Category: Tips for Renters

Everyone knows that property values have bounced back a bit since “The Great Recession of 2008”, but what about rental rates on single family homes … what are they doing? Have they gone up? First, let me say that most rents NEVER WENT DOWN here in Pierce County! This is one of the few bright… Read more

Now that we have your attention … Actually we DO want to talk about your toilet in this blog posting, particularly what NOT to put into your toilet, whether you rent from Red Roof or not. Toilets normally behave just fine but if you put the wrong things into them, well… THERE’S GONNA BE TROUBLE… Read more

  “Is it me or is there a shortage of rental homes available right now?” No, it’s not your imagination… for the first time in as long as I can remember (40 years!) there are not enough rental homes available to meet demand. Historically we would usually have about 4 vacancies for every 100 homes… Read more


Can there be anything good about RENTING instead of BUYING? Consider a 3 bedroom / 2 bath 1,100 sq. ft. home. The owner will sell it to you for $149,000 or rent it for $1,100 … your choice. Let’s say you are going to be living in the area for 3-4 years before you get… Read more