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The Seattle Rental Market Trends and Culture Shifts

If you’re in the rental market for a new Seattle home, you have probably already discovered that rental market prices are climbing—and quickly! Whatever neighborhood you’re looking at, prices are creeping steadily upward, and what with the new changes to minimum wage requirements, we are all bracing ourselves for another leap upward. Supply and Demand: […]

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4 Renter-Retaining Landlord Policies

The northwest rental market is booming and all of the landlords know it. The critical task of retaining renters has risen to the top of the property manager’s list of priorities. Stop for a moment, and take a step back. Put yourself in your renter’s shoes and look at your rental home or apartment complex […]

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Top 5 Mobile Apps for Moving Renters

Are you planning to move into a new home soon, but aren’t sure where you’d like to go? There are some things that you should be sure to consider about your new location before you commit. Think about what’s important to you—is it being close to a grocery store? Perhaps being right on a good […]

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Renting in Seattle: A Guide to Success – Part II

Congratulations! You’ve learned from Part I in this 2-part series on renting in Seattle, and you’ve evaluated your rental options based on your needs and compiled a list of your most-preferred options. However, its not all down-hill from here. The next step is to evaluate the hidden costs before you make a final decision and […]

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Renting in Seattle: A Guide to Success

Finding proper housing that fits your personal style and preferences is a significant and often daunting decision. Your home will be the focal point in your picture of life in future months and years. On a more practical level, most people spend at least, or over, 30% of their household income on housing costs alone. […]

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UPDATE: Renting Statistics Infographic

Our last blog post showed some recent data statistics relating to U.S. renting markets, focusing in on the Seattle area. Recently, we found a helpful infographic summary of some of this rental data. The graphic comes from AppFolio, an online property management software company. We recently switched to their property management software services for our […]

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Renting: Good, Bad, or Indifferent?

When the real estate bubble of 2008 broke, housing prices experienced one of the largest drops in American history. After the initial shock, the millions of foreclosures, and a roller coaster ride of a recovery, housing has emerged once again as a booming market for consumers and investors. The distressed home market (houses that were […]

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Easing the House Rental Process

  Renting a house is a good option for those looking to avoid the hassle of owning a home, but there are important things you should know before choosing a house rental. Renting may be a good choice if you are looking to be moving within a couple of years or trying to avoid the […]

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