House hacking is when you create income from the property you are living in. There are a lot of strategies to accomplish this goal, but today's art...

House hacking is when you create income from the property you are living in. There are a lot of strategies to accomplish this goal, but today's art...

Many 1st time buyers are intimidated by the mortgage application process, but it’s actually pretty simple. Even if you don’t quite qualify today, I...

I am often asked the question, should real estate investors work with a buyer's agent? The short answer is there is nothing really to lose and a lo...

One of the 4 factors used to determine your eligibility for a mortgage is your Credit Score. In this article, I’ll discuss what a credit score is a...

We all know that buy and hold real estate investing is one the best ways to achieve financial freedom and a secure retirement. 

15-Oct-2020 Resident Resources

Did you know rental scams happen everywhere, all the time and affect millions of people every year?

11-Aug-2020 Landlord
Often when my clients purchase a property, there is an opportunity to increase income through more effective utility recovery. I have seen rental ...

When setting your buying criteria for your next real estate acquisition, please include 'Unit Configuration' into your decision making. There are f...

29-Jul-2020 Real Estate Investing

I worked with Jessica & Mark in 2015 and again in 2018.  In 2015, they were renting a 1 bedroom apartment in North Seattle for $1400 / month.  They...

29-Jun-2020 Real Estate Investing

In 2016, a friend of a friend contacted me asking if I could help her buy a house. She was renting a 2 bedroom apartment in Seattle, at the time pa...

11-Jun-2020 Real Estate Investing

This story starts in 2015.  A young Army family, (Ian & Angie, their 2 daughters and Angie's mom), were stationed at Fort Lewis, relocating from Al...

It's an interesting time out there, a lot of you have questions as to if you should buy a house right now. I wanted to take some time to go over so...

I ask current renters to take a HUGE mental leap. I’m asking you to go from a Tenant to HomeOwner and then from a HomeOwner to a Real Estate Invest...

30-Mar-2020 Property Management

Sagareus Property Management provides Monthly Reports to Property Owners on the schedule outlined below; Monthly reporting (as compared to quarterl...

BRRRR Ownership refers specifically to living in the property, not to be confused with BRRRR Investing, which is similar, except you never live in ...

Are you ready to buy real estate? Perhaps you’re considering the benefits that come from real estate ownership, such as building equity, cash flow ...

Should you own or rent where you live? It is a question that many people ask and there are dozens of opinions on why one option is better than othe...

Today I had a conversation a long time friend and fellow real estate broker. He has been helping families purchase their primary residences for the...

Real estate investors see real estate differently than the average real estate buyer. Investors identify potential, see opportunities to add value ...

26-Nov-2019 Real Estate Investing

Very often I meet people who are overwhelmed with the options, strategies, courses, and various directions that real estate investing can go.  This...

16-Nov-2019 Real Estate Investing

Most real estate deals utilize financing, leverage is one of the many benefits of owning real estate. Most people do not buy outright with cash bot...

10-Nov-2019 Real Estate Investing

House hacking is a term used for a specific strategy that is ‘hacking’ your way into real estate investing.

9-Nov-2019 Property Management

Upon vacating a rental property, Residents can be charged for damages to the property beyond "normal wear and tear." This definition begs the quest...

This deal was sourced on market, secured with Owner Occupied Conventional financing.  Monthly cash flow ranges with the season; First year generate...

Here is exactly how Sagareus reduces Maintenance Costs for our clients.

28-Oct-2019 Property Management

Preparing your rental advertisement is a key procedure in your Turn Over Process;  Property owners and leasing agents alike need a system to ensure...

26-Oct-2019 Property Management

As a property owner or manager, your primary goal is to protect your property from damage and a loss of value. When selecting tenants, a good deal ...

I've always said, the best time to buy real estate is now.  Alas, I'm consistently asked:

21-Oct-2019 Real Estate Investing

There is a quote about business that I think is relevant to the topic of team building. You don't build a business; You build people and people bui...

15-Oct-2019 Real Estate Investing

There is so much information about Real Estate Investing that it is easy to become overwhelmed with analysis paralysis. This article describes the ...

12-Oct-2019 Real Estate Investing

This deal was sourced off market, initially secured with a private loan, then cash out refi with conventional 30 year loan at 4.65%.  Once stable, ...

5-Oct-2019 Property Management

Hiring a property management company is usually more cost effective than expected. Once you factor in the savings your property manager is producin...

This deal was sourced on market, secured with combo of private and hard money, then resold on the market. 

This deal was sourced off market, secured with conventional financing, and provide the investor a 8.06% cash on cash return.

Below is a complete list and explanation Protect your property value over the long term by proactively preventing repairs or renovations next sprin...

30-Sep-2019 Property Maintenance

Preventative maintenance is an important Property Management function that gets ignored far too often. Preventing maintenance calls is a cost effec...

26-Sep-2019 Property Management

In an ideal situation, you will receive the proper notice to vacate from your tenant. When this occurs, your Turn Over Process in triggered to begi...

21-Sep-2019 Real Estate Investing

A tax-deferred 1031 Exchange allows investors to defer capital gain taxes in order to facilitate significant portfolio growth and increase return o...

Buying your first property can be intimidating. Taking the time to understand the entire buying process, who the key players are, and how to evalua...

9-Sep-2019 Property Management

Rent collection is obviously essential to ensure the property produces enough income to cover costs. Our goal with rent collection is to receive fu...

5-Sep-2019 Property Management

With new construction units hitting the market by the hundreds, anything you can do to compete will help lower vacancy rates by increasing renewals...

2-Sep-2019 Property Management

The absolute most important process in Property Management is Applicant Screening.

14-Aug-2019 Real Estate Investing

Physicians, like other high wage earners, have very few tax advantages. This is due to the fact that most tax deductions are phased out above a cer...

5-Aug-2019 Property Management

A well established Rent Increase Procedure provides you, a rental property owner, with multiple benefits:

29-Jul-2019 Property Management

I attended the RHA association webinar on New WA State Laws in 2019 on May 2, 2019.  Below I offer you a summary of new laws important to Rental Ho...

22-Jul-2019 Real Estate Investing

Conventional Real Estate Investing is the most straightforward, simple way to invest in real estate and build actual wealth available to the averag...

5-Jul-2019 Property Management

I get asked this question relatively often, there seems to be some confusion on what exactly a property manager does for a property owner. And this...

14-Jun-2019 Landlord

This topic is widely debated among landlord circles, I venture to say it's one of the hottest  landlord buttons.   If you ever want to  ruffle some...

11-Jun-2019 Landlord

The Move In  Process is the 2nd most important process in property management; Second only to Applicant Screening Process. I have learned that many...