Call to Action
Increase in "Real Estate
Action Needed: Please contact
your House Member and urge him/her to VOTE NO on HB 2196, creating a new tax on housing! This bill is scheduled for a vote of the House
sometime before WEDNESDAY, March 16th.
creates a new tax on housing by adding a .650% local real estate tax.
The bottom line is HB 2196 adds new taxes on housing -- affecting your
ability to sell affordable homes to first time homebuyers, middle class
families, senior citizens and especially those on fixed
Throughout the recession, real estate has propped up the economy.
Now, legislators are attacking the key industry leading the state through a
fragile economic recovery. And, this is only the first shot at real
We, the real estate industry and
many others have really been working hard to stop the REET bill. In
order to see the language of the bill thus far, please go to www.leg.wa.gov and in the bill search
line, type in 2196. The substitute bill doesn't reflect the amendments that are
floating around though. Many of which make the bill worse.
send an e-mail with your "call to action" "VOTE NO on House Bill
2196" to your House representatives today?
You can find your house members by clicking on: http://www1.leg.wa.gov/House.
Thank you for your help.
Ron Ewart, CEO
Fall City, WA
425 222-4742 or 1 800