Seattle Property Management Blog

    By Jay  |  Feb 22 2017

    City Council Approves U District Upzone

    http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/u-district-upzone-handful-of-landowners-have-most-...

    By Jay  |  Feb 9 2017

    Preventative Rental Property Maintenance Advice for Your Seattle Home

    Maintaining your rental property effectively will help you preserve its condition and increase your ...

    By Victoria Ormsby  |  Feb 1 2017

    Seattle is #1 Housing Market - Once Again

    http://www.seattletimes.com/business/real-estate/seattle-chugs-along-as-americas-hottest-home-market...

    By Jay  |  Jan 25 2017

    Rental Marketing How To – Seattle Property Management Advice

    Rental advertising has evolved from placing nickel ads in the classified section of local newspapers...

    By Jay  |  Jan 18 2017

    Best Rental Improvements for Top Dollar Rent in Seattle

    To earn top rent in the Seattle market, you need to provide a property that’s desirable and modern. ...

    By Jay  |  Jan 10 2017

    Washington Eviction Process Legal Advice | Need to Know's

    Seattle property management companies and landlords need to follow a series of specific steps when p...

    By Larry  |  Jan 4 2017

    Seattle’s record apartment boom is ready to explode; meaning for rents

    THE SEATTLE TIMES MIKE ROSENBERG Seattle’s record apartment boom is ready to explode; what it means ...

    By Jay  |  Dec 22 2016

    Someone found some humor in the Seattle rental market

    THE SEATTLE TIMES BENJAMIN WOODARD ‘Sweet deal’: Ad for $2,000-a-month gingerbread house in Central ...

    By Jay  |  Dec 7 2016

    Seattle Property Management News: New “First in Time” Ordinance

    An important update that will soon affect landlords, property managers and owners of rental property...

    By Larry  |  Dec 7 2016

    Seattle's Rental Law and Unintended Consequences

    The first-come, first served renter's law has the best of intentions. But sometimes interventions in...

    By Larry  |  Dec 7 2016

    As housing costs soar, Seattle becomes nation’s top roommate city

    As living solo becomes more expensive, finding a roommate is essential for many city residents. Seat...

    By Larry  |  Dec 7 2016

    Sawant’s Cap on Move-In Fees Gets One Step Closer to Full Council Vote

    by Heidi Groover for The Stranger Over the objections of landlords who claim Seattle is burdening th...

    By Larry  |  Dec 7 2016

    Most Home Buyers Keep Their Options Open, Consider Renting Instead

    SEATTLE, Oct. 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- In today's competitive housing market, most of those who move...

    By Victoria Ormsby  |  Dec 7 2016

    Micro Apartment living in Seattle

    Interesting article in the Seattle Times profiling a super small micro apartment for rent in the U D...

    By Jay  |  Dec 7 2016

    Micro units in Seattle

    Interesting article in the Seattle Times profiling a really small micro apt in the U District. So sm...

    By Jay  |  Oct 6 2016

    Seattle Energy Benchmarking & Reporting

    All mid-size to large apartment and commercial buildings in the city of Seattle are required to repo...

    By Larry  |  Oct 5 2016

    Seattle Tenant Incomes

    Is Seattle losing its lowest earning residents? Seattle Property management is much more than simply...

    By Jay  |  Sep 13 2016

    Proposed Zoning Changes for the University District

    RPA has several buildings that we manage within the newly proposed density overlay as discussed in t...

    By Larry  |  Aug 8 2016

    US housing forecasts to 2020 and beyond

    The further one looks to the future, more long term the prediction, the more difficult it gets to fo...

    By Jay  |  Jul 19 2016

    Washington Landlord Tenant Law 2016 Update

    Staying up to date on developments that affect property management in Seattle is one of the things w...

    By Jay  |  Jun 16 2016

    City of Seattle Vs Airbnb - the future of short term rentals

    Over the last few years, all of us who are in the Seattle property management business have seen the...

    By Jay Young  |  May 18 2016

    All the world’s a stage… 5 reasons why you should stage your home!

    In the past, a thorough scrubbing and a little de-cluttering would suffice as adequate preparation f...

    By Jay  |  May 13 2016

    Fewer and fewer failed construction projects remain

    September of 2007 is widely recognized as the market peak for the Seattle area real estate market in...

    By Gordon Stephenson  |  Apr 25 2016

    What is the right amount to save for a down payment on a home?

    There was a good, national article posted in the Times over the weekend that talks about the amount ...

    By Jay Young  |  Apr 21 2016

    What is Renter’s Insurance? Seattle Property Management Education

    Everybody has heard of the term “renter’s insurance,” but not everyone knows what it is and what it ...

    By Jay  |  Apr 12 2016

    Landlord vs. Homeowner’s Insurance Policy – A Professional Explains

    A lot of our clients have previously lived in the homes they are renting out, and when you go from b...

    By Jay  |  Apr 9 2016

    More Bay Area Housing Prices in the news

    Another Seattle Times article discussing California, Bay area housing and the flight of those in the...

    By Jay  |  Apr 7 2016

    Good thing our Resident had Renter's Insurance!

    Recently, we had a fire in one of our buildings which was caused by a vehicle that caught on fire in...

    By Victoria Ormsby  |  Mar 30 2016

    Washington Eviction Process Legal Advice | What You Must Know

    Seattle property management companies and landlords need to follow a series of specific steps when p...

    By Jay  |  Mar 22 2016

    Advancements in Technology for Property Management in Seattle, WA

    At Real Property Associates, we have been providing property management services to Seattle, Everett...

    By Gordon Stephenson  |  Mar 22 2016

    Seattle Rents = 50% of San Francisco Median Rents

    THE ZUMPER BLOG Zumper National Rent Report: March 2016 San Francisco, CA rent prices increased 2.6%...

    By Larry  |  Feb 28 2016

    Approval of 12-story Pioneer Square building overturned

    THE SEATTLE TIMES DANIEL BEEKMAN

    By Larry  |  Feb 25 2016

    7 tips for first-time homebuyers

    So you’ve decided to go for it, and buy your first home. Congratulations! The process can be both th...

    By Larry  |  Feb 25 2016

    Reporting a Problem Neighbor

    As our tenant it is vital that we provide you with a safe and comfortable environment, and if for an...

    By Larry  |  Feb 24 2016

    Important Reasons for Tenants to Contact Us

    One of the great advantages of renting is that you aren’t responsible to fix things when they break....

    By Jay  |  Feb 9 2016

    As elsewhere - RPA sees a lack of housing inventory a game changer

    For February - Depleted inventory is contributing to "overwhelming" traffic at open houses, shifts i...

    By Jay  |  Feb 4 2016

    Roosevelt is #10 in forecast of Nation's hottest RE neighborhoods

    Redfin (www.redfin.com), the next-generation real estate brokerage, today announced its annual list ...

    By Jay  |  Jan 28 2016

    Seattle area home-price gains outpace national rate

    The average price of existing single-family homes in the Seattle area jumped 1.2 percent in November...

    By Victoria Ormsby  |  Jan 21 2016

    Opponents decry proposed 12-story Pioneer Square tower

    THE SEATTLE TIMES DANIEL BEEKMAN

    By Victoria Ormsby  |  Jan 19 2016

    RPA Leases Properties for Chinese Buyers - As -Reported in the Times

    With volatility and devaluation at home, Chinese investors have become the No. 1 foreign purchasers ...

    By Jay  |  Jan 19 2016

    Great South Lake Union Comparison - How Times Have Changed!

    South Lake Union’s transformation — largely fueled by the growth of its highest-profile employer, Am...

    By Jay  |  Jan 15 2016

    Will easing the Rules for Backyard Cottages Help Seattle Livability?

    Changing the owner-occupancy requirement for backyard cottages could create a loophole for developer...

    By Jay  |  Jan 2 2015

    Rents surge, but a record number of new units may slow future hikes

    https://seattletimes.com/html/businesstechnology/2025341798_rentsq4xml.html By Sanjay Bhatt Seattle ...