Grants fund drought projects from Spokane to Startup

Drought relief funding will help ease congestion and safety concerns at a water hauling station north of Spokane, improve the water delivery system for a Wenatchee irrigation district and allow the Kennewick Irrigation District to store water for use in really busy times.

Seattle to enhance Traffic Incident Management

The City of Seattle announced it is implementing a series of recommendations for enhancing traffic incident management practices. The changes are based on nationwide best practices for incident response and will enable City departments to better manage on-street collision scenes and help improve traffic flow around these scenes

NGBS Green Certified Homes Receive Interest Rate Reduction in Washington State

The Washington State Housing Finance Commission recognizes NGBS Green Certification (Silver level and higher) as one option for meeting the requirements of the Energy Spark Home Loan program. Energy Spark provides a .25 interest rate reduction for qualifying buyers of energy-efficient homes and home improvements. NGBS is recognized alongside Northwest Energy Star Homes, LEED, DOE Zero Energy Ready Home, Passive House, and Built Green.

Restoring Cities and Nature: Architect Frank Harmon To Address AIA Seattle

Raleigh architect and educator Frank Harmon, FAIA, will be the keynote speaker for the 2015 Residential Design Forum presented by the American Institute of Architects Seattle, WA., chapter (AIA Seattle) on Monday, June 8 at 6:30 p.m.

Plan would keep wastewater, pollution out of Seattle’s waterways

Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) today proposed a 15-year plan to prevent millions of gallons of untreated wastewater and polluted runoff from flowing into creeks, lakes, the Duwamish, and Puget Sound.

Gov. Inslee praises five “Solar Communities”

Bellevue, Edmonds, Kirkland, Mercer Island, and Seattle recognized for increasing residential solar energy installations through reduced costs, streamlined permitting

Attorney General sues Grant County mobile home landlord for sham sales used to evade...

Attorney General Bob Ferguson today filed a complaint in Grant County Superior Court against Gary Chavers, owner of Sun & Sand Mobile Home Park in Mattawa, Wash., for forcing tenants to sign “purchase” contracts so that he could evade city health and safety inspections and thereby avoid the expense of improving the poor condition of the mobile homes. The tenants, mostly farm workers whose primary language is Spanish, were told they must sign the contracts or move out.

Powerful Neighborhoods Brings Energy Efficient Lights to 70,000 Homes

Seattle City Light's Powerful Neighborhoods conservation program has reached 70,000 customers in the past four years, saving enough energy to power nearly 2,800 homes and saving our customers about $2 million a year

A reason to be thankful: Residents purchase Oak Harbor mobile-home park

OAK HARBOR, Wash. - December 3, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- When the homeowners in the 59-site mobile-home park formerly known as Thunderbird gathered to give thanks last week, they had something new to add to the list: They now owned the land under their homes as well

IDX solution employed by Washington agent Blake Voorhees brings thousands of area property listings...

EUGENE, OR - June 4, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Blake Voorhees of Coldwell Banker Danforth & Associates has adopted an IDX solution for his professional website, synchronizing thousands of detailed Northwest MLS (NWMLS) listings online. IDX Broker software makes it so simple for home seekers to scan the NWMLS listings Voorhees hosts, by allowing them the same access to these property listings that was once strictly reserved and available for professional agents and brokers. Potential Seattle, Washington buyers can now experience a dynamic and innovative online property search, directly on the IDX enabled website Voorhees supports.

Home modification, energy efficiency tips allow aging-in-place – presentation on April 24

Vancouver, WA - April 16, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Ideas about home modification, energy efficiency and green building will be topics of a Wednesday, April 24, presentation sponsored by the Commission on Aging.

Seattle promotes innovation in achieving energy efficiency

SEATTLE, WA - October 15, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, Mayor McGinn announced an innovative approach to helping commercial electric utility customers achieve energy savings. The Mayor announced a three- year pilot project that will test an energy conservation concept known as "pay for performance."

iPhone enabled property search by IDX Broker synced to Washington real estate resource of...

EUGENE, OR - June 20, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- IDX, Inc. welcomes Sarah Day to the ever-expanding networks of agents and brokers dedicated to transforming the online real estate search on their professional websites. As a member of the Northwest MLS (NWMLS), Morris has long had access to thousands of detailed property listings. Now, her clients and other Port Orchard, Washington home seekers can experience the same level of accessibility to the NWMLS. IDX Broker has forever changed the way potential buyers search for homes online

Investment opportunities of Ewing and Clark Realty is now synced with Washington real estate...

EUGENE, OR - May 7, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Rob Potashnick of Ewing and Clark Realty has adopted a customized IDX solution from IDX, Inc. for his professional real estate website. As a member of the Commercial Brokers Association MLS (CBAMLS), Potashnick has long has access to the immense database of property listings CBAMLS hosts. Now, clients of Potashnick and potential home buyers are able to utilize the innovative IDX solution he employs and can experience an unprecedented level of access to CBAMLS MLS listings conveniently from Potashnick’s search page. The online property search in Mercer Island, Washington has been revolutionized by IDX Broker software and Potashnick

Mariah Buck utilizes IDX Broker software to showcase Washington homes on her professional website

EUGENE, OR - March 23, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- IDX, Inc. and Eastsound, Washington real estate consultant Mariah Buck have joined forces to present area home seekers with a comprehensive and detailed real estate website. IDX Broker software has integrated a search page that extracts raw listing data directly from the Northwest MLS (NWMLS) database and seamlessly presents it on Buck’s website. She can now supply her clients with thousands of Washington homes instantly, from the convenience and familiarity of her IDX-enabled website.

Realtor James Dainard utilizes custom IDX solution to showcase Heaton Dainard, LLC properties

EUGENE, OR - March 23, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- IDX, Inc. is pleased to welcome Bellevue, Washington Realtor James Dianard to the growing network of real estate professionals using the revolutionary IDX Broker software on their websites. Northwest MLS (NWMLS) listings are now seamlessly integrated onto Dianard’s Washington search page, making thousands of detailed property listings instantly available for home seekers and potential clients. With his customized IDX solution, Dianard can host one of the most dynamic and informative online real estate resources for Washington buyers

IDX solution on Washington real estate website integrates a powerful and effective online property...

EUGENE, OR - February 14, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Steven Simmons of Coldwell Banker Ocean Beach Properties has joined with IDX, Inc. to upgrade his professional real estate website with a customizable IDX solution. IDX Broker software integrates the Ocean Shores, Washington property listings Simmons represents with thousands of Northwest MLS (NWMLS) listings, creating a thorough and comprehensive database of homes for potential buyers to search through. The IDX enabled website Simmons hosts has simplified the online search capabilities for all those involved in the real estate market, from agents and brokers to home seekers.

IDX Broker brings advanced property search to real estate website in historic Sammamish, Washington

EUGENE, OR - November 21, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- IDX, Inc. welcomes Deanna Sihon of The New Home Council to the growing network of agents and brokers that have adopted an IDX solution for their professional real estate search pages. As a member of the Northwest MLS (NWMLS), Sihon has long had access to the detailed property listings NWMLS supplies to real estate professionals. Now, potential buyers can experience the same level of accessibility to the NWMLS database by utilizing the IDX-enabled search tools Sihon hosts online.

IDX Broker software provides versatile management features to Broker Kris Swierz of The MLS...

EUGENE, OR - November 17, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- IDX, Inc. welcomes Kris Swierz of The to the growing network of real estate professionals who have chosen to integrate the dynamic IDX Broker software onto their website. Home seekers can now experience an unprecedented level of access to Northwest MLS Listings databases of listings. Thousands of detailed property listings are seamlessly linked to his search page, giving potential buyers the unique ability to narrow the MLS databases on their terms.

Access to thousands of Washington real estate listings made possible by IDX, Inc. on...

EUGENE, OR - October 31, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Seattle, Washington area properties just became easier to search for, thanks to the partnership of IDX, Inc. and Broker/Owner Bonnie Beddall of RE/MAX Metro Realty, Inc. Northwest MLS (NWMLS) are now fully integrated onto the search page Beddall hosts, giving Washington home seekers an easy-to-use real estate resource to utilize in her online property search. With his custom IDX solution, Beddall now hosts one of the most dynamic and informative real estate websites and searches for Seattle area buyers.


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.


Calmwater Capital Originates $7.6 Million Loan for WSU Student Housing

Calmwater Capital, a leading national direct real estate lender, has provided $7.6 million in senior debt to Nelson Brothers Professional Real Estate, LLC to acquire and upgrade a student housing complex near Washington State University. The 184-bed property, known as College Crest Apartments, is located at 1555 NE Merman Drive in Pullman, Washington.