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Justice Department probe, civil lawsuits pose challenge to real-estate industry practices.

“Plaintiffs’ allegations plausibly show that the Buyer-Broker Commission Rules prevent effective negotiation over commission rates and cause an artificial inflation of buyer-broker commission rates,” the judge wrote last year. “But-for Defendants’ conspiracy, each Plaintiff would have paid ‘substantially lower commissions.’”

Transparency in Commissions

Fact: Real estate brokers commission rates are not regulated in any state and are ALWAYS 100% negotiable.

The end goal of this lawsuit is for “Buyer Agent Commissions” to be fully seen as a fee paid for and financed in the buyer’s loan.

For example, on a $1 million home with a 3% commission the

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  • August show month-to-month drops in new listings, total inventory, pending sales, close sales, and median prices
  • NWMLS statistics show the volume of new listings added during August declined from July (down 11.5%)
  • “We are seeing homes stay on the market slightly longer and more instances of sellers overpricing their properties."
  • Prices showed signs of moderating during August. The average price was down $10,000 from July.

Northwest MLS brokers say August housing activity follows patterns of seasonal slowing KIRKLAND, Washington (September 7, 2021) – August typically brings a dip in housing activity and this year was no different, according to representatives from Northwest Multiple Listing Service when commenting on newly-released

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The flaming-hot housing market has seen median home prices soar an unprecedented 24% since the outbreak of the Coronavirus last year. But in recent weeks, that fire has lost some of its heat as buyers finally start to push back at sky-high prices. Simply put: The housing market is slowing a bit.

Already, a growing list of doomsayers point to the shifting market as taking us one step closer to a bursting housing bubble. In their minds, housing went up too fast and now must come back down.

But what does the data say? When you look under the hood, the run-up to 2008 housing bubble and the hot 2021 housing market are very different bull markets. While there are several reasons why our latest frenzy won’t result in a bust, there’s one reason

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Home buyers are finding some relief, but Northwest MLS brokers say it is temporary.

  •          New listings slightly outgain homes going under contract.
  •          Highest level of Inventory since October of 2020
  •          There is some ‘normalization’ in our market as it relates to the historical summer slowdown.”
  •          This is due to a typical mid-summer season market combined with some buyer fatigue
  •          14 of the 26 counties in the Northwest MLS report showed year-over-year (YOY) gains in new listings
  •          Buyers act NOW. Sellers don’t panic.
  •          With a lack of new construction coming on the market in suburban areas after years of under building, increasing demand still has few places to go.
  •          Interest
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  • About 45% of last year’s home sales had three bedrooms; of the condo component, about seven of every 10 condos (70.7%) had two or fewer bedrooms.
  • The median price for a 3-bedroom home ranged from $182,000 in Ferry County to $624,500 in San Juan County.
  • Of the condo sales, more than 55% were located in King County. 
  • For the new construction component involving Northwest MLS brokers, newly built condos continued to fetch higher prices than single family homes. Last year’s sales included 10,944 newly built single family homes that sold for a median price of $550,000 and 979 condos that sold for a median price of $629,950. New homes in King County commanded the highest prices: $749,950 for single family homes, while newly built condos in
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  • New listings dropped nearly 13% system-wide and 18.5% in King County.
  • Pending sales rose nearly 6.6% in the Puget Sound region
  • June and July were also lackluster this year with regard to listings

KIRKLAND, Washington (September 9, 2019) – Depleted inventory continues to frustrate would-be buyers in Western Washington. Many of these potential homeowners are expanding their search beyond the major job centers in King County, according to market watchers who commented on the latest statistics from Northwest Multiple Listing Service.

The MLS report summarizing August activity shows less than two months of supply system-wide, and only about 1.6 months of supply in the four-county Puget Sound region. The sparse selection is pushing up

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