Holiday decorations and your rental property

The holidays are soon approaching, and now may be a good time to discuss decorating dos and don’ts for your rental property. Property managers know that maintaining a rental home during the holidays is essential. If you share this information with your tenants before the holiday season starts, you can prevent any misunderstandings. Property owners…

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Seattle’s new rent hike rules won’t be signed by Mayor Jenny Durkan

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Two new measures approved by Seattle’s City Council in September will impose new restrictions on landlords who raise the rent of their tenants. The first provision requires landlords to notify tenants of any rent increase six months in advance, rather than the current two months. The second law requires landlords to provide relocation assistance to…

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The Seattle rental market is booming!

Seattle housing market is booming

The Seattle PI reported this week that Seattle is the 14th most expensive city in the US to rent in. As our area continues to rebound from the effects of the pandemic, demand continues to rise for rental properties. If you are trying to decide if you should sell or rent your property, here are…

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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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