and encourage them to…

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