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    By Jay  |  Apr 2 2024

    Get Your House Ready to Rent to a Tenant | Seattle Property Management

    If you’re an investor buying a home specifically for this purpose, getting your house ready to rent ...

    By Real Property Associates  |  Mar 23 2023

    Pet Screening: Why It is So Important Not to Skip This Step

    Published February 20, 2020 Updated March 5, 2024 Smart landlords know that it's a bad idea to place...

    By Real Property Associates  |  May 14 2020

    Pay Plans for Struggling Residents | Seattle Property Management Tips

    Updated May 2, 2022. As a Seattle property management professional, we always recommend that propert...

    By Real Property Associates  |  May 7 2020

    What If Tenants Can't Pay Rent | Seattle Property Management Tips

    Updated May 2, 2022. If you haven't seen it yet yourself, property owners could soon experience resi...

    By Real Property Associates  |  Apr 30 2020

    Seattle's Winter Eviction Ban: Seattle Apartment Managers Weigh In

    Have you heard about the new winter eviction moratorium? The Seattle City Council recently passed a ...

    By Real Property Associates  |  Feb 13 2020

    Renting to Millennials in Seattle Is Easier Than You Might Think!

    Is your rental property ready? Millennials are flocking to Seattle in droves—and they need places to...

    By Lynn Post  |  Mar 30 2018

    Seattle's "first-come, first-served" Rental Law Rejected by Judge

    Judge rejects Seattle’s ‘first-come, first-served’ rental law as unconstitutional Choosing a tenant ...

    By Lynn Post  |  Feb 10 2018

    Get Ready for Higher Property Taxes in King County

    The largest property-tax increase in King County in modern history is about to go into effect:

    By Lynn Post  |  Jan 10 2018

    The Seattle Rental Market – A Look Back and Forward to 2018

    As we enter our 28th year in business and look forward to a new year, we certainly want to recognize...

    By Lynn Post  |  Jan 2 2018

    Americans Moving Less

    Though you wouldn't know it based on the influx of new residents and construction of high-rise apart...

    By Lynn Post  |  Dec 15 2017

    How the GOP Tax Cut Affects Homeowners

    According to this article in Business Insider, both the House and Senate versions of the GOP tax cut...

    By Lynn Post  |  Dec 12 2017

    New Regulations for Short-Term Seattle Rentals

    In addition to the new Airbnb and other short-term rental taxes voted on by the City Council last mo...

    By Larry  |  Dec 4 2017

    Toys for Tots at RPA

    Once again RPA is proud to sponsor #ToysforTots this holiday season! If you would like to participat...

    By Lynn Post  |  Nov 28 2017

    Find a Home, Become a Star!

    If you, or someone you know, will be looking for a home to rent in Seattle in early 2018, check out ...

    By Lynn Post  |  Nov 15 2017

    New Tax for Airbnb Rentals

    On Monday, the Seattle City Council voted in favor of a per-night tax on short-term rental propertie...

    By Jay  |  May 30 2017

    A second group has sued the city of Seattle over their new Tenant Ordinance

    As a Seattle area property management company, we have heard many threats from landlords who are "up...

    By Jay  |  Mar 10 2017

    First Lawsuit for the New First In Time Ordinance Seattle

    The Seattle Times reports the first lawsuit to Seattle's new landlord / tenant ordinance. We have he...

    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 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 -as reported by The Seattle Times

    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 reported by The Seattle Times

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

    By Larry  |  Dec 7 2016

    Kshama Sawant’s Cap on Move-In Fees Gets One Step Closer to Full Council Vote - as reported The Stranger

    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 -- as reported by Puget Sound Business Journal

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

    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 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 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  |  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 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 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 comes in as #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 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 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 ...

    By Jay  |  Apr 9 2014

    Rising rents, rising towers push out tenants of modest means

    https://www.seattletimes.com/business/rising-rents-rising-towers-push-out-tenants-of-modest-means/

    By Jay  |  Mar 11 2014

    Wall Street buyers snap up thousands of local homes for rentals

    https://www.seattletimes.com/business/wall-street-buyers-snap-up-thousands-of-local-homes-for-rental...

    By Jay  |  Jan 6 2014

    Seattle-area apartment rents may stabilize, even dip in 2014

    http://www.seattletimes.com/business/seattle-area-apartment-rents-may-stabilize-even-dip-in-2014/ Af...