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What’s Ahead For Real Estate As Safer-At-Home Restrictions Expire?

May 27, 2020

As many state governors shift to fewer restrictions under “safer-at-home” guidelines, what does this mean for how real estate businesses can operate?  Some states classified real estate leasing, buying, and selling as an essential service. In other states, real estate activities became “non-essential” to how local economies would function in the short term. And in […]


How Property Managers Plan to Manage Rentals Post COVID-19

May 13, 2020

The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic drastically affected the financial situations of residential and commercial tenants. What does that mean for property managers and landlords, and how might they change their operations moving forward? Landlords Must Review Stipulations About Rent Increases and Evictions The coronavirus pushed some legislators to pass regulations barring landlords from taking some actions […]


Important Documents You Should Have If You’re A Landlord

May 6, 2020

Documents are often an overlooked thing in many areas. How often do you get a bill, invoice, or receipt of some sort and then just kind of pile it up on top of other documents you’ve received? The only time people think about the collections of documents is during tax season. As someone who spent […]


10 Things NOT To Do Before Closing

April 29, 2020


So you’ve been pre-approved for your first mortgage loan, and you’ve found the perfect starter home. Your offer was accepted, the home inspection passed and your loan officer locked you in at a favorable rate. You likely think you’ve all but sealed the deal. You won’t officially be a homeowner for another 30 days, give or […]


Landscaping and Curb Appeal

April 22, 2020

This is the time of year when people start going out more, especially if they live in areas that receive snow during the winter. At least this used to be the time when people started going out more. Even if you are self-isolating, you can still go outside in your yard to get some natural […]


Redecorating With Items You Already Own

April 15, 2020


  Right now, many of us are spending a lot of time inside our homes. And, if you’re anything like me, you’ve reached the point where you’ve noticed things about your home that you might not have before, and it’s starting to get to you. While I do have some larger projects that I want […]


Mortgage Relief Might Not Be the Relief You Think

April 8, 2020


We are currently living in unprecedented times, which is affecting all aspects of our lives. Besides our health, our finances are a cause for worry. While some people are worried about rent, others are worried about their mortgage payments, and the fear of losing their houses. With the newly enacted CARES Act, federally backed mortgages […]


Would You Move For The Right Price?

March 4, 2020


Would you move if you got an offer you couldn’t refuse? See how one savvy homeowner did it. Francis, a Seattle homeowner, shares what it was like to sell a house without putting it on the market. As told to Jamie Birdwell-Branson. Shortly after moving into my Seattle house in 2015, I listed it on […]


The Best Rental Properties for Beginners

January 27, 2020

Real estate is promising to remain a top investment strategy in 2020. If you are looking for a way to make money in the new year and beyond, you should definitely consider investing in rental properties. However, just as any other beginning, starting to invest in real estate sounds intimidating. Where do you even start? […]


Sellers Stress: Ten Causes, One Solution!

January 6, 2020

No one is immune to the stresses of selling a home. According to the Zillow Group 2019 Consumer Housing Trends Report (below) the list of things causing that stress is a BIG one. It seems that the greatest sources of stress involve uncertainty about timing and finances. Not knowing whether their home will sell when […]