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The Reluctant, Realistic and Radiant Landlord

by Cory Brandt

Sell, Hold, or All-In

 

During the real estate downturn, many homeowners chose to rent their homes instead of trying to sell in a difficult market.  Now that the market is improving, a lot of folks are asking if they should continue as landlords, sell the property or add to their real estate portfolio.  There is a ace for each, but first you have to determine your "landlord" personality:  Reluctant, Realistic or Radiant.

The Reluctant Landlord
If you didn't want to rent your home in the first place, but were forced to by market conditions, then this may be the time for you to sell.  Being a landlord isn't for everyone.

The Realistic Landlord
If you understand what it takes to rent a house and manage a good relationship with a tenant, but still aren't at a good profit threshold to sell, then you may want to continue as a landlord.

The Radiant Landlord
If the thought of adding to your current rental is appealing, then you may want to start looking for other rental properties and build your real estate portfolio.

 

November Real Estate Market Update

by Cory Brandt

Did the Government Shutdown "Shutdown" Real Estate?

 

Not yetDespite the shutdown (and it's impact on lending) and the typical seasonal slow down we hit once fall and winter kick-in, October was a good month.  Year-to-date closed sales were up about 19% in 2013  and prices increased 11%.  Inventory is still about a 1.75 months supply.  In fact, inventory hasn't risen above a two months supply in 2013. 

Get Ready for Winter Checklist

by Cory Brandt

Whether you live in Seattle, Sammamish, Bellevue or Redmond, it’s that time of year to get your house ready for winter.  While we don’t get as much snow as some parts of the country, we do have our fair share of storms (water and wind), so here is a short list of must do maintenance. 

Seattle and Eastside Neighborhoods: Look Before You Buy

by Cory Brandt

How Well Do you Know the Local Neighborhoods? Look before you leap into buying....

There are so many factors to consider before buying a house.  But, when you have children, it's even more important to weigh the various schools, parks and Cul-de-sacs.

Seattle Area Real Estate Outlook

by Cory Brandt

Are We Headed for Another Bubble?
Where is the local and the global marketplace heading...

With rising prices, many folks are concerned about another Real Estate Bubble.  But it's important to look at both the local and overseas influence; combined these  point to the return of a more normal market, not a bubble.

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Cory Brandt
RE/MAX Integrity
371 NE Gilman Blvd, Suite 160
Issaquah WA 98027
Mobile: (206)419-2679