Property Management Blog

First-in-Time

System - Monday, December 2, 2019
Property Management Blog
On November 14, 2019, the Washington State Supreme Court upheld tenant screening requirements known as ‘First-in-Time’ for properties located within the City of Seattle. The Seattle Office for Civil Rights is responsible for administering and enforcing the First-in-Time requirement, which requires landlords to provide notice o...

Top Tips When Buying Investment Property in Tacoma, Washington

System - Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Property Management Blog
Buying a property is a great investment strategy for many people to create wealth, build financial security, and keep a steady cash flow.However, investing in a property will not guarantee overnight success. It is important to do proper research and manage your investment in a smart way. There are always risks involved in any investment. ...

Tax Benefits of Investing in Washington Real Estate

System - Thursday, October 10, 2019
Property Management Blog
So, what does Washington have that other states don’t?It has great tax benefits. Washington doesn’t require you to pay state income tax, whether your income comes from wages, salaries, or interests and dividends.This is great news for those looking to invest in real estate. Your take-home profit is maximized in this setup in W...

How to Keep Tacoma Renters Happy

System - Monday, September 2, 2019
Property Management Blog
High tenant turnover can directly impact your profit as a real estate owner in Tacoma. Losing a tenant can mean a number of things.First and foremost, it means lost income. Without a tenant, it essentially means that you won’t get paid at the end of the month. As a result, you will have to look elsewhere to pay for property expenses...

5 Easy Ways to Get More Rent for Your Tacoma, Washington Home

System - Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Property Management Blog
What makes Tacoma, Washington such an attractive city for real estate investors and renters?The city’s beautiful views, its food scene, entertainment avenues, and the surrounding universities make Tacoma, Washington an ideal place to live in. It’s accessible to neighboring cities with the Seattle airport just a few minutes awa...

Your Guide to Making a Solid Lease Agreement for Your Tacoma Rental Property

System - Monday, July 8, 2019
Property Management Blog
Have you successfully found tenants for your Tacoma, WA rental property?The next step is to create a solid lease agreement.Proper lease agreements address all the key issues. You'll face less potential problems after taking the necessary precautions.It's common for landlords to forget to add certain points in the lease agreement. ...

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...

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