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Court sides with National Association of Realtors, halts antitrust investigation 

The Department of Justice must close its reopened antitrust investigation into the National Association of Realtors, a federal judge ruled this week.

Seattle’s downtown living experience rated top 5 in the country

Seattle was rated No. 5 overall and cited for its strong rent-to-income ratio, green apartment buildings and neighborhood safety. 

New-home sales rise in December 

The median sales price of a new home was down on a monthly basis but up on an annual one. 

King County average home price in 2012: $400K. Today? More than $1 million.

The median home price in the Northwest MLS increased for the 10th consecutive year in 2022, the service’s annual review shows.

Seattle’s annual housing inventory growth is second-highest in the nation

Seattle’s increased housing inventory in 2022 was the second-highest among major cities, the RE/MAX National Housing Report showed.

NAR: Existing-home sales dip 1.5% in December 

House prices, however, continued to rise, marking the 130th consecutive month for price gains, the longest streak on record, the National Association of REALTORS® said.   

Home prices increase as falling mortgage rates attract buyers

More buyers have entered the market in the past four weeks as mortgage rates fell.

Single-family starts, builder confidence rise 

The increase in builder confidence breaks a string of 12 straight monthly declines in the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index. 

NAR tips to comply with the Fair Housing Act

Potential buyers want real information about the communities they’re shopping in. And while agents may feel like experts, their answers must always comply with fair housing laws. To help, the National Association of REALTORS® released some advice.

SP200 ranks the most-powerful people in residential real estate in 2023 

HomeServices of America President and CEO Gino Blefari took the top spot on the annual list. 

Washington ranked one of the best states to raise a family

Washington is one of the best states in the country to raise a family, according to a new report from WalletHub. 

Anywhere Real Estate Inc. cuts workforce, ends iBuyer operation

The firm’s subsidiaries include Century 21, Coldwell Banker, Corcoran Group and Sotheby’s International.

Northwest MLS sees first year-over-year home-price drop in more than a decade

Home prices in the Northwest MLS footprint dropped on an annual basis for the first time since March 2012, the service’s December data showed.

BHHS Northwest Real Estate acquires Better Properties DuPont Lacey Yelm

BHHS Northwest Real Estate is expanding its Puget Sound footprint with the acquisition of Better Properties DuPont Lacy Yelm.

Seattle rated one of the most affordable cities for singles

Seattle was rated one of the most affordable cities for singles in a recent analysis that examined average salaries and median rents.

Buyer concessions make a comeback in the fourth quarter

Seattle had the second-biggest jump in concessions.

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