These Low-Income Communities Should Prepare for an Influx of Cash

December 19, 2019

By Alexander Casey on Apr. 2, 2019  Opportunity Zones—created by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA)—are designed to bring capital to low-income communities, many of which have been starved of capital investment for many years. The zones—a collection of low-income or high-poverty census tracts scattered across all 50 states and Washington, D.C.—offer […]


It’s a home seller’s market as King County sees ‘November surprise’; check out what’s happening in your area

December 12, 2019

By December 6th, 2019 Katherine Khashimova Long Seattle Times business reporter Last month, brokers anticipated local residential markets swinging, if ever so slightly, to give buyers more bargaining power. After seeing new data from the Northwest Multiple Listing Service, those prognosticators may be eating their hats. By some measures, King County was more of a […]


How to be a better landloard

November 15, 2019

Investing in rental properties can be one of the most difficult things you do in real estate. It can also be one of the most profitable if executed properly.Being a landlord is not exactly rocket science. You find a property, make subtle improvements, get good tenants and collect rent checks. Your rent checks should exceed […]


Buying a home in Seattle area may get thousands of dollars cheaper, after rule change by agents

October 6, 2019

_              Starting Oct. 1, it could start getting cheaper to buy a home around Seattle and most of Washington. That’s because the curtain will be pulled away from a secret long kept within the community of real-estate agents: how much the  agent representing the buyer collects when a house is sold. Brokerages […]


How To Buy Real Estate If You Are Low On Cash

September 2, 2019

You do not need excess savings to start investing in real estate. Sure, like any other business having access to capital can help accelerate your growth, but it truly isn’t a necessity. There are plenty of resources to find all the capital you need to start building your portfolio. Some options are straightforward while others […]


House Prices Are Under Pressure in the Bay Area

August 16, 2019

In the two most expensive U.S. real estate markets, both in California’s Bay Area, home values declined in July. The price of a typical home slumped 10.5% from the same month last year in San Jose and fell 1.1% in San Francisco, according to a report issued Friday by Zillow. A year ago, home values […]


The Pros And Cons Of Investing In Student Housing Rentals

July 26, 2019

Some of the best investments require a leap of faith. You have probably heard for a while that to make money in real estate you need to think outside the box. One of the most out of the box buy and hold opportunities is with student housing rentals. On the surface, these may seem like […]


The Challenge of Buying for the First Time

July 16, 2019

Millennials, who already account for nearly half of all home purchases in 2018, are becoming an increasingly large share of first-time home buyers. These new buyers — educated, diverse and partnered — bring with them a host of worries, limited knowledge about the process and long wish lists for their future homes. They also bring […]


Why is so much paperwork required to get a mortgage?

July 8, 2019

When buying a home today, why is there so much paperwork mandated by the lenders for a mortgage loan application? It seems like they need to know everything about you. Furthermore, it requires three separate sources to validate each and every entry on the application form. Many buyers are being told by friends and family that the process […]


How To Find A Reliable Contractor

June 21, 2019

Behind any good real estate investor is a reliable contractor. Whether your business is built on flipping houses or buying investment properties, a quality contractor is essential. They will help keep your project moving in the right direction and cut off potential problems before they get too big. They will handle everything from simple maintenance […]