May Success Stories

May was full of success for both investors and home buyers! Take a look at a few of this month’s projects that received drastic makeovers and profitable returns!  

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Happy Holidays from Heaton Dainard!

The Heaton Dainard team is glad to donate over 60 pounds of food and 50+ toys to Hopelink’s Holiday Giving Program. Hopelink helps over 7,000 children this year by providing holiday gifts and food for their families. The holiday giving tree is an opportunity for community members to help local children who receive gifts through Hopelink’s

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Heaton Dainard is one of the 100 Fastest Growing Companies in Washington

For the third year in a row, Heaton Dainard has been named one of the 100 Fastest Growing Companies in Washington. The Puget Sound Business Journal selected Heaton Dainard based on the company’s significant level of revenue growth over the last two years. The Washington’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies List honors companies with a revenue of

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Heaton Dainard Ranks on the Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies List for the Second Consecutive Year

Bellevue, Wash. – Heaton Dainard ranked 2098 on the 2016 Inc. 5000 list with a three-year sales growth of 177%. Honored for the second consecutive year, Heaton Dainard stands among America’s top independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as Yelp, Pandora, Timberland, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, LinkedIn, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained early exposure as members

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Heaton Dainard Ranked Among Eastside’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies by the Puget Sound Business Journal for the Third Consecutive Year

Bellevue, Wash. – Heaton Dainard, a leading residential investment based brokerage, has been named the 33rd fastest-growing private company on the Eastside by the Puget Sound Business Journal. Demonstrating a revenue increase of 64.06% from 2013 to 2015, Heaton Dainard has made the list for the third year in a row. “This achievement represents another

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Purchasing at Auction: A Risk that’s Worth the Reward

As inventory continues to deplete, investors are searching for opportunities in other avenues. Recently, it has become increasingly more common for investors to pursue their next deal at the foreclosure auction. While many investors accept this new acquisition source, others remain skeptical. Our auction division, Heaton Dainard Foreclosures, is asked the following questions regularly: What

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We Dig Volunteering with Attain Housing

This morning the Heaton Dainard team put down their listing flyers and picked up their gardening gloves for a good cause!  Continuing our partnership, our team filled over two dozen large yard waste bags, trimmed trees, picked up garbage, pulled weeds, and got down and dirty with Attain Housing. We are so grateful to be

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Client Appreciation Night 2016

Our second annual Client Appreciation Night was a smashing success! As investors we know that there is no tried and true "perfect remodel". This year we chose to highlight some of the memorable events of 2015 with an exciting and honest twist. View photos of the event in the slideshow below!

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February Success Stories!

February was full of success for both investors and home buyers! Take a look at a few of this month’s projects that received drastic makeovers and profitable returns! UPPER TACOMA RAMBLER 3020 S 8th St Tacoma, WA 98405 Purchase: $95,000 Sold: $201,450 STUNNING IN SEATTLE 10325 32nd Ave NE Seattle, WA 98125 Purchase: $325,000 Sold:

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Taylor House Listed

Always searching for more projects, Co-Founder Will Heaton was contacted by the owners of a uniquely designed Sammamish home. After walking through the home, Will noticed it was in poor condition, but knew it would make a great remodel project. Approximately three weeks in, the home was in the early phases of demolition. Amidst the

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2016 Quarter 1 Market Report: Bidding Wars are Back

A myriad of buyers left with virtually nothing left to purchase is one way to sum up the market situation today. Although the market is most challenging for buyers, many sellers are also facing difficulties. Some refuse to list their house on the market out of fear that they won’t find another home to live

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January Success Stories!

January was full of success for both investors and home buyers! Take a look at a few of this month’s projects that received drastic makeovers and profitable returns! LAKEMONT DAYLIGHT RAMBLER 4417 167th Pl SE Bellevue, WA 98006 Purchase: $510,000 Sold: $775,000 ALLURING IN AUBURN 130 G St SE Auburn, WA 98002 Purchase: $135,000 Sold:

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2016 Real Estate Design Trends

A new year signifies new design trends for the real estate world. As 2016 begins, we have taken a look at which trends are on their way out from the past year and which styles will be taking over the interiors of our homes. Outside is in. As movements towards environmentalism and sustainability grow, we

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December Success Stories!

December was full of success for both investors and home buyers! Take a look at a few of this month’s projects that received drastic makeovers and profitable returns! SHORELINE SANCTUARY 15433 Linden Ave N Shoreline, WA 98133 Purchase: $245,000 Sold: $460,000 OLYMPIC HILLS OASIS 2017 NE 137th St Seattle, WA 98125 Purchase: $268,000 Sold: $399,950 UPGRADED

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Deal Killers

“What are some ‘deal killers’?” – Margot of Kirkland, WA For me, power lines, I won’t buy properties directly on power lines or directly on freeways. I feel they’re very hard to sell and it’s very difficult to determine what the price is on these types of properties. Additionally, properties with persistent water issues (high

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November Success Stories!

November was full of success for both investors and home buyers! Take a look at a few of this month’s projects that received drastic makeovers and profitable returns! CHARMING GREENWOOD HOME 350 N 84th St Seattle, WA 98103 Purchase: $402,500 Sold: $515,000 SPACIOUS BOTHELL ABODE 15714 119th Ave NE Bothell, WA 98011 Purchase: $335,000 Sold: $545,000

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The One That Got Away

“Tell me about the one that got away (a deal you missed out on). And what lessons you learned from it?” – Lucas of Auburn, WA I never get too emotionally involved in any deal; it’s business. You can’t take anything too personally, so there’s really never been one that hurt or has stung me

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Backing Out Of Deals

“Have you ever backed out of a deal and why?” – Jett of Shoreline, WA I’ve never backed out of a deal that I’ve waived feasibility on. I always do all of the due diligence up front to make sure that the property works for us, and once we’ve committed deposited earnest money that is

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Pricing Your Investment Property

“I’m looking to rent out my investment property but I’m not sure how to price it. What aspects are usually involved when deciding rental rates?” – Jose of Woodinville, WA Rental rates are very market and neighborhood specific, but also depend on: bedrooms, bathrooms, square footage, the type of property, parking, and if it has

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October Success Stories!

October was full of success for both investors and home buyers! Take a look at a few of this month’s projects that received drastic makeovers and profitable returns! MODERN MILL CREEK MUST-SEE 14613 28th Dr SE Mill Creek, WA 98012 Purchase: $319,950 Sold: $545,950 ELEGANT IN EDMONDS 6018 Norma Beach Rd Edmonds, WA 98026 Purchase: $341,000

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Short Sales

“What is a short sale?” – Jenny of Issaquah, WA A short sale is a type of sale where the homeowner has fallen behind on their mortgage and is facing foreclosure. Rather than taking a full foreclosure on the homeowner’s credit score if the lender approves, the current owner can sell the home for less

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Auction: Pros and Cons

“What are the advantages and disadvantages of buying real estate at auction?” – Robert of Seattle, WA Buying real estate at auctions can be tricky but also rewarding. One of the advantages to buying homes at auction is the price. Depending on the minimum bid and the demand for the property (other bidders), auctions enable

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Cents on the Dollar

“I’ve seen the term cents on the dollar used quite a bit in real estate. How do you calculate cents on the dollar and what does this term mean?” – Mary of Lynnwood, WA Great question! Cents on the dollar can be interpreted in a couple of different ways. The simple way is by dividing

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LLC’s and Investment Properties

“Do I need an LLC to purchase an investment property?” – Michael of Lakewood, WA Technically, you do not need an LLC to purchase an investment property. While I am not an attorney, I can expand on how I personally use an LLC. I use the entity protection of an LLC when flipping homes. If

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ARV

“What is ARV?” – Bryan of Everett, WA ARV is an acronym for after repair value. The after repair value is what we think the property will be worth after all of the value-add renovations are complete. Many times we may be purchasing a property and its current value is what we paid for it,

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Puget Sound Business Journal Announced Heaton Dainard as the 41st Fastest-Growing Private Company in Washington State

Bellevue, Wash. – Among 100 recognized companies, Heaton Dainard ranks 41st in revenue increase from 2012-2014 at the Puget Sound Business Journal’s Award Banquet last night. This sold-out annual award banquet was held at the Westin Hotel Seattle on Thursday, Oct. 8 from 5:30-9:00 p.m. The list of Fastest-Growing Private Companies in Washington State honors

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