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Changes to Insurance Regulations May Delay Closings

November 4, 2021 | Comments Off on Changes to Insurance Regulations May Delay Closings

At Cross Insurance Agency we believe in “Insurance with no surprises.” With that in mind, we felt it was essential to reach out to our partners and friends in the Mortgage and Real Estate industry with an update on some recent changes in the insurance marketplace in Washington state that may impact you and your…

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10 Dos and Donts for New Homebuyers with Septic Systems

November 4, 2021 | Comments Off on 10 Dos and Donts for New Homebuyers with Septic Systems

Inspect your system annually. Routine maintenance allows you to catch issues before they become emergencies. Pump your tank every 3-5 years or as frequent as your service provider suggests, based on technology and system usage. Spread out your laundry loads over the course of the week. Excessive water discharge into the septic system is known…

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TPCAR Primary Election Candidate Endorsements

November 4, 2021 | Comments Off on TPCAR Primary Election Candidate Endorsements

Tacoma-Pierce County Association of Realtors is proud to announce its candidate endorsements for this year’s August 3 Primary Election. The below list of candidates were interviewed by our Endorsement Advisory Committee and received TPCAR support based on their understanding and acknowledgement of the importance real estate plays in our communities, their support of REALTOR issues,…

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TPCAR Seeks Volunteers for Grievance ad Professional Standards Committee

November 4, 2021 | Comments Off on TPCAR Seeks Volunteers for Grievance ad Professional Standards Committee

The Tacoma-Pierce County Association of Realtors is seeking volunteers to serve on its Grievance and Professional Standards Committees. Each volunteer will be considered based upon their good standing in Tacoma/Pierce County Association of Realtors®-including compliance with NAR’s required Code of Ethics training.  Their experience and knowledge in the different facets of our profession will also…

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TPCAR Endorsed Candidates Fare Well in August Primary

November 4, 2021 | Comments Off on TPCAR Endorsed Candidates Fare Well in August Primary

Thanks to the good work and effort of our volunteer members who participated, TPCAR fielded a strong slate of endorsements for the Primary Election on August 3. All but one of our endoresed candidates were able to advance to the General Election and are well positioned to win office. The below list of candidates received…

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TPCAR 2021 General election Endorsements

November 4, 2021 | Comments Off on TPCAR 2021 General election Endorsements

Tacoma-Pierce County Association of Realtors is proud to announce its candidate endorsements for this year’s General Election on November 2nd. The below list of candidates were interviewed by our Endorsement Advisory Committee and received TPCAR support based on their understanding and acknowledgement of the importance real estate plays in our communities, their support of REALTOR…

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Guides to Help Prepare for the Winter Season

November 4, 2021 | Comments Off on Guides to Help Prepare for the Winter Season

In the Pacific Northwest, we know a thing or two about severe weather. Wind, rain, ice, and snow – We get it all. In preparation for the winter season, we have prepared a series of guides to help people protect their home. These guides are everything you need to know about how to prepare your…

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Washington is Open for Business

June 30, 2021 | Comments Off on Washington is Open for Business

Washington is Open for Business Washington REALTORS and the NWMLS are excited to announce that effective Wednesday, June 30th, Washington State will lift the majority of restrictions imposed on businesses, including those restrictions affecting the real estate industry. However, certain face covering requirements still apply to real estate firms and sellers may impose their own…

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Real Estate Professionals Classification as Independent Contractors

June 15, 2021 | Comments Off on Real Estate Professionals Classification as Independent Contractors

Real Estate Professionals Classification as Independent Contractors Of the 1.4 million members of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), approximately 87 percent are classified as independent contractors. This classification is essential to the real estate industry, homeowners across the country, and to boosting the economy. The ability to work as an independent contractor is recognized…

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CDC Eviction Moratorium Vacated and Stayed

June 15, 2021 | Comments Off on CDC Eviction Moratorium Vacated and Stayed

CDC Eviction Moratorium Vacated and Stayed On May 5, 2021, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia struck down the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC’s) nationwide eviction moratorium set to expire at the end of June, concluding the moratorium exceeds the limits Congress placed on the CDC’s authority. In response, the Department of…

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