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Service Animals in Rentals

Is it a pet or service animal? There’s a difference!   If your recent tenant applicant told you they have a service animal, you’d likely looked into what that means, especially if they didn’t have an obvious need. According to HUD, Service animals and Emotional Support Animals (E.S.A.’s) are not pets, they are working animals […]
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An Opportunity for Landlords: ADU’s

Seattle City Council’s recent vote gives homeowners more flexibility to rent their Additional Dwelling Units (ADU’s) or Detached Additional Dwelling Units (DADU’s) and less barriers to build new ADU’s.   Here’s what the legislation does: Increases the number of dwelling units allowed per lot from 1 to 2 units. Either 2 Attached ADU’s or 1 […]
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Installing ESVE at Your Rental Property

Electric vehicles are the future, there’s no escaping it. It seems there are more electric and hybrid vehicles on the road every day. There have been more than 800,000 electric vehicles purchased in the last few years, and more each day. Though a barrier to an electric car for some tenants is that they can’t […]
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Service Animals in Rentals

By JWM Group | August 22, 2019

Is it a pet or service animal? There’s a difference!   If your recent tenant applicant told you they have a service animal, you’d likely looked into what that means, especially if they didn’t have an obvious need. According to HUD, Service animals and Emotional Support Animals (E.S.A.’s) are not pets, they are working animals […]

Meet JMW Group Agent Alan Bonaci

By JWM Group | August 8, 2019

A Q&A with our agent, Alan Bonaci. How long have you been in property management? How long have you been with JMW Group? Almost 20 years now and with JMW Group for 12!  What’s the best part about working in Property Management? I enjoy the lifestyle it affords me. I have financial freedom, as well […]

An Opportunity for Landlords: ADU’s

By JWM Group | July 25, 2019

Seattle City Council’s recent vote gives homeowners more flexibility to rent their Additional Dwelling Units (ADU’s) or Detached Additional Dwelling Units (DADU’s) and less barriers to build new ADU’s.   Here’s what the legislation does: Increases the number of dwelling units allowed per lot from 1 to 2 units. Either 2 Attached ADU’s or 1 […]

Installing ESVE at Your Rental Property

By JWM Group | July 11, 2019

Electric vehicles are the future, there’s no escaping it. It seems there are more electric and hybrid vehicles on the road every day. There have been more than 800,000 electric vehicles purchased in the last few years, and more each day. Though a barrier to an electric car for some tenants is that they can’t […]

Meet JMW Group Agent David Steinmetz

By JWM Group | June 13, 2019

A Q&A with our agent, David Steinmetz. How long have you been in property management? 19 years total, I’ve been at JMW for 13 years, since it started.   What’s the best part about working in Property Management? I’d have to say, the best part is the wide range of people you meet in this […]

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Prevent Major Damage with These Devices

By JWM Group | May 30, 2019

Prevent Major Damage with these $30 Devices 4 devices around $30 that protect your rental from maintenance issues Normal wear and tear happens to all rentals, but the major disasters, like leaks and frozen pipes, those are the ones that Landlords and Tenants are all trying to avoid. We searched the web for those devices […]

Windermere Property Management / JMW Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Shannon McCutcheon as Operations Manager

By JWM Group | May 20, 2019

  Windermere Property Management / JMW Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Shannon McCutcheon as Operations Manager, effective May 13, 2019.     Born and raised in Southern California, Shannon has spent the last 10 years in Operations Management and Learning & Development managing complex projects, business development, and employee programs for large financial, mortgage and […]

Timing the Rental Market

By JWM Group | May 20, 2019

Timing the Rental Market   Knowing when to market your property is half the battle. Timing is a large part of profitably managing Investment Property. Vacancy is a landlord’s potentially largest variable expense. We say ‘potential’ because ideally, the vacancy rate is as close to zero as possible. By pricing a property correctly and understanding […]

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Open Letter to Washington State Senator Kuderer

By JWM Group | April 11, 2019

Dear Senator Kuderer,   I am writing to share concerns over SB 5600.  As I read the proposed language, I am struck by the extent to which it goes beyond protection of tenants rights, and instead fundamentally infringes upon property owners rights.   It seems as though the legislation’s authors envision landlords as fat-cat tycoons.  […]

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Spring Cleaning for your rental property: A quick guide to your Spring inspection

By JWM Group | March 21, 2019

Spring Cleaning your Rental Property Some things to remember for your Spring inspection of your Rental. The sun is shining a little longer after you get home these days, and you’re starting to notice those cobwebs you didn’t see all winter, and that the closet has really gotten away from you. It’s time to binge […]

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