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Rural Realtor

Cle Elum Realtor Kitty Wallace has sold everything from single wides to million- dollar homes. In her nearly 20 years of experience she’s seen Kittitas County become unaffordable for many of its year-round residents. Vacation homes sell for over $1 million, a 51% increase from 2020 to 2021. But Wallace argues that affordable housing is crucial even in a luxury market.

Finding Home

Shavon Jones, a Seattle resident of 18 years, had always wanted to own a home. As prices increased and she became a single mother of five, her dream seemed even further out of reach. With the help of Homestead Community Land Trust and Habitat for Humanity, Jones was able to qualify for programs to help her own a home of her own.