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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.

Rent week is coming. That means that you're already feeling behind. Instead of being happy that the rent is coming, you dread the thought of rent week because for you, it means knocking on doors to track down those checks that didn't come in. Many landlords purchase rental properties because they want a passive income stream, only to discover that this income is anything but passive. Often, being a landlord can feel like you're constantly troubleshooting the next problem. You signed up for a rental investment, and you didn't expect to be dealing with chronically clogged toilets early on a Sunday morning. Is there a way to make it easier to own and manage your rental properties?

You have commercial property to rent. How do you go about finding the right tenants in a timely manner? Finding new tenants for your retail space in Seattle doesn't need to be intimidating, but you do need to understand the ins and outs of commercial rentals. How can you find the audience you need for the promotion of your retail space?

Ouch: it's time for everyone to move again. If you own and manage homes in a college district or if you have several multi-family Seattle rentals, certain times of the year can be difficult because many of your tenants will move. Spring and summer months are considered ideal for moving for several reasons, including the fact that most kids are out of school, and of course, the weather is generally more conducive to moving than other times of the year. You know that you will have tenant turnover, so what can you do to make this process easier, particularly during crunch time?

Searching for space: it's an unpopular but frequent pastime for businesses. It can be difficult to find the right property just about anywhere, including Seattle, but small businesses need that space nonetheless. Could your unused office space take the pressure off a small business and provide your business with extra income?

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?

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?

What if your rentals took care of themselves? As a child, did you think that the future would involve talking robots who would do all of your chores for you? Unfortunately, that future isn't here yet. However, having a low-maintenance rental can reduce that list of chores and make your rental property ownership much less stressful. Here are ways you can ensure your rental houses are low maintenance while satisfying to your tenants at the same time.