Burt and Associates is a Collection Agency that specializes in Commercial Collections with coverage for Washington.
Seattle | Spokane | Tacoma | Vancouver
How to get Started:
Contact us to speak with a New Account Information Representative. We will discuss your overdue accounts in detail. After thorough debtor investigation, we will tell you which accounts show promise of collecting (there may be conditions, such as bankruptcy, which have voided the debt). We will also suggest which accounts may be better handled in house.
Contact Burt & Associates
- Toll free: 1-877-740-7839
- Fill out our Contact Form on line
- For a Free Quote, fill our Get Quote Form on line
With the improving economy, Burt and Associates may be able to help collect debts which were previously uncollectable. Some debtors are in a better financial position than they have been in years – all the more reason for you to collect the money owed you.
We hope that this information on Seattle Collection Agencies assists you. The following is a summary of the Washington Collection Laws. The information here may not be 100% accurate and should not to be construed as legal advise.
- Seattle Collection Laws Interest RateLegal: 12%Judgment: 12%
- Seattle Collection Laws Statute Of Limitations(Years)Open account
: 3Written Contract: 6Domestic Judgment: 10
Foreign Judgment: 10
- Seattle Collection Laws Bad Check Laws(NSF) (Civil Penalty)Lesser of check amount or 12% interest, collection costs up to $40. If taken to court, reasonable attorney’s fees, 3 x value, or up to $300. Now have 6 years to enforce a bad check
- Seattle Collection Laws General Garnishment ExemptionsGreater of 75% or $64 wk. (40 x state minimum hourly wage)
Seattle Economy Ranked No. 3 Among U.S. Metro Areas
Seattle Home Appreciation Sept 11 – Sept 12 = +6.3%
Seattle Housing Prices Surge
Prices for Seattle homes have risen significantly in the past year, according to the most recent stats from the NWMLS. Shrinking inventories of homes for sale have contributed to significant demand and an increasingly competitive buyer’s market in the greater Seattle region.
Northwest MLS home sales, which cover the Puget Sound region, shows that homes are selling faster than new listings are coming on the market — causing for-sale inventory to shrink to a 3-month supply (compared to a 6-month supply of homes considered a balanced market).
The current shortage of for-sale homes has been driving prices up, with single family house prices rising 11% during 2012. It has been over 50 years since we’ve seen these kinds of price increases, and the market’s lack of inventory points to a likelihood of increased prices until it balances out
Seattle Job Growth
Since the end of the recession, job growth in the Seattle metro area (King and Snohomish counties) is up 6.6%, compared with 1.9% Washington State and 3.1% for the U.S.
Data compiled by Brookings show that employment in the Seattle area grew 2.89 percent between the first quarter of 2010. U.S. as a whole had 1.6% job growth. Seattle ranked 26th among the 100 urban areas for job growth.