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John has great knowledge of many aspects of real estate. He's worked in both the UK and US, so has a broad perspective.

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  • Contractor recommendations for various work
    Started October 7, 2018
    Our move to Seattle is coming to a head.  We have a house on Mercer Island under contract.  Its an older house (built 1970, yes, I'm aware of possible lead paint and aluminum wi... See more
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  • Need short term, furnished housing in Seattle
    Started August 20, 2018
    Sorry, @Charity Youngblood, I missed your reply.  That was just when the packing chaos started.  The relo company did manage to find us a place and now we're in house hunting mode. See more
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  • How early do you sign a lease
    Replied September 6, 2018
    When I sign a lease the tenants hand me a full month's rent and the full security deposit in cash or money order and I hand them the keys.  Its their unit as of that moment.  If... See more
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Member Blog another day

Good month this month.  All rents were in by the second.  Did have to go replace a toilet at the new place. It was a continuing problem.  A thorough cleaning with muratic acid would probably have f...

Member Blog Just keep on trucking

All rents in on time this month, too.  Yea!Did have a problem with the water bill at one unit.  In Colorado, water is lienable.  So, if the tenants don't pay, it comes back to the landlord.  I've b...

Member Blog And the deal is complete

Finally finished the refinance today.  I was able to get a 30 year fixed, 5.875% note on the property.  I'm pretty satisifed with those terms.If you've been following this story, you recall I paid ...