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Are your tenants sitting with a calculator in hand, trying to determine whether to move out of your Seattle rentals? If so, it's time to figure out how to keep them. If you're an exceptional landlord, tenants are less likely to want to leave. How can you convince them that staying in your current rental is in their best interest?

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?

Seattle is always changing. In recent years, the demand for Seattle rental property and Seattle's housing market, in general, has flourished. With a busy technology industry and with Boomers who are looking at downsizing, the housing market in Seattle is thriving. In response, builders have been busy adding new units to Seattle's downtown areas, including new development that's occurring in Chinatown and Japantown.

Renters have rights. As a rental property owner, you know this, but you also know that individual situations can be tricky to navigate. While you own your property, your tenants are your guests there, and your relationship with your tenants is regulated to ensure that neither one of you takes advantage of or hurts the other. How can you make sure that you respect your renters' rights and ensure that you are following all of the legal guidelines for your area?

Rental property ownership and management can be intense. Whether it's an emergency repair or a tenant who keeps on calling at all hours for minor problems, you may find your stress levels rising. How can you maintain your properties well while managing the stress that comes from rental property management? Here are four tips: