The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting government-mandated shelter-in-place orders have caused approximately 30 million people in the United States to become unemployed. Unemployment is difficult at anytime, but the pandemic complicated things even more with states unemployment offices being overwhelmed by the influx of unemployment claims. In the end, it leaves many people out of…

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I came across this really well written article over at roofstock that is worth your read. Many landlords self-manage their own rental properties. We think this is great we are here to help self-managing landlords. If the landlord has the time and the attention to detail to manage their own rentals in a legal, effective…

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  Recent law changes in Oregon have given tenants certain rights they did not previously have. The disruption to landlord practices is not the rent cap laws, but the restrictions to no-cause evictions. These laws have necessitated that landlords conform their practices to position themselves in the best possible position in dealing with tenants in…

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When screening applicants you should always do a background and credit check. You should never place a tenant without first completing this step. Occasionally, when preforming a credit check on an applicant, the credit check will come back “NA”. Usually, this happens because the applicant hasn’t built up credit yet. This is typical with college…

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One of the factors to consider when choosing the term length for your lease and you sign your next tenant is the calendar. When you lease term ends is (obviously) the most likely time your tenant will move out. Therefore, it decreases vacancy (often, the most costly expense) to have your lease end during peak…

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One of the most important aspects of protecting your investment is doing regular property inspections. You have to get in the property on a routine basis to make sure there is no property damage and to make sure the lease is being followed. How often you do your inspections is up to you a landlord.…

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Having good pictures for your rental listings is very important because the vast majority of tenants are finding their rentals online. Having high quality photos for your rental listing creates interest about your property over the many listings out there. The sooner interested tenants call you, the sooner you can get your unit rented out.…

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