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A win for homeowners despite difficult year for Washington families, economy

It’s no secret this year was a difficult one for Washington. Persistent unemployment, the continuing budget gap, skyrocketing tuition, high gas prices, plummeting home values and cuts to essential services – at a time when they’re needed most – have

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In difficult year WA legislature passes bills to protect homeowners, encourage savings

By Gary Burris, Senior Policy Associate With the current state budget shortfall, federal budget deficits and looming cuts in vital services, it’s easy to miss a few of the good things that are happening in our state legislature. Specifically, several

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Wall Street Home “Resale” Fees Raise Ire, and Eyebrows

From the Public News Service: With real estate values still low in most of the country, a new investment device has surfaced – and a coalition of consumer groups and real estate industry organizations is sounding an alarm. “Private transfer

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