DEPRECIATION. An Imaginary Expense.

THIS ILLUSION IS ITS OWN MAGIC TRICK. NOW YOU SEE IT. NOW YOU DON’T!

Meet Jack.  Jack is an investor.  He has been doing this a while.  He likes rental properties and has a lot of them.  Continue reading

An Obvious Defense, Overlooked By Many.  By Jen Hudson

Note: The names have not been changed, as neither party is innocent.

Terry and Diane Visser lived in Blaine, Washington and had a habit of buying homes as investment properties.  They bought one of these “fixer-uppers” as an investment back in 2005.

After acquiring the property and beginning their renovations, they realized Continue reading

4Q15 Apartment Guide

If I’m an investor looking at the Apartment Market in the Puget Sound, I sure have a lot of questions.  Things like…. Continue reading

A Crazy Little Thing Called… FIRPTA. By Jen Hudson

You’re telling me there is a chance that the buyer pays the seller’s taxes???  How is that???  Continue reading

New Tax Break Could Boost Sales in 2016. By Jen Hudson

Thanks to a tax break in FIRPTA (Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act), foreign investors could double down on their US real estate frenzy in 2016.  How, you ask?… Continue reading

2016. TIME TO PLACE YOUR BETS. By Jen Hudson

Hello. It’s me. I was wondering if after all these years you’d like to see my predictions for 2016. (Thank you Adele.)Blurb - Predictions

Let’s call this prediction thing what it really is. Predictions are really observations of trends that are just beginning. Get ready to place your bets for 2016 based on new trends that are emerging in the market. Continue reading

A GOLDILOCKS ECONOMY. By Jen Hudson

A GOLDILOCKS ECONOMY. By Jen Hudson

You know Goldilocks, right?  Not too hot. Not too cold.  But, just right?  Well, that’s kind of what our economic reports are looking like right now.

LET’S TALK JOBS.

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“Be Strong”… I whispered to my wifi signal. by Jen Hudson

Investment real estate is one of the oldest and most inefficient Continue reading

Zoning. It doesn’t have to be the monster under your bed. By Jen Hudson

This next sentence may be one of those “no, duh!” type statements, but just hear me out.  Cities, towns and counties are usually made up of different Continue reading

New Changes to Buying & Selling. By Jen Hudson

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is going to make changes.  First, you’re probably thinking… the what?  Continue reading