Seattle’s Explosive Growth

By Wendy Ceccherelli

We are becoming more and more like San Francisco every day, where only 11% of SF residents can afford to buy the median priced home.

As I write this post, there are only 285 active residential listings in the entire city of Seattle (excluding condominiums,

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Using Hard Money Loans for Your Rental Investments

 

By Will Heaton

Investing in real estate can be a lucrative avenue for building wealth, and it’s also an effective way to inject some diversity into your portfolio. While real estate investment trusts (REITs) and real estate crowdfunding allow you to invest passively,

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Design Market Mama!

By Pam Christensen

I just returned from the RESA (Real Estate Staging Association) conference and as usual my head is exploding with ideas for ways we can improve our business and services for all of you. In addition this year, I spent two days, which wasn’t nearly enough,

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Rules Regarding Seller Financing

By Wendy Ceccherelli

Some of my most popular articles and blogs have to do with the rules and regulations around seller financing. Many notable changes occurred as a result of the passage of the Dodd Frank Act in 2010.

Financing the sale of residential real estate is regulated at both the state and federal levels.

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Just Cause Eviction – Part Deux: Buying Tenant Occupied Rental Property In Seattle

By Doug Owens

In last month’s newsletter I wrote about the Seattle Just Cause Eviction ordinance in connection with a Supreme Court case about the procedure at a show cause hearing in which a landlord seeks an order restoring possession of the property and the tenant challenges the veracity of the landlord’s certification of just cause.

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Just Cause Eviction – Seattle’s Ordinance: A Force to be Reckoned with by Landlords

By Doug Owens

If you are a long-term hold investor who owns rental property in the City of Seattle, you may come into situations that are affected by Seattle’s Just Cause Eviction Ordinance. Two recent court cases discuss this law and this month’s column will consider the Supreme Court’s decision.

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Lipstick on a Pig – A Warning Before Buying ‘As-Is” Properties

By Jack Burns

The appliances were stainless steel and beautiful. The countertops were a new, pho-granite green. The interior paint was the fresh, ‘go-to’ beige with white trim. Hardwood floors were looking good. The price was right. This flipped house had all the pretty elements that would lure a new homebuyer in for a deal.

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What to Expect in 2017

By James Dainard

For the first time in a decade, the greater Seattle area is now the nation’s hottest housing market. Due to booming growth for large companies like Amazon, Google, and Microsoft, housing in the Seattle area is in high demand.

According to S&P CoreLogic Case-Sbilier National Index,

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Color Trends for 2017!

 

By Pam Christensen

Don’t you love a bright shiny New Year? It’s great to be filled with ideas for all the possibilities a New Year can bring and celebrate all of the accomplishments of the outgoing year. Do you keep your New Year wishes,

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2017 Real Estate

By Will Heaton

Rates, Increases, and Other Factors

On December 14, 2016 the Federal Reserve increased interest rates by .25% for the first time in a year. This change is the same low rate increase as 2015. With this increase,

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