Legal Q & A By Franco Simone

Q: A real estate agent reached out to me and I think I want to sell the condominium that I rent out, but I have a tenant living there. They are in a one-year lease that does not terminate until January 2022. Can I break the lease because I am selling the property?  A: No,…

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Housing Mortgage Trends 2021 By JVM Lending

In 2020, the global Gross Domestic Product (GDP) was expected to contract 5.2%, presenting the steepest global recession in many years. For many sectors, the negative effect of the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to be long-lasting. However, there seems to be a market that benefited from the mayhem caused by the pandemic: the housing market. During the COVID-19…

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Rent Vouchers, Not Eviction Moratoriums, Are Best for Tenants and Landlords By the Editors of Rental Housing Journal & Jeremie Dufault

This is an opinion piece by Jeremie Dufault, a member of the Washington State House of Representatives on why rent vouchers are better for tenants and landlords. Government shouldn’t be able to give away something it doesn’t own. But that’s what happened when Gov. Jay Inslee stopped property owners from evicting nonpaying tenants. He took…

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