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April 29, 2022 | Comments Off on ADVOCACY RESOURCES
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TPCAR comments on Home In Tacoma – Phase 2

April 29, 2022 | Comments Off on TPCAR comments on Home In Tacoma – Phase 2

The Tacoma Pierce County Association of Realtors (TPCAR) believes home ownership needs and opportunities must be at the heart of Phase 2 of Home in Tacoma. Home ownership provides countless benefits to our communities, and to the homeowner as well. While public comment is reviewed, and the next phase of Home in Tacoma is shaped,…

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Tacoma set to begin Phase 2 of Home in Tacoma Project

April 29, 2022 | Comments Off on Tacoma set to begin Phase 2 of Home in Tacoma Project

Home In Tacoma – Phase 2 Project Overview  Home In Tacoma – Phase 2 will be a high-profile public process to implement the new policies through changes to residential zoning and standards, along with actions to promote affordability and ensure that housing supports multiple community goals.  Because housing and neighborhoods are important to all of…

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Tacoma-Pierce County REALTORS announce endorsement of Bethel Schools Levy Renewal

April 18, 2022 | Comments Off on Tacoma-Pierce County REALTORS announce endorsement of Bethel Schools Levy Renewal

TACOMA, Washington (April 18, 2022) – Bethel School District’s 2022 Levy Renewal has earned and endorsement from the Tacoma-Pierce County Association of REALTORS® (TPCAR). The proposals on the April 26 ballot seek to extend funding for an educational programs and operations levy, as well as a technology levy, for the district which serves more than…

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NAR Study Shows Lack of Affordable Housing Biggest Obstacle to Home Buying

April 12, 2022 | Comments Off on NAR Study Shows Lack of Affordable Housing Biggest Obstacle to Home Buying

WASHINGTON (April 12, 2022) – The lack of affordable homes is the top obstacle holding back potential home buyers of all races, but other obstacles to homeownership varied by race/ethnicity according to a new report released today by the National Association of Realtors®. NAR partnered with Morning Consult for its latest study, 2022 Obstacles to Home…

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Realtors Property Resource

April 4, 2022 | Comments Off on Realtors Property Resource

Realtors Property Resource (RPR) is the nation’s largest property database, exclusively for REALTORS®. RPR is a one-stop-shop which puts public and MLS data, tools, and reports at your fingertips so you can respond to questions and requests instantly, and position yourself as an essential part of every transaction. Attached are three sample reports for the…

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1031 Exchangers Can Help Their Kids Buy a House

March 21, 2022 | Comments Off on 1031 Exchangers Can Help Their Kids Buy a House

As house prices and mortgage rates rise, young couples struggle with down payments and loan qualifications. 1031 parents who have business or investment real estate can help them purchase a principal residence while still receiving all the advantages of being a real estate investor and completing a 1031 exchange. The investor-parents (the exchangers) can exchange…

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NAR Focuses on Fair Housing During Black History Month

February 9, 2022 | Comments Off on NAR Focuses on Fair Housing During Black History Month

As NAR recognizes Black History Month, we honor the legacy of great black leaders by carrying on their fight to eliminate housing discrimination, expand homeownership, and reduce wealth inequality. While the long-lasting impact of historical discrimination would make closing the homeownership gap in America challenging enough, fallout from the pandemic is likely to exacerbate that…

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Update on HB 1951

February 8, 2022 | Comments Off on Update on HB 1951

Thank you all for your response to the Washington REALTORS® Call to Action on HB 1951. Across the State, WR Members sent Legislators over 8,000 emails asking them to not pass HB 1951!  While the Consumer Protection and Business Committee made significant changes to the bill at the REALTORS ® request, including removal of the…

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2022 Hill Day Recap

January 31, 2022 | Comments Off on 2022 Hill Day Recap

On January 20, TPCAR joined with other local REALTORS® around the state for the Washington REALTORS® Hill Day. This year’s event was, again, held virtually and offered the opportunity to learn more from our keynote speaker, Lt. Gov. Denny Heck, about housing issues and other policies being considered by the legislature. In the time following…

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