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Raising the Rent in Seattle: How to Do It Right and Keep Your Renters

Before you advertise your Seattle rental property, you want to make sure you set an ideal monthly rent rate to attract quality renters. When your rental price is too low, you lose money every month. If your monthly rent is set too high, you'll...

Crucial Rental Property Maintenance Tips for Seattle Landlords

Keeping your Seattle rental property in excellent condition is a year-round effort! From preparing your property for the changing seasons to getting a property ready for new renters, regular maintenance is a critical part of having a profitable...

Another Seattle Landlord Tenant Regulation is Proposed

 

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 heard rumors of several more to follow from other individuals and organizations.   It will be interesting to see how this all plays out:

Getting Your House Ready to Rent to a Tenant | A Seattle Property Management How To

If you’re an investor buying a home specifically for this purpose, getting your house ready to rent is pretty easy. However, if you have been living in the property and you’re now turning it into a rental property, preparing your home for a tenant...

Rental Marketing How To – Seattle Property Management Advice

Rental advertising has evolved from placing nickel ads in the classified section of local newspapers to major marketing campaigns on a variety of platforms, including websites and social media. This is a critical part of finding a good tenant and...

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. While there’s no need to completely remodel your property, you should make a few key improvements that will make a huge difference in attracting and...

Washington Eviction Process Legal Advice | Need to Know's for Managing Your Seattle Rental Property

Seattle property management companies and landlords need to follow a series of specific steps when performing a residential eviction in Washington. Brian Read, an experienced landlord and tenant attorney who has worked with RPA for several years,...

Advancements in Technology for Property Management in Seattle, WA – Landlord Education

  At Real Property Associates, we have been providing property management services to Seattle, Everett, Bellevue and all the cities and neighborhoods in between for 25 years. We’re taking a look back at how our industry once looked and all the ways...

Jay Young speaks about RPA Property Management

Why Hire a Property Manager

   

Local apartment rents continue climbing

http://www.seattletimes.com/business/local-apartment-rents-continue-climbing Rent hikes in King County show no signs of letting up, despite a huge wave of new apartments. Landlords expect to increase rents by an average 3 percent between September...

Scammers right at home in sizzling rental market

http://www.seattletimes.com/business/news/scammers-right-at-home-in-sizzling-rental-market/ The Craigslist ads and the emails from the alleged landlords are often full of grammatical errors, but the rental price is too good to pass up. "Only $1,200...

Five Benefits Of Hiring A Property Manager

Five Benefits Of Hiring A Property Manager Sarah Gabot, writing for Zillow, outlines 5 reasons you may want someone helping you with property management for your Seattle area home.

Six Suggestions For Owners Who Rent Their Homes Or Apartments To Pet Owners

According to an MSN article, investors and owners of single family homes and apartments who ignore potential tenants with pets are making a mistake (see our previous post on the subject for reasons why).

Study Shows Six Great Reasons Why Property Owners Should Allow Pets In Their Rental Homes and Apartments

In what may be the only published research on the subject, a FIREPAW study found that apartments that accepted pets not only didn't lose money, they actually gained more, to the tune of nearly $3,000 per apartment, per year. Property managers with...

Real Property Associates Owner Jay Young Interviewed About Problem Tenants By Bloomberg News

Jay Young, owner of Seattle area Real Property Associates for 21 years, was recently interviewed about rental real estate and property management by Bloomberg News.