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

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

Straight Talk About “Forgiveness.”  No, not the kind of forgiveness at church.  I mean the tax burden kind.

The following is taken (well… almost) directly from Ed McFerran, McFerran Law, P.S. (253) 284-3838 or www.mcferranlaw.com.  He knows a lot of stuff.

First, you’re probably thinking to yourself… “Jen, we’re waaay past this whole recession thing.  Why are you talking about debt forgiveness? Continue reading

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

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

A DIFFERENT KIND OF GREEN. By Jen Hudson

Last month we talked about green energy and ways to keep some “green” in your pocket.  This month, there is a different kind of “green.”  One that is transforming our real estate world, and one that you should be aware of. Continue reading

What is the Point of Title Insurance? By Jen Hudson

Title Insurance DisneyA question I hear frequently is “why do I need  title insurance?”

Well… as they say at the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad in Disneyland.. Hold onto your hats and glasses folks! 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