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Seattle REALTORS® provide consumer answers with HousingTranslator.com

By HOM Editor
January 2018

Seattle beat out major cities like Los Angeles and New York to be named the “Crane Capital of America.” One glance skyward and you’ll see why. So why hasn’t all the new construction made housing more affordable?

HousingTranslator.com, a Seattle King County REALTORS® microsite launched in 2017, provides simple and straightforward answers to this question and more about the King County housing market.

“Our members cite a lack of housing supply as the number one issue in the King County market,” said Sam DeBord, a broker with Coldwell Banker Danforth and 2017 President of Seattle King County REALTORS®. “HousingTranslator.com is designed to elevate the discussion about housing priorities. Our goal is to help more people become homeowners.”

If you’ve paid attention to the local news at all recently, you know what we’re talking about. Consumers in King County have seen home prices rise significantly in the past two years with no signs of slowing down. We’ve also seen strong job growth, which is great—but paired with an unprecedented shortage of homes available for sale, it means intense competition for the homes that are available. HousingTranslator.com identifies ways we can make the housing market more balanced for everyone.

“As people use HousingTranslator.com, we think they’ll come to understand that housing opportunities can be expanded,” said DeBord. “We will continue to push for solutions that make our communities a great place to live and work.”

Seattle King County REALTORS® is a trade association of 6,500 real estate brokers who serve clients throughout the Puget Sound area. The organization is a founding member of the National Association of REALTORS®, the largest professional trade association in the country, comprised of 1.2 million members.

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