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Friday, December 1, 2017

Why Allowing Marijuana Use at a Managed Property is a Bad Idea
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We moved in one of the first states to allow legal marijuana usage and growth but were certainly not the last. It seems that with every election more states are allowing the growth, distribution, and use of medical and recreational marijuana, but how does that play into a rental property? What should property owners and landlords consider...

Monday, October 23, 2017

5 Warning Signs when Screen Tenants
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The rental screening process is just getting more and more complex. Regulations vary widely from Seattle to Everett.  Some property owners are getting out of this rental market as a result of regulations and yet how can you walk away from one of the hottest growth areas in the country!  Seattle has had the highest crane count in...

Monday, September 25, 2017

5 Questions You Must Ask a Potential Property Manager
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You've decided to let a property manager manage your rental properties, so how do you choose the best one?You want someone that has your back, is honest, doesn't cost an arm and a leg, and really takes the stress off of being a landlord and managing it yourself. There may be many reasons you're looking at a property manager s...

Monday, August 28, 2017

5 Ways to Beautify Your Rental Before Listing
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Have a rental unit or home that you'd like to get listed soon? You probably trying to get the very most out of your cash flow property so that does take a little bit of investment on your part. Getting a home ready for listing is a little bit of time and maybe even money depending on the previous renter for how much work needs to be d...

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Everett Property Tax Statements and Bills
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EVERETT — Property-tax statements that started arriving in mailboxes throughout Snohomish County this month are bound to prove a bit pricier than last year.Homeowners in almost every community will have bigger bills to pay in 2017 compared to last year. Most increases owe directly to school, public safety or transit levies that vote...

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

The Significance of Hiring a Residential Property Management Firm
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Nowadays, there are some landlords who choose to manage their own investment properties based on their abilities. But, most of them quickly realize they need a great assistance from most experts. This is the main reason why management companies are quite essential these days, managing tenants and properties is more complex with constant c...

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

How to Win a Real Estate Bidding War without Being the Highest Bidder
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With the real estate market in the Olympia, Lacey and Tumwater, WA areas shifting to a seller’s market, buyers are finding themselves in a bidding war.  But buyers can win without being the highest bidder and here are the two key points buyers should know when preparing an offer:Understand the Seller’s Wants and NeedsUnde...

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Why All Homeowners Should Get a Home Inspection
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The next time you need a home inspection remember these simple tips on what to ask and what to look for.When buying a new house, its all to easy to get enamored with all the pretty new features, the shiny granite, the glistening new appliances in the kitchen and the new mosaic tiles in the master bathroom. But don’t fall in love too...

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Are Sellers Hibernating?
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Home buyers are in a spring mood, but sellers are still hibernating, suggested one broker while commenting on the latest statistics from Northwest Multiple Listing Service. Figures for February and feedback from brokers indicate record-low inventory is spurring multiple offers, rising prices, fewer sales, and frustrated house-hunters.Year...

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

How to Communicate with Your Renters
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Unfortunately, every landlord and property manager go through their share of issues when dealing with tenants, and while some issues can’t be avoided, taking the time to educate your tenants goes a long way.Often, new renters can simply become poor tenants due to a lack of knowledge of their responsibilities; educating tenants in th...

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