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Oregon Rent Control Summarization

Tiffany Laviolette - Sunday, April 14, 2019
Property Management Blog
On Feb 28, 2019, Oregon signed into law SB 608 (Senate Bill 608) and enacted Rent Control for the entire State of Oregon.   What does this mean if you are an investor who owns rental properties in the State of Oregon?    First - I would say, don't panic.  The law does allow an increase of 7% plus the Consumer Price...

Does your property need a humidity sensor?

Tiffany Laviolette - Friday, June 1, 2018
Property Management Blog
I have seen a lot of mold and mildew in bathrooms lately.  This is a serious health hazard and a potential liability to you, as a property owner, if left untreated.But what causes mold or mildew in a bathroom?  Most of the time, we have determined that an improper exhaust system to be the culprit.  An exhaust fan motor shou...

The Impact Your Interest Rate Makes

System - Thursday, June 8, 2017
Property Management Blog
Interest rates have come a long way in the last 30 years.The interest rate you secure directly impacts your monthly payment and the amount of house that you can afford if you plan to stay within a certain budget.Interest rates are at their lowest in years… RIGHT NOW!If buying your first home, or moving up to the home of your dream...

Top Mistakes by New Landlord

Tiffany Laviolette - Saturday, November 12, 2016
Property Management Blog
Are you a new Landlord?  Or even a current Landlord?  Are you nervous or unsure about how to properly manage your rental property?One mistake I see is not treating the rental as a business.   Save your receipts, document your expenses, and set up a separate account for your rental income and expenses.  Screening - you ...

Popular Landlord Horror Stories Portland Property Managers Hear Too Often

Tiffany Laviolette - Wednesday, September 21, 2016
   Some of the landlord horror stories that you hear are pretty dramatic. Today, we’re sharing a selection of those stories and explaining how you can protect your Portland rentals from these situations.  A Tenant Can’t Pay Rent While there may be a legitimate reason for your tenant to be unable t...

Top 4 Questions to Ask a Property Manager in Portland, OR

Tiffany Laviolette - Tuesday, September 13, 2016
When you are looking to hire a Portland property management company or a Beaverton property management company, there are a few specific questions that you need to ask to ensure you’re going to receive the best possible service. Today, we are discussing four of those most important questions. Are You Licensed?  Oregon does re...

Can’t Sell Your Home? A Few Reasons to Rent Out Your Portland Property

Tiffany Laviolette - Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Even if you haven’t considered renting out your property in the past, there are a few good reasons to consider it now. Maybe you are currently having trouble selling your home, or you need to relocate out of the Portland area, or you want to pass the property onto your heirs. In these situations, converting your home to a rental is...

Changes in Oregon Landlord Tenant Act

System - Friday, January 1, 2016
Property Management Blog
There are some important changes to the Oregon Landlord Tenant Law that are effective January 1, 2016.  Some of the changes were simply a clarification of the current law.  Below is a summary of some of the most important changes.  To download a copy of the changes - click here  Clarification regarding mailing not...

Portland's New Rent Increase and Termination Notice Ordinance

System - Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Property Management Blog
Portland's New Rent Increase and Termination Notice Ordinance   To download a .pdf of this Article - click here On October 15, 2015 the Portland City Council unanimously passed a measure amending Portland's Affordable Housing Preservation Code (Code Chapter 30.01).  The amendment changes the title of Code Chapter 30.01 from "Aff...

Repairs - Can't the Tenant Just Fix It?

Tiffany Laviolette - Saturday, October 5, 2013
Property Management Blog
Repairs – can’t the tenant just fix it?  Well, you should not let a tenant make their own repairs. As you know, normal wear and tear in a unit is normal. Leaky faucet, toilets, jammed garbage disposals, plugged bathtub drains are all normal in everyday life. However, sometimes tenant will try to assure us that they can fi...

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