Construction For Investors – How To Save On Labor Cost

By Brian Sorensen Some trades are ridiculously expensive. Not that they don’t deserve it – I just can’t afford to hire them. I’m thinking of plumbers, electricians, HVAC subs, and often roofers. But there is another way and I’m going to share it with you. Most subcontractors require that you

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Crowdfunding – Real Equity Crowdfunding in Washington State

By Josh Maher Washington State passed House Bill 2023 on March 28th to allow equity based crowdfunding for certain small security offerings. This new law presents a unique opportunity for Washington State. We are one of the few states in the nation with a law like this. If implemented correctly,

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Curb Appeal and FSBO Tips

James Dainard, Co-Founder of Heaton Dainard Real Estate has completed over a thousand real estate transactions in Western Washington. We are giving you the opportunity to ask an expert your top real estate investment questions. I’ve heard that curb appeal is one of the most important aspects in selling your

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Staging Homes – De-Mystifying the Staging Process

By Pam Christensen I find that there’s a lot of confusion about the difference between a proposal or bid, and a consultation. In a nutshell, a proposal outlines the staging plan and the cost for us to stage your home. A consultation includes anything from a walk through to give

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Property Boundaries – Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

By Doug Owens Robert Frost wrote those words as part of a poem entitled Mending Wall. What does this poem and the above sentence have to do with real estate investing ‘and why is the period of ten years or seven years significant? As investors in real estate, we are

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HARP 2.0 – Still Offers Cash Flow Opportunities for Investors

By Paul Johnson Last April the for the deadline the Home Affordability Refinance Program (HARP) was extended to from December 31, 2013 to December 31, 2015. Opportunities to refinance both investment properties and residences with loan amounts higher than, or above 80% of market value still exist. The program is

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Doing Your Next Deal – Commercial Real Estate Development

By Wendy Ceccherelli Many REAPS members start their investing career in residential real estate, and then explore the possibility of getting into commercial real estate. Commercial real estate tends to generate bigger returns, but it is also more complex and less forgiving of novice mistakes. The safest, easiest properties to

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Q & A About Renting and Finding a Realtor

By James Dainard James Dainard, Co-Founder of Heaton Dainard Real Estate has completed over a thousand real estate transactions in Western Washington. We are giving you the opportunity to ask an expert your top real estate investment questions. I’m renting out my property and looking to make some changes before

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Staging with Silk Botanicals

By Pam Christensen BotanicalS! Trees, cherry sticks, tulips, forsythia, pussy willows and eucalyptus just to name a few. You cancreate appealing and attractive spots of color to brighten interior spaces any time of year with high quality permanent botanicals (aka silk plants). A dark comer can become a dramatic focal

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Technology Corner – Building Your Business Website for Online Presence

By Bob Malecki Every serious real estate investor should have a professional website as a foundation to manage their online marketing and social media content. A well executed online presence will provide you with the ability to tell your story and control how the public perceives you and your company.

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