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Rental Owners

5 Ways To Help Retain Renters and Reduce Turnover

Begin with a positive experience. Start out on a positive note by making sure everything is transparent and communicated to all new tenants. Encourage tenants to communicate with you and your and staff. Make sure the tenant has all the appropriate contact information and knows to contact you with any problems or concerns. Complete maintenance…

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What you need to know about Assistance and Emotional Support Animals

Assistance Animals, also known as Service Animals are protected under the American Disabilities Act. These animals provide a much needed service to the disabled party to make their life easier. Another type of support animal is an Emotional Support Animal. These animals do not necessarily assist with the owner with a task. They help individuals…

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5 ways to reduce risk associated with Managing your Investment Real Estate in Portland and Salem Oregon

Being an investor in Real Estate around the greater Portland and Salem area requires Risk Assessment and Protections. It’s your personal tolerance that drives decisions appropriate for your situation. This video will address 5 key areas to reduce risks associated with post Real Estate acquisition. We at Blue Roof Property Management pay special attention to…

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Oregon Legislature Passes First Nationwide Rent Control

On Tuesday February 26th, 2019 the Oregon House passed Senate Bill 608 The vote of 35-25 passes this bill in both chambers with the backing of Democratic Leaders in both houses. The Bill now heads to Gov Kate Brown where her signature is expected and takes emergency effect once signed. With Brown’s signature, Oregon becomes…

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How to Make Your Portland Property Energy Efficient

Energy efficiencies in rentals are important. Not only to the reduction in energy costs, but also in attracting quality tenants. Tenants appreciate efficiencies and a well maintained home to rent. This is very evident in the Portland and Salem Oregon areas we service. Here are a few good ideas and places to get you started…

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Oregon Rent Control Senate Bill 608 On to Full Vote

Despite Landlord Group Protests Bill 608 Moves Forward Landlords gave testimony in protest of the unprecedented Statewide Rent Control Bill 608. Many are concerned that the legislation will limit new rental housing starts and discourage real estate investment in Oregon. Hog Tying Landlords? “How in the world do people think punishing landlords and placing a…

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Economic Slowdown in the Portland Metro Area

The experts are in agreement the next economic slowdown is on its way, but that doesn’t mean that the housing markets in the Portland Metro or Suburban areas area will be affected. Let’s get together to go over the differences between an economic slowdown, a housing market crash and rental rates so that you can…

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What is going on with Portland Area Rents?

Portland inner city rent rates are cooling off and this is deceiving. While renters will hail this as good news, the reality is rent rates are still solid in the close in city neighborhoods. Outside these areas such as SW Portland, Tigard, Tualatin, Beaverton, Hillsboro and the East Side in areas like Gresham we see…

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