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Now Hiring: Marketing and Brand Coordinator

LandlordSolutions is a well-established company offering services to property owners and property managers. Our team is comprised of talented people who have strong work ethics, integrity and work hard to exceed our client’s expectations. We have a great opportunity for ... Continue Reading →

Seattle Council committee meeting today at 2:00 PM to discuss a cap on move-in fees and payment plan to pay move-in cost

Seattle Council set to hear proposal to cap move-in costs and require landlords to provide payment plans The bill is the latest in a rash of Seattle Council proposals to regulate rental housing Seattle Council’s Energy & Environment Committee – Chaired by ... Continue Reading →

The cost of affordable housing: Can you close the gap?

The cost of affordable housing: Does it pencil out? There is not enough affordable housing in the United States. For every 100 extremely low income households, there are only 29 adequate, affordable, and available rental units. That means two parents who both work minimum-wage jobs might ... Continue Reading →

Summary of three Seattle ordinances passed in the last three months and one proposed ordinance to limit move-in cost

Seattle developers required to build or fund affordable housing Posted on August 22, 2016 by LandlordSolutions The Seattle City Council on Monday passed the basic framework for new rules that will require apartment and condo developers to build or fund ... Continue Reading →

Seattle developers required to build or fund affordable housing

The Seattle City Council on Monday passed the basic framework for new rules that will require apartment and condo developers to build or fund housing that members of the working class can afford. The measure passed 8-0 but developers won’t ... Continue Reading →

Seattle’s new first-come, first-serve tenant screening rule

Seattle is apparently breaking new ground by requiring landlords in the city to rent their housing units to qualified applicants on a first-come, first-served basis. Effective January 1, 2017. Officials say they’re unaware of any other U.S. city with a ... Continue Reading →

Lakewood approved rental housing inspections

Following a year and a half of discussion and community input, the Lakewood City Council adopted a Rental Housing Safety Program on Aug. 1, 2016. The City will now work on the program’s implementation. A new chapter of the Lakewood ... Continue Reading →

Is Seattle a rent or owner city?

In the most recent data for 2014, rentals made up nearly 55 percent of city dwellings. But most Seattle residents still live in owned homes — about 25,000 more than live in rentals. Has Seattle become a majority-renter city? That ... Continue Reading →