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$441 Billion Spent On Rent In 2014 – Do You Own A Rental Yet?

System - Thursday, February 5, 2015
Property Management Blog Thanks to a recent study, we know that $441 billion dollars was spent on rent across the United States in 2014. What’s shocking about this statistic is that this is a $20 billion dollar increase from 2013 and most economists expect the trend to continue in 2015 and beyond. Why Are More People Renting? In Portland, Oregon and across ... Read More

Portland Oregon Property Owner Tips – How to Clean Up A Hoarders Home

System - Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Property Management Blog You’re a successful Portland, Oregon property owner, and you’ve been managing your own portfolio of income producing properties across Portland for years. Although you’re excited about the income from your rentals, there’s one thing which could prove to be a huge waste of time and money - cleaning up a hoarder’s home o... Read More

Portland Oregon Rental Property – 5 Tips for Getting Your Rentals Ready f

System - Monday, February 2, 2015
Property Management Blog If you follow the latest rental market trends,  you’ll know that one of the biggest groups renting in Portland and across the United States are millennials. Millennials are the next big thing when it comes to renting real estate inPortland.  They are more tech savvy than other generations and have higher expectations for the rental ... Read More

Portland, Oregon Property Management Tips – How to Handle Noisy Tenants

System - Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Property Management Blog You just purchased your first 4-plex in Portland, Oregon and you’re excited about the prospect of building your own portfolio of income producing properties.  But, there’s a problem….one of your tenants has been noisy and the your other tenants in the 4-plex have been complaining. What do you do? Tip 1 – Meet with All ... Read More

7 Tips to Protecting Your Portland Oregon Rental

System - Friday, January 9, 2015
Property Management Blog You’ve worked hard to build a portfolio of rental property over the years and you are looking forward to retirement, but the threat of crime at one or more of your properties is keeping you awake at night. Here are 7 tips you can use to protect your Portland , Oregon rental properties from criminal activities. Tip 1 – Conduct Frequent I... Read More

First Time Property Owner Tips – Don’t Neglect Your Smoke Alarms

System - Friday, January 9, 2015
Property Management Blog You’re in your 20s and you’ve worked hard to buy your first rental unit in Portland.  Did you know that you can easily lose that rental – and all of your other wealth - in minutes due to fire? A recent study by ORC International found that most Americans are aware of the shelf life of their favorite snack foods but ... Read More

Is Your Locked-Out Tenant Keeping You Awake At Night?

System - Friday, January 9, 2015
Property Management Blog It’s 11:30 pm.  You just put your kids to bed and are climbing into bed with your spouse when the phone rings. One of your tenants just realized he is locked out of his duplex unit again and he needs you to drive over to unlock the property. Sound familiar? Although most property owners like you in the Portland area invest in Real Estate... Read More

How to Improve the Quality of Your Portland Oregon Tenants

System - Thursday, January 8, 2015
Property Management Blog If you’re just getting started building a portfolio of  income properties, you’ll find that it’s very easy to find lots of potential tenants, but it’s hard to find the RIGHT tenants. Here are three ways you can get the right tenants for your properties so you can rent to people who will settle in and enjoy your properti... Read More

Winter 2014 – 3 Heating Mistakes You Can’t Ignore In Your Portland Rent

System - Friday, December 26, 2014
Property Management Blog Winter has officially begun and with the start of winter, you can expect colder weather in the coming weeks. Renters in Portland want to live in rental units which are warm and dry during the winter.  You can easily turn potential renters away if you’re making the following eating mistakes: Mistake 1 – Ignoring Drafts The next... Read More

2015 Landscaping Improvements for Your Portland Rental Units

System - Friday, December 26, 2014
Property Management Blog Winter is officially here in Portland and although we can still expect rain or snow in the coming weeks, it’s important for you to start thinking about making landscaping improvements for your Portland Rental Units in 2015. Why Landscaping Improvements Are Important Landscaping improvements are important because curb appeal will be one of the... Read More

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