Book Review: The 12 Week Year

By Wendy Ceccherelli I am reading another great business book entitled The 12 Week Year: Get More Done in 12 Weeks than Others Do in 12 Months by Brian P. Moran and Michael Lennington. Lots of great information on ways to increase productivity. And a great excerpt explaining the Emotional

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Landlord Tenant Issues: Legislative Changes In 2016

By Doug Owens For those investors who are of the buy and hold persuasion, dealing with landlord tenant laws is part of the daily work. The Legislature during the 2016 session adopted some changes in the law that take effect this month, and these are the subject of this month’s

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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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