A Beer Lover’s Guide to Seattle


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We’ve come across some very strange holidays in our travels, many of which seem to have no real purpose or reason to them. For example, National Tooth Fairy Day (February 28), Take Your Plants for a Walk Day (July 27), or Bathtub Day (December 5). We’re not sure what you would want to celebrate any of those holidays but we did find one holiday that we’re positive you’ll be interested in participating in: Drink a Beer Day. Luckily for all of us, that holiday is today!


Even if we’re not counting beer, Seattle should be named as one of the best beverage cities in the world. Not only do they have spectacular beer but they have coffee (Starbucks, anyone?), alcohol (the city is inundated with distilleries), and wine.


With over 300 breweries in Washington state and over 40 of those being in Seattle, you know that the Emerald City knows what they’re doing when it comes to beer.


Populuxe Brewing, 826B NW 49th Street

With a constantly rotating cast of brews, you never know which ones you’ll see on the menu upon arrival at Populuxe. The word ‘populuxe’ itself is a combination of the words ‘popular’ and ‘deluxe’ which are the two perfect words to describe Populuxe beer. From smooth to hoppy to spicy, there’s a beer at Populuxe for every kind of beer drinker. An American Blonde for those with lighter sensibilities or a Cinderblock CDA for those with an IPA preference, no matter what you choose, you can’t go wrong.


Elysian Brewing, 1221 E Pike St

With their Immortal IPA listed as one of “The 15 Washington Beers You Need to Drink Before You Die”, Elysian Brewing is serving up Seattle beer realness all across the state. Elysian has brewed over 350 beer recipes since their founding in 1996 so you know that they know what they’re doing when it comes to brews. On top of their ever rotating selection of seasonal beers they’re also hosting the Great Pumpkin Beer Festival coming up in October.


Pike Brewing, 1415 1st Ave

Before craft beer was cool, Pike Brewing was already perfecting the process of brewing it. Their emphasis on local and sustainable sources for their ingredients leads to a quality that you just can’t find elsewhere. In addition to their year-round staples, they also have their seasonal beers which on a crisp fall evening truly hit the spot. (You can never go wrong in autumn with a pumpkin beer) The original hipsters of craft beer, Pike Brewing also offer brewery tours so you can get a behind the scenes look at how your favorite beers come to life.


There are plenty of cities that are known for their brews but Seattle just might be number one. Today, in honor of Drink a Beer Day, we recommend celebrating in the most appropriate way: with an ice cold beer.


Looking for a home in one of the beer capitals of the world? Rent Jungle can help you find an apartment within walking distance to your favorite bar or brewery in Seattle.

Multi Family vs Single Family Homes

As an investor in rental properties, you have options. Multi-family housing or single family housing? It’s not a clear-cut decision.There are positives to each and there are negatives to each. It all depends on your needs and your preferences as an investor.

Up front, multi-family housing units cost much more than single family homes, since they’re typically larger. However, an investor will receive higher cash on cash returns on multi-family units since there are more tenants.

Purchasing single family homes is normally easier and cheaper than multi-family homes. Sellers of single family homes tend to be people who were actually living there rather than investors looking to make a profit. In some occasions, sellers are under the pressure of their emotions and are just looking to sell and might be willing to take a lower price than they would have otherwise. Sellers of multi-family homes tend to be investors who are looking to make a profit and will fight for the best price they can get.

Rent tends to be less on multi-family housing which means your property will appeal to a bigger group of renters. While on the other hand, higher rents mean you’ll attract typically older and possibly more reliable tenants. 

Owning single family homes usually means fewer conflicts. Tenants living in close quarters with common areas and usually nothing more than a wall between them are prone to fighting with their neighbors.

Generally, losing a tenant in a multi-family housing unit isn’t a big deal as there are other tenants in the building still paying rent. A tenant moving out of a single family home means downtime where the owner isn’t making money from the unit.

In a single family home, there is usually only one meter for each utility meaning that the tenants can pay for their utilities themselves. Multi-family homes usually only have one meter for the whole building so, it’s typical for the landlord or owner to pay some of the utility bills.

Be patient when looking for your investment property! Assess your needs and your financial abilities before diving in. Know what you’re capable of and what you’re looking for in an investor experience and you’ll be able to find the property for you.
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