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Marketing Your Rental Property

  You’ve prepared the house or unit for new people to move in, now it’s time to tell them about it. The best place to market your rental these days is online. Keep these considerations in mind when posting to your preferred rental search site.    Be fully aware of how to comply with all […]
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Prepare Your Rental Property For Tenants

  So, you’ve decided to rent out your home! Congratulations on this big next step in your financial plan! Owning a rental property can be a rewarding experience; a fulfilling way to earn a little passive income while providing shelter for someone, while hopefully watching your property’s value appreciate. So how best to end that […]
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Why You Shouldn’t Paint with Pantone’s Color of the Year

Trends come and go, just as tenants rent and vacate, but property investors are in it for the long haul which is why it’s important for property investors to keep their priorities straight for their unit. Each tenant is different, they have different communication styles, different standards of living, and each comes with their own […]
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Hosting Guests for the Holidays

By JWM Group | November 8, 2018

Hosting Guests for the Holidays: A Guide 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 […]

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Fall Proactive Cleaning for your Rental

By JWM Group | October 24, 2018

Fall Proactive Cleaning for your Rental Here are some proactive things you can do to your rental property to prepare it for the fall & winter seasons. Your rental lease with the tenants probably lays out maintenance responsibilities along the lines of ‘tenants are responsible for the furnace filter and light bulbs, and the owner […]

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Market your Rental Property like a Pro

By JWM Group | October 11, 2018

Market your Rental Property like a Pro So, you’ve decided to rent out your home! Congratulations on this big next step in your financial plan! Owning a rental property can be a rewarding experience; a fulfilling way to earn a little passive income while providing shelter for someone, while hopefully watching your property’s value appreciate. […]

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Rent Prices are Dropping: It’s that time of the year.

By JWM Group | September 26, 2018

Rent Prices are Dropping: It’s that time of the year. It’s always the same, around this time of year all the news articles will exclaim that rent prices are dropping! They will fail to explain, however, that this is typical for this time of the year. We already touched on the best time to rent […]

Small Claims Court & Your Rental Properties

By JWM Group | September 13, 2018

You work hard to manage your property well in order to avoid litigation and the stress of going to court. That said, if you manage rental properties for long enough, chances are that disputes will arise. Going to court is typically a last resort, but there are times when Landlords and Tenants should recognize that they’re simply […]

Grilling: A Cautionary Tale

By JWM Group | August 30, 2018

Grilling: A Cautionary Tale Tenants and homeowners alike will likely fire up the grill this weekend for Labor Day. This week we wanted to cover some safety regarding your BBQ party, especially when you’re hosting at your rental home. It’s something you’ll see in the newspaper and everyone thinks the same two things; First, “They […]

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Avoiding Fraudulent Rental Listings

By JWM Group | August 16, 2018

This linked survey is worthwhile reading for both renters and landlords.  It points out various types of scams prevalent in the rental market, and ways renters can combat them. Avoiding Fraudulent Rental Listings With every great new tool available to the public, there’s always someone out there who takes advantage of it. While looking for […]

An Interview with Ann Lopez

By JWM Group | August 2, 2018

Meet our newest agent, Ann Lopez. With almost 30 years in property management, Ann joined us about a year ago. She’s hit the ground running – operating out of Kirkland, she’s already found her niche in North Seattle. I wanted to know how it was going since she began at Windermere, here’s the Q&A: What’s […]

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More Families Renting Rather than Buying

By JWM Group | July 19, 2018

More families than ever are renting instead of buying. Between 2006 and 2016, 1.9 million more families* in the U.S. were renting their home at the time of the census, a 16% increase in just 10 years. In that same 10-year time frame, Seattle saw 40,000 more households with minor children renting, and a decrease […]

Preparing to Rent a Home

By JWM Group | July 5, 2018

Preparing to rent a home: So, you’ve graduated, or you’re moving from your parent’s place for the first time. Here’s what you need to get in shape before you go apartment hunting: Your credit score(s). Use a free credit company to check your credit score. If it’s in the poor range, these sites often have […]

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