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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.

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?

If you were heading out onto the ocean, you'd look at the weather conditions before you sailed. You need to do the same with your property investments. A serious look at Seattle's property market shows that the forecast is for a continued heat wave in the property market, with rental property in high demand.

Seattle's real estate market is on fire, and if you own rental properties you may have noticed that the Seattle rental market is moving just as quickly. According to the Seattle Times, "the greater Seattle real estate market — already the hottest in the country — somehow keeps picking up even more steam." What is the status of the current rental market, and how will this impact your choices as an owner of Seattle rentals?

It's no secret: Seattle's commercial rental market is booming. This means that if you're in the business of commercial property rentals, Seattle is the place to be. As Seattle's demographics change, there is more and more need for additional property, and that means there's an increased demand for well-organized commercial property owners in the Seattle housing market. Are you the right person to step into the Seattle housing market and become a successful commercial property owner?

Seattle may be the rainy city, but the future is bright when it comes to Seattle rentals. In the last few years, "more and more people are coming here as Seattle’s job base expands, and newbies are likely to rent," according to the Seattle Times. With few homes to buy and a lot of interest in the homes that are available, Seattle's rental market has been fierce, and rental prices have risen quickly. This has placed landlords in an excellent position. With predicted interest rate hikes, how will Seattle's rental market adjust?