Property Management Blog

The Home Buyer's Guide to Getting Mortgage Ready

System - Monday, March 12, 2018
Property Management Blog
Don’t wait until you’re ready to move to start preparing financially to buy a home. If you’re like the vast majority of home buyers, you will choose to finance your purchase with a mortgage loan. By preparing in advance, you can avoid the common delays and roadblocks many buyers face when applying for a mortgage. The ...

Home Design Trends to Watch in 2018

System - Friday, February 23, 2018
Property Management Blog
We frequently get questions from clients who are taking on decorating and remodeling projects and want to ensure their dollars are invested wisely. Which looks will last for years to come, and which ones will feel dated quickly? What colors and styles are most popular among buyers in our area? How can I add the most value to my home? So...

Real Estate 2018: What to Expect

System - Sunday, January 21, 2018
Property Management Blog
As we head into a new year, the most common question we receive is, “What’s the outlook for real estate in 2018?” It’s not just potential buyers and sellers who are curious; homeowners also want reassurance their home’s value is going up. The good news is that a strong U.S. economy, coupled with low unemploym...

20 Home Gadget Gift Ideas to Fit Any Budget

System - Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Property Management Blog
Looking for the perfect present for a loved one this holiday season? We’ve rounded up 20 of our favorite gift ideas. And since we work in real estate, we focused on items that add enjoyment, comfort and, in some cases, major value to your home. From music lovers to home chefs, we’ve got something for everyone. And we’ve ...

Welcome Home: 10 Tips to Turn Your Neighborhood 
Into a Hometown Haven

System - Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Property Management Blog
"Communities work better (students perform better, crime rates are lower, kids are safer, people live longer) when neighbors know one another better. Knowing your neighbor on a first-name a surprisingly effective first step." 
- Robert Putnam, Harvard Public Policy Professor and author of Bowling Alone While advancem...

Why Real Estate Investing Makes (Dollars and) Sense

System - Sunday, November 5, 2017
Property Management Blog
INTRODUCTIONTurn on the television or scroll through Facebook, and chances are you’ll see at least one advertisement for a group or “guru” who promises to teach you how to “get rich quick” through real estate investing. The truth is, much of what they’re selling are high-risk tactics that aren’t a...

What Do I Do if My Tenant Stops Paying Rent? Edmonds Eviction Process Explained

System - Monday, September 11, 2017
Chasing tenants who are behind with their rental payments is never fun, and today we’re joined by Jim Henderson of Landlord Solutions, who is going to help us understand the process when a tenant is late with rent. Notice to Pay or Vacate First, serve your Notice to Pay or Vacate. Be sure to do this as soon as rent is late. You...

The Landlord Advantage System | Miller Laine Property Management

System - Sunday, September 10, 2017
 There are a few reasons why landlords and investors with rental property in Edmonds, Washington choose Miller Laine Property Management, we offer a: Tenant Placement Guarantee Do you know how to advertise your property to attract high-quality, long-term tenants? There's Craigslist, Zillow, and many other sites that ar...

Rental Inspection Best Practices Explained by an Edmonds Property Manager

System - Monday, September 4, 2017
There are three different types of landlord inspections that you’ll perform at your rental property. These are the move-in inspection, the periodic inspection, and the move-out inspection. Today, we are offering rental inspection best practices. Move-In Inspection The move-in inspection is conducted before a tenant moves into yo...

5 Tenant Screening Tips to Help You Find the Best Resident for Your Edmonds Rental Property

System - Sunday, August 27, 2017
The purpose of tenant screening is to know who you’re renting to. This is the first and most important step to minimize risk when you have a rental property. We are joined by Jim Henderson of Landlord Solutions, which is a tenant verification service that helps us screen here at Miller Laine. These are five tips that will protect...

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