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Winter Property Maintenance – How To Remove Mold From A Rental Property

During the process of owning rental properties in Portland, or the surrounding area, you know that winters in the area can be cold, and mold easily grows easily. Sadly, most tenants reach out to the landlord expecting them to clean it for them.The reality is that most mold that’s found inside a rental property is…
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Move Out Inspection – Key Things Landlords Should Look For

The move out inspection is one of the keys to success with owning rental property because, it helps a landlord to clearly see how their tenant treated the rental property while they lived there. It doesn’t matter if the landlord has owned rental properties for six months, 6 years or much longer, a tenant move…
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What Are The Top Landlord Tax Deductions For 2021?

2022 is officially here, and if you’re like most landlords in the Portland area, you’re either preparing for filing taxes with in the coming weeks. The key to success with filing taxes is being able to claim as many deductions as you can, and the great thing about being a landlord is that there are…
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Tips For Keep Good Tenants From Leaving

Owning rental properties in Portland Oregon is a great way to earn passive income, but the reality is that during the process of owning rentals you’re going to have good tenants who end up leaving. Sadly, even though a tenant may rent from you for more than 12 months the reality is that something was…
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fair housing

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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3 Updates To Make To Your Portland Oregon Rental Property In 2022

The new year is almost here and if you’re like most rental property owners in the Portland Oregon area, you’re thinking about updates that you should make to your property in the coming year. In this article, we will share with you 3 updates that you should make to your PDX rental property in 2022…
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disclosures

What Disclosures Should Tenants Receive Before Moving Into A Rental Property?

When it comes to owning rental property in Oregon, or elsewhere nationwide, landlords must provide their tenants with disclosures before they move into their rental property. Disclosures are important because the tenant must know everything that there is to know about the property, including if the rental may have been constructed or decorated with materials…
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Implied Warranty Of Habitability

What Is The Implied Warranty Of Habitability?

In the rental property world, every tenant starts renting a property with the sometimes-unspoken law of the implied warranty of habitability. What does this warranty mean? It simply means that the rental property will be inhabitable condition and have things like running water, heat, electricity and be sheltered from the elements. Learn More About The…
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When Is The Deadline To Pay Back Rent In Oregon?

Since March 2020, the COVID-19 Pandemic has radically changed the rental market in Oregon because many tenants across the state were able to utilize Federal and Statewide eviction moratoriums to avoid paying rent from April 2020 through June 2021. Now that the eviction moratoriums are officially ended, back rent is due, but the big question…
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landlords

Oregon Landlord Responsibility and Rights 2021-2022

The Portland rental market has changed dramatically in the last 18 months and it’s more important than ever before for landlords to know their responsibilities and rights. Thankfully, in this article we will provide you with a breakdown of the top landlord responsbility and rights for 2021-2022 so that you can be prepared to grow…
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Are you searching for information on How To Buy Property In USA As A Canadian?

How To Buy Property In USA As A Canadian

Are you searching for information on How To Buy Property In USA As A Canadian? This is a smart decision to make because of the simple fact that despite the pandemic in the United States, rental properties, especially multifamily properties, continue to be a very smart investment. How To Buy Property In USA As A Canadian…
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What Are The Late Fees And Grace Period Laws In Oregon That Landlords Must Know?

Are you planning on investing in rental properties in Oregon? If so, there are a variety of late fees and grace period laws in Oregon that landlords must know. Before investing in your first rental property in Portland, or elsewhere in Oregon, here is a breakdown of the top late fees and grace period laws…
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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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Portland Real Estate Investor

Portland Real Estate Investing Tips – Can You Still Earn Passive Income If You Start Later In Life?

Are you thinking about getting started with Portland Real Estate Investing but you’re in your 50s, 60s, or 70s, and you’re wondering if it’s still possible to earn passive income even though you’re starting with real estate investing later in life? The good news is that it’s still possible to get started with real estate investing, regardless of…
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accessory dwelling unit

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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What Are The Top Responsibilities That Landlords Have In 2021?

Are you planning on investing in a multi-family property in 2021? If so, purchasing that property is only the first step as a landlord because, if you plan on managing the property yourself, you’re going to have a wide variety of landlord responsibilities or “expectations” that you must fulfill in the eyes of your tenants,…
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Investing In Apartment Buildings – Is It A Smart Move In 2021?

Are you thinking about investing in apartment buildings but you’re not sure if it’s a smart move to make or not for 2021? If so, you’ve come to the right place! Even though the rental market has been up and down over the last 12 months due to Covid-19, the reality is that investing in…
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Portland Oregon Is One Of The Top 10 Cities To Own An Electric Vehicle

Thanks to a recent survey by STORAGE Café, we know that Portland Oregon is ranked as one of the top 10 cities in the United States to own an electric vehicle. This is good news because more people are purchasing electric vehicles every year and are moving beyond fossil fuels. Portland has worked hard to…
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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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Housing Discrimination

What Is Illegal Housing Discrimination In Oregon?

2020-2021 has been tough for landlords in Oregon for many reasons but illegal housing discrimination continues to be a top problem. As more cases are arising across the State of Oregon each year and all landlords must be knowledgeable about housing discrimination so they can protect their best interests. What Is Illegal Housing Discrimination? Discrimination…
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Termination For Non Payment Of Rent In Oregon – What Tenants Need To Know

Since the start of COVID-19, more tenants than ever have been faced with termination for non payment of rent in Oregon Although some landlords may think that it’s a simple process, the reality is that landlords in Oregon have a process to follow which ensures that their tenants lease is terminated while following the laws…
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rental property

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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Mold in rental property? Who is responsible?

Mold in rental property can be very frustrating for both landlords and tenants to deal with because neither side likes to be viewed as responsible for cleaning it up. The big question is who is responsible for mold growth? Is it the landlords or tenants responsibility? In this article, we will answer this question and…
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What a landlord cannot do in Oregon – Learn More Here

There’s no doubt that owning rental property is an excellent way to build wealth while establishing passive income but when it comes to being a owner landlord, there are a variety of things that an owner can and cannot do. In this article we will offer you some tips on what a landlord cannot do…
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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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Property Management Tips – How To Avoid Renting To Tenants Who Trash Your Property

Owning rental properties in Portland Oregon is an excellent way to build wealth while generating cash flow every month but one of the worst things is renting to a tenant who ends up trashing the property. Bad tenants are out there, but the good news is that landlords can avoid renting to them by following…
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How To Succeed As A New Landlord In 5 Steps

Are you getting close to investing in your first Portland Oregon rental property but you’re also wondering if you have what it takes to succeed as a new landlord? If so, you’ve come to the right place! Even though the thought of becoming a landlord may be intimidating for some people, the reality is that…
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Portland

What Are The Top Traits To Look For In A Good Tenant?

Owning rental properties is an excellent way to build wealth while establishing monthly cash flow but the reality is that the first step that every landlord has to take is screening and placing tenants in their Portland Oregon rental properties. The big question is what are the top traits that a landlord should be looking…
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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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