To all those of you who think that a monkey can be trained to manage real estate, think again! No joke, folks … 7, count them … 7 universities actually consider residential property management as such a multi-faceted and complicated activity that that they offer a 4 year BACHELOR OF SCIENCE degree in it: University… Read more

Owners … Renters … Property Managers … What do we expect of each other? Some expectations are common to us all … be honest, be on time, return your phone calls, keep your word … while other expectations are individualistic and very specific to the person or group. Consider the following expectations common to rental… Read more

Have you ever wondered “WHEN WILL THIS ALL SETTLE DOWN?” about the Puget Sound real estate marketplace? Home prices – How high can they go? Interest rates – When will they start going up again? Household Income – Will my monthly paycheck keep pace with rising housing costs? Oh, if ever there was a need… Read more

Back in the late 60’s, when I was a student at Wilson High in the West End of Tacoma, my insecure freshman hometown was constantly being given a swirly by the cool “collar turned up” senior men and women up in Seattle. Oh, you’re from the armpit of the state? So how does the City… Read more