Mobile Home Parks – Investors Must Check the Wording of Tenant’s Leases For Surprises

By Doug Owens

This article is devoted to those investors who own “the dirt” on which mobile homes are situated. Ordinarily owning a mobile home park is considered a good investing business. Rent comes in, the landlord does not have to deal with plugged toilets and overhead is usually favorable.

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Finding Deals with Postcards

By Wendy Ceccherelli

Question: I have sent out postcards to my list of 600 twice a month every month for the past four months, but I am not finding any deals. Can you help me?

Answer: Let’s take a look at what you are doing,

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Staging Small Spaces

By Pam Christensen

We’ve been staging more and more small spaces this summer, petite 700 to 900 sq. ft. condos and homes that appeal to city dwellers, singles and baby boomer downsizers. With the current housing costs and the desire for urban living to escape Seattle traffic these compact spaces are popular and appealing.

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Working with Contractors – Fix And Sell At Your Peril If Contractors Do Not Pay His Or Her Laborers

By Doug Owens

A recent case shows the importance that Washington law places on ensuring that people who labor on an improvement on someone else’s real property are paid for that work. In this case, the owner of property hired a general contractor to build some apartment buildings on that property.

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Going Global – Seattle Becomes Hottest Market for Chinese Investors

By James Dainard

The competition gets even stiffer for Seattle homebuyers as a new foreign investment tax is driving Chinese investors south. Effective Tuesday, August 2nd, Vancouver, British Columbia announced and implemented a 15% offshore investor tax.

Designed to slow Canada’s most expensive property market,

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Crowdfunding

by Wendy Ceccherelli

The 2012 JOBS Act opened the door for more entrepreneurs to raise capital through solicitation of private placement investment and crowdfunding. Forbes reported that more than $2.5 billion was raised through crowdfunding in 2015. Crowdfunding is now a significant factor in raising funds for real estate investment.

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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.

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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.

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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,

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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 in the world.”

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