Real Estate Investing
Tools and Resources
Our resource page is here to provide useful information to investors like you through links, tools, and articles. Take a look around!
Real Estate Tools
- Contractor Lookup
The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries has tools such as contractor verification, a guide to walk you through the contracting process, and helpful tips for home improvement projects.
If your property is in a flood zone, it is required to get federal flood insurance. The Federal Emergency Management Agency or FEMA is the site used to conduct flood zone certification.
- County Assessor List
Assessors estimate property value to determine how much tax to levy against a property owner. Click here for a list of assessor websites for each county in Washington State.
- Scope of Work Template
When taking out a loan, your lender will require you to provide them with the scope of work for your project. The scope of work is often referred to as SOW and it is an agreement between you and your lender of the work to be performed throughout the project.
Zillow's Zestimate can estimate market values for about 110 million homes all over the country. Their algorithm can automatically compute values that are based on both public-submitted and user-submitted data points for each property.
- Redfin Estimate
Redfin Estimate is a a great valuation resource for investors to get an idea of how much they can get for their properties. If you’re looking to buy, this tool can predict the final sale price for listings you’re interested in
- Mortgage Calculator
This tool estimates monthly mortgage payments with taxes, insurance, PMI, HOA fees & more.
- 7 Tips To Sell Your Property Fast This 2023
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- New Construction Vs. Existing Property: Which Is A Better Investment?
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- What Are Real Estate Comps and Why Do They Matter?
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