Thursday, August 17, 2017

King County Home Prices Continue to Rise

Home prices continued to rise in the Northwest in July, hitting nearly 20% increases in some areas, according to the latest report from Northwest Multiple Listing Service.

Home prices increased an average 9% in the Northwest area in July, according to the report, which covers 23 counties in and around Washington state. However, some counties near high job-growth areas saw even higher increases. King County, for example, saw its median home price jump 18.6% from last year.

Read more here.

Happy Investing!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Cosmetic Fixer in Tukwila

Here is my latest listing to hit the market today:

4050 S 151st St in Tukwila

For more information, please send me a private message at

Happy Investing!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Seattle Room Rental Available

AVAILABLE August 1! 

Furnished monthly room rental for single occupant in elegantly restored house-share with old world charm and details. Month-to-month rental, includes all utilities: wireless internet, garbage, water, sewer, electricity and gas. Open house Saturday, 7/15/17 5-6:30p or by appointment.

Furnishings include bed, towels, linens, pillows, computer desk and chair, lamp, dresser, laundry basket, full-length mirror, artwork, rug and night stand. See video walk-through below (bedroom #2 is the one for rent):

Stay as short as one month - or as long as you'd like. Walking distance to Lake Washington, stores and restaurants in a quiet residential neighborhood just 2.5 miles from downtown Seattle. 

Washer and dryer in basement. Utilities include wireless internet, electric, gas, garbage, water, sewer, and lawn maintenance. 

About the neighborhood:
Neighborhood is close to Capitol Hill, Central District and the Madrona restaurants area. It is walking distance to wooded trails to Lake Washington. Douglass Truth Library, Leschi Mart, BluWater Bistro, Red Apple grocery store, several coffee shops,, Lowe's and Walgreen's.

Even with its laid-back, suburban vibe, Leschi is just a 10-minute drive from the bustling activity of downtown Seattle, and its proximity to the Interstate-90 floating bridge allows for easy access to the Eastside. Leschi's architectural medley and diversity of residents make this waterfront enclave perfect for urban-minded neighborhood living.

Easy access to I-90, highways, and bus lines. Several bus routes nearby go to various areas including Capitol Hill, downtown, Queen Anne, south Seattle, University District, etc. (#2, 3, 4, 8, 14, 27 and 48).

Shared house living: Typically, our short-term rentals approach to housing attracts people in transitional times of life, and new arrivals, including many contract workers or international visitors--really anyone who wants a convenient, hassle-free lifestyle, without having to commit to a long-term lease. All tenants must submit an application, with screening on background, credit, income and rental history. I am a professional property manager, and it is my job to see to it that there is a good mix of tenants--I live here too!
First months rent plus security deposit. No last month rent if income qualified. $35.00 per person tenant screening fee. No pets, no smoking, no illegal drugs. Month to month lease. Must have satisfactory 2-year rental history with references, at least 3X the monthly rent in gross monthly income, a 2-year employment history within your industry, and although we review criminal records on a case-by-case basis, we are less likely to approve anyone with violent or property convictions.

If this sounds like a good fit for you, please send an email to or come to the Open House this Saturday evening at 5p, 216 31st Avenue in Seattle, between Cherry and Yesler.

    Wednesday, June 28, 2017

    Getting Out the Tenant Vote

    Seattle landlords are now required to provide an additional 2 pages to their new tenants, giving them information about voter registration. This is a total of 17 pages of information on Seattle Landlord-Tenant law.

    Read the full article about this from the Seattle Rental Housing Association here:

    Happy Investing!

    Thursday, June 22, 2017

    Lakefront Reality TV

    Last year, I purchased one of only two lakefront properties in King County that sold for under $200K. Right now, I am listing a lakefront parcel for sale for under $100K. So I have attracted the attention of HGTV.

    If you are planning to buy King County waterfront for under $500k (all in), and are under 40 years of age, you may be interested in this opportunity:

    My name is Justin Turner and I am a Casting Associate at Magilla Entertainment, a NYC-based TV production company that produces HGTV's Lakefront Bargain Hunt & Lakefront Bargain Hunt: Renovation. I’m contacting you because we are currently casting upcoming seasons of both series on Washington Lakes!

    Both shows take viewers on a personalized house hunt following homebuyers, with their agents, searching for their dream lake house -- all for a bargain price! In each Lakefront Bargain Hunt: Renovation episode, the 2nd half hour covers the renovation.

    For Lakefront Bargain Hunt, we are looking for agents who are working with buyers (who are 40 years old or under) who have who have purchased lakefront or direct lake access houses for under $500K, within the past 6 months or who are actively searching.

    For Lakefront Bargain Hunt: Renovation, we are looking for buyers who recently purchased a lakefront or lake view home and plan to renovate. The total price for the home and renovations must be under $500K and can have been purchased within the past six months OR are currently closing on a home that they are planning to renovate. We are interested in buyers who have not started their renovations yet, but have a budget to do so and are planning on starting this summer or fall. 

    For both series, we will be featuring the agent and the clients in their own episode. Compensation will be provided for both agents and homebuyers for any network-approved stories.

    For more information on purchasing King County waterfront, or to participate in this opportunity with me, send a private message to

    Happy Investing!