“I’m in the process of completing my first cash flow property and I am getting ready to start thinking about tenants. How do you determine who will make a good tenant?” -Jim of Seattle, WA We highly recommend that new investors utilize a property management company....

I always think it’s interesting when people feel as though they are proficient residential real estate investors that they can then jump into investing in commercial real estate. I look at each of these as two completely different businesses. There are some similarities, but there...

“I’ve heard the term off-market before but I don’t quite understand what it means, can you explain what an off-market property is in further detail?” – Linda of Kirkland, WA Off market is a term used for properties that are not publicly listed. Off market properties...

Heaton Dainard has a network of trusted property managers we can recommend that can: List properties- Many property management companies will photograph your home and handle all the marketing of the rental property for you! Find and screen tenants- Property management companies are experienced in finding qualified tenants and...

Terms of the Cash Flow Industry “A” credit customers:  Consumers with impeccable credit, who can obtain a loan from traditional lenders. Acceleration Clause:  Language in a lease that secures payments for the full term of the lease. Accounts Payable:  The amount of money a company owes for goods and services it...

All in all, 2013 bathroom trends point to one thing: a more natural, simple, usable bathroom space. Emphasizing the wood, light colors, and simple lines you’d find in a spa retreat, 2013 is starting to look like a good year for R&R. Luxury bathroom remodels have...

High demand, low inventory sparking multiple offers, market momentum KIRKLAND, Wash. (Dec. 5, 2012) – Real estate brokers expected some seasonal slowing during November, but last month’s falloff was less than what some industry veterans anticipated. Members of Northwest Multiple Listing Service reported 6,522 pending sales...

If you have been aspiring to own a home but have been holding back, now or at least by 2013 is the time to make the jump. Home prices and values are rising and constructors are starting to build again. Time that passes by because...

To generate the chart below, I took all the sales data for single-family homes sold in King, Snohomish, and Pierce Counties from the beginning of 2010 through the end of October. Since my data download puts late-reported sales into the month that the sale actually...

Market Update for King County Market Update: Inventory *House featured is our recent listing of an Isola Homes house which sold in record time for top dollar! Here is the movement in Market Inventory from 2007- 2012. Low inventory levels means that homes are going under contract faster than...

U.S. home prices are coming off the bottom faster than many expected. Market researcher CoreLogic says prices were up 4.6% in August from a year ago, the largest year-over-year gain in six years. The report parallels others showing recent strengthening in home prices, which are still...