Pets Should Landlords Allow or Not Allow Them

“Do you accept pets?” is one of the most common questions a landlord will face. These four little words can instill fear in the hearts and minds of most landlords.  Pets can cause damage to your rental property that most tenants would never be able to do on their own.  We’re not talking about a…

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High Tenant Turnover and How to Avoid it

The return on investment, or ROI on a vacant rental is less than nothing.  That is not exactly good news.  High tenant turnover can be costly and time consuming.  Not only do you probably count on rent payments to pay your own mortgage or bills, you also will find yourself in the position of frequent…

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Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)and Rental Property What you need to know

In 1990, Congress passed The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This legislation “prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation and all public and private places that are open to the general public.” Housing is also included under the ADA, so as a landlord you need to…

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6 Reasons You Need A Property Manager To Maximize Your ROI In Oregon

If you have a property that generates income, you probably want to maximize your profits without too much wear and tear on the property itself. Finding the right tenants and keeping the property occupied and well-maintained can help you produce more income over a longer period of time.However, if you have a full-time day job,…

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Federal Fair Housing Act – Know the Basics

Owning and leasing properties is a two-way street. Both landlords and tenants have rights and responsibilities. Understanding the laws, both at the state and federal levels, and establishing a transparent line of communication is the first step to a positive relationship. Let us start with the Fair Housing Act established back in 1968. What is The…

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Are Home Warranties a Good Option for Investors

Home warranties are frequently misunderstood because they are often confused with insurance policies. Warranties are a service contract designed to cover certain types of repairs, but usually reserved for items such as major kitchen appliances, along with electric, plumbing, and HVAC systems. These policies do not cover most problems that insurance policies cover. Home warranty…

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10 Ways Renters Insurance Protects Oregon Landlords

Residents may not consider renters insurance a top priority in this current economy when every penny counts. Landlords may think that this insurance is only for the benefit of the residents, so if the renter balks at carrying this coverage, the rental property owner may not require it. There are many reasons landlords or property…

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Pros and Cons of Buying a Rental with Tenants in Place in Oregon

Purchasing a rental property can be a terrific investment. Especially one that already has a demonstrated history of maintaining steady occupancy. Before taking the plunge into this investment area, it is important to not assume the property is vacant. Acquiring an investment property with already established tenants has its pros and cons, here is what you…

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