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Property Management in Portland Oregon

Learn More About What Rent Portland Homes Professionals Is Doing to Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus

Learn More About What Rent Portland Homes Professionals Is Doing During the Corona Virus Crisis!

It’s March 2020 and coronavirus is the one word that’s on the minds of just about everyone these days as people are “self-distancing” and or “self-quarantining” to prevent the spread of this virus in the Portland area. As a longtime Portland area business, we wanted to reach out to our owner clients and the Portland…
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Portland Oregon Rental Houses

Tips for Finding Rental Properties for Sale When Inventory Is Slow

Are you struggling with finding rental properties to add to your portfolio of investment properties? If so, you’re not alone. In case you haven’t been following the news recently, the Corona Virus has reshaped almost every aspect of modern life including the business world because the Federal Reserve recently lowered mortgage interest rates by half…
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Easy Ways To Evaluate A Real Estate Market

Are you planning on investing in a new rental property that’s out of the area? The good news is that there are a wide variety of ways to evaluate a real estate market so that you can have confidence that it’s the right place for you to invest in before you spend your hard-earned money…
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Portland Oregon Office Prices Increases 102% Since 2010

There’s no denying that the 2010’s were directly influenced by the 2008 “Great Recession” and economic turnaround which lasted for years. Besides offering more affordable home prices and a better way of life than other states, the Portland area became a “relocation magnet” during the 2010’s and this was one reason why prices increased in…
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Property Management Tips for Getting Ready for Filing Taxes

The official 2020 tax season doesn’t start until April 15th but for most business owners they are filing taxes right now so they don’t make the mistake of filing them at the last minute. If you own Portland Oregon investment properties and want to get ready for tax season, this article will provide you with…
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Should You Add A Tiny Home To Your Existing Portland Oregon Rental Property?

There’s no doubt that tiny homes have become very popular it’s in the real estate industry over the Last 5 Years and more property owners than ever before are considering adding tiny homes like granny flats, or accessory dwelling units to their properties. The big question is if you are a current Portland area landlord…
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Are You Leaving Money on The Table as A Landlord?

You own Portland Oregon Rental Properties to build positive cash flow and wealth but even though your properties may be doing well right now you should still be asking yourself if you’re leaving money on the table every month. Most owners don’t realize that there are a variety of ways that they are leaving money…
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Let Us Help You Make 2020 Your Best Year Ever as An Owner

2020 is officially here and with the start of a new year many owners will be setting goals and mapping out their plans for the new year. How about you? If you’re still managing your investment properties yourself, let us help you make 2020 your best year ever with our property management services. When you…
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Finding Great Tenants

Property Management Tips – Don’t Leave Any “Wiggle Room” In Your Lease

One of the keys to success with owning investment properties in Portland Oregon, or elsewhere in the United States is having a lease that doesn’t offer tenants any “wiggle room” at all. The reason why this is important is because if a lease offers any option for the tenant to break the rules, they will…
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What to Do When Your Tenant Backs Their Vehicle Through the Living Room of Your Rental Property

We’ve all seen the movies, TV shows and commercials of people accidentally back their vehicle through the living room, garage or swimming pool of their home. Even though these moments are funny, the big question is what would you do if one of your tenants really did this? How would you react? In this article,…
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Portland Rent Control

Tips For Understanding Different Property Types

There’s no doubt that it if you’re a new investor, it can be difficult at times to understand the wide variety of property types that are out there. The class of property type can also be described as the “grade” of property that you’re planning on buying. Here’s a simple method for understanding property types…
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Is Multifamily A Good First Time Real Estate Investment?

Are you thinking about investing in a multifamily property for the first time and are wondering if it’s going to be a good first-time real estate investment? The answer to this question is yes, a multifamily property will make an excellent first-time real estate investment but the reality is that investing in multifamily properties isn’t…
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Tips For Buying Portland Oregon Investment Properties In 2020

Are you planning on buying Portland Oregon investment properties in 2020? If so, you’ve come to the right place! In this article we will offer you several tips you can use for successfully buying investment properties in Portland Oregon. Tip #1 – Decide on Which Neighborhood You Want to Buy an Investment Property One of…
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Average Rent for Portland Oregon Is $1,337 Per Month For 2 Bedroom Unit

Are you planning on renting a two-bedroom apartment in the PDX area? Right now, the average rent in Portland Oregon for a 2-bedroom apartment or home is $1,337 per month. The good news for PDX renters is that year-over-year rents have remained “flat” with just 0.04% growth. This will without a doubt be highly encouraging…
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Real Estate Investing Terms and Definitions Every New Investor Should Know

Are you planning on investing in real estate in Portland Oregon or elsewhere in the United States? If so, there are a wide variety of real estate terms and definitions that you must know. Every industry has its share of jargon and acronyms, and real estate is certainly no exception. This can be intimidating to…
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Portland Oregon Real Estate Investing Vs. Stocks – Which Investment Is Better?

Over the years many investors have wondered if Portland Oregon Real Estate investing was better than stocks and the answer still yes. Real estate investing still wins out over stocks in 2019-202 because as a real estate investor you have more control over your investment and don’t have to worry about it being subject to…
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Portland Oregon Property Management Is the Key to Tackling Your Landlord to Do List

Is your landlord to do list getting bigger by the day? If so, Portland Oregon Property Management is the solution to your problem. When you hire a property management company you will automatically lift the burden of the to-do list off your shoulders because a property manager will save you the time, money, and hassle…
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Are Owners Required to Provide Heat in Oregon? Yes!

With winter quickly approaching in Oregon, one of the top property management topics that renters are searching online is if landlords are required to provide heat in a rental property? The answer to this question is yes. Under the Implied Warranty of Habitability, landlords are required to provide heat in their rental properties, especially in…
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How to Increase the ROI from Your Portland Oregon Rental Property

  Are you planning on investing in a Portland Oregon Rental Property for the first time? If so, owning an investment property is much more than just collecting the rent, there are a variety of things that you should do to increase the Return on Investment (ROI) from your investment property. In this article, we…
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Reasons to Install A Smart Thermostat in Your Portland Rental Property

In our last blog post, we offered you several tips that you can use to get your PDX rental property ready for winter including scheduling HVAC maintenance and cleaning up the gutters on your rental property. Another important thing that you can do to get your Portland Oregon Rental Property ready for winter is to install…
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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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Maximize Your Rental Income

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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Rent Portland Homes

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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