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  CDC Advises on Getting Rid of Unwanted Pests Safely   If you have ever had an unwanted squatter (pest) in your personal home, or rental property, you know that there is an urgency to figure out a way to eradicate this unwanted visitor. Many people may take matters into their own hands. Recently...
    Projections for Which 10 City’s Rents will Rise the most and what is driving this- During the recession, we found many tenants buckling down and cutting costs wherever possible. For some this meant moving in with parents, or possibly moving in with 1, or 2 or 3 roommates and sharing the costs...
  Seattle is one of the Best Bets for Real Estate in 2013   In comparison with some parts of the country, the Seattle Real Estate market is remaining fairly strong. With companies such as Amazon, Starbucks, Boeing, Microsoft, Nordstrom, Gates Foundation and Costco, job growth is projected at 1.2 ...
    As winter approaches and colder weather is among us, if you have not already, it is a good time to start thinking about winterizing your home or rental property. Here are 10 Quick Tips: 1.)   Clean the Gutters- After the leaves have been removed, check to make sure there are no leaks in the d...
  As we watch the devastation that many are experiencing due to Hurricane Sandy, it is a good reminder that we should take a look at our current insurance policies and make sure we have adequate coverage. Here are some quick tips: 1.)    Document items you own- you can do this by simply writing ...
    City of Seattle Mayor Signs Rental Housing Registration and Inspection Program Ordinance 10.9.12   Registration will be required for ALL rental housing units, from single family homes to large apartments with the following exceptions: ·        Short‐term vacation rentals ·        Commercial ...
Team NARPM – Thank you participants in “Adopt a Unit” On Saturday, July 14th King County “Team NARPM” participated in an event, allowing us an opportunity to give directly back to our industry!  Individuals from several different companies met at a small apartment complex, owned by the YWCA, to ...
Carbon Monoxide Detectors Required by January 1, 2013!The City of Seattle asked for an opinion about the dealine for installing carbon monoxide (CO) alrams and we thank the City for asking.  We may not appreciate the response, but it gives clear direction to rental property owners and managers.T...
  Should  I rent my property Furnished or Unfurnished? We are often asked by property owners interesting in renting out their homes or a condominium is whether they should or could rent their property furnished as opposed to unfurnished. This is often due to a transfer out of town and not wanting...
Renter Demand Reaches new High!! Vibrancy Evident As Renter and Investor Demand Rise Again.  Zelman & Associates surveyed property managers on a just completed national survey, the demand for rental housing is at the highest level in the past 12 months.  With Demand rising and Supply Tightening,...

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