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Is South King County Good for Investing in Multi-Family Units in 2023?

It’s time to get serious about your investment portfolio. If your current investments are lacking a real-estate component, you are missing serious opportunities for profit. Investment groups and savvy individual investors alike see a solid return on investment when they acquire multi-family investment properties in desirable markets.

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Topics: Real Estate Investing 101, Tips for Landlords, Multi-Family Units

The Secret to Successful Multi-Family Unit Investments in Seattle

Buying an apartment complex can be an exciting and savvy investment. Whether this comprises one element or the lion’s share of your portfolio, sound advice and good management can maximize the return on your investment in multi-family real estate.

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Topics: Tips for Landlords

How to Deal with Mold Remediation For Multi-Family Unit Properties

Many tenants express concern about mold and air quality when choosing their next apartment. You could deter quality tenants by showing a property with visible mold or by being unprepared to answer their questions about mold on the property or mold removal policy. Further, you could seriously jeopardize your NOI (net operating income) with a recurring maintenance expense if you don’t correctly remediate the mold you find. Capitalize on your investment apartment property by keeping mold at bay.

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Topics: Tips for Landlords, Multi-Family Units

4 Landlord Liability Issues You Should Know About in Burien, WA

From heart-breaking dog attacks to staircases that collapsed under tenants, accidents and injuries on a rental property always begin a discussion of liability. Who is responsible if someone gets hurt? We have seen and heard some true horror stories over the years, and we would hate for any landlord or tenant to end up in a contentious legal situation where a little prior knowledge could have stopped the trouble before it started.

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Topics: Tips for Landlords

9 Best School Districts in South King County Seattle

Everyone wants the best experience for their children at school. Finding the perfect fit is different for every family. We know our way around the neighborhoods! Powell Property Management has been in business in the area for more than one hundred years, and we delight in matching a client with their perfect new rental home. We understand what a significant part school districts play in the decision process for families, so we’re uniquely positioned to advise families across the area on the subject. 

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How to Communicate with Tenants About a Rent Increase in South Sound, Wa

If you’ve noticed your rental property offers competitive amenities below market price, it is time to raise your rent. Raising the rent is often part of being a good steward of your investment, even if the thought is uncomfortable for some landlords. We’re so glad that you’re doing your research so that you can design your rent increase for optimal results and we’re happy to use our expertise to help.

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Topics: Real Estate Investing 101, Tips for Landlords

6 Ways a Property Manager Can Improve Your ROI

Your rental property got another ticket from the city you don’t understand. You can’t seem to find and keep quality tenants, though you have plenty of applicants. You’ve paid three plumbers, but no one seems to know what to do about the basement drain. If these expenses are adding up and worrying you, you aren’t alone.

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Topics: Real Estate Investing 101, Tips for Landlords

How to Navigate Your Property Management Company Relationship as a Landlord

Whether you’re in the market to hire a property manager for the first time, or looking to improve or upgrade your current property management services, focusing on the relationship between the landlord and property management company is wise. Improving the landlord and property manager relationship is likely to lead to increased tenant satisfaction and a harmonious and profitable daily experience for everyone involved.

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Topics: seattle rental house, Real Estate Investing 101, Tips for Landlords

Mistakes to Avoid When Managing Apartments in 2022

Real estate is both a valuable asset and a business endeavor. Whether you’re dealing with single-family homes or multiple-unit apartment complexes, careful management is necessary to turn a profit on your investment. Our experience managing apartments spans over 100 years. Much has changed in the landscape of managing American apartments, but our expertise has evolved with the times. 

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Topics: Tips for Landlords

Powell Property Management Announces Construction of Village Green Memory Care Facility in Federal Way

Local Owners Monte and Diane Powell Working to Achieve Full-Service Vision
for Federal Way Seniors

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. (Nov. 17, 2017) – Powell Property Management, owner and manager of the Village Green Retirement Campus in Federal Way since 1996, has announced plans to break ground on a new memory care facility on the Village Green Retirement Campus in Federal Way. Construction is expected to start in mid-2018 and be completed in 2019.  

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Topics: Local News