Crowdfunding – Old Dog New Tricks

By Will Heaton It is not news that investing in real estate and investing in general is growing in popularity. The draw of a big payday pulls people in, and the glitzy glamour of choosing cabinet finishes paints a rosy picture of real estate investing. Pin the latest DIY pallet

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Meet The Investor Class of 2017: Ready or Not, Here They Come!

By Will Heaton They’ve been called selfish, criticized for laziness, critiqued for their reliance on technology, and dubbed entitled; Millennials, also known as Generation Y, are individuals born between 1980 and 2000, who despite their stereotype have already begun to re-shape the way we do business. Composing the single largest

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Holiday Staging – It’s That Time of Year

By Pam Christensen The leaves are falling and our Northwest rainy season is upon us. It’s almost time for the holiday season to rush in. If your rehab project has taken more time than expected and you are putting your home on the market in the holiday season, don’t get

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AirBnB – New Rental Source Creating Housing Shortage In Seattle

By James Dainard Seattle’s low supply of real estate inventory is nothing new to us 111 2016, but an additional roadblock has been brought to light. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Airbnb, they provide an outlet for hosts and travelers to connect and “book unique accommodations anywhere

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Industrial Injuries – Independent Contractors, Employees and Liability of Owners

By Doug Owens A recent case highlights the importance of defining the relationship between an owner who hires a person to do work on a structure, and that person in the event of an injury to the worker. Washington’s Industrial Insurance Act provides a state guaranteed mechanism for injured employees

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Doing Your First Deal – Finding Team Members

By Wendy Ceccherelli Depending on your own skills and preferences, you will need to depend on professionals in several different areas of expertise if you are buying, selling or investing in real estate. Our REAPS July Expo is a great place for new investors to identify potential real estate investment

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How to Prescreen Contractors to Build A Dream Team to Get the Job Done!

By Robyn Thompson   Many real estate investors shy away from the house business because they fear hiring contractors. We have all heard the horror stories of rehabbers who lose their shirt because a contractor took them to the cleaners.   I am here to tell you that contractors can be your worst

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The “Hidden Market” The Wave of the Future

By Tony Youngs The Hidden market consists of all those distressed properties you have seen in neighborhoods where there is no pride of ownership. You know, the ones with high grass, peeling paint, overgrown bushes, etc. Usually they are in nice neighborhoods. They can be vacant or occupied, but none

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Crowdfunding: The New Kid On The Block

By Will Heaton Since gaining popularity in 2013, crowdfunding is a resource that many have become familiar with. Utilized on a smaller scale by those seeking financial help for unexpected emergencies, crowdfunding became a nationally known phenomenon through the collaboration of GoFundMe and social media platforms. What you may not

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10 Tips For Creating Knockout Curb Appeal

By Pam Christensen In the old days, before google, Zillow, and Redfin, the first impression of the home was the driveway and front yard. If the front of your home wasn’t clean, fresh and inviting, buyers wouldn’t bother getting out of their cars. In today’s world the first impression of

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