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'Is This Seattle Property a Good Investment?' Here's How to Strike Gold

'Is This Seattle Property a Good Investment?' Here's How to Strike Gold How can a property investor in Seattle know if they're considering a property that will be a good investment? There are no guarantees that you're making a good choice when buying your next investment property. However, without the right information...

The BLOCK Project Building Tiny Houses for Seattle's Homeless

The BLOCK Project Building Tiny Houses for Seattle's Homeless Check out this article in Yes! Magazine to see how some local Seattle folks are taking a grassroots approach to the housing crisis. The BLOCK Project, an offshoot of Facing Homelessness, builds tiny houses in backyards for homeless individuals, and...

Toys for Tots at RPA

Toys for Tots at RPA Once again RPA is proud to sponsor #ToysforTots this holiday season! If you would like to participate, please bring an unwrapped (new) toy to our Roosevelt office and drop it in our donation box during business hours. (7500 Roosevelt Way NE; Monday...

Find a Home, Become a Star!

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 this opportunity to be a part of a new house-hunting reality-TV series. According to the president of the Casting Firm, "It’s a feel-good show that...

New Tax for Airbnb Rentals

New Tax for Airbnb Rentals On Monday, the Seattle City Council voted in favor of a per-night tax on short-term rental properties, such as Airbnb units, according to this Seattle Times article. This new tax is a part of the Council's effort to alleviate Seattle's housing...

Seattle Energy Benchmarking & Reporting

Seattle Energy Benchmarking & Reporting All mid-size to large apartment and commercial buildings in the city of Seattle are required to report energy consumption. If you do not report this information annually, you will be subject to a fine. One of the positive things that this does is...

Proposed Zoning Changes for the University District

Proposed Zoning Changes for the University District RPA has several buildings that we manage within the newly proposed density overlay as discussed in today's Seattle Times article.  If passed, it will be interesting to see how quickly properties become assembled, proposed, permitted and constructed....

City of Seattle Vs Airbnb - the future of short term stay rentals in Seattle is on the line

Over the last few years, all of us who are in the Seattle property management business have seen the proliferation of short term stay rentals increase through websites such as Airbnb. A recent study suggested that the number of active Airbnb rentals...

Fewer and fewer failed construction projects remain

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 both residential and commercial properties.  The peak was followed by a four year slide (it felt more  like 10 years!). Most of the stalled...

Approval of 12-story Pioneer Square building overturned

Approval of 12-story Pioneer Square building overturned THE SEATTLE TIMES DANIEL BEEKMAN

Roosevelt comes in as #10 in forecast of Nation's hottest RE neighborhoods.

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 of neighborhoods across the country it predicts will be the hottest this year, topped by Ukrainian Village in Chicago. To rank the neighborhoods that...

Opponents decry proposed 12-story Pioneer Square tower

Opponents decry proposed 12-story Pioneer Square tower THE SEATTLE TIMES DANIEL BEEKMAN

Great South Lake Union Comparison in the Times Today - How Times Have Changed!

South Lake Union’s transformation — largely fueled by the growth of its highest-profile employer, Amazon — has had a ripple effect that’s reshaped the surrounding city, for better or worse. It’s all happened so quickly. You don’t have to be a...

Visions for the U District: taller, vital and still funky

City planning efforts for the University District envision more density around a future light-rail station and buildings up to 34 stories high.