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Top 5 Rental Trends in Seattle for 2021

It's been an interesting year in the Seattle housing market - rental prices have fluctuated while the demand for single-family homes has increased.

However, now that things are getting back to somewhat like normal, conditions may be set to change yet again. Here's a look at the top 5 rental trends in Seattle for 2021.

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

Curb Appeal: 2021 Rental Property Exterior Trends

Long before potential tenants ask for a tour, in this market you need to learn about outside amenities and upgraded features you can install in units to enhance curb appeal. When potential tenants visit a possible new home, they are going to inspect a property not only to see if they want to live there but also how well you keep up your property. At a minimum this is what good tenants do, so be ready for your property to stand out from the rest to attract the ideal resident. Tenants who don't care about the property, what it looks like, or how it's cared for are less likely to appreciate what you offer, and may not treat it with the level of respect you'd like.

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

5 Valuable Landscaping Hacks For Your Rental Property

As a property manager, your time is valuable. You have a lot of things to worry about from drawing in new high-quality tenants to keeping your current tenants happy. One of the most powerful ways you can do both of these things at the same time is to take good care of your property's landscaping. Quality landscaping makes your rental property a nicer place to live. Best of all, good landscaping is a great way to boost curb appeal and that's a win-win for everyone.

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

Pros & Cons of Hiring a Property Management Company

When becoming a landlord, choosing which investment property to purchase may seem like the biggest decision to make. In actuality, the most important decision is who will handle the day-to-day operations of the property as this will determine the overall success of your rental.

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Topics: Insider, seattle rental house, Real Estate Investing 101

How to Keep Your Apartment Occupancy Rate Under 5% in Burien

It is common knowledge that the key to making a profit off your residential investment properties in Burien is keeping them occupied with long-term tenants who pay rent on a monthly basis.

If high levels of vacancy persist at your apartment complex or multifamily housing, you won’t see a significant return on your investment. Worst-case scenario, you may even struggle with your mortgage payments.

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