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Oregon Rent Control - Part 2

Tiffany Laviolette - Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Property Management Blog
Last week, I discussed the new Oregon Rent Control Law and how it affects Rent Increases.  This was Senate Bill 608 that was signed into law and effective February 28, 2019.  Rent increases are capped at 7% plus the CPI published in September of each year.   Part of Senate Bill 608 also affects how you can end a tenancy. &...

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...

Cold Weather and Snow?!?

Tiffany Laviolette - Thursday, February 7, 2019
Property Management Blog
A winter storm watch is in effect from Friday (Feb 8, 2019) through Sunday and possibly into next week.  Tenants have been notified on how to prevent frozen pipes, maintain heat, and stay safe.  Please note - our office may be closed with no advance notice if the road and weather conditions are not safe.  If you are trying ...

Mold - Ugh!

Tiffany Laviolette - Saturday, June 9, 2018
Property Management Blog
Mold - or as we say in our office "organic growth" is something that always make us cringe when we hear that four-letter word.  Especially if a tenant calls or submits a maintenance request with the word "mold" in it. Organic Growth - MoldAnyone who lives in the Pacific Northwest knows that we live in a high mo...

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...

5 Ways to Deal With a Tenant Owing

System - Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Property Management Blog
Our first thought was: There is a dead body in this refrigerator.Of course, upon closer inspection, there was no dead body, just rotting food, garbage, and other unknown objects. The smell was unlike anything we had ever experienced before. The unit was left with garbage covering nearly every square inch of the floor, holes in the walls, ...

4 Reasons to Buy This Summer!

System - Sunday, June 11, 2017
Property Management Blog
Check out our latest blog post on why this summer is the time to buy!

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...

Investing in Real Estate

System - Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Property Management Blog
Investing in Real Estate - Read This Ultimate Guide on What to Expect!

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 ...

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