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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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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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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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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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Tips For Accidental Landlords

Did you recently inherit a rental property from a family member? If so, you’re not alone, and if you were not prepared for it, you offically fall into the category of an accidental landlord. As the Baby Boomer population ages, more and more people are becoming accidental landlords because rental properties are being passed down…
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How To Have An Efficient Tenant Screening Process

Tenant screening is an essential part of owning rental properties because this means that the landlord is one step closer to filling a vacancy. Even though tenant screening is important, the reality is that many landlords have a difficult time with it, and this can lead to problems in their businesses, especially if they don’t…
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7 Ideas To Boost The Curb Appeal Of Your Portland Rental Property

Curb appeal is one of the most important aspects of a rental property because of the simple fact that if a rental property looks ‘scary’ on the outside, it’s going to attract fewer tenants and this means you will have a smaller pool of applicants to choose from. Besides attracting a smaller pool of applicants…
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Property Management Tips – What To Do If Your Tenant Left Bad Smells Behind

Did your tenant recently move out of your Portland rental property and you noticed that they left bad smells behind? Although this problem is not uncommon, it can be difficult to deal with. Removing smells from rental properties is important because if those smells are still lingering when you show the property to the next…
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Average Rent Portland Oregon – February 2022

Thanks to recent data from Rent Café, we know that the average rent for Portland Oregon is $1,667 per month for an apartment that offers 755 square feet of space. Rents in Portland closely mirror the rest of the country as they continue to climb due to a surging economy and more people going back…
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Should You Let Your Tenants Make Improvements To Your Rental Properties?

One of the best ways to keep tenants happy is to let them make improvements to your rentals because this helps tenants to personalize the rental property and make it their home. Before allowing your tenants to make changes to your rental property, it’s best to make sure that you consider the following tips. Tip…
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Best Smart Home Tech For Single-Family Rental Properties

2022 is going to be another great year for owning single-family rental properties in Portland, and across the United States because SFR rentals continue to remain a hot commodity that investors can earn consistent cash flow from every month. If you’re thinking about making improvements to your single-family rental properties, you should make smart home…
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Rent Increase Notices In Oregon – What Can Tenants Expect?

The rental market in Oregon has changed dramatically over the last year and more tenants are receiving rent increases than ever before. Thankfully, tenants are protected in the State Of Oregon, especially when it comes to rent increases. In this article, we will share with you more information about rent increases so that you will…
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Will Rental Properties Still A Good Source Of Retirement Income In 2022?

Now that the eviction bans are over, one thing many investors want to know is if rental properties are still considered a good source of retirement income. This is understandable, especially because many landlords have had a difficult time financially when it comes to owning rental properties during the pandemic. Thankfully, as the eviction bans…
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What’s attracting multifamily investors to Portland Oregon?

If you live outside of Portland, Oregon and have watched the news over the last 12 months, it would be easy to think that Portland is crumbling under the pressure of social unrest and the pandemic but the reality is exactly the opposite. Portland has thrived economically over the last 12 months, especially during the…
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What’s The Average Rent In Portland Oregon?

Are you planning on renting locally but you’re also wondering what is the average rent in Portland Oregon? If so, you’ve come to the right place! As of October 2021, the average rent in Portland OR for a 756 square foot apartment is $1,633 per month. Rent has remained steady in the PDX area over…
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Tips For Renting Your Portland Oregon House For The First Time

Are you planning on renting your Portland Oregon House for the first time because you recently purchased another home in the PDX area and would like to earn rental income? This is an excellent position to be in because you can continue to enjoy the benefits of owning real estate while also earning passive income…
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Which situations allow a landlord to withhold a security deposit in Oregon?

One of the most common questions that tenants have is which situations allow for a landlord to withhold a security deposit in Oregon? This is an understandable question to ask because there’s nothing worse for a tenant to do everything, they can leave their rental property in excellent condition when they move out, only to…
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Oregon Rent Increases Are Capped At 9.9% For 2022

The Oregon rental market has been this hard during the COVID-19 pandemic so it’s no surprise that rent increases are coming to Oregon in 2022. Thanks to recent news from state economists, we know that rents are going to be increasing by 9.9% in 2022 and this will be just in time for many landlords…
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Oregon’s Zoning Laws Are Changing – More Types Of ADU’s Are Now Allowed Statewide

Accessory dwelling units have been allowed in Portland since 1996 but for other cities statewide, there hasn’t been widespread acceptance of ADU’s. Thanks to recent zoning law changes, we could soon multiple ADU’s on properties that were typically zoned for just single family homes. Oregon homeowners will be allowed to have two ADU’s in their…
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Self-Directed IRA Real Estate Rules

Are you planning on using your self-directed IRA for investing in real estate? If so, before purchasing your first property, you have to know the self-directed IRA real estate rules. Understanding how a self-directed IRA works is important because this IRA offers you a ton of advantages but, if you break the rules, it’s quite…
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What Are The Pros And Cons Of Investing In Multifamily In 2021?

Are you searching for more information on the pros and cons of investing in multifamily in 2021? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Multifamily properties are one of the best investments that any investor can have because they enable an investor to build wealth while establishing consistent passive income. If you’re ready to…
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Property Management Is The Key To Weathering The Economic Downturn

Are you concerned about an economic downturn and how it could affect your rental property? If so, you come to the right place. There’s no denying that an economic downturn could be on the way because, most analysts have said that the economy has developed into an ‘everything bubble’ that is only going to pop,…
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CDC Eviction Moratorium Extended Until July 31st

Sensing the need to stop a ‘tidal wave’ of evictions, the CDC Eviction Moratorium has been extended by the Federal Government for another 30 days to give renters more time to access programs to assist them with paying the rent. With an estimated 7 million renters nationwide currently behind on their rents, it’s unlikely that…
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When Can A Tenant Withold Rent In Oregon?

One of the biggest problems that both landlords and tenants face in Oregon is when a tenant has the right to withhold rent. This is a contentious issue because most tenants will without rent only until they’ve reached their breaking point, while other tenants won’t think twice about withholding rent at the first sign of…
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What Should Portland Landlords Do When Tenants Leave Belongings Behind?

It doesn’t matter if you own rental properties in Portland Oregon for one year, or longer, you will have at least some tenants who leave belongings behind after they’ve moved or vacated your rental property. Even though you may be tempted to toss most of their belongings into a dumpster, or list them for free…
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What Are The Steps That Tenant Should Follow To Get Repairs Made?

The relationship between a landlord and tenant is essentially a ‘partnership’ because the landlord must provide the tenant with a habitable place to live but what happens when repairs are needed? How should a tenant move forward with getting repairs made? In this article, we will answer this question and provide tenants with a ‘blueprint’…
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Can Landlords Evict Right Now In Oregon?

The last 12 months have been the hardest for landlords in Oregon for one reason, landlords have not been able to evict tenants for non-payment of rent during the Coronavirus Pandemic. As we get closer to getting back to ‘normal’ after the pandemic, most landlords want to know if they can go back to the…
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Portland Oregon Is The 6th Best US City For Outdoor Recreation And Walkability

Are you planning on moving to Portland Oregon? Thanks to a recent study by Commercial Café, we know that Portland has been ranked at the 6th best city in the United States for outdoor recreation and walkability. Locals have known this secret about Portland for years since the PDX area has always been a great…
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Portland Oregon Inherited Property – Here’s What To Do With It

Portland Oregon Inherited Property can either be a blessing for those people who have wanted to add rental properties to their investment portfolios, or a curse if a new owner isn’t ready for the property and doesn’t know what to do with it. Thankfully, inherited properties in Portland Oregon don’t have to be a pain…
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Budget-Friendly Upgrades That You Can Make To Upgrade Your Portland Oregon Rental Property

Are you planning on updating your Portland Oregon Rental Property in 2021 but budget is an issue? Even though you may have made expensive renovations to your property in the past, the reality is that updating a rental property in 2021 doesn’t have to be expensive, especially if you follow these tips. Tip #1 –…
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