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5 Roof Maintenance Tips for Portland Rental Property Owners

Are you searching for roof maintenance tips for your Portland OR rental property? If so, you’ve come to the right place! Roof maintenance is important for every Portland Oregon rental property because, within the next 30 days, the weather is going to change, and we’re going to have a couple of months of rain followed…
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5 Simple Tips to Get Your Portland Oregon Home in Rent-Ready Shape

Are you planning on renting your Portland OR home for the first time? If so, you come to the right place! As the real estate market in Portland Oregon cools, many homeowners are taking their properties off the market and choosing to rent them out instead. Hanging onto that Portland OR home is a smart…
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Things To Expect from A Portland Oregon Property Management Company

Are you planning on hiring a Portland Oregon property management company? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Like some landlords, you’re probably on the fence about hiring a property manager because, some landlords within the industry encourage other new landlords to manage their properties themselves DIY management is is the wrong thing to…
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Cash for Keys – Is It the Best Eviction Alternative?

Are you searching for information on cash for keys and wondering if it’s the best eviction alternative? If so, you’ve come to the right place. This article will break down cash for keys and offer you tips on how to move forward with utilizing this eviction alternative. What Is Cash for Keys? Cash for keys…
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Common Multifamily Rental Repairs That Every Landlord Should Be Prepared For

Multifamily properties continue to be an excellent investment because they produce consistent passive income for owners but, as with single-family properties, there will be common repairs that every owner should be prepared for. In this article, we’ll list some of the most common repairs at multifamily properties, and what landlords should do to prepare for…
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When Is It Time to Outsource to A Portland Property Manager?

At some point, every owner must ask the question if it’s time for them to outsource the management of their local rental properties to a Portland property manager. Some owners may come to this point sooner, rather than later but, every owner needs to take the time to analyze their rental property and ask themselves…
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Pets In Rental Property – 5 Reasons to Allow Pets in Your PDX Rental Property

Are you thinking of allowing pets in your PDX rental property but you’re not sure if this is the right choice to make? There’s no denying that allowing pets is a decision that each landlord should make based on their personal experience because, some landlords have had bad experiences with pets in their rentals in…
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How to choose the right rental home in Portland Oregon

Are you searching for a rental home in Portland Oregon? If so, Portland continues to be an ideal place to live because it’s so close to many fun things to do in the area including great restaurants, schools, shops, stores, and more. In this article, we will share with you tips on how to choose…
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Five Things to Look for When choosing a Portland Property Management Team

Are you planning on hiring a Portland property management team to professionally manage your rental property? If so, you come to the right place! Hiring a property manager is smart because property managers have specialized experience that saves owners the time, money, and hassle of managing their rental properties themselves. In today’s world, it’s more…
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Is Rental Real Estate Still a Good Investment During a Recession?

If you ask most economic analysts if we’re in a recession, the average answer will be either a yes, no, or maybe, but the reality is that in the past, recessions have been typically defined as two consecutive quarters of negative growth in a row. As of June 2022, the country has reached that economic…
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Rental Market News – Short Term Occupancy Declines Nationwide

Airbnb and other short term occupancy rentals have boomed over the last 10 years, but as with anything, the party eventually ends. As of June 2022, the short-term rental market has seen its biggest decline ever, and it’s likely that the market has not hit bottom yet as more economic uncertainty is predicted to hit…
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5 Ways Beaverton Oregon Rental Properties Make Money

Are you planning on investing in Beaverton Oregon Rental Properties? If so, you come to the right place. Rental properties continue to be an excellent hedge against inflation, especially in 2022 as the stock market has had its ups and downs. Most investors are eager to preserve the wealth that they have left, and investment…
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How To Care for Your Rental Property – 2022 Guide

Searching for information on how to care for your rental property? If so, you’ve come to the right place! Rental property is a smart investment that continues to offer excellent ROI, but few owners really know how to take care of their investment properties. In this article we will offer you our 2022 guide for…
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What Are the Reasons Why You Should Invest in Rental Real Estate During a Recession?

Are you thinking of investing in rental real estate but you’re not sure if you should invest during a recession? The good news is that now is a great time to invest in rental real estate, especially for these reasons. Reason #1 – Predictable Cash Flow In times of economic uncertainty, it’s always nice to…
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The Importance of Tenant Background Checks

Are you planning on investing in your first Portland Oregon rental property? If so, even though you may be eager to rent that property out ASAP, the reality is that you can’t rush the screening process, especially when it comes to background checks in Portland Oregon. Background checks are important because they ensure that you…
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High End Vs Traditional Rental Property – What’s The Difference?

Do you own a Beaverton Oregon home that you’re thinking of renting but you’re not sure if you should list it as a high-end rental property? Even though you may have thought of your property as high end in the past, the reality is that there are several features that renters look for when they…
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Stocks Vs. Rental Real Estate – Which Option Is Better?

Searching for information on stocks vs. rental real estate? If so, you’ve come to the right place! There’s no denying that investors are ‘shell shocked’ right now as the Dow has slipped below 30,000 for the first time in almost two years, with no end in sight. Thankfully, rental real estate continues to be a…
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Can New Hardware Increase Your Rental Property ROI? Yes!

Are you searching for ways to increase your rental property ROI? If so, one of the easiest things to do is to invest in new hardware for your rental property. Hardware (door knobs, light fixtures, faucets, light switches, door hinges, and cabinet pulls) is sometimes all that’s needed to increase rental property ROI, keep your…
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Green Rental Property Updates That Are Worth The Time And Money

Are you thinking about updating your rental property in 2022 but you’re not sure which updates are worth the time and money? In this article, we will share with you which green updates you should make to your rental property, that will increase the value of your property, while also helping your tenants to decrease…
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Reasons Why Hiring A Tenant Screening Professional Is A Smart Decision To Make

Searching for ways to grow your portfolio of investment properties in Portland? If so, one thing you should do immediately is hire a tenant screening professional. Tenant screening is one of the keys to success with owning rental properties in Portland because it’s what’s going to ensure that you rent to the most qualified tenants…
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What Is Xeriscaping? Should You Consider It For Your Rental Property?

If you own rental properties in Portland Oregon, you may be considering Xeriscaping for your properties because, with more than 90% of Oregon in a drought, it makes sense to consider landscaping that requires little water. If you’re still ‘on the fence’ about Xeriscaping, this article will offer you some insight into why you should…
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3 Rental Property Marketing Mistakes To Avoid

Finding the most qualified tenant all comes down to one thing, marketing, but many owners make common mistakes during the marketing process that often prove to be costly in terms of placing a bad tenant who ends up being a major headache for the owner. In this article, we will share with you the most…
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Passive Vs. Active Real Estate Investing – What’s The Difference?

Real Estate investing continues to be one of the best investments in the 2020s because properties continue to appreciate due to increased demand for rentals, and one of the most important things to do when investing in rental real estate is to know the difference between active vs. passive real estate investing. If you’re new…
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Should You Provide A Fire Extinguisher At Your Rental Property?

Besides having landlord insurance, having a fire extinguisher at your rental property is one of the most important things you can do to protect your best interests while also protecting the lives of your tenants.  If you’re on the fence about investing in a fire extinguisher for your property, here are several reasons why you…
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3 Areas In Your Portland Oregon Rental Property That Need To Be More Accessible

Rental property accessibility is more important than ever before because it’s not uncommon in the 2020’s people of all ages including the elderly, and people with disabilities, to be renting, and your job as a landlord is to make your property more accessible to those renters. Thankfully, you can accomplish the goal of making your…
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Wear And Tear Vs. Damage – What To Look For After Your Tenant Moves Out

One common thing that every landlord has to deal with after their tenant moves out is defining wear and tear vs. damage. Not every tenant will damage leave their property in a damaged state after they move out but, most tenants may leave the property with some wear and tear. The most important thing to…
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How To Quickly Rent Your Portland Oregon Property

It doesn’t matter if you’re going to rent your investment property for the first time, or you’ve owned rental properties for years, getting that property rented quick is important. When that property is not rented, having it sit vacant can be stressful, especially if you have bills and other expenses due that you need rental…
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Tips For Writing A Good Property Listing

One of the keys to success with owning rental property is being able to write a good property listing because, if renters can’t find your property, you will get fewer applicants than you expected. Thankfully, writing a rental property is easier than you think, especially if you follow these simple tips. Tip #1 – Your…
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Easy Ways To Add Color To A Rental Property Without Painting

There’s no denying that renting is one of the easiest things to do but personalizing a rental property isn’t always easy, especially if your landlord says no to painting. Thankfully, you can easily personalize your rental, without painting, simply by following these tips. Tip #1 – Add Colorful Curtains Let’s face it, one of the…
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Should You Let Your Tenants Have Grills This Summer?

Summer 2022 is around the corner and with the start of summer also comes grilling season. Grilling seasons can last through November since grilling and football are also two things that most people like to do during the year. The big question is should you allow grills at your rental property? In this article, we…
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