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What is your Seattle property worth in today’s rental market?

Sound Point Property Management can help you rent your Seattle home.

The rental market in Seattle has certainly cooled off since summer.  This makes it even more difficult for a Seattle investment property owner to know how to price their property for rent.  Many new builders are competing with free month’s rent and new TVs.  Where can a property owner find comparisons to their own property? Luckily, there…

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How to survive a Seattle rental market slowdown

Example of a Seattle Rental Property managed by Sound Point Property Management

Bloomberg news is reporting this week that Seattle is experiencing a slowdown in the rental market.  Perhaps you have a Seattle investment property that was recently vacated and you’re unsure what you need to do to make your rental property stand out in a crowded field.  Here are a few tips that can make a…

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Don’t Sell Your Seattle Rental Property

Let Sound Point Property Management Handle Renting It For You! Komo News recently reported that 40% of Seattle’s landlords are selling their investments so they don’t have to deal with Seattle rental property rules. While Seattle has made things more complicated for owners, it creates an opportunity for landlords to offload the difficult parts of…

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WA State Passes Law to Help Property Owners Remove Squatters

On May 10, Governor Inslee signed legislation which will enable property owners to have squatters expelled from their property by law requirement promptly, instead of navigating the protracted eviction process. SB 5388 had unanimous, bipartisan support in both the House and Senate, goes into effect on July 23, 2017. Read the full RHAWA article here

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7 Things to look for in a tenant

Most landlords have that perfect renter in their imagination. Somebody that leaves the landowner with little anxiety and a steady income. The way to getting the ideal renter is making proper criteria and occupant screening. Whenever you’re searching for an awesome inhabitant, consider these 7 things. Read the full RHAWA article here

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National Rent Report for June 2017 from Zumper

Zumper’s National Rent Report appeared yet one more month of blended changes. While the top rental market costs did not encounter much rearranging in rankings, the mid and lower level markets kept on being more unstable. Median rent in Seattle for a one bedroom is over $1900. Read the entire ZUMPER article

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Where to turn when inventory is low, and rent is skyrocketing??

Sound Point Property Management can help you rent your Seattle home.

I start to feel angst for buyers and brokers when the market turns like this….how does anyone get ahead? Trying to anticipate the housing market projection is a stressful situation for all.  Remember to keep things in perspective and breathe……we can help http://soundpointpm.com http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/news/2016/06/22/rents-surge-as-seattle-apartment-vacancies-plunge.html?ana=twt

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