Summerwind Rental Home: $2,295

Renton highlands home

This gorgeous home in the Summerwind neighborhood in the Highlands area of Renton is now available for rent! This 3 bed/2.25 bath home offers a spacious living & dining room with vaulted ceilings and a wood burning fireplace. The kitchen has an abundance of natural light, stainless steel appliances, new cabinets and opens to a sunken family room. The entertainment-sized patio is surrounded by a lovely landscaped yard with a sprinkler system. This home is near great schools, and within walking distance to numerous shops. If you are interested in this or other Seattle area rentals, contact your local real estate agent today.

Status: For Rent
Bed/Bath: 3/2.5
Price: $2,295

Creating a Budget For Your Rental Home

When embarking on the search for the perfect rental, it’s important to factor in your monthly budget, but yet challenging to predict the associated costs. You’d like to spend enough to live in a good location and enjoy the amenities, all the while trying to save to one day buy a home. Finding that balance between spending and saving can be tricky, so here are some tips to help you create a budget while you’re saving for the ultimate home purchase. If plausible, you should shoot for a rental home with a monthly lease that is less than 33% of your gross income. That rate generally does not include utility rates and you may want to budget for emergency costs as well. QA high

It is also important to weigh your wants vs your needs. Larger apartments are wonderful for entertaining, but smaller apartments are more cost-efficient and while you want want that extra half bath for your guests, it might knock off a nice price cut if you don’t make that a top priority when searching for your rental. Things that are worth considering are finding  rental with a reliable property management company in a safe neighborhood, within a reasonable distance to your workplace. These are necessities vs wants, and worth spending a little more on when considering your rental budget. If you’re interested in finding the right Seattle rental for your wants and needs, contact your local real estate agent today.

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

Downtown Waterfront Rental: $3,000

rental ridge

This 2 bed 2 bath condo rental is the only condominium on the downtown waterfront, and is now available for rent! This fully furnished luxury condo overlooks the waterfront via floor to ceiling windows, with views of Elliott Bay and the Olympic mountain range. The master suite features 2 closets with a 5 piece bathroom including a relaxing jacuzzi tub. Features include granite counter tops, gas cooking pantry in the kitchen, gas fireplace, and laundry room with full size front load washer/dryer. There are two secured parking stalls, and the cost of rent includes water, sewer, garbage, cable and gas. For your convenience, there is 24 hour concierge service available. If you’re interested in this or other Seattle rentals, contact your local real estate agent today.

Status: For Rent
Bed/Bath: 2//2
Price: $3,000

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

Tis the Season For Cold Damp Weather – How to Prevent Mold in Your Home

It’s that time of year again, and the cold, damp weather is in full swing. If you’re living in an older rental it is important you check for signs of mold and mildew early this year to avoid extensive build up. Smell a musty odor coming from the basement? Build up of mold spores can accumulate in various parts of the house, causing reactions such as runny nose, itchy or watering eyes, or wheezing. To avoid mass build up, here are some things you can do to prevent and control mold build up in the home. cleaning-tools

See clutter? Organize! Keep things like wood furniture, clothing etc. from contacting the walls and window sills, and put what you can in plastic tubs with tight sealing lids.

Kill mold building up- Scrub the area thoroughly with soap and water to remove the dirt accumulating, and then follow up with a stronger mold/mildew killing solution. Allow the mold killing solution to sit for 5-10 minutes, allowing it to settle in and kill all the germs. Try to find a cleaner without bleach, as bleach will not reach the roots of the mold spores, and may not kill them entirely. Contact your landlord if plumbing leaks occur, or you notice excess moisture in the home that could cause mold. If you’re interested in more information about Seattle rentals, contact your local real estate agent today.

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

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

 

Washington Park Rental Available: $6,000

wash park

This picture perfect 4 bed, 2 bath home in the heart of Washington Park is now available to rent! The home is updated throughout using the highest quality materials and construction. Features include spacious rooms, private outlook, beautiful oak floors, fine mill-work, remodeled kitchen and bathrooms, and a sunny private deck. This home is elegant and inviting, and could be yours to rent today. If you’re interested in this or other Seattle rentals, contact your local real estate agent today.

Status:  For Rent
Bed/Baths: 4/2.25
Price: $6,000

 

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