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Clean out your storage space and make more money!

Do you have a New Year’s Resolution to de-clutter your life? What about make more money? Complete both by cleaning out that storage unit you call your rental! Many of our owners use the garage or shed at their rental as storage for those items that are rarely used. Some owner even use it to […]
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Hosting Guests in your Rental Over the Holidays

  Maybe you have family coming into town or maybe you’re the family going to visit for the Holidays. Keep your family safe and healthy with this guide. We’re thinking outside the box for you so you can think about what really matters, the food and the beverages.  If the host lives in a rental […]
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Agent Profile: Jay LaBrie

  Get to know JMW Group agent, Jay LaBrie:   How long have you been in property management? How long have you been with JMW Group? We just reached 11 years!   What’s the best part about working in Property Management? Happy Hour with our coworkers! Haha, kidding! I like being able to get out […]
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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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Rental Maintenance: Appliance Troubleshooting

By JWM Group | March 7, 2019

Hopefully you’ve read our previous blog posts about maintenance and issue prevention on sinks and toilets, and the bonus on snow. If you haven’t, go ahead and check those out. We’ll wait here for ya! 😉   This week we’re covering appliances in the rental. Every rental property has a variety of different appliances, if […]

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