Title Insurance -When Does A Buyer’s Knowledge of A Title Defect Prevent Recovery After Purchase?

By Doug Owens As investors in real estate, when we purchase property, we want to make sure that we receive what we are paying for. There are several mechanisms we use to try to gain that assurance. We receive an owner’s policy of title insurance, usually paid for by the

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Staging With Style – Paring Style and Demographics

By Pam Christensen One of the most important things to think about when choosing the design for a home is how to create a design that will fit both the Style of the home and appeal to the type of buyer who would be attracted to the home and neighborhood.

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Using Email Lists Effectively

Technology Corner –¬†Using Email Lists Effectively By Bob Malecki Email is still the “killer app” that all businesses use to communicate with their staff, vendors and clients. Every website wants you to give them your email address, whether it is Facebook, Twitter, or The New York Times. Why email is

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What Is A Wholesaler?

Doing Your First Deal –¬†What Is A Wholesaler? By Wendy Ceccherelli A “wholesaler” is someone who buys property at a low price and sells it at a low price. Both prices are below typical “retail” prices for a finished product. The wholesaler makes money by finding a property and negotiating

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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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