Laws & Taxes

Laws & Taxes

Realtors announce housing market strategies to boost Washington’s economy

OLYMPIA, WA - January 13, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) – The Washington REALTORS® today announced several recommendations designed to energize Washington's housing market. The recommendations are the product of the Realtors' Economic Stimulus Presidential Advisory Group, which included three of the Northwest's top economists and leaders from state agencies.

Attorney General’s foreclosure rescue fraud and online promotions bills scheduled for public hearings this...

OLYMPIA, WA - January 18, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) – Two bills requested by Attorney General Rob McKenna that would protect Washington consumers are scheduled for public hearings this week.

Eastern Washington families lost their homes to felon and his wife

SPOKANE, WA - January 15, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) – The Washington Attorney General’s Office is suing a convicted equity skimmer a second time, claiming the Colfax man and his wife ran a real estate investment business that misled distressed homeowners and property investors

Property tax foreclosure sale – February 6

January 23, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) – Doug Lasher, Clark County Treasurer, announced that a Property Tax Foreclosure Auction will be conducted on Friday, February 6, 2009, at 9 a.m. in the 6th Floor Hearing Room, Clark County Public Service Center Building, 1300 Franklin Street, Vancouver, Washington. Lasher stated, “It is anticipated that there will be six parcels subject to sale this year.”

States want Congress to amend bankruptcy code

OLYMPIA, WA - January 6, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) – Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna is joining attorneys general from 21 other states plus the District of Columbia in an effort to convince Congress to loosen bankruptcy rules so judges can modify home loans to help reduce foreclosures.

Florida company accused of charging homeowners for empty promises

SPOKANE, WA - October 16, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — They call themselves “United Home Savers” and pledge to help homeowners facing foreclosure. But the...

Dirty deeds: Attorney General’s Office raises the red flag on foreclosure fraud

OLYMPIA, WA - September 05, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — Rising mortgage payments have paved the way for scammers who peruse foreclosure listings. Grasping at...

Notices of residential property values mailed

Vancouver, WA – The Clark County Department of Assessment and GIS will mail notices of new property values to about 114,000 residential, multi-family and...

New law helps protect distressed homeowners

 SEATTLE - A new state law to help protect financially strapped homeowners from equity skimming and foreclosure rescue scams becomes effective in Washington on June 12....

Property Taxes Due By April 30

Doug Lasher, Clark County Treasurer, stated that first-half property taxes are due on Wednesday, April 30. “If you have not received your 2008 first-half...

Attorney General’s foreclosure rescue fraud and identity theft bills scheduled for public hearings tomorrow

 OLYMPIA – Two bills requested by Attorney General Rob McKenna that would protect Washington residents from mortgage foreclosure scams and make it easier to...

Appraisers to visit south county properties; set values for 2009

Vancouver, WA – Appraisers from the Clark County Assessor’s Office will be conducting onsite inspections in the south-central portion of the county from now...

Notices of residential property values mailed

Vancouver, WA., 11/16/2007 – The Clark County Department of Assessment and GIS will mail notices of new property values to about 140,000 residential, multi-family and...

Attorney General settles with Kirkland-based real estate lead company

SEATTLE, WA., November 06, 2007 – Attorney General Rob McKenna today announced a settlement with a Kirkland-based company that sells leads to real estate agents on...

Justice Department Files Fair Housing Lawsuit Against Spokane, Washington, Developers, Architects, And Engineers

WASHINGTON, September 25, 2007 – The Justice Department today sued the developers, architects, and professional engineers responsible for building five apartment complexes in Spokane County,...

Mayor has new housing help plan

In an attempt to encourage developers to build more affordable housing for middle-income workers, Mayor Greg Nickels has released a revamped version of Seattle's...

Port officials say no tax increase expected for $300 million Tacoma project

Your taxes won’t increase to pay for the Port of Tacoma’s expansion. At least that’s what port executive director Tim Farrell and most of its...

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KCHA spearheads successful effort to preserve nine subdized apartment complexes in...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - December 3, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- When a portfolio of nine privately owned Section 8-assisted housing complexes located in five counties scattered across Washington state was offered for sale last spring, the King County Housing Authority spearheaded a collaborative effort to purchase it. The housing authorities of Bremerton, Grays Harbor County, Yakima, and Chelan County and the City of Wenatchee participated in assuring the preservation of a total of 337 homes within the various communities.

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City kicks off Meydenbauer Bay Park construction

he City of Bellevue broke ground last week on the long-awaited Meydenbauer Bay Park, which will improve the connection between Bellevue's bustling downtown and its scenic Lake Washington waterfront.