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Get to Know Wallingford

I was brought home from the hospital to my family home on Burke Ave in 1971, and have been connected to Wallingford my whole life. Growing up in a craftsman bungalow certainly helped develop my love for the pre-war homes that dominate the neighborhood. When I was young…

Investing in Single-Family Homes

In my 20+ years of real estate investing the prime driver in my portfolio has always been the single-family home, whether that be owner occupied, long term rental, or vacation rental. If you focus on the right fundamentals it is a fantastic vehicle to grow wealth and passive income…

Chelan: Vacation Rentals and Weekend Getaways

Thinking about owning a vacation rental? Lake Chelan is a great choice for many reasons. The average number of nights homes are rented per year in the Lake Chelan area is 110, with June-September being the peak season. As an owner, those numbers can provide you with enough income to cover all your holding costs and still have over 200 days a year to enjoy the home yourself…

Seattle to Bainbridge

I love living in two very different communities. After a year of calling both Seattle and Bainbridge Island home, I know I’ve found the balance in life that works for me. I split my month between South Bainbridge and the Maple Leaf neighborhood in North Seattle. Waking up in my Bainbridge home never gets old; the smell of the sound, the waves from the ferry, the gulls with my morning coffee…then on to the 7:05 ferry to head to the big city. The trip over gives me a chance to prepare for my day and enjoy the views from the top deck.