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Jan. 17, 2020

Tacoma Value-Add Triplex For Sale

Solid, turn-key triplex. Units are all 2bed/1bath with Washer/Dryer hookups; interiors have been updated with paint/cabinets/etc and each comes with one garage space and balcony/patio. Value-add: tenants are paying below market rents; garage could potentially be converted into 4th 850SF unit. Cap Rate: 6.4%. / Market Cap Rate: 7.34% High demand rental near Fern Hill neighborhood in South Tacoma - close to everything.

115 E 96th St, Tacoma

Price: $500,000

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Oct. 31, 2019

7-Unit Assemblage for sale in Auburn


7-Unit assemblage consisting of (2)triplexes on one parcel & (1)single family home on adjacent parcel. New owner can expect 17% ROI in 1st year of ownership; 8% Cap Rate based on actual financials. Triplexes have (6)1bed/1bath units; House is 3bed/1bath 1100SqFt w/ detached 2car garage. Shared coin-op laundry generates extra income; tenants pay all utilities. Total lot area=15,876 making this a great candidate for future development. High demand rental; close to downtown Auburn & Sounder station

  • 118-202 D St SW, Auburn
  • Price: $1,050,000

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Sept. 4, 2019

*SOLD* Tacoma Value-Add Duplex for sale

110-112 117th St. S, Tacoma

Value-Add Opportunity Duplex. Each unit is 2bed/1bath/983 SqFt. Right unit was completely remodeled in 2017 from the studs-out; everything new. Roof and siding replaced last 3 years; newer windows, water heaters, etc. Fully fenced yard with garden space; shared laundry room in rear. Current tenants are month-to-month; property is ready to be re-positioned into market rents. Just appraised for $335,000 February 2019; This is solid investment property that just needs a little cleanup.


View on website: https://www.soundmultifamily.com/property/1486741/

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Aug. 1, 2019

16-Unit Apartment for Sale in Renton


16-units: solid turn-key investment that has been meticulously cared for. Units offer spacious floor plans w/ large balconies; most updated. Fully occupied w/ quality tenants; upside room in rents. Building features onsite laundry facility, storage, & office. (8)covered parking spaces could be converted to garages or... more units? Sits on (2)lots totaling 18,089 SF; great street appeal; nicely landscaped w/ private courtyard; on a quiet dead-end street. Close to downtown Renton & all amenities.

  • 401 Taylor Place NW #1-16, Renton
  • Price: $3,350,000

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Renton Apatment Complex for Sale

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Feb. 13, 2019

Shoreline Fourplex | $1,775,000

Shoreline FourplexCondo-quality completely renovated 4-unit building in Shoreline. Meticulously maintained by current ownership for 21 years. Fully-occupied with quality tenants; opportunity for new owner to hold as a turn-key maintenance-free cash flowing asset or convert to SFR townhomes and resale for a large profit. Units are 2bed/1.5bath with washer/dryer, fireplaces, dining rooms & patios. Interiors remodeled in 2018; new electrical panels; roof and windows replaced within the last few years.

priced at $1,775,000

More info:http://www.soundrealtygroup.com/property/1405758/




by Charles Burnett

Posted in Exclusive Listings
Oct. 30, 2018

**Just Listed**Two Fourplexes in Tacoma | 1013 1015 76th St Ct E; Tacoma, WA 98404

Priced at $789,000

Two adjacent 4-Plexes on separate parcels sold together. 4-plexes in the area are selling for $500-600K each. This property presents a huge value-add opportunity! (5) units are currently occupied at below-market rents (month-to-month) the rest are vacant and needing cosmetic repairs. All units are approximately 825 SqFt with 2 bedrooms /1 bath, individual washer/dryers and balconies/patios. 1015 could be financed with a conventional loan; 1013 will need to be cash or private equity. For more information on this property, please see our listing

Tacoma 4-Plexes

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Jan. 9, 2018

Tax Reform Summary for Commercial Real Estate

On Dec. 22, President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into law making sweeping changes to the tax code. There is some good news for commercial real estate with 1031 like-kind exchanges for real estate being retained. The Historic Tax Credit for certified historic structures has also been preserved, although the credit must now be taken over a 5-year period.

This summary is intended to highlight those provisions affecting commercial real estate. Please consult a tax professional regarding your individual circumstances.


Here are the key provisions of the new tax law impacting commercial real estate:


• 1031 Like-Kind Exchanges: Eliminates the use of the exchange for personal property but preserves the exchange for real estate.

• Carried Interest: The new law allows for carried interest to be taxed as capital gains for investments that have been held for three years.

• Corporate Alternative Minimum Tax: The new law repeals the corporate AMT.

• Corporate Rate: The corporate tax rate has been reduced from a top rate of 35 percent to a flat 21 percent rate.

• Depreciation: Cost recovery periods remain the same and do not include the lower recovery periods proposed in earlier versions of the legislation. Nonresidential real property, residential real property, and leasehold improvements retain the 39-year, 27.5 year, and 15-year recovery period, respectively. Separate definitions for qualified leasehold, qualified restaurant, and qualified retail improvement property are replaced with one “Qualified Improvement Property” definition.

• Estate Tax: The exemption on estate taxes has been raised from $5 million to a baseline $10 million, which was doubled from a $5 million exemption set in 2011. Indexed for inflation, this exemption is $11.2 million for 2018. The exemption amount reverts to 2017 levels (indexed for inflation) beginning Jan. 1, 2026.

• Historic Rehabilitation Credit: The 20 percent credit for the rehabilitation of certified historic structures has been retained but must be taken over a 5-year period. The 10 percent credit for non-certified, pre-1936 buildings has been repealed in the new law.

• Low Income Housing Tax Credit: The new law maintains the current low-income housing tax credit of 4 percent or 9 percent (depending on whether tax exempt bonds are used) of the eligible cost of a low-income housing project. The corporate tax rate reduction will reduce the impact of the tax credits and could negatively impact the amount of low-income housing being developed.

• Mortgage Interest Deduction: The cap on the mortgage interest deduction has been reduced to $750,000 from $1 million. Current mortgages up to $1 million are grandfathered into the new law. Through Dec.31, 2025, interest paid on home equity debt is no longer deductible unless the loan proceeds are used to “substantially improve” the home.

• Pass-Through Treatment: The new law allows a deduction for “qualified business income” from a partnership, S corporation, and sole proprietorship at 20 percent (not 23 percent as had been proposed in prior versions of the legislation). The threshold for the 20 percent deduction is at $157,000 for single filers and $315,000 for joint filers with it being phased out for individuals making up to $207,000 and joint filers up to $415,000.

• Qualified Opportunity Zones: This new incentive allows for the designation of opportunity zones in low-income communities and provides tax incentives for investments in these zones, including deferring the recognition of capital gains that are reinvested in the zones. Governors submit nominations to the U.S. Department of the Treasury for the designation of a limited number of opportunity zones.

• Qualified Private Activity Bonds: The new law maintains the deductibility of qualified private activity bonds for affordable housing construction, local transportation and infrastructure projects, and for state and local mortgage bond programs.

• Standard Deduction: The standard deduction is doubled to $12,000 for single filers and $24,000 for joint filers. The deduction is indexed for inflation. This increase in the standard deduction reduces the number of filers who will be able to take advantage of the mortgage interest deduction and property tax deduction.

• State and Local Tax Deduction: Deductions for state and local taxes will now be capped at $10,000, not indexed for inflation, which will mean a higher tax bill for property owners in high-tax states. The new law continues to allow the deduction for state and local property and sales taxes accrued in conducting a trade or business.

Posted in Market News
Nov. 10, 2017

**Just Listed**Fourplex in Tacoma | 3702 E E St.; Tacoma, WA 98404

FOURPLEX: 6% current cap rate; could easily get to 9% with market rents & utility pass-through. Well maintained; same owner for 20+ years. This is a solid, turn-key investment property, fully occupied & producing good cash-flow! 3/4 units have been remodeled with new kitchens/baths. Good roof & newer windows throughout. Onsite laundry provides additional income. Each unit is 2bed/1bath with balcony/patio. High-demand rental close to fwy access & amenities.  For more information on this property, please see our listing

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Nov. 3, 2017

**Just Listed**Fourplex in Tacoma | 3205 E D St. Tacoma, WA 98404

4-Plex: 7.4% current cap rate, 9% @ market rents. This is a solid, turn-key property with upside potential. Views of downtown Tacoma and Commencement Bay; newer roof, systems, and interiors. Units are 2bed/1bath with individual washer/dryers; very well-maintained with good tenants in place. Close to downtown, shopping, public transit, & quick access to I-5.  For more information on the property, please see our listing

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Oct. 26, 2017

Multifamily "Pick of the Week" | Seattle Fourplex

Multifamily Property "pick of the week" for
King, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties

In this current real estate market, competition is strong for the good deals. To help our clients, we go the extra mile. Along with hunting for off-market deals, we dig into the properties that are currently listed on the MLS to find those deals that may have been overlooked because of miscalculated numbers, poor photos, below market rents, or just improperly listed.  

Keep in mind, my calculations and assumptions are based on market averages and sometimes just educated guesses. If you are interested in any of these properties, let's put in a contingent offer to get it off the market and conduct due diligence. 

Below you will find this week's "pick".

13731 32nd Ave NE, Seattle 98125 | 4-Units, Priced at $895,000
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The listing shows the current cap rate at 2.8%...
  • Rents are listed between $800-$900 per unit
  • Annual property tax is known to be $6,166
  • Insurance is about $900/year
  • Utilities are around $5,100/year - Owner pays all utilities
  • Maintenance, etc around $3,000/year
  • Vacancy rates in the area are averaging around 3% right now


  • Gross Annual Rent: $41,880
  • -3% Vacancy
  • -Annual Expense: $15,512
  • =Net Operating Income: $25,112

Value Add:

  • Median rent for 1 bedroom in the area is $1300
  • Median rent for 2 bedrooms in the area is $1600
  • Utility Chargeback $100/unit
  • Gross Annual Rent: $74,400
  • -3% Vacancy
  • -Annual Expense: $15,720
  • =Net Operating Income: $56,448

At $895,000 this would be a cap rate of 6.3%

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View our analysis sheet for property at market rents.