Capitol Hill Craftsman For Rent: $3,950

cap hill rental

This lovely Craftsman on north Capitol Hill street is now available for rent! This two story home with a basemen, has been remodeled in keeping with the charm of the turn of the century. The kitchen is a state of the art , with an island for sitting and talking with the cook, gas stove , and the kitchen overlooks the back yard that features a wonderful Play set outside. Hardwood floors throughout the first and second floor, and lower level has a family room and an additional bedroom. If you’re interested in this or other Seattle rentals contact your local real estate agent today.

Status: For Rent
Bed/Bath: 4//2
Price: $3,950

Leschi Contemporary Rental: $4,500

leschi rental

This contemporary masterpiece is nestled against the forested foothills of Leschi, and features a spectacular rooftop terrace with panoramic views! This 4 bed 3 bath rental home is mere steps to the waterfront, parks, shopping and minutes to downtown Seattle. The home features hardwood flooring throughout, radiant heat, a commercial grade elevator, and security system. There is a gourmet kitchen with slab granite counters and top appliances. This home also includes a 5 piece master suite in marble. If you’re interested in this home, or other Seattle rentals please contact your local real estate agent today.

Status: For Rent
Bed/Bath: 4//3
Price: $4,500

Washington Park Rental: $10,000

Wash Park rental home

This beautiful Washington Park Rental Home is now available for rent, featuring large rooms, kitchen, family room, and oak floors. This 4 bed 3 bath home has a large second master bedroom, and fabulous views of Mt Rainier, close to Madison Park shops and restaurants. The perfect dwelling to meet all of your needs. For more information on this listing, or other Seattle rentals, contact your local Real Estate agent today.

Status: For Rent
Bed/Bath: 4//3
Price: $10,000

Renter Competition is Stiff: Come Prepared With Renter Application Packet

These days Seattle rentals are few and far between, and in our competitive rental market bringing your checkbook ready to cash in the deposit no longer puts you on the top of the applicant stack. In other popular cities like San Francisco renters arriving at showings can expect a long line of other applicants already waiting at the door, so if you’re looking to be one step ahead of the game, putting together a renter application packet could be be your ticket to a new rental.

rental np

Downtown Seattle Rental: $4,500/Month

Get the following documents prepared before your rental showing:

A copy of your ID: either a driver’s license or passport

Proof of employment: A pay stub will suffice, but if you can get a letter from your employer confirming your employment that would be beneficial.

Pay stub: Several landlords have minimum salary requirements, so having at least 3 of your most recent pay stubs is important.

A bank statement: Having a bank statement available that indicates you are financially stable and capable of paying rent could be the difference between you and someone less prepared.

References: Have a list of references, past landlords, past neighbors and business partners is a great way to enphasize that you are a responsible tenant.

Rental Application, and fee: This is most important if you’re able to request the application prior to the showing. Some property management websites have these available for prospective tenants, and also having a check handy for the application fee will indicate your preparedness.

Make sure that you double check all of the application requirements prior to your showing if available, and don’t forget to bring your checkbook along with your completed renter application packet. Good luck on your rental hunt! If you’re interested in Seattle rentals, contact your local real estate agent today!

Rental Scammers Thriving in Seattle’s Hot Rental Market

You’re shopping for a new rental on Craigslist or Hotpads, and stumble upon a beautiful listing that is asking well below the market norm – you’re first thought is it’s too good to be true, but at that price who could resist? If you’ve seen these ads while browsing, usually cluttered with grammatical mistakes in the property description, you’ve likely had this same thought. A four bedroom bungalow in Ballard with a garage and hardwoods for $1,200/month?! Sounds like the deal of a lifetime in Seattle’s hot rental market. This listing seems too good to be true, and it certainly is; online rental scammers are thriving in the cut throat Seattle rental market, so be on the lookout for these similarities on your quest for the perfect rental. Scammers almost never list a local phone number, and generally send you an email in response about an urgent matter that leaves no other choice than to deal with all transactions long distance.

Photo credit: www.third-estate.com

Photo credit: www.third-estate.com

According to the Seattle Times, some of those who have fallen for rental scams have lots hundreds and in some cases thousands of dollars. Sometimes the fake landlord seems to check out alright, they might even have an email that is listed as the actual landlord’s name. Do not wire anyone any money, and make sure to look into the rental company before choosing a rental home. If you’re interested in Seattle rentals, contact your local real estate agent today.

High Seattle Rent + High Competition = High Stakes for Renters

Have you been searching for a new Seattle rental and found that someone else is always one step ahead of you? You aren’t alone! Seattle renters in the throws of searching for a new place to call home have a lot of other renters competing for the same properties. Some renters have been attending open houses, even arriving early in hopes of getting to spe3ak with the landlord directly, only to find that there is a line of Seattleites ahead of them at the door, already discussing their game plan for landing that lease. What is a renter to do? One could spoke with Mynorthwest after a year long search for their rental home. “Oh, it’s awful. You’re like, I’m going to be smart and get to this house 20 minutes early and there’s already 20 people there and they’re all talking about their strategy,” said Ian Schuler. “Seattle is filled with beautiful Type-A personalities. Everybody knows what they want and they’re so competitive. And it takes, honestly, that that kind of personality, I think, to be on top of it.”¬†rental

On average, a one bedroom in Seattle may have gone up 200-400 dollars this past year, and new construction apartments are coming on the market with a high price tag. To make themselves look desirable, many renters are putting together portfolios that include family resumes, pet resumes and neighbor recommendations, along with letters from previous landlords. Anything that might give them the edge needed to one up another prospective tenant. Stay on top of the rental search, and be prepared to have tough competition with the units you’d like to live in. If you’re looking for Seattle rentals, contact your local real estate agent today.

Washington Park Rental Home: $7,000

washington park home

This beautiful Washington Park rental home has spectacular views of Lake Washington and Mt Rainer from nearly every room, and is now available rent. This home was completely remodeled in 2007, and is in impeccable condition. There are 4 bedrooms on the top floor, an expansive deck which is adjacent to an open kitchen and living room, and also has a wonderful backyard, and a media room! The downstairs has a separate guest suite, and the home also includes an office with a wall-wall bookcase, and a wine cellar. There is a two car garage attached for your convenience. If you are interested in this, or other Seattle rentals, please contact your local real estate agent today.

Status: For Rent
Bed/Bath: 5&4
Price: $7,000/Month

 

Ballard Beachfront Rental: $4,500

Ballard rental

This lovely 2 bed, 1.5 bath beachfront condo is now available for rent in the Sunset Hill neighborhood. Located where the locks meet the Puget Sound, this top floor penthouse unit has private elevator access, an open floor plan with beautiful hardwood flooring, and high ceilings.The kitchen has granite counter tops, high end stainless steel appliances, and opens to the living/dining room area, which includes floor to ceiling windows, maximizing the views and light. The master bedroom has a walk in closet, laundry room, entertainment room, and one reserved parking space. The unit also features a large private deck. This rental is located within walking distance to downtown Ballard, and Golden Gardens. If you’re interested in this, or other Seattle Rentals, please contact your local real estate agent today.

Status: For Rent
Bed/Bath: 2/1.5
Price: $4,500

Seattle Rental Rates Continue to Rise

Over the past year, there has been more new construction for apartments than over the past two decades, but rental rates in Seattle seem to be unaffected. According to the Seattle Times, vacancy rates continues to remain low, and while the price retention doesn’t sit well with renters, the nearly 2,000 new apartments that filled quickly over the past year indicates a healthy rental market. Over the past few months the average rental rate rose to $1,190, and the vacancy rate in the city is set at 4.41%. Many are concerned that the overbuilding will affect rates, as a percentage of current renters are expected to become home buyers in the near future, but that didn’t seem to happen this year.

Photo credit: www.third-estate.com

Photo credit: www.third-estate.com

Many attribute this to the influx of employment opportunities in the city with Amazon Microsoft, and Google, setting the bar higher for an increase in employee housing, thus creating a greater need in Seattle’s rental market. The influx of new employees, combined with homes being taken off the market and put up for lease, has created a very healthy, thriving market, and it will be interesting to see where this next year takes us. For more information on Seattle rentals, contact your local real estate agent today.

Washington Park Rental Home: $8,000

mad park

This freshly rebuilt¬† 4 bed, 2.25 bath Washington Park Home is now available for rent! The home has outstanding views of Lake Washington and Mountain views from nearly every room, including views of Mt Rainer! There are three spacious bedrooms on the upper level, and the main floor has the kitchen, and family room, with a walk-out level lawn and terrace. The lower level has a rec room, and a nanny’s quarters, and the homes comes with a two car garage. There is also ample street parking, and the home is a stone’s throw from the popular Madison Park favored restaurants and shops. If you’re interested in this or other Seattle rentals, contact your local real estate agent today.

Status: For Rent
Bed/Bath: 4/2.25
Price: $8,000