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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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Xeriscaping

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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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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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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grills

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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real estate investing

Understanding Passive Vs. Active Real Estate Investing

If you’re just getting started with real estate investing in Portland, you’re going to hear about passive vs. active real estate investing. Understanding these two forms of Oregon real estate investing is important because it can mean the difference between spending time and money managing your property or enjoying the income from your property without…
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security deposit

What Are The Benefits Of Collecting A Security Deposit?

Sadly, during their day-to-day operations, some owners may let one or more of their tenants move in without collecting a security deposit, or the first month’s rent, since more than 40% of landlords nationwide manage their properties themselves.  Security deposits are an important part of every landlord’s business and they shouldn’t think twice about requiring…
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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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Oregon Rental Market News – Governor Brown Calls Special Session To Prevent Evictions This Winter

With most of the $289 million in Federal aid having been spent or allocated, Governor Brown has called a special session (December 13th) which will discuss possible solutions for preventing evictions this winter. One reason behind calling the special session is that the State of Oregon is going to stop accepting rental assistance applications until…
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tenant screening

Tenant Screening Mistakes You Don’t Want To Make

Tenant screening is the ‘life blood’ of owning rental properties in Beaverton, Portland Oregon or elesewhwere nationwide. Sadly, many landlords make the mistake of not doing enough during the tenant screening process, or they ask the wrong questions and end up with unqualified tenants. Before screening your next tenant, read these top tenant screening mistakes…
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Reasons To Hire A Portland Oregon Property Management Company In 2022

Are you thinking about hiring a Portland Oregon Property Management company but you don’t know if this is the right choice for you to make or not? If so, you’ve come to the right place! Hiring a property manager may be hard to do for new investors because many older investors encourage newbies to ‘save…
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TIPS FOR DEALING WITH INHERITED TENANTS

During the process of buying a multi-family investment property, you may realize that the property that you want to purchase is going to come with inherited tenants already in place. Once the deal closes, these tenants will officially become your tenants so it’s important for you to know how to deal with them professionally. In this article,…
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Portland

Portland Oregon Rental Market News – Learn More About The Latest Changes In 2021

The Portland Oregon Rental Market is constantly changing, especially since the dark times that we experienced during the height of the COVID-19 crisis are coming to an end, people are getting back to work, and the normal pace of life is resuming. Despite the improvements that we’re seeing in everyday life, one big question that…
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Essential Tech Tools Landlords Should Be Using In 2021

Owning rental properties is an excellent way to build positive cashflow on a monthly basis and thanks to the internet there are a wide variety of convenient tech tools that landlords can use to grow their businesses. In this article, we will break down some of the top tech tools landlords should be using in…
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Rent Growth Increasing In Portland

The last 12 months have been some of the toughest ever for Portland landlords as rent growth has remained mostly stagnate mostly due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Thanks to recent statistics from rentalhousingjournal.com, we know that rent growth is on the rise in the Portland area as rents here increased by 0.6% during February and…
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Tips For Reducing Single Family Vacancies In 2021

One of the worst things that a landlord has to deal with is single family vacancies because they mean one thing, a landlord will have to cover the mortgage payment for their property until they find their next tenant. Thankfully, reducing single-family vacancies is easier than you think, especially if you follow these tips. Tip…
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Tips For Keeping Your Portland Rental Property In Great Condition

If you own rental property in Portland Oregon, you know that one of the toughest things to do is to keep that property in great condition. Maintenance is important because failing to hold your property to a high standard means that you could face longer vacancy periods or tenants who don’t treat your property with…
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Analysis Paralysis – Why Waiting To Hire A Property Manager Will Cost You More Than You Think

Are you thinking about hiring a property manager to manage your rental property? One of the most important things that you don’t want to do is get caught up in ‘analysis paralysis’, the problem of over-analyzing something and not taking action.  In this article, we will share with you several reasons why you should avoid…
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Multifamily Housing In Portland Remained Stable In June But Will It Continue?

Thanks to recent data from Yardi, we know that the April, May, and June leasing season was strong in Portland as tenants leased more 1,200 vacant rental units across the PDX area while metro occupancy decreased by 17 basis points between March and June. This is good news considering that most analysts had dire predictions…
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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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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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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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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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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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