Oregon Update Governor Kate Brown issues a 90 day moratorium on residential evictions. Details will be provided as the executive order becomes available. Forbearance for Multi-Family Mortgages The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today announced that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the Enterprises will offer mortgage forbearance for multifamily property owners, under the condition that…

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State of Oregon On March 8, 2020 Governor Brown declared a state of emergency due to COVID-19 The Oregon Judicial Department issued an order imposing “Level 3” restrictions on all court operations through March 27, 2020 with the possibility of extensions. The order addresses all FED proceedings in the following ways: All first appearances for…

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Blue Roof Property Management We have initiated protocols to protect our residents, our vendors and ourselves from exposure. Our office is virtually capable and we are operating with limited disruption to service. With guidance from the CDC, Oregon Health Authority, our Housing Associations and peers should help to alleviate exposure and the spread of COVID-19.…

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It’s hard to listen to today’s news without hearing about the uncertainty surrounding global markets, the spread of the coronavirus, and tensions in the Middle East, just to name a few. These concerns have caused some to question their investment plans going forward. As an example, in Vanguard’s Global Outlook for 2020, the fund explains,…

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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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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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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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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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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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