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Getting your property ready for a big storm

As the weather changes in the Northwest, it’s good to be ready for the large storms that hit our region each year.  These tips can keep your investment property safer during those storms and keep money in your pocket by avoiding repairs.  Here are a few things to do to your property now in anticipation…

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Strong real estate market expected in Seattle in 2020

“Seattle real estate remains in expansionary mode.”  The Seattle Times reports that the Emerging Trends in Real Estate Report has a strong outlook for real estate in Seattle, largely based on the strong economy.  Housing is expected to remain tight. Read the article here And download the full report here If you have questions about your…

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Seattle passes new rules for accessory dwelling units

On July 1st, the Seattle City Council approved new legislation regarding the constructions of accessory dwelling units in the city. The new law removes off-street parking requirements and also: Allows both attached and detached dwelling units in single-family zoning Introduces floor to area ratio limits in those single-family areas Removes the previous owner-occupancy requirements for…

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Is rent control coming to Seattle?

Several news outlets in Seattle reported this week that the Seattle City Council may be taking the lead when it comes to rent control in Washington State. Following the recommendations of The Seattle Renters’ Commission, two measures were recently floated by Council-member Kshama Sawant. One regarding rent control and another following The Seattle Renters’ Commission…

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Prepping Your Seattle Rental Property For New Tenants

If you are looking to get tenants into your Seattle rental property, there are 5 things you need to focus on to effectively market your property and attract the tenants you want the most.  Renters are looking for move-in ready properties to call home. Here’s what you need to do: 1. Price to move Avoiding…

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Will Seattle’s home pricing keep cooling as Spring arrives?

Photo of Seattle at sunrise

Seattle had dropped from being one of the hottest real estate markets in the country to number 11 in a recent home value appreciation report. While still above the national average, it has cooled off enough to make you wonder if you should hang onto your investment property and ride out the slow down. Historically,…

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How the Viaduct closure is affecting the Seattle rental market

It hasn’t yet been a week since the Alaskan Way Viaduct was closed and we are already seeing the effects on the Seattle rental market.  West Seattle is seeing the most impact on rental prices. Komo News is reporting that “Rental marketplace website HotPads reports that rent increases in West Seattle have dropped from an…

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Seattle’s rental market is stronger than most in the country

According to a recent article in My Northwest, the Seattle rental market is fairing better than most cities across the US.   While other cities are showing 15.8% increases in concession offers to rentals, Seattle has only seen a 9.9% gain.  Seattle is weathering the market and that means it will most likely see a…

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