Revealing Questions to Ask Your Hard Money Lender

By Will Heaton Whether you’re a new investor or an experienced rehabber, the residential real estate investment business carries a great amount of risk. The tradeoff to this risk is the potential for a high-reward outcome. Due to the nature of this industry, you’ll want to minimize any and all

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Auction Purchasing: A Risk That Is Worth The Reward

By James Dainard As inventory continues to deplete, investors are searching for opportunities in other avenues. Recently, it has become increasingly more common for investors to pursue their next deal at the foreclosure auction. While many investors accept this new acquisition source, others remain skeptical. About Foreclosures Foreclosed properties are

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Dropping Dollars In Seattle: Chinese Investing Explained

By Will Heaton What do London, Paris, and Dubai have in common? Aside from being the most popular cities in the world to visit, none of them are the new hotspot for Chinese real estate investors. In fact, through an impromptu IP search, Amy Bohutinsky, chief marketing officer at Zillow

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How To Find The Best Rental Property This Year!

By Mark Kohler I meet one-on-one with at least 1,000 clients a year to discuss their business ventures, tax planning and most importantly their rental properties. Inevitably, we are going to talk about wealth building and rental property is going to be critical to the discussion. I’m not a realtor,

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Book Review: the Virgin Way

By Wendy Ceccherelli As a volunteer for the Real Estate Association of Puget Sound (REAPS), I have been given many tokens of appreciation – which I enjoy! One of them recently was to select a few books from the stack distributed to top volunteers. One of the books that I

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Risk For Property Owners – Tree Roots that Cross A Property Line

By Doug Owens In Washington, we are accustomed to the tall trees that once thickly covered the land. Now, many of the trees grow in areas where homes have been built. Some of these trees are over one hundred feet in height but yet the root systems are relatively shallow.

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Bidding Wars Are Back!

By James Dainard A myriad of buyers left with virtually nothing left to purchase is one way to sum up the market situation today. Although the market is most challenging for buyers, many sellers are also facing difficulties. Some refuse to list their house on the market out of fear

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Evaluating A Deal From A Hard Money Perspective

By Will Heaton How do lenders evaluate a deal? Are there specific features that hard money lenders look for that a typical investor wouldn’t? Will a hard money lender reject you because of the property you want financed? Hard money lenders (HML’s) typically fund on a loan-to value ratio (LTV),

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Just Cause Eviction – Seattle’s Ordinance Cause For Landlord Concern?

By Doug Owens If you are a landlord of residential property in the City of Seattle, your property is subject to the Seattle “just cause eviction” ordinance. This ordinance establishes hurdles and barriers to eviction of tenants that exceed those under the Washington Residential Landlord Tenant Act in some situations. The

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Creative Negotiation

By Wendy Ceccherelli There are many creative options to negotiate with a Seller when you are putting together an offer to purchase. Here are a few ideas: Let’s take a typical $100K house where the seller owes $50K on an underlying mortgage. You might… Assume underlying finance. Seller carries back

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