Property Management Blog

Serious About Selling? 5 Steps to Make Your Home 
the Best on the Block

System - Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Property Management Blog
We all want to be good neighbors. But when it comes to selling your home, it’s not just about “keeping up with the Joneses.” It’s about outshining them at every opportunity!If you’re looking to sell your home fast and for the most money possible, you’ll need a strategy to set it apart from all the other...

5 Pros & Cons of Including Utilities in Rent

System - Friday, June 7, 2019
Property Management Blog
As a landlord in Tacoma, Washington, you often have a lot on your plate. Among these responsibilities are utilities. Generally speaking, every rental property will have some utility costs associated with it. Sometimes, these costs aren’t significant. This is especially true when you are dealing with single family properties.&nb...

Understanding the Principles of the Fair Housing Act

System - Monday, May 13, 2019
Property Management Blog
The Fair Housing Act gives every American the right to equal treatment in regards to housing. It was established in 1968 and is strictly enforced by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). As a Pierce County rental property owner, it's important you familiarize yourself this legislation. Failure to abide by th...

Top 6 Home Organization Upgrades that “Spark Joy” for Buyers

System - Friday, May 10, 2019
Property Management Blog
Thanks to Marie Kondo and her hit Netflix series “Tidying Up,” home organization is a hot topic right now. Marie encourages her viewers to minimize their possessions and keep only those items that “spark joy.”With spring in full bloom, now is the perfect time to do some spring cleaning and add organizational system...

Top 10 Myths That Trip Up First-Time Home Buyers

System - Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Property Management Blog
If you’re thinking about buying a home, you’ve probably received your share of advice from family and friends. Add to that the constant stream of TV shows, news segments, and social media posts that over-simplify the home buying process for easy entertainment. With so much information to sift through, it can be tough to d...

What’s Your Home Actually Worth?

System - Friday, March 8, 2019
Property Management Blog
Discover What Buyers Will Pay in Today’s MarketIt’s easy to look up how much money you have in your savings account or the real-time value of your stock investments. But determining the dollar value of a home is trickier.As a seller, knowing your home’s worth helps you price it correctly when you put it up for sale. If y...

Top 8 Home Design and Remodeling Trends for 2019

System - Monday, February 11, 2019
Property Management Blog
If you’re a current homeowner, or in the market to buy, you’re probably curious about the latest trends in home design.Sellers who make strategic updates before listing a property can generate increased interest from buyers and, in some cases, a premium selling price. And buyers should consider which features of a home will ne...

What’s Ahead for Real Estate in 2019?

System - Monday, January 7, 2019
Property Management Blog
As we begin another year, everyone wants to know: “Where is the housing market headed in 2019?” It’s not only buyers, sellers, and homeowners who are impacted. The real estate market plays an integral role in the overall U.S. economy.  Fortunately, key indicators point toward a stable housing market in 2019 wit...

The Home Buyer's Guide to Getting Mortgage Ready

System - Monday, March 12, 2018
Property Management Blog
Don’t wait until you’re ready to move to start preparing financially to buy a home. If you’re like the vast majority of home buyers, you will choose to finance your purchase with a mortgage loan. By preparing in advance, you can avoid the common delays and roadblocks many buyers face when applying for a mortgage. The ...

Home Design Trends to Watch in 2018

System - Friday, February 23, 2018
Property Management Blog
We frequently get questions from clients who are taking on decorating and remodeling projects and want to ensure their dollars are invested wisely. Which looks will last for years to come, and which ones will feel dated quickly? What colors and styles are most popular among buyers in our area? How can I add the most value to my home? So...

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