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Posts by Jill McCormick

6 Ways to Prepare Your Rental Property For The Fall Season

The fall season is a great time to give your rental property some much-needed attention. You’ll want to make sure that the home’s exterior and interior are ready for potential new tenants as well as any possible damages that may come from occasional extreme weather. This blog post will provide you with tips on how…

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Update on the Eviction Moratorium

A moratorium on evictions was put in place last September but the US Center for Disease control. This allowed millions of tenants to stay in their homes during the pandemic. On Saturday, July 31st, this moratorium expired. What does this mean for Washingtonians? The state of Washington is one of many states that enacted the…

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What you should know about renter’s insurance

Do you have renters insurance? If not, read on to find out why it’s important and what your options are. You might be surprised at how affordable renter’s insurance can be! The truth is that many people go without renter’s insurance because they don’t think they will need it. But there are a lot of…

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7 ways to get your rental property ready for tenants

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It’s always a good idea to get your rental property ready for new tenants. If you want your property to be vacant less often, you’ll need to make sure it is in its best condition before giving the keys over. This article provides seven tips Sound Point Property Management suggests to do just that. (And…

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Seattle eviction moratorium extended to June 30th, 2021

The city of Seattle has extended the eviction moratorium through June 30th. This means that property owners cannot start any eviction process unless there is an imminent threat to the community at large. Late fees and interest are also prohibited. Still, renters are legally obligated to pay any back rent, and landlords are advised to…

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Washington’s Eviction Resolution Pilot Program

At Sound Point Property Management, we are always on the lookout for helpful resources for landlords and tenants regarding COVID-19. We wanted to make sure you are aware of the Eviction Resolution Pilot Program; ​Helping Tenants and Landlords avoid Eviction Proceedings during COVID-19 From their website: “The objective of the ERP is to: Bring all…

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Eviction Moratorium Extended

In mid-December, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan extended the moratorium on evictions for residents, small businesses, and nonprofits through March 31, 2021 (it was due to expire at the end of 2020). Landlords cannot evict any renter or small business if a lease is in progress unless there are immediate health and safety threats to the community…

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