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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Property Management Homeowners Insurance FAQ
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HOW DOES THE PROPERTY MANAGER REQUIRE TENANTS TO OBTAIN THIS INSURANCE? The Property Manager includes this as a mandate in every lease agreement, and every lease renewal as a new policy. The Landlord requires coverage of $100,000 per the lease agreement. Tenants may opt out of this coverage by obtaining a similar policy from their own in...

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Guidelines For Choosing Reputable Property Management Companies
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Deciding to use a property management company for your rental assets is an excellent choice for your finances. It is vital for asset buyers to know about the responsibilities of an estate management agent. Real estate offers one of the most flexible and self-directed avenues available for personal and professional success. The points disc...

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

More Tips for Finding a Great Property Manager
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Owning rental property can be an excellent investment. Since buying and maintaining assets involves investing substantial capital. Finding the best property management service for your community can be a complex task. A good partner should be kept abreast with all the goings-on in the said estate. They alleviate the proprietor owner of a ...

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Plywood Vs. OSB Which is Better?
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Far too often I see OSB “sag” between the trusses making your roof look wavy. Although, OSB typically offers a higher shear rating which adds rigidity to your structure.Over the years I have seen claims for plywood decking delaminating, which can cause squeeks and knocks between the ply’s.Plywood vs. OSB: Which is Better...

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Seattle's First in Time Ordinances
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For those of you working in the City of Seattle, you've probably been privy to the new ordinance in the city called First in Time. To remind, this ordinance mandates that a Seattle landlord must "offer tenancy of the available unit to the first prospective occupant meeting all screening criteria."    Alth...

Monday, May 1, 2017

7 Real Estate Investing Trends For 2017
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This week veteran real estate investor and property manager Larry Arth discuss what he sees as 7 real estate investing trends For 2017.I have held many discussions with investors, builders, buyers and sellers heading into 2017, and their consensus, as well as everything I have read, leads me to this conclusion:Real estate investing over t...

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Can you handle the truth about apartment rents?
The average apartment rent in Seattle rose 8.3% in the past year. That’s a lot. No doubt about it. It beats inflation. It beats wage growth. So some are calling this a problem of skyrocketing rents, a crisis, an emergency. Is it really? Let's take a look.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Property Management Winterization Plans
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In the pacific Northwest, It's either the winds, the rains or the occasional deep freeze that seems to visit around Thanksgiving challenging residential property managers. That is not to say winter-like weather can descend long before it’s time to carve the Thanksgiving turkey.“This is the time of the year to be proactive!...

Monday, January 2, 2017

Trump Changes Home Buyers and Sellers
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FHA gets trumped! Within two hours of President Donald Trump's inauguration on Jan. 20, the White House announced that the 0.25 percentage point reduction was being suspended indefinitely. Psych!To many, this might seem like a subtle change—a quarter of a percentage point?!—but the impact is not minor to the typical FHA bo...

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Portland Seattle Take 2016 with Highest Home Value Rent Appreciation
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Annual rent growth in December was 1.5 percent—a slower pace compared to the previous year. Seattle rents appreciated the most at 8.4 percent. The median national rent is now $1,403.Inventory, according to the Reports, continues to decline, with inventory in Boston, Mass., and Minneapolis, Minn., falling the most in 2016.Home values...

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