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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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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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rental property

Can New Hardware Increase Your Rental Property ROI? Yes!

Are you searching for ways to increase your rental property ROI? If so, one of the easiest things to do is to invest in new hardware for your rental property. Hardware (door knobs, light fixtures, faucets, light switches, door hinges, and cabinet pulls) is sometimes all that’s needed to increase rental property ROI, keep your…
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tenant screening

Reasons Why Hiring A Tenant Screening Professional Is A Smart Decision To Make

Searching for ways to grow your portfolio of investment properties in Portland? If so, one thing you should do immediately is hire a tenant screening professional. Tenant screening is one of the keys to success with owning rental properties in Portland because it’s what’s going to ensure that you rent to the most qualified tenants…
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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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active real estate investing

Passive Vs. Active Real Estate Investing – What’s The Difference?

Real Estate investing continues to be one of the best investments in the 2020s because properties continue to appreciate due to increased demand for rentals, and one of the most important things to do when investing in rental real estate is to know the difference between active vs. passive real estate investing. If you’re new…
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rental property

3 Areas In Your Portland Oregon Rental Property That Need To Be More Accessible

Rental property accessibility is more important than ever before because it’s not uncommon in the 2020’s people of all ages including the elderly, and people with disabilities, to be renting, and your job as a landlord is to make your property more accessible to those renters. Thankfully, you can accomplish the goal of making your…
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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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rent

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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Tips For Writing A Good Property Listing

One of the keys to success with owning rental property is being able to write a good property listing because, if renters can’t find your property, you will get fewer applicants than you expected. Thankfully, writing a rental property is easier than you think, especially if you follow these simple tips. Tip #1 – Your…
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rental property

Easy Ways To Add Color To A Rental Property Without Painting

There’s no denying that renting is one of the easiest things to do but personalizing a rental property isn’t always easy, especially if your landlord says no to painting. Thankfully, you can easily personalize your rental, without painting, simply by following these tips. Tip #1 – Add Colorful Curtains Let’s face it, one of the…
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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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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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active real estate investing

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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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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tenants

Tips For Refining The Tenants Move Out Process

If you’ve owned rental properties in Portland Oregon for a while now, you know that you’re going to have tenants moving in, and moving out every year. The tenant moves out process can be one of the most time-consuming aspects of being a landlord simply because there are a lot of ‘moving parts’ to this…
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portland

Portland News – Job Growth Was Among The Fastest In The Nation Last Year

Planning on moving to Portland Oregon? Thanks to a recent report, we know that job growth in the PDX area last year was among the fastest in the nation. Much of the job growth gains were due to employers rehiring the same people that they laid off due to COVID, but the reality is that…
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rental

What To Ask A Prospective Tenants Rental References

Tenant screening is one of the keys to success in owning rental properties in Portland Oregon, or elsewhere nationwide. Even though most landlords know it’s important, few landlords know what questions they should be asking a prospective tenants rental references during the tenant screening process. Thankfully, tenant screening doesn’t have to be difficult especially when…
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welcome packet

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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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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payment

Online Rent Payments Continue To Dominate After The Pandemic

As the country continues to return to normal following the Pandemic, one thing that will remain long after the days of face masks and lockdowns is online rent payments. Online rent payments continue to be the preferred method of paying rent for tenants of all ages because of the simple fact that it’s easier for…
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What To Look For In A Property Manager In 2022

Are you thinking about hiring a Portland Oregon property manager in 2022? If so, you’ve come to the right place! Before hiring a company to manage your property, or portfolio of investment properties, make sure that you know what to look for in a property management company. In this article, we will offer you several…
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rental property

Should You Buy Rental Property Next To A School?

Rental property is an excellent way to build wealth during unsteady economic times but what if the rental property that you want to buy is located next to a school? In this article, we will offer you several pros and cons about buying rental property next to a school so that you will know if…
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Beaverton Property Management Company

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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condo management

Condo Management – Learn How It Improves Your Rental Property ROI

Are you searching for condo management in Portland Oregon? If so, you’ve come to the right place! Condo management is the key to success with getting more ROI from your rental property because professional management saves you the hassle of managing your property yourself so you can focus on doing other things. About Condo Management…
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tenant

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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beaverton landlords

Common Plumbing Issues That Beaverton Landlords Must Be Aware Of

Plumbing is one of the biggest maintenance problems that Beaverton landlords face and these problems can range from mild to extreme. Thankfully, landlords in Beaverton can be prepared for plumbing issues before they arise by preparing in advance for those issues before they occur. Common Plumbing Issues Beaverton Landlords Should Watch For Clogged Drains –…
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appliances

What Are The Top 5 Rental Property Appliances For 2022?

Are you planning on updating your Portland Oregon rental property in 2022? If so, there are several key appliances that you should purchase that will add value to your property while attracting great tenants. In this article, we will break down what those appliances are and offer you tips on some of the other things…
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Landlords, what’s your maintenance strategy?

Maintenance is one of the keys to success with owning successful rental properties in Portland, or elsewhere in the United States because if you keep your properties in great shape, they will continue to produce ROI for years to come. Sadly, many landlords fail at maintenance because they lack one thing, a maintenance strategy. Thankfully,…
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mold

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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