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Washington REALTORS® Oppose New Taxes, Protect Economy
By HOM Editorial Team | April 9, 2015
The Washington Capitol building. A vibrant real estate market is inextricably intertwined with a healthy economy. It is difficult, if not impossible, to have one without the other. For this reason, the Washington REALTORS® Association has taken on a le …
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