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Raise The Rent

Raise The Rent
While reviewing their return on investment (ROI), many property owners think raising rents will improve the bottom line for the upcoming year. It is important to review income and expense figures on a regular basis and stay in tune with the housing market. However, as your prope...

New Laws That All Landlords and Tenants in WA Should Know

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By now, you may have heard that sweeping changes are coming to Washington’s Residential Landlord Tenant Act. There are a few headlines on the topic, yet there’s so little useful information about these reforms; all taking effect on July 28, 2019.If you&...

6 Ways to Bug-Proof Your Rental Property

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Here are 6 ways to bug-proof your rental property and keep your tenants happy which is this week’s maintenance tip from Keepe.Bugs are always an unwanted guest for your tenants and can create unsanitary living conditions.Because there are so many different types of bug...

LANDLORD INSURANCE VS. HOMEOWNERS INSURANCE

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Insurance policies designed specifically for landlords provide added protection for financial loss and obligations associated with your rental properties. While some landlords assume they can rely on their standard homeowners insurance to cover their rental units, homeowners cove...

7 WAYS TO QUICKLY MAKE A RENTAL FEEL LIKE HOME

7 WAYS TO QUICKLY MAKE A RENTAL FEEL LIKE HOME
Being a college student or a newly-wed or simply someone who often changes apartments for some reason or is planning to do so in the near future, it can be difficult to feel at home in your new apartment, especially since it’s not really yours. However, the circumstances ha...

The Top 10 Rental Features That Attract Cream of the Crop Tenants

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The cornerstone principle of long term real estate investing: The success or failure of your real estate investments depends on your ability to consistently attract and retain great tenants. In the end, it doesn’t matter how great of a deal you got on the property or how st...

Professional Services for Your Investment

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One definition of a property manager is “someone who manages real estate for another person for compensation.” There are many duties involved, which include marketing the property, screening tenants, collecting rents, maintaining the property, handling tenant problems, and ...

Should You Let a Tenant Out of Their Lease?

Should You Let a Tenant Out of Their Lease?
Most property owners seek a valuable asset for their investment property – a long-term lease agreement with good tenants. A lease is a contractual arrangement calling for the lessee (tenant) to pay the lessor (owner) for use of an asset (property) for an agreed period. The ...

ADVERTISING - BEWARE

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You may think advertising is a simple issue. Just put together a few descriptive words and place an ad in a newspaper, on a bulletin board, or on the Internet. However, advertising becomes complicated when it leads to a case for discrimination! Fair Housing Laws set the gu...

Why Home Warranties Are No Guarantee

Why Home Warranties Are No Guarantee
Is a home warranty worth it?Historically, home warranty service companies have been one of the "worst graded" categories on Angie's List. Members misunderstanding or disagreeing with what their warranties cover and the quality of repair work are cited in the m...
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