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Washington tax bill may force retiree out of Seattle home


His wife was in a similar field, but has since moved into real estate. On top of that Don has medical conditions that require surgery, so he won’t be going back to work soon. But that’s what he will likely have to do under rising Washington tax bills.


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Don and his wife have put years and a lot of themselves into their dream Seattle homeWith the latest Washington tax bill, however, they may have to wake up from that dream. “We’ve been fortunate,” Don told KIRO Radio’s Dori Monson“Both of us worked 30-some yearsI’m 56My wife is 58Initially, we paid $300,000 for the piece of property; almost 21 years agoWe struggled to buy the homeWe had to get an 80-10-10 loan … and the home was a 1942 home.”

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