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Crosscut Now: Special Reports

In these special reports Crosscut explores the topics of politics, culture, equity and environment.

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.