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How Property Management Systems Gets Your Home Rented Fast

Are you planning on renting out your Portland Oregon Home? If so, you’ve come to the right place! At Property Management Systems (Rent Portland Homes), we specialize in using the Internet to generate the most attention and interest in our client’s homes so that we can get those properties rented as quickly as possible. In this article we will describe how our marketing process works and what online tools we use for renting our clients properties. We “Bring the Home to The Renter” Thanks to the Internet, we’re essentially able to “bring the home to the renter”. This means that

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Out of State Investor? Learn More How We Can Help You Grow Your Portfolio of Portland Oregon Income Properties

  Over the years we’ve been fortunate to build a client base of investors who own Portland Oregon Income Properties. Many of our clients are located right here in the PDX area while others are located out of state. As an out of state investor, we know that owning income properties that are not located in your home state can be stressful, especially if you’re trying to manage those properties yourself. Thankfully, with Property Management Systems you can have complete confidence in choosing us to manage your investment properties. In this video, Ben Droukas and Bennet Van der Genugten of

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How We Help Landlords and Investors

  Are you thinking about hiring a Portland Oregon Property Management company to manage your portfolio of rental properties? But you’re “on the fence” about hiring a manager and are unsure if you should continue managing your rentals yourself? In this article, we will provide you with more information about how we help landlords and investors who own rental properties so you will have peace of mind if you choose to hire Property Management Systems to manage your Portland Oregon area rental properties. We’re Your Complete Property Management Resource Even though you have been able to manage your rental properties

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Should You Sell Your House or Rent It Out?

  Have you been thinking about selling your Portland Oregon home but you’re not sure if you should keep it and rent it out? This is an understandable question to have since even though it may make sense to sell your home at first, the reality is that it could also be a better decision for you to keep your home and rent it out. In this article will share with you several reasons why you should consider keeping your home and renting it out versus selling your home. Why Should Your Rent Your Home? The first reason why you

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What Is The Move In Process Like With Property Management Systems?

Are you planning on relocating to the Portland area? If you plan on renting a property that’s managed by the Property Management Systems Team, you can expect us to take you through a comprehensive move-in process. Our move in process is one of the most thorough in the Portland Oregon area because it protects our owner clients best interests while ensuring that our tenants have a clean and habitable property to move in to. In this article, we will break down the steps involved with our move in process so you will know what to expect when renting a property

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Tips For Portland Oregon Real Estate Investors

Are you planning on investing in your first Portland investment property? If so, you’re making a smart choice! Right now, is the perfect time to invest in Portland investment properties because mortgage interest rates are still historically low and it’s never been easier to purchase an investment property in the Portland area. Depending upon your financial situation, you may be able to easily purchase an investment property here for cash compared to what it would cost you to purchase an investment property elsewhere in the United States. Even though buying investment properties is an ideal choice for every investor to

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TAX HACKS: Learn More About The Best Way To Do A 1031 Exchange

Although it may seem confusing at first, the 1031 exchange is the most effective way to grow your real estate portfolio without losing a huge portion of your wealth to taxes on capital gains. Sadly, many investors including long-time investors are clueless about how to do a 1031 exchange the easy way and they ultimately end up spending many hours trying to navigate through confusing paperwork themselves when the process is actually a lot simpler than they think. In this article will break down the 1031 exchange and provide you with tips that you can use to grow your real

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Craigslist Rental Scams 2019 – What Should Owners Be On The Lookout For?

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What Are The Pro’s And Cons Of Including Utilities With Rent For Your Portland Oregon Rental Properties?

Are you planning on renting your Portland Oregon Rental property and you’re trying to decide on if you should include utilities with the rent or not? This is an important question to ask and in this article we will provide you with the reasons why you should and should not include utilities with rent when renting your property. Why Include Utilities With The Rent? The first reason to include utilities with the rent when renting your PDX rental property is the fact that this will make your rental listing stand out from other properties for rent since many rentals in

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Words to Avoid When Marketing Your Portland Oregon Rental Property Online

Do you have a Portland Oregon Rental Property for rent? If so, there are a variety of words that you should avoid when listing your property online. In this article, we will list some of the words that you should avoid when listing your rental online and provide you with tips on how to write a great rental listing. Words to Avoid Using in Your Listing Small Quaint Unique Charming Old School Needs Work Quality Clean Cheap Modern Original What Else Should You Avoid Adding in Your Rental Listing? Besides the words mentioned above, you should also avoid adding texting

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Property Management Tips – How to Spot Fake Rental References

During the years that you own and manage rental properties in the Portland Oregon area, you may encounter one or more tenants who submit an application to you with fake rental references. Sadly, in today’s world, fake rental references are often very easy for anyone to create thanks to technology. The good news is that any savvy owner or landlord can easily spot them by simply following these tips. Tip #1 – Dig Deeper The first thing to do when someone submits potentially fake rental references to you is to dig deeper by taking the time to call the rental

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What To Do When A Tenant Leaves Things Behind At Your Portland Rental Property

It doesn’t matter if you own rental properties in Portland for one year, or 30 years, there will come a time when one or more of your tenants leaves things behind after they move out. The big question is what are you supposed to do with a tenants belongings after they move out? In this article we will answer this question and provide you with some tips for how to handle this situation just so you will know what to do with your former tenants belongings within the confines of the law. #1: Determine the Reason Why the Tenant Left

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Guest Or Tenant? How To Deal With Long Term Guests

Over the years that you own a Portland Oregon rental property one situation that you may encounter is finding out that one of your tenant’s guests has taken up residence in the rental property. Sadly, this happens more often than most owners know. The good news is that it’s easy to deal with long term guests especially if you protect yourself before renting your property. In this article we will break down how you can make sure that your tenants follow your lease agreement and also don’t allow any of their friends to over stay their welcome. How To Prevent

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Reasons To Buy A Fourplex As Your First Rental Property

Are you thinking about buying your first rental property in Portland Oregon and are wondering if you should buy a single family home or fourplex?  Although many investors purchase single family homes as their first rental properties, fourplexes make smarter investments especially for these reasons. Reason #1 – More Doors Equals More Income Fourplexes, apartments and other multifamily properties are the preference of investors like Grant Cardone for the obvious reason that when you have more people paying rent on a monthly basis you will have a higher income compared to what you would have if you were to purchase

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What Makes A Great Tenant?

What makes a great tenant? This is a top question that owners have been asking for generations because everyone who invests in real estate know that the quality of your tenants will lead to your success or failure while you own rental properties. In this article we will answer this question, provide you with tips on how to choose a great tenant and also provide you with information on what tenants are really looking for in 2019. Financial Qualifications As an owner, one of the first things that you should look for which will make someone stand out as a

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Mistakes New Portland Real Estate Investors Don’t Want to Make

Are you planning on investing in rental properties in the Portland real estate market, or elsewhere worldwide in 2019? There’s no doubt that even in today’s economy real estate continues to be one of the best-performing assets because when compared to stocks, bonds or mutual funds over the last 20 years, real estate has consistently produced a stable return for investors on a monthly basis even during turbulent economic times. If you plan on getting started with Portland Oregon real estate investing the reality is that there is going to be a learning curve but the good news is that

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Is Single Family Real Estate Still A Good Investment In 2019? Most Analysts Say Yes!

Are you planning on buying single-family real estate in Portland or elsewhere in the United States during 2019? If so, you’re making a smart choice! Most analysts agree that single-family real estate still is one of the best investments in 2019 especially after the Millennium Trust survey which showed that roughly 73% of high net worth investors in the United States favored investing in single family homes vs. multifamily or other investments? About the Millennium Trust Survey Most of us in the property management field already know that, despite occasional risks and business challenges, single-family rentals are good investments. But

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The Changing Face Of The Rental Market And What It Means For Investors

It doesn’t matter if you’re a landlord in Portland Oregon or elsewhere in the United States, one thing we can all agree on is that the rental market is changing. What was common 20 years ago isn’t common today and it’s not uncommon for landlords to be renting to everyone from 18 year old’s to 72 year old’s. In this article we will break down some of the ways that the rental market has changed and provide you with insight into who you should be renting to in 2019 and beyond. Renters In the 1990’s Vs. Today If уоu thоught

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Don’t Let Property Maintenance Bog You Down In 2019, Hire A Property Manager Instead

If you own rental properties in Portland Oregon, or elsewhere in the United States, you know that property maintenance can become a burden especially if you’re managing your rental properties yourself. It doesn’t matter if you go out to your properties only once a week, bi-weekly or monthly, the time that you’re spending managing your rental properties yourself could be used elsewhere on other tasks like growing your portfolio of rental properties. What’s the solution to the problem? Hire a property manager to professionally manage your portfolio of rental properties for you. In this article we will share with you

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How to Access Value in Multifamily Investment Properties

What Is Cost Segregation? Should You Be Concerned About It When Investing In Multifamily?

If you ask any real estate investor they will often agree that investing in multifamily rental properties is one of the keys to building wealth because as Grant Cardone once said “more doors equals more money” but should you be concerned about cost segregation when you invest in multifamily rental properties? The answer is yes. What Are The Benefits Of Cost Segregation? Cost segregation is a tax planning strategy that accelerates the depreciation of certain components of properties. For real estate investors, benefits include reducing their current tax liability, which results in upfront cash flow. Without cost segregation, multifamily rentals are

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Tips For Growing Your Portfolio Of Rental Properties In 2019

2019 is shaping up to be another solid year for real estate investors because mortgage interest rates still continue to remain low at 4.125%, while demand for rental properties remains high especially in the PDX area. If you’re planning on growing your portfolio of rental properties in 2019 this article will provide you with effective tips you can use for adding more rentals to your real estate investment portfolio. Grow Your Portfolio Of Rental Properties Using Warren Buffett’s Snowball Technique If you’re familiar with Warren Buffet, founder of Berkshire Hathaway (net worth of over $72 billion dollars), you most likely

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Should You Buy Single Family Rentals In 2019?

There’s no doubt that the Portland Oregon Rental market is always changing along with the local real estate market but the BIG question is should you continue buying single family rental properties in Portland during 2019 or focus on multifamily, commercial or other rentals? The answer to this question is yes, single family rentals will continue to be an excellent addition to your portfolio of Portland Oregon rentals in 2019 especially for these reasons. 1. Higher Rent Payments You can rent a house for much more money than an apartment. The other side of that is apartment buildings generate multiple

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Effectively Market Your Portland Rental Properties

How To Effectively Market Your Portland Rental Properties Online

Fact: In 2019 more owners than ever before are marketing their Portland Rental Properties online because just about everyone these days has a mobile phone and is searching for rentals online first instead of searching newspapers or other means like they may have in the past. Sadly, many landlords fail big time when it comes to marketing their properties online because they are either using old pictures of their properties which were taken years ago, or they are publishing rental listings that people are hard to read. If you want to successfully market your listings online you have to write

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How to Access Value in Multifamily Investment Properties

How to Access Value in Multifamily Investment Properties

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Property Management Tips – How To Effectively Handle Move-Ins And Move-Outs

One of the keys to success with being a landlord in Portland Oregon, or elsewhere in the United states, is effectively handling move-ins and move-outs at your rental Property. Sadly, many owners manage this process incorrectly and are left with tons of problems especially when they need to take more of their tenants deposit to repair damages that they made to the rental property. To avoid problems with move-ins and move-outs in the future, this article will provide you with tips for navigating this process. How To Effectively Handle Move-Ins On the day that your tenant has scheduled to move

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Portland Oregon Property Management – Learn More About Property Management Systems

Are you considering hiring a Portland Oregon Property Management company to professionally manage one or all of your area rental properties? If so, you’ve come to the right place! At Property Management Systems we specialize in full service property management and can save you the time, money or hassle of managing your rental properties yourself. It doesn’t matter if you own one or many rental properties, managing those Portland Oregon Rentals takes time. Thankfully, with our Portland Oregon Property Management team managing your rentals for you, you can start enjoying your life again without the hassle of your rental properties

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Cash For Keys – Can This Strategy Save You The Hassle Of Evictions?

Cаѕh for Kеуѕ іѕ a соntrоvеrѕіаl рrосеѕѕ debated often іn lаndlоrd сіrсlеѕ, but something wе LOVE and uѕе. Cash for Kеуѕ is thе strategy оf giving уоur tеnаntѕ mоnеу tо lеаvе the property, аvоіdіng thе eviction process аltоgеthеr. Wе hаvе uѕеd this technique ѕеvеrаl tіmеѕ оvеr thе раѕt fеw years аnd found grеаt ѕuссеѕѕ. Hоwеvеr, bеfоrе thrоwіng money at your tеnаnt, lеt’ѕ tаlk аbоut thе specifics. Thе thеоrу behind Cash fоr Kеуѕ is ѕіmрlе: Gіvіng thе tenant money to leave іѕ сhеареr than paying аn аttоrnеу for аn еvісtіоn. Thіnk аbоut іt: Evicting a tenant wіll likely tаkе a mоnth

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WHAT TO EXPECT FROM RENT CONTROL IN OREGON

Oregon Rent Control Update – Learn More About What’s Happening

After California’s failure to pass Proposition 10, their rent control measure, it appears that the State of Oregon is close to passing it’s own rent control legislation that would protect tenants in Oregon from continued rent increases like what we’ve seen over the last five years.  What To Expect From Rent Control In Oregon Oregon rent increases could be capped at 7 percent, plus inflation, under landmark tenant legislation to be considered this session by the Legislature. A document obtained by WW, which includes concepts for the legislation, also contains what may be a more significant provision: Banning no-cause eviction notices after the

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Start 2019 Off Right With Property Management

Do you own rental properties in Portland Oregon and are thinking about hiring a property management company to manage them? If so, this is a smart choice. You can start off 2019 right and make it your most productive year ever by hiring a Portland Oregon property management company to professionally manage those rentals for you. Why Property Management Is Important Property Management is important because it takes YOU out of the picture and frees up your time so you can focus on growing your portfolio of investment properties without having to focus on serving your tenants needs. Although you

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Will Demand For Rentals Increase In 2019? The Answer Is Yes

2018 is almost ready to be wrapped up and if you owned rental properties in the Portland Oregon area, or elsewhere in the United States, you had another great year but the BIG questions is what will 2019 hold for rentals?  Is demand for rentals expected to increase next year? Will we continue to see Millennials, Baby Boomers and Gen X searching for rentals in the PDX area or will it decline?  In this article we will answer these questions and provide you with some insight into what you can expect with the local rental market next year. Yes, Demand

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How To Increase The Rent And Value Of Your Rental Property

Two common questions that investors have asked us over the years is “how do I increase the rent and value of my Portland Oregon rental property?”. These are very common questions to ask because investors want to get more cash flow from their properties while ensuring that the value of their investments increase at the same time. In this article we will share with you several tips you can use for increasing the rent and value of your Portland rental property. Improve the Appearance of the Front of the Property It’s often noted that people make up their minds about

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What Is the Correct Rent That You Should Set for Your Rental Property?

January 2019 is almost here and with the start of a new year for many people also comes lease renewals. For some landlords, it’s possible that they will have vacancies for the first time in years and may not know what the correct rent should be for their Portland Oregon Rental Properties that’s why in this article we will offer you several tips you can use for setting the right rent for your rental property.   Use These Tips for Setting the Correct Rent Thanks to the Internet you have a variety of resources you can use to come up

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Happy Thanksgiving From Your Friends At Property Management Systems!

We sure have a lot to be thankful for this year, we hope that you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving and happy holidays! Thanksgiving Trivia As a nation, the US has celebrated Thanksgiving off and on since 1774. In 1789 George Washington made a proclamation that the American people should celebrate a day of thanksgiving to God on November 26th. Some presidents after him continued the tradition, sporadically declaring days of Thanksgiving. But it wasn’t until 1863 with Lincoln proclaiming a day of Thanksgiving on the last Thursday of November that it became an annual holiday. Every year

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Property Management Tips – How To Take Better Photos Of Your Rental Property

For some owners, lease renewal season begins in January and that’s right around the corner. Sadly, many owners will make the mistake of using photos of their rentals that they took years ago when they originally listed their properties online. This is why it’s important for every owner to make sure their photos look the best that they can taking new photos and following these tips. Start wіth gооd lighting Bеfоrе рhоtоѕ are taken, уоu should always make sure thе space is wеll-lіt. For іntеrіоrѕ, ореn nеаrbу blіndѕ/wіndоwѕ and take advantage of nаturаl light. Quality іѕ key Sау gооdbуе tо

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Quick tips for landlords who are just getting started with rental properties

Are you just getting started with owning rental properties? If so, you’ve come to the right place! There’s no doubt that owning rental properties is one of the very best investments you can make because your rental will generate consistent cash flow for you while you own it. In this article we will share with you several quick tips that you can use to generate more income as you grow your portfolio of rental properties.  Quick Tips For Landlords  Even the best tenants can lose it in the end, and deliver the rental property back to you in poor condition.

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Property Management Tips – How To Get Ready For Tax Season

Tax season is right around the corner and if you’re like most investors or landlords you may be someone who has gotten ready for this important time of year at the last minute. Thankfully, you can get ready for the 2019 tax season by following these tips: Tips For Getting Ready For Tax Season  Simplify the process for paying bills Accounts payable is so much easier when all of your notes, documents, vendor information, bills and payment info is organized and easily accessible. Manage bank reconciliations Picture all of your bank information, consolidated: bank account, deposits and reconciliations and much

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Should You Invest in Multifamily Rental Properties to Reduce Stock Market Portfolio Volatility?

The long-awaited stock market correction is finally here and it’s not uncommon to check the news to find out that the Dow is down 600 one day then up 400 the next. The big question if you’re an investor is if you should keep your money in stocks or invest in multi-family rental properties instead. Why Invest in Multi-Family Rental Properties? Unlike stocks or other investments, multi-family rental properties are not tied to the economy so you don’t have to concern yourself with losing money when the stock market goes down or the economy begins to perform poorly. What’s great

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How to Prepare for Heavy Snowfall at your Portland Oregon Rental Property

Snоw аnd оthеr fоrmѕ of рrесіріtаtіоn іn Portland Oregon and the Pacific Northwest аrе predicted to be heavy this year but the good news is that you can avoid problems with heavy snowfall at your rental property by getting prepared now. Protecting аn asset from hеаvу ѕnоw is dіffісult, аnd rеmоvіng the whіtе ѕtuff саn be juѕt аѕ сumbеrѕоmе аnd even dangerous. Each уеаr, wоrkеrѕ аrе killed оr seriously injured whіlе removing snow or ice frоm rооftорѕ, dесkѕ аnd оthеr buіldіng ѕtruсturеѕ. Thе U.S. Dераrtmеnt оf Lаbоr аnd other ѕоurсеѕ оffеr ѕоmе hеlрful tірѕ thаt рrореrtу оwnеrѕ can consider whеn

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Will The New MAX Line Remove Badly Needed Affordable Housing In The PDX Area?

  There’s no doubt that the PDX area needs affordable housing badly and getting rid of affordable homes that we do have in the area should not be an option. Sadly, once construction on the new TriMet MAX Line starts it’s likely that all of the affordable rentals and homes that are located off 170th Avenue in Aloha could become a thing of the past. Thankfully, the City of Portland Oregon is pledging to do something about keeping affordable housing in this area by purchasing banks of land off 170th Avenue in the hopes that once construction on the new

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Is Your Portland Rental Property Vacant? Here’s How to Rent It ASAP!

Do you have one or more Portland Oregon Rental properties that are vacant? If so, you’re not alone! Over time, many owners will find themselves in the position of having at least one of their rental properties sitting vacant for longer than they expected. The good news is that there are solutions for this problem that you can use to get your properties rented again ASAP. Tip #1 – Find Out If You’re Asking Too Much for Your Rental In today’s world, it’s not uncommon for a renter to know in five seconds if a rental is overpriced or not

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WHAT TO EXPECT FROM RENT CONTROL IN OREGON

Property Management Tips For New Landlords

Are you just getting started with owning your first rental property? If you’re a new landlord there’s a good chance that everyone is offering you tips for how you should manage your rental property but the truth is that some of those tips may not be correct.  To save you the time, money and hassle of making the wrong decisions with your rental property we’re going to list for you several points to consider that will help you to be a better landlord and manage your properties successfully. Rule #1 – Be Consistent As you build your portfolio of Portland

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Fall Insurance Check-Up Time – Do You Have Enough Insurance To Protect Your Best Interests?

You’ve worked hard over the years to build a portfolio of Portland Oregon Rental Properties but the big question is do you have enough insurance to protect your best interests? Being a landlord is unpredictable! You can lose a rental property due to an act of nature or a tenant’s guest could have an accident at your rental property and you could find yourself being sued. These reasons are why you must make sure you have more than enough insurance to protect your best interests. Landlord and Liability Insurance Explained Basically, it’s a way to protect you financially if a tenant

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Property Management Tips – Increase Lease Renewals by Making New Tenants Feel Welcome

Owning rental property is one of the best ways to build wealth but one of the biggest mistakes that many owners make is looking at their tenants as a number instead of a human being who they should make feel at home in their rental. If you’ve been searching for ideas on how to welcome your tenants to their new rental property, this article will provide you with several tips that you can use to make them feel welcome and at home. Create A Basic Welcome Home Kit for Your Tenant After handing your tenant the keys to their new

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How Much Should You Rent Your Portland Oregon Home For?

Are you planning on renting your Portland Oregon Home but you don’t know how much money you should rent it for? If so, you’ve come to the right place! In this article, we will share with you several tips to consider that will help you rent your home for the best price. It All Starts with a Comparable Analysis Thanks to the Internet you have a variety of resources you can use to come up with the right rent for your rental property in Portland Oregon. Just go to Google.com to type in the address of your rental property or

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Oregon Boasts Third Smallest Wage Disparity in the U.S

Are you planning on moving to Portland or elsewhere in Oregon but you’re not sure if it’s the right area for you due to issues like wage disparity? Thanks to a recent study done by Commercial Café we know that Oregon boasts the third smallest wage disparity in the United States. About the Wage Disparity Study Ever since Gordon Gekko uttered his now infamous credo, “greed is good,” many economists have been concerned with the long-term effects of the growing income inequality in the U.S. While free-market enthusiasts see things differently, inequality has become a recurring topic within our news cycle,

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80% Of Portland Oregon Airbnb’s Operate Illegally Study Finds

PORTLAND, Ore. – There’s no denying that even though it’s changed the vacation rental industry over the last 10 years Airbnb is under attack especially in cities like Portland OR and San Diego CA where many investors have turned their Airbnb’s into rental properties. Sadly, even though Airbnb has been good for the economy it’s also been bad at the same time because those once available rental properties are no longer on the market. With fewer available rentals on the market, this has driven up the average rent in the Portland area and also driven out renters who can no

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Is It More Affordable to Rent in Portland Than Buy? Trulia Says Yes.

By Property Management Systems PORTLAND, Ore. – There’s no denying that the Portland Oregon Real Estate market has been one of the toughest markets for home buyers over the last 5 years but the BIG questions is this: is it more affordable (cheaper) to rent in Portland than buy a home in 2018? Thanks to Real Estate industry giant Trulia, we know that the answer to this question is yes. Thanks to Trulia we know that in Portland Oregon it’s only about 14% cheaper to buy a home here versus rent. This statistic won’t shock many people because with home

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Planning on Renovating Your Portland OR Rental Property? Why Not Consider These Design Elements?

By Property Management Systems Are you planning on renovating your Portland OR rental property? If so, there are serval “timeless” design elements that never go out of style and are a perfect fit for any rental property. In this article, we will provide you with more information on what those design elements are and how you should incorporate them into your rental property. Timeless Design Elements That Pay Off The key to increasing your rental rates or market value may lie within one simple concept – establishing a timeless look with your rental property renovations. When you think of classical

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Property Management Tips – Should You Evict Or Not Evict?

By Rent Portland Homes One of the most important questions that every owner has to ask themselves is if they should evict a troublesome / deadbeat tenant or not. If you’ve found yourself in this same position as an owner this article will provide you with tips you can use for understanding if it’s the right time to evict or not. When Should You Evict? As with all decisions in life it’s important to know when you should evict but the reality is that it all boils down to a case by case scenario. Dеаdbеаtѕ Fаіlurе to рау rеnt is

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Portland Oregon City Council Permanently Waves Development Fees For Tiny Homes

By Property Management Systems There’s no denying that we have a rental housing crisis in Portland Oregon that’s been happening for years. Thankfully, the Portland Oregon City Counil has been making it easy for homeowners to build granny flats or accessory dwellings on their properties in the hopes that those homeowners will want to rent those thiny homes and help ease the housing crisis. Due to the overwhelming success of tiny homes in Portland the City Council has decided to permanently wave development fees on tiny homes here. More Tiny Homes Will Be Built The Portland City Council on Wednesday

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