ONE Report released today

Beginning today all tenant screening reports will be ONE report for ONE lower price of $49.00 + tax (additional $7.00 for paper applications). Contact us to obtain the link to provide to your applicants. HERE’S HOW ONE REPORT WILL WORK: If the applicant has reportable criminal convictions, in the criminal section of the report, we will ask that you […]

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Rent or buy? In South Sound, it’s better to own

Business Examiner Apr 27, 2017 – 01:37 PM Trying to decide whether to rent or buy in the region? SmartAsset’s latest study, in which the finance website ranks the best Washington markets to own a home, might help. Specifically, the site compared the total costs of buying and renting a typical home or rental in […]

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Attorney General Cracks Down on Landlords Who Ban Felons, Citing Disproportionate Impact on Black Renters

Ads like this violate fair housing laws, according to the Washington State Attorney General. The Washington State Attorney General is putting landlords across the state on notice: Your Craigslist ads don’t have to say “no blacks allowed” to be discriminatory against African Americans—and if they are, the AG’s office will find you. In a string […]

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Seattle 5th in US and 9th most expensive rent in the world

Josh Lyle, KING5 SEATTLE – A new study is really putting the cost of renting in Seattle in perspective. It’s no secret that the cost of living in Seattle is high, but how about the 9th highest rent in the world? A new study from online realtor Nested looked at the Rental Affordability Index for cities […]

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FYI – Seattle millennials change homes here more often than anywhere else in U.S.

    In a hypercompetitive rental market, the city’s young people are on the move, looking for cheaper rent, a nicer place or somewhere close to work. They are so mobile, in fact, no other place in the country moves as much. Moving is one of life’s more stressful events — the packing up of […]

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NEW LAW: Concerning unlawful entry on certain properties

SB 5388 and HB 1305: Concerning unlawful entry on certain properties has passed in each house and are now waiting the Governors signature. This new law should will be effective on July 23, 2017 and will give landlords a quicker option for having unauthorized person(s) removed from their property. The owner of premises, or his or her authorized agent, may initiate the investigation […]

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Credit Reports to exclude civil judgments and tax liens

The nation’s three largest credit-reporting agencies will soon exclude tax liens and some civil debts from their reports. The change by Equifax, Experian and TransUnion will take effect July 1, as part of a plan to ensure that consumer identifications in the data are accurate and current, the Consumer Data Industry Association, a trade association for the companies, […]

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Seattle Just Cause Ordinance – Updated to include Rental fee caps

Seattle Just Cause Ordinance_updated rental cap fees

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Seattle First-in-Time FAQ. Enforcement begins July 1, 2017

First-in-Time Requirements, SMC 14.08 Frequently Asked Questions On January 1, 2017, new requirements for applicants and tenant screening went into effect for properties that are located within the City of Seattle. These new requirements, referred to as “first-in-time” requirements, require landlords to provide notice of their screening criteria to applicants and to offer tenancy to the […]

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Tacoma has fourth fastest growing rent in country

Apr 11, 2017 – 05:20 PM – Business Examiner Noteworthy rent increases are becoming the norm in cities around the United States, and Tacoma is no exception. A vast majority of cities — 210 of 250 — surveyed by apartment search website RentCafe saw annual rent growth last month, with Tacoma coming in fourth on […]

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