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MISSION: The Mason County Association of Realtors is organized for the benefit of its members to advance the business interests of its membership, to promote and preserve private property rights, and to uphold and enforce the REALTOR Code of Ethics

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221 W. Railroad Ave, Suite 1,(PO BOX 908) Shelton, WA 98584 360-426-0689

General membership meeting
PUD#3 12- 1pm October 21, 2016
2621 E. Johns Prairie Rd
Shelton, WA  98584
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MISSION: The Mason County Association of Realtors is organized for the benefit of its members to advance the business interests of its membership, to promote and preserve private property rights, and to uphold and enforce the REALTOR Code of Ethics

MCAR

221 W. Railroad Ave, Suite 1,(PO BOX 908) Shelton, WA 98584 360-426-0689

General membership meeting
PUD#3 12- 1pm October 21, 2016
2621 E. Johns Prairie Rd
Shelton, WA  98584
United States
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 21, 2016
 
Mason County Realtors endorse Neatherlin and Shutty for county commissioner seats, Griffey for state House
 
SHELTON, Wash. - The Mason County Association of Realtors®, one of the county’s largest business organizations, has endorsed Randy Neatherlin for re-election as Mason County commissioner, District 1 and Kevin Shutty for Mason County commissioner, District 2. The Realtors have also endorsed Rep. Dan Griffey in his race to retain his seat in the Washington State House, Position 1 of the 35th District.
The endorsement decisions followed comprehensive candidate interviews held on July 7, 2016 with the local organization’s 5-member interview panel in Shelton. The interview questions posed to the candidates in the commissioner races involved issues that impact the real estate industry, home and business ownership and the quality of life in Mason County communities.  Rep. Griffey was endorsed by the group without an interview by the panel, after extensive consideration of his voting record.
 
The organization had previously announced their early endorsement of Rep. Drew MacEwen in his bid for re-election to the 35th District Washington House, Position 2. MacEwen has held the office since he was elected in 2012.
 
Richard Bell, 2016 President of the Mason County Association of Realtors®, encourages local residents to take note of the Realtors’ endorsements when considering their votes in this year’s elections.

             “The candidates we chose to endorse are truly concerned about the quality of life of our communities, something that affects everything we do and say as Realtors here,” says Bell. “Because of the nature of our service to so many households in Mason County, Realtors have a true read on how the decisions by our leaders in government play out in reality on our homes, our jobs and our lives.”
 
The endorsements result not only in votes and campaign volunteers, but also the financial support of what is now the state’s largest political action committee. The REALTOR® Political Action Committee (RPAC) is bi-partisan and endorses candidates who share the organization’s concerns for issues that affect residential and commercial real estate, property owners, and communities in Mason County. This year, RPAC rose to the top of the list of the state’s largest PACs with more than $1 million in local and state contributions.
 
The Mason County Association of Realtors®* is organized for the benefit of the business interests of its membership, to promote and preserve private property rights, and to uphold the REALTOR® Code of Ethics. Realtors are the leading advocates for hundreds of area home buyers, sellers and current homeowners each year throughout Mason County.   
 

 
 
Mason County Association of REALTORS
Housing Issues Briefing
 
The Mason County Association of REALTORS is planning our annual Housing Issues Briefing again this year.  The location and the date have been selected so please mark your calendars for August 19th 2016 at the PUD#3 Building on Johns Prairie Road in Shelton. The presentations will begin at 11am and we should conclude by 2pm.
 
The program main speakers are Mike Luis, Executive Director  The Center for Wooden Boats.
Before joining the Center, Mr. Luis operated a public affairs and communications consulting practice with a focus on housing and economic development.  While working at the Center for Wooden Boats he remains active as a writer and speaker on these topics. 
 
Congressman Denny Heck is the first representative for Washington’s 10th Congressional District. Since taking office, his top priorities have been creating jobs, growing our economy and keeping the American Dream alive for the middle class and those working to get into it. Congressman Heck is the only Member of Congress from the Pacific Northwest that serves on the House Financial Services Committee, which focuses on federal housing policy, Wall Street reform, consumer protection, commercial insurance and banking issues. 
 
Local REALTOR Andy Conklin Chairman of the Quality of Life committee for the Mason County Association of REALTORS and presenter of local stats for Mason County based on the NWMLS information. 
We will be serving a box lunch, catered by Kerns Kitchen plus water and cookies. $10
We are going to need a close head count so please RSVP to By August 15th
 
Ellen Howard
 

 
 
 
Welcome to the launch of a new NAR Call For Action (CFA).   The CFA will launch later today with a rolling process of text messages, broker involvement, and then general membership.   The purpose of this CFA is to encourage SENATORS to take action on HR 3700, the Housing Opportunities through Modernization Act which passed the House on a unanimous vote of 427-0 in February.   This was also a talking point by WAR delegates for the MCAR May meetings.   Below is the announcement of House passage.   Your participation is appreciated.
 
In February the House of Representatives passed H.R. 3700, the “Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act”, sponsored by Reps. Luetkemeyer (R-MO) and Cleaver (D-MO), by a remarkable unanimous roll call vote of 427-0. This important, widely supported legislation will expand housing opportunities for first-time homebuyers and low-income rental housing residents, ease restrictions on existing homeowners and landlords, streamline rural housing programs, and save taxpayers money. The more than one million members of the National Association of REALTORS® believe this is a win/win, and urge you to bring HR 3700 to the floor for immediate passage. H.R. 3700 contains a number of provisions that will ease restrictions on the purchase of condominiums. Today, less than 10% of condominiums nationwide are eligible for purchase with FHA mortgage insurance. This leaves first-time homebuyers, urban dwellers and seniors wanting to downsize without access to what is often the most affordable homeownership option. H.R. 3700 makes common sense adjustments to these burdensome restrictions, will expand housing opportunities, and will protect taxpayers. This legislation also makes needed reforms to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) rental assistance programs. H.R 3700 would ease administrative burdens for housing agencies and owners, while delivering fairer and more efficient assistance to low-income families. The reforms also expand access to housing for needy families, while increasing opportunities for families to transition into self-sufficiency. H.R. 3700 permanently authorizes the Rural Housing Service (RHS) use of direct endorsement lenders to approve RHS loans. FHA and VA home loan programs already utilize this approach which speeds the process and reduces the burden on the agencies. This bill was supported by 427 bipartisan Members of the House of Representatives. It makes commonsense reforms to federal housing programs, and the Congressional Budget Office reports it will reduce spending by $311 million over the 2017-2021 period. NAR urges you to pass H.R. 3700 and send this legislation to the President’s desk.
 
Sincerely, Tom Salomone 2016 President, National Association of REALTORS®
 

 
 
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