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Is Your PDX Rental Property Ready for Winter? Get It Ready by Following These Tips

PORTLAND, Ore. – Cooler weather in Portland means one thing, winter is coming and if you own a PDX Rental Property this should create a sense of urgency for you to get your rental property ready for winter. Winter in Portland can mean a variety of things including rain, ice, and snow, or all of…
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Portland, Oregon Has Increased Office Inventory By 11.2% In the Last 10 Years

PORTLAND, OR. – Are you planning on relocating your business to Portland? If so, there’s never been a better time than right now especially since a recent study by CommercialCafe has confirmed that the PDX area has increased it’s office inventory by 11.2% in the last 10 years. This is good news for the Portland…
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Average Rent Portland Oregon

Average Rent In Portland, OR Is $1,522 – October 2019

Are you searching for a rental property in the PDX area? If so, as of October, 2019 it’s going to cost you an average rent of $1,522 per month to rent an apartment that’s an average size of 765 square feet. The average size for a Portland, OR apartment is 765 square feet, but this…
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Portland, OR Is the Fastest Growing City in The United States for Self-Storage Construction

Thanks to recent data from STORAGECafe, we know that Portland, Oregon is the top city in the United States for self-storage construction. Anyone who has followed the growth of the PDX rental market in recent years knows that this data directly correlates to the growth that we’ve been seeing in recent years. Thankfully, as more…
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Could ADU’s Help The Portland Oregon Rental Market?

Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU’s) have been one of the hottest topics of conversation in recent years among housing advocates who are looking for solutions for solving the housing shortage problem in Portland. ADU’s make sense because there are plenty of homes in the PDX area with enough space in the backyard to build a small…
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Property Management Fee – Always Read the Fine Print of a Contract Before Hiring A Property Manager

Are you thinking about hiring a property management company in Portland Oregon? If so, make sure you take the time to read the “fine print” in their contract and verify their property management fees before choosing to hire them. Why is this important? The answer is simple. Every year more owners make the mistake of…
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Property Management in Portland

Is Rent Collection Stressing You Out? It’s Time to Hire a Portland Oregon Property Manager

Are you stressed out with rent collection? If so, it’s time for you to hire a Portland Oregon Property Manager. At Rent Portland Homes Professionals, we help relieve owners of the stress that comes from managing rental properties so that they can focus on living their lives again.   About Our Rent Collection Services Rent…
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Tips for Saving Money on Utility Costs on Multi-Family Properties

There’s no doubt that owning multi-family properties is an excellent investment because, with a duplex or apartment building, more doors equal more income. Although multifamily is a smart investment, the utility costs can be a “killer” if you’re paying those utilities yourself that’s why in this article, we will provide you with tips for saving…
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Rental Property Marketing – Tips for Marketing Your Properties Online

It’s the 21st Century and the days of marketing rental properties just in the newspaper are long gone. Thanks to the internet, every owner should be marketing their listings online because that’s the first place that tenants will look for rental properties in Portland. Especially Millennials, who will be looking for rentals online and if…
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Tips for Getting Ready for Leasing Season

Leasing season is almost here, are you ready for it? In Portland, most owners typically have a heavy leasing season in the fall when college students go back to school and are looking for rental properties in the PDX area while leasing season starts in January for other owners. Regardless of when your leasing season…
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Tips for turning around a problem rental

Tenant Screening101 – Learn the Secrets for Easy and Professional Tenant Screening

As we’ve mentioned in previous articles, tenant screening is the “key to success” when it comes to owning rental properties because when you take the time to screen tenant’s you’re going to save yourself the hassle of potentially renting to the wrong people. If you’re just getting started with owning rental properties, or need a…
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Questions to Ask Before Hiring A Property Management Company

Are you thinking about hiring a property manager to professionally manage your Portland Oregon Rental Property? If so, before moving forward with hiring a property manager there are a few questions that you should ask them to confirm that they are qualified to manage your property. How Long Have You Been Managing Rental Properties? In…
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What To Do When A Tenant Leaves A Large Item In Your Rental Property Yard

You’ve purchased a great Portland Oregon rental property and have finally rented it out but did you take steps to insure that your tenants would not place large items in the yard of your rental property? Although your rental property is now your tenants “home”, the reality is that allowing them to place lаrgе іtеmѕ…
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Renter Tips – What’s The Commute Like In Portland Oregon?

The Portland Oregon area is one of the best cities to live but the big question is what’s the commute like here if you’ve never worked in the PDX area before? Thanks to data from Commercial Café we know that since 2008 the average commute time in Portland has increased by about 5 minutes from…
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Top Real Estate Investing Terms That Every New Investor Should Know

Are you planning on getting started with real estate investing? If so, there are a variety of terms that every new real estate investor should know. In this article we will provide you with a list of those terms and how they apply to you. Terms Every Real Estate Investor Should Know Appraisal: The value of…
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What Are The Best Drought Tolerant Plants For Your Portland Rental Property?

Summer is here in the Portland area and even though we’re not technically in a drought, having drought tolerant plants certainly helps when you have a rental property because it means that your tenants will have to do less work to keep the landscape watered. In this article we will provide you with a list…
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When Should You Start Thinking About Taxes?

When Should You Start Thinking About Taxes? It’s Never Too Early

Do you own rental properties in the Portland Oregon area? If so, one of the most important things that you should never do is wait until the end of the year to start thinking about taxes because taxes can be a huge burden that many landlords are unprepared to take care of when tax season…
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Tips for Renting to Portland Oregon College Students

Do you own Portland Oregon rental properties and are planning on renting to college students this fall? If so, you’re making a smart choice! College students are definitely segment of the rental market to rent to because they are always searching for rental properties when the fall semester begins. In this article we will provide…
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What to Do When Your Tenants Want to Break Their Leases

Do you have a tenant who is living in your Portland Oregon rental property that’s thinking about breaking their lease? If so, you’ve come to the right place! In this article will provide you with several Portland property management tips on how to deal with a potential lease breaker so that you know how to…
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Guide To Hiring A Property Management Company

Have you been thinking about hiring a property management company to manage your portfolio of rental properties but you don’t know if this is the right decision for you to make or not? If so, you’re not alone! Every year, many owners across the United States come to the realization that they need to hire…
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Do Landlords Have to Provide Air Conditioning in Rental Properties?

Now that summer is officially here in Portland Oregon, many renters may be wondering if it’s a landlord’s responsibility to provide air conditioning in their rental property and the answer to this question is no. As of 2019, Oregon law states that it is not the landlord’s responsibility to provide air conditioning in a rental…
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Portland Oregon is one of the best places to start a business in the United States

Thanks to a recent article from commercialcafe.com, we know that Portland Oregon is now considered to be one of the best places to start a business in the United States. Starting a business in 2019 is definitely not an easy task because there are a wide variety of other factors that can play a major…
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Tips for turning around a problem rental

Tips For Turning Around A Problem Rental Property

Do you own a rental property that’s been consistently giving you problems? If уоu саn аnѕwеr yes to this ԛuеѕtіоn, this аrtісlе will provide уоu with ѕіmрlе tірѕ you can use to turn around thаt problem рrореrtу and get іt back on the rіght trасk. Imрrоvе Yоur Portland Orеgоn Rеntаl Property One of the biggest…
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Cash for Keys in Portland

Cash For Keys – Can This Strategy Save You The Hassle Of Evictions?

Cаѕh for Kеуѕ іѕ a соntrоvеrѕіаl рrосеѕѕ debated often іn lаndlоrd сіrсlеѕ, but something wе LOVE and uѕе. Cash for Kеуѕ is thе strategy оf giving уоur tеnаntѕ mоnеу tо lеаvе the property, аvоіdіng thе eviction process аltоgеthеr. Wе hаvе uѕеd this technique ѕеvеrаl tіmеѕ оvеr thе раѕt fеw years аnd found grеаt ѕuссеѕѕ. Hоwеvеr,…
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Inexpensive Bathroom Upgrades That You Can Do Yourself

Lаndlоrdѕ аnd property managers often think they need to undеrtаkе mаjоr rеnоvаtіоnѕ in оrdеr tо rаіѕе rents. Sometimes thаt’ѕ thе case, particularly іf a unіt hаѕn’t bееn uрgrаdеd ѕіnсе the 1970s. Mоrе often than nоt, hоwеvеr, a fеw ѕіmрlе and іnеxреnѕіvе uрgrаdеѕ саn add trеmеndоuѕ vаluе tо the property. Small changes can improve thе lооk…
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Got Hoarders? Here’s How To Handle Them

Sоmеtіmеѕ wе visit hоmеѕ оf thе реорlе wе саrе about and ѕее juѕt way tоо much stuff. It wоuld fееl so much nicer tо brіng a соmmеrсіаl-grаdе dumрѕtеr and сlеаn the place up. You might feel thе ѕаmе wау аbоut a rеѕіdеnt lіvіng at your property. Unfоrtunаtеlу, уоu can’t juѕt ѕhоw uр wіth a dumpster.…
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Lead Paint Disclosures – How To Inform Your Tenants If Lead Paint Was Used On The Property

If уоu’rе a landlord wіth a рrореrtу buіlt before 1978, іt’ѕ vеrу lіkеlу уоur apartment оr building соntаіnѕ lеаd-bаѕеd раіnt. If thаt’ѕ thе саѕе, уоu nееd tо рrоvіdе lеаd paint disclosure іnfоrmаtіоn tо аll оf уоur tеnаntѕ. A Brіеf Hіѕtоrу оf Lead Pаіnt You already рrоbаblу knоw thаt lead is an еlеmеnt especially hаzаrdоuѕ to…
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What to Do When A Tenant Leaves Their Things Behind at Your Portland Rental Property

During the years that you own Portland Rental Property, you may have at least one tenant who leaves some of their things behind after they move out. Sadly, this is something that does happen when you own rental properties, the big question though is how should you handle this situation? In this article, we will…
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Hillsboro Property Management

Searching for Hillsboro Property Management? In today’s world, many people who work in Portland actually live in Hillsboro because they want to escape the hustle of city life and enjoy a quiet home in the suburbs. With our Portland Rental Management company, you can own rentals in Hillsboro and have confidence that they are being…
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Portland Oregon Property Management Tips – When Should You Change the Locks at Your Rental Property?

  Are you searching for Portland Oregon Property Management Tips? If so, you’ve come to the right place! In this article, we will share with you tips on when you should change the locks at your rental property. Tip #1 – Change the Locks When Renters Move Out It doesn’t matter if your tenant has…
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