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Rental property management has changed a lot over the years. It used to be you'd spend hours on the phone or running from property to property to make sure that you addressed all of the concerns from your tenants. Today, you still need to have a personal touch, but you can also manage a lot of details about your properties using other technologies.

When you started to invest in rental properties, did you plan to manage many of them yourself? Property maintenance, tenant screening, promotion and advertising, finance -- the list of management duties can be overwhelming. If you're struggling to keep up with all of the details connected to your rental properties, here's what a rental property management company can do to simplify your ownership duties.

Happy holidays, welcome winter, and wow - is that a burst pipe in your rental property? During the winter months, rental property management can be anything but jolly. Cold temperatures, snow, and ice all have an impact on your properties and can lead to headaches in property management at this very busy time of the year.

If you're considering going on vacation, how do you make that decision? In part, you think about the many wonderful activities that you could do at the vacation spot. Whether you love snorkeling in warm water or hiking in the mountains, shopping at boutique stores or going to wine tastings, there's a vacation for everyone. As you promote your vacation rental, you need to help prospective guests imagine themselves at your rental, so that they can get a feel for the relaxation and enjoyment that waits for them.

When you're buying a home for rent, you may be able to buy property outright. Some investors also choose to sell one property before buying another. However, if you're expanding your rental property portfolio and you need to finance an investment property, you need to know how to secure property financing.

Investment in U.S. real estate is a booming business. According to The Investor, "the U.S. real estate market remains a magnet for offshore investors with figures for the first half of 2017 showing the country continues to be the world’s leading recipient of cross-border capital, attracting US $19.8 billion of foreign investment." Why is the US real estate market so attractive to investors from around the world, and how can those investors find success in local real estate?

You may already own rental property in Seattle, or perhaps you're thinking of taking the leap and investing in a Seattle home to rent. Whatever stage you're at in your journey you need to carefully consider your next step. Investing in property can be a positive choice for your bottom line, and it can also be a lot of work. How will you manage your money and time to get the best outcome from your investment?