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news feed selected news exported from your Newsradar X.Wed, 17 Jul 2019 16:33:49 +000014400OneRedmond solidifies executive director, replacing CEO positionOneRedmond has been supporting Redmond’s businesses as a partnership to maintain a business-friendly environment, create more affordable housing solutions and work with educational partnersKirkland ReporterKirkland Reporter, 10 May 2019 16:49:55 +0000Housing / Market / InspectionKirkland Reporter3383Governor Inslee signs Bill Protecting Tenants Facing Eviction...families' needs. Before the passage of the bill, judicial officers had almost no ability to consider a tenant's circumstances or ability to pay before ordering their eviction. Inflexible eviction laws allow...KVEW-TVKVEW-TV, 10 May 2019 13:05:14 +0000Rent/TenancyHousing / Market / InspectionKVEW-TV4132City looks at plans for multi-family housing...cost-burdened in the same study, Davenport said. “Quite frankly, we have a responsibility to provide affordable housing,” said Councilman Brad Hill. Last week the council discussed commissioning a $50,000 plan...Yakima Herald RepublicYakima Herald Republic, 10 May 2019 01:31:10 +0000Housing / Market / InspectionYakima Herald Republic12535Downtown apartments clear council hurdle after reconsideration | Tacoma News Tribune...from switching the plan from a 12-year multifamily property tax exemption plan, which calls for affordable housing, to an eight-year tax credit version that does not. It also put the brakes on amending terms...Tacoma News TribuneTacoma News Tribune, 09 May 2019 17:21:01 +0000Housing / Market / InspectionTacoma News Tribune32592‘Busy’ housing market enters pre-summer phase‘Busy’ housing market enters pre-summer phase As the pre-summer market begins, standing out from the crowd is crucial for buyers. Wednesday, May 8, 2019 8:30am Life By Erin Flemming Special to the...Bothell ReporterBothell Reporter, 08 May 2019 15:37:52 +0000Housing / Market / InspectionBothell Reporter2417Eastside rental market could balance out with the region...medians are still increasing overall and supply has not caught up enough to significantly help the affordable housing crisis. “The response [from developers] has tempered that increase we saw in 2015, 2016...Kirkland ReporterKirkland Reporter, 08 May 2019 15:37:32 +0000Rent/TenancyHousing / Market / InspectionKirkland Reporter3383Want to Go Greener? Maestro PMS Makes Sustainable Practices Easy with Mobile Check-In, eFolios, Online Mobile Reporting...This ends the need to create hardcopy duty sheets for each housekeeper,” Dehan said. The Maestro Property Management System (PMS) delivers flexible and scalable deployment options with a feature identical...Seattle Post IntelligencerSeattle Post Intelligencer, 08 May 2019 03:23:41 +0000Landlord/OwnerSeattle Post Intelligencer10427Langley rezones to grow housing options...demonstrated public benefit because of recent city and county findings related to the significant lack of affordable housing in the area. Councilwoman Dominique Emerson said she felt satisfied by the justification...South Widbey RecordSouth Widbey Record, 07 May 2019 23:35:06 +0000Housing / Market / InspectionSouth Widbey Record2910Legislature Passes Bill to Increase Self-Help HomeownershipWritten By Shelby Rowe Moyer In Washington, where the housing market remains hot, affordable housing is a constant topic of conversation. A new bill squeaked out just before the end of the 2019 legislative...Tacoma Business ExaminerTacoma Business Examiner, 06 May 2019 21:17:29 +0000Housing / Market / InspectionTacoma Business Examiner1863Council rejects tax break for downtown apartment project...condominiums or apartments above. Developers who agree to set aside a certain number of units as affordable housing qualify for a 12-year tax break. Those who go for all market-rate rental units apply for...Tacoma WeeklyTacoma Weekly, 03 May 2019 16:47:52 +0000Rent/TenancyHousing / Market / InspectionTacoma Weekly1438$237M for housing projects statewide...people who are homeless. In a press release, the commission said that in February, March and April, it approved 10 affordable-housing projects, five through the 2019 Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program.Seattle Daily Journal of CommerceSeattle Daily Journal of Commerce, 03 May 2019 07:26:39 +0000Housing / Market / InspectionSeattle Daily Journal of Commerce9376Seattle candidates hustle for democracy vouchers but big money looms...distinctive businesses should be preserved. Scott supports the upzone with efforts like commercial rent control for small businesses. That aside, the two candidates are united in their enthusiasm for the...KUOW 94.9 FMKUOW 94.9 FM, 02 May 2019 22:59:19 +0000Rent/TenancyKUOW 94.9 FM21159There are fewer people experiencing homelessness in King County now than there were a year ago, according to the latest data....philanthropy, businesses, and human services providers must continue our work together to expand affordable housing, treatment services and effective programs like enhanced shelters." The full report is...king5.comking5.com, 02 May 2019 18:28:26 +0000Housing / Market / Inspectionking5.com75324Renting in Seattle: What will $1,700 get you?...District) Located at 1305 N.E. 43rd Ave., #507, here's a 760-square-foot one-bedroom, one-bathroom condo that's also listed for $1,700/month. In the unit, you can anticipate hardwood floors and a walk-in...Seattle Post IntelligencerSeattle Post Intelligencer, 01 May 2019 21:11:13 +0000Rent/TenancySeattle Post Intelligencer10427Durkan Announces New Program To Provide Centralized Resources For Renters And Landlords...offering quarterly trainings, referrals, and technical assistance to tenants and landlords about their fair housing rights and obligations under City laws. SOCR remains the enforcement agency of the City’s expansive...Seattle MediumSeattle Medium, 01 May 2019 14:33:49 +0000Section 8Rent/TenancyLandlord/OwnerHousing / Market / InspectionSeattle Medium1652Rant & Rave: Welcome affordable housing project...Alliance and over a dozen community and business partners involved in the opening of Seattle's newest affordable housing project, Compass Broadview. This 59-unit building provides permanent apartment homes to...Walla Walla Union BulletinWalla Walla Union Bulletin, 26 Apr 2019 18:46:27 +0000Housing / Market / InspectionWalla Walla Union Bulletin4617Modular housing in King County moves ahead...people to exit homelessness. The county purchased 20 units, known as modular dorms, to be used as affordable housing last year. These are traditionally used in remote locations to house employees while doing...Bothell ReporterBothell Reporter, 26 Apr 2019 16:06:20 +0000Housing / Market / InspectionBothell Reporter2417County Seeks Local Feedback for 5-Year Plan to Address Homelessness...they’re charged to distribute. They want to establish a community-wide strategy to promote things like affordable housing — needs beyond what the agency can financially support. Convening local leaders will also...Centralia ChronicleCentralia Chronicle, 25 Apr 2019 17:49:50 +0000Housing / Market / InspectionCentralia Chronicle6779Bay Area paradox: Needs housing, but doesn’t want to build faster...50, sponsored by Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, which encourages high-density apartments and condos near transit routes and curbs local authority to thwart development. Other bills would make it easier...OlympianOlympian, 25 Apr 2019 14:43:04 +0000Rent/TenancyHousing / Market / InspectionOlympian16435Spokane housing markets begins counterintuitive trendPrices rise as sales fall, creating unnatural dynamic in housing market early in year April 25th, 2019 -—Natasha Nellis A 1.9-month supply of homes available to buy last month included this house on...Spokane Journal Of BusinessSpokane Journal Of Business, 25 Apr 2019 14:11:40 +0000Rent/TenancyHousing / Market / InspectionSpokane Journal Of Business2776California may boost rules for homes at high wildfire risk...more costly, resulting in fewer homes being built just as California struggles with a persistent affordable housing and homelessness problem. Democratic Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson of Santa Barbara says her...Tacoma News TribuneTacoma News Tribune, 23 Apr 2019 00:55:46 +0000Housing / Market / InspectionTacoma News Tribune32592Affordable Housing Sales Tax Exemption Passes LegislaturePosted on Apr 22 2019 - 7:45am by Seattle Medium OLYMPIA – Self-help homeownership developers have more tools available to help families realize the dream of affordable homeownership, thanks to policy...Seattle MediumSeattle Medium, 22 Apr 2019 15:14:55 +0000Housing / Market / InspectionSeattle Medium1652Housing, taxes could sway vote to fill Seattle City Council seat vacated by Rob Johnson...chair at the Roosevelt Neighborhood Association, architect Jay Lazerwitz has championed dense and affordable housing near a light-rail station scheduled to open in 2021, he said. Community organizer Brook...Seattle TimesSeattle Times, 22 Apr 2019 15:01:42 +0000Housing / Market / InspectionSeattle Times324392Politics & GovernmentCities, counties now can boost affordable housing with real estate excise tax money By James Drew April 19, 2019 01:14 PM Beginning later this year, cities and counties now can set aside some...Tacoma News TribuneTacoma News Tribune, 19 Apr 2019 20:30:23 +0000Housing / Market / InspectionTacoma News Tribune32592High rent vs. low rent: risks and rewards...they finish their first year of required on-campus living, students face the challenge of finding affordable housing. Some housing units are fully furnished with utilities included, but that likely comes...WSU Daily EvergreenWSU Daily Evergreen, 17 Apr 2019 21:27:29 +0000Housing / Market / InspectionWSU Daily Evergreen5914Partnership seeks to create homeless housing complex in Bremerton...of community and we want to bring them back in.” In what is sometimes a vicious circle, securing affordable housing is difficult for those with behavioral health challenges and a lack of housing directly...Kitsap Daily NewsKitsap Daily News, 17 Apr 2019 16:59:49 +0000Rent/TenancyHousing / Market / InspectionKitsap Daily News5303Housing for low-income seniors proposed in Vancouver...The document does not include a project timeline. “The project will meet the requirements for an affordable housing project,” according to the document submitted last week to the city. Both buildings will...columbian.comcolumbian.com, 17 Apr 2019 14:17:17 +0000Housing / Market / Inspectioncolumbian.com27690Property tax exemption may be given for next phase of Riverfront Development...City Council will consider allowing a property tax break to the Riverfront Development project if affordable housing is built at the new portion currently under development. A public hearing on the proposal...Snohomish TribuneSnohomish Tribune, 17 Apr 2019 00:44:49 +0000Housing / Market / InspectionSnohomish Tribune381Multi-family zoning proposal raises concerns...way for a multi-family home development. Stating that they support the concept of building more affordable housing within city limits, residents accused the city of advocating on behalf of a developer and...South Widbey RecordSouth Widbey Record, 16 Apr 2019 23:36:16 +0000Housing / Market / InspectionSouth Widbey Record2910Longview council to meet with local housing agency...opportunity to “engage in an open dialogue and discuss strategies that provide greater access to affordable housing and increase the quality of life for Longview's citizens,” according to council documents....Longview Daily NewsLongview Daily News, 16 Apr 2019 19:44:46 +0000Housing / Market / InspectionLongview Daily News9814Eastside market heats up as major tech news hits...Levin Special to the Reporter Sure as the cherry blossoms blooming every spring, the residential housing market on Mercer Island began heating up in March. Brokers in the Mercer Island office are seeing...Mercer Island ReporterMercer Island Reporter, 16 Apr 2019 08:39:45 +0000Rent/TenancyLandlord/OwnerHousing / Market / InspectionMercer Island Reporter1492Guest Commentary: Affordable housing solutions on Camano are a priority...ownership as property values have risen. These are market factors that contribute to the lack of affordable housing in our region. Whidbey Island established an affordable housing task force a few years...Stanwood Camano NewsStanwood Camano News, 16 Apr 2019 00:12:51 +0000Housing / Market / InspectionStanwood Camano News8332Scammers are trying to take advantage of the tight rental market by posting bogus listings on Craigslist....descriptions of real estate listings and post them for rent on Craigslist. Use a reverse search on Google to establish if a photo has been posted somewhere else. If you become involved in a rental scam:king5.comking5.com, 12 Apr 2019 14:22:55 +0000Rent/TenancyLandlord/Ownerking5.com75324Apartment rents climbing, and poised to go higher...higher Back to Gallery It's a great time to be a landlord in America, not so much if you're a renter. Apartment rents are continuing to rise this year, fueled by higher demand from millennials looking...Seattle Post IntelligencerSeattle Post Intelligencer, 11 Apr 2019 17:31:59 +0000Rent/TenancyLandlord/OwnerSeattle Post Intelligencer10427We can afford to keep Village Greens open...once again walk to the store. Do this by telling the property owners (controllers) a new commercial rent control law has been enacted requiring them to lower the lease and forget about the tax scam benefits...Kitsap Daily NewsKitsap Daily News, 11 Apr 2019 16:00:42 +0000Rent/TenancyKitsap Daily News5303WA landlords continue to turn away applicants with Section 8 vouchers, despite new law...instituted the new ban on income discrimination by tucking it into the state’s Residential Landlord-Tenant Act. “It was essentially a loophole in the fair-housing act that previously a landlord could say,...Seattle CrosscutSeattle Crosscut, 10 Apr 2019 19:21:28 +0000Rental Housing Association of WashingtonSection 8Rent/TenancyLandlord/OwnerHousing / Market / InspectionSeattle Crosscut14361Legal Notices 04/10/19...the right to evict occupants who are not tenants by summary proceedings under chapter 59.12 RCW. For tenant-occupied property, the purchaser shall provide a tenant with written notice in accordance with RCW...Goldendale SentinelGoldendale Sentinel, 10 Apr 2019 19:20:33 +0000Rent/TenancyGoldendale Sentinel932Yakima Valley residents sign on to tidying trend...contribute. Yakima Baby Boomers are retiring, leading many to downsize their homes to move into condos or assisted living, doing away with excess in that process, she said. About a quarter of the roughly...Yakima Herald RepublicYakima Herald Republic, 09 Apr 2019 20:56:12 +0000Rent/TenancyYakima Herald Republic12535These Seattle City Council candidates want Kshama Sawant's seat...cutoff to file for election, DeWolf joins an already eclectic list of people seeking to represent the renter-heavy area east of downtown, south of the ship canal and north of Rainier Valley. Some of the candidates...Seattle CrosscutSeattle Crosscut, 09 Apr 2019 12:11:53 +0000Rent/TenancyLandlord/OwnerSeattle Crosscut14361Thurston County home prices continue to rise, as sales fell in March...Pending sales were flat, with 564 units in the pipeline last month, compared to 567 in March 2018. A closer look at the county condo data for March 2019 compared to the year prior: Source: Northwest MLS.OlympianOlympian, 08 Apr 2019 23:55:55 +0000Rent/TenancyOlympian16435More than 50 people are running for Seattle City Council...for candidates to stick up for them,” said Devin Silvernail, a Sawant backer whose nonprofit holds renter workshops and organizes businesses to assist homeless people. In Ballard and elsewhere, the get-tough...Everett HeraldEverett Herald, 08 Apr 2019 19:34:18 +0000Rent/TenancyEverett Herald23071Who should lead Seattle? Meet the candidates running for City Council in 2019...Voucher status: Eligible to collect Ari Hoffman runs property-management and bounce-house rental companies. He says Seattle is overrun with crime because laws...Seattle TimesSeattle Times, 08 Apr 2019 16:30:51 +0000Rent/TenancyLandlord/OwnerHousing / Market / InspectionSeattle Times324392‘Change is what we’re talking about’: More than 50 council candidates set sights on Seattle City Hall...for candidates to stick up for them,” said Devin Silvernail, a Sawant backer whose nonprofit holds renter workshops and organizes businesses to assist homeless people. Advertising In Ballard and elsewhere,...Seattle TimesSeattle Times, 08 Apr 2019 13:14:27 +0000Rent/TenancySeattle Times324392Amazon plans to move Worldwide Operations to Bellevue by 2023, citing ‘business-friendly environment’...think it would bring some much-needed culture into Bellevue. Probably worsen the traffic and up the housing market, all that’s stuff that’s not the best,” she said. Chelminiak says with Expedia moving out...KCPQ Fox 13 SeattleKCPQ Fox 13 Seattle, 04 Apr 2019 03:09:49 +0000Housing / Market / InspectionKCPQ Fox 13 Seattle42425How efforts to solve homelessness are unfolding in Washington's Legislature...friends, family, or a homelessness-prevention program. "They’re still going to owe the rent to the landlord," said Michele Thomas, who has lobbied in favor of the bill as director policy and advocacy for the...KNKXKNKX, 02 Apr 2019 14:48:00 +0000Rent/TenancyKNKX6368