Anyone who has ever thought about becoming a landlord in Seattle/Bellevue area has probably been attracted by its distinct advantages as an investment. Owning a property that appreciates in value at the same time it generates cash flow is a hands-on investment with obvious appeal. Yet that same “hands-on” factor can cause second thoughts: the very phrase “becoming a landlord” can inhibit busy would-be investors who aren’t eager to enroll in a second or third career.
In reality, becoming a landlords is considerably less daunting than it might appear. The “Forbes Real Estate Council” recently offered some choice observations on that score.
The Council is an assembly of seasoned high-end professionals whose commentaries…