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Seattle named 2nd fastest growing large city in the US by WalletHub

A recent study has found that Seattle is thriving even though the country is struggling through a global pandemic. With the increase in work-at-home employees, some expected an increase in families moving to the suburbs. This new study demonstrates that Seattle’s housing market is stronger than most expected. In the last week, the governor’s office…

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Seattle eviction moratorium extended through the end of the year

Last week, Mayor Durkan extended the city’s pandemic rent reprieve to residential and small business tenants through the end of 2020. Currently, there is a statewide eviction moratorium through October 15th. This bans late fees, rent and deposit increases throughout Washington. The additional extension is a result of the loss of $600 in extra weekly…

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Eviction moratorium extended through August 1st​, 2020​

Governor Jay Inslee extended the eviction moratorium for the state of Washington through August 1st. As reported by KING 5 News, “It prohibits, with limited exceptions, residential evictions and late fees on unpaid rent. It also requires landlords to offer residents a repayment plan to catch up on unpaid rent.” In addition, The King County…

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COVID-19 Resources For Landlords and Tenants

We are nearing a month of the Washington State Stay Home, Stay Healthy order and the good news is that our curve has flattened. The bad news is that there is no guarantee this order will be lifted on May 5th as planned. The best thing you can do right now is to stay educated…

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Coronavirus Moratorium on Evictions has Passed the City Council

Mayor Jenny Durkan signed an emergency order over the weekend to put a temporary moratorium on residential evictions in response to the coronavirus outbreak in the Seattle area. The moratorium stops all evictions related to the non-payment or partial payment of rent for 30 days. It also stops all late fees or other charges for…

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Seattle City Council Passes New Law Regarding Winter Evictions

This week, the Seattle City Council voted to prevent landlords from evicting tenants for three months during the winter (Dec. 1 to March 1).  However, they did limit this new rule to low and moderate-income tenants and exempted landlords that own four or fewer housing units.   Currently, the Mayor’s office is not supporting such…

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