Monthly Archives: February 2019

FAIR HOUSING COMPLAINTS

HUD tracks the number and type of Fair Housing complaints filed.  In 2017 there were 8,186 complaints filed based on federal protected classes and alleging retaliation.  The largest percentage were claims of discrimination based on disability.  These include cases regarding … Continue reading

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THE GROWTH OF RENTAL PROPERTIES

Nationally, single-family rentals (detached homes or townhomes) are developing faster than any other portion of the housing market.  These rentals outpace both single-family home purchases and apartment rentals.  Locally, nearly half of all Seattleites are renters. Between 2006 and 2016, according … Continue reading

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FROZEN WATER PIPES?

Frozen pipes can occur even in occupied properties.  Here are some tips for prevention: Locate the main water shut off before a broken pipe occurs.  Disconnect all hoses; if the water freezes in the hose, it can break the spigot.  … Continue reading

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