Wednesday, March 31, 2010
LEGISLATIVE VICTORY FOR REALTORS®, SO FAR
With the powerful presence of more than 600 REALTORS® on our Hill Day in January, the message we carried to legislators in Olympia was heard-real estate is critical to the overall economic recovery. During a session where it seemed taxes were inevitable, where decisions were difficult and state funds were waning, no increase in the real estate excise tax or B&O tax passed, nor was there a sales tax on services imposed on real estate. The special session is not over but it seems that lawmakers agree that it we must protect the industry that will lead us to recovery.