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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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property marketing

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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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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rental income

How To Increase Your Portland Rental Income Without Raising Rent

There’s no denying that most landlords want to increase their Portland Rental Income but, that’s not always possible due to rent control. Thankfully, landlords can accomplish the goal of increasing the income earned from their PDX rental property when they follow these simple tips. Tip #1 – Reduce Costs One of the very best ways…
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What Should You Include In Your Tenant Welcome Packet?

The tenant welcome packet is one of the most important things to have ready for a tenant when they first move in because it gives you the ability to offer them valuable information while also offering them something that shows their business means something to you. If you’ve never given a welcome packet to your…
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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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Fair Housing 2022 – Best Practices For Staying Compliant

Fair Housing Laws are important for tenants because they ensure that each tenant is treated fairly by landlords regardless of their national origin, religion, race, color, or gender. Even though these laws are important, it is easy for some landlords to violate fair housing laws because they get too busy and place less importance on…
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rental property

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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Tips For Handling A Tenant Death And Deceased Tenants Belongings

One of the most difficult situations that a landlord can encounter is the death of a tenant because it’s the landlord’s responsibility to make sure that the rental is secure, the belongings are sent to the tenants surviving relatives and the property is made rent-ready for the next tenant. Thankfully, landlords can prepare for this…
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roommate

What To Do When Your Tenant Wants A Roommate

One common thing that you can expect to encounter while you own rental properties in Portland is a tenant who wants to have a roommate. Roommates are becoming more common since the Pandemic because many tenants have been unable to pay their rent due to Covid-19, lockdowns, or job losses and have found that having…
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real estate investing

What Are The Fair Housing Rights In Oregon For People With Disabilities?

During the process of owning rental properties in Portland, or elsewhere across Oregon, landlords will encounter tenants with disabilities and they have to follow Fair Housing laws.  Landlords must not discriminate against prospective tenants who may have disabilities and if they chose to rent to those tenants, they must make every effort to make reasonable…
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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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payment

Property Management 101 – How To Spot Fake Pay Stubs

During the tenant screening process, you’re going to want to ask prospective tenants for paycheck stub to prove that they meet the income qualifications to rent your property. Sadly, in today’s world, it’s easy for many people to use technology to create paycheck stubs that look authentic but once they are analyzed, it’s easy to…
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multifamily property management

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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refrigerator

Do Landlords In Oregon Have To Provide A Refrigerator In The Rental Unit?

One of the most common questions that we are often asked by tenants during the year is if a landlord is legally required to provide a refrigerator in their rental property? The answer to this question is no. Landlords in Oregon are not legally required to provide a refrigerator in their rental units. Landlords are…
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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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Notice Of Entry Laws In Oregon – Learn More About When A Landlord Can And Cannot Enter A Property

One of the most frustrating things that many tenants have to deal with is having a landlord who enters their property without scheduling a day or time to enter the property. Thankfully, a tenant’s rights are protected in the State of Oregon, and Notice of Entry Laws in Oregon state that a landlord must provide…
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Landlord-Tenant Q&A – Are Nail Holes Normal Wear And Tear?

During the process of landlord-tenant relationship, and owning (or renting) a Portland Oregon Rental property, it’s not uncommon for the question to be asked if nail holes are a normal part of wear and tear? Even though it’s not uncommon for most tenants to hang artwork, posters, or pictures in their rental properties, that will…
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evictions

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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multifamily

Due Diligence Tips For Large Multifamily Properties

Are you planning on investing in a large multifamily property that has up to 100 units or more? If so, physical due diligence is a necessary part of the closing process, but the big question is how can you thoroughly evaluate every unit in that property so that you have a clear understanding of what…
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rental property

Steps Owners Can Take To Avoid Going Through The Eviction Process

Eviction is something that no rental property owner wants to go through but the reality is that the longer someone owns a Portland Oregon rental property, it’s likely that they may have to go through the eviction process with one of their tenants. Even though the media, movies, and television shows portray eviction as being…
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Reasons Why Good Tenants Leave, And What To Do About It

During the time that you own rental properties in Portland Oregon, or elsewhere across the United States, you’re going to have tenants who will stay with you longer than 12 months but then when it seems like they are happy and should renew their leases again, they leave. Even though this is a common trend…
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maintenance

Property Management Tips: What Is An Emergency Maintenance Situation?

If you own rental properties in Portland Oregon, or elsewhere across the United States, one thing that you will encounter sooner rather than later is a tenant who calls you with an emergency maintenance situation. Emergency maintenance situations are common when you own rental properties but, the reality is that most emergency maintenance situations are…
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luxury property

Which Luxury Amenities Should You Add To Your Portland Oregon Luxury Rental Property?

Do you own a Portland Oregon luxury rental property? If so, one of the keys to success with owning a luxury rental is having the amenities that renters want. In this article, we will break down some of the most highly desirable luxury amenities that you should consider adding to your Portland Oregon investment property.…
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landlord

What Are The Secrets To Successful And Profitable Landlords?

Are you planning on investing in rental properties in 2021? If so, you’re making a smart choice. Owning rental properties is an excellent way to build wealth but there are also secrets that profitable and successful landlords follow. In this article, we will offer you several tips that you can use for building a profitable…
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carbon monoxide detector

Are Carbon Monoxide Detectors A Landlords Responsibility?

Are you planning on investing in your first Portland Oregon rental property? If so, like most landlords, you may be wondering if it’s your responsibility to provide a carbon monoxide detector. In this article, we will answer this question and offer you several important points that you need to know when providing a carbon monoxide…
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Tips For Cleaning Your Rental Property

Tips for Cleaning Your Rental Property Between Tenants

  Do you currently have a rental property in Portland, Oregon, that is sitting vacant? If so, the reality is that even though your property is sitting vacant, now is an excellent time for you to focus on improving the property by doing some deep cleaning. If you haven’t deep cleaned your rental property before,…
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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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