Real Estate Commentary

CRAIG BLACKMON IS A REAL ESTATE ATTORNEY, BROKER, AND INNOVATOR IN SEATTLE.

Racist Restrictive Covenants in Seattle

“Racial covenants” are once again in the news. The term describes a restriction, based on race, on who may own and use a particular piece of real property. Seattle — like every other American city — used them to keep certain neighborhoods...

Cultum v Heritage House

The seminal case of Cultum v Heritage House Realtors is an important one for my practice. The case recognized a real estate broker’s ability to engage in the limited practice of law. So it defines the outer limits of the legal services that a real estate agent...

Selling Agent

The Real Estate Broker who represents the buyer – not the seller – in a transaction.  If an agent works for the buyer, why is she called the “selling” agent? It is a very old term that originated back when all agents worked for the seller. Real estate...

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