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Metro (Portland) Rental Housing Journal - May 2015

Metro Rental Housing Journal is published monthly for apartment owners, property managers, real estate investors and landlords. Published in conjunction with Multifamily Northwest, Rental Housing Alliance Oregon and Portland Area Rental Owners Association, RHJ is the business journal for the multifamily and residential property management industry. 3. Training the Next Generation of Real Estate Investors 4. What Does a Messy Car Have to Do With a Bad Tenant? 5. Tongue Tied in Texas 6. RHAOregon – Spring Fever!!!! 7. Training the Next Generation of Real Estate Investors 8. Fair Housing Council of Oregon – Fair Housing and Advertising 9. Multifamily NW – A Little Recognition Can Go A Long Way! 16. Ask The secrey Shopper 17. Home Buying Pays Off Fast, but Hurdles Remain for Renters 18. Vacation Home Sales Soar to Record High in 2014, Investment Purchases Fall 20. 4 Reasons Your Business Should Be On Social Media 22. Low Housing Supply Squeezes

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Valley (Eugene, Salem, Corvallis) Rental Housing Journal - May 2015

RHJ is the business journal for the multifamily and residential property management industry in the Willamette Valley.

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Apartment rents have nowhere to go but up in 2015

As tall tower cranes have become a fixture in the Portland skyline, many are wondering how many units will be added to the Portland metro area in the next few years. According to the spring 2015 Barry Report (published by Patrick and Mark Barry Appraisers) somewhere between 12,000-16,000 units will be built between 2015 and 2016. Typical annual demand is between 3,000 and 4,000 units per year. That translates into a likely surplus of apartment units in 2016.
Given the increased supply, what is forcing rents up?
Increased demand for rentals is driven by demographic changes, population growth, and job growth. The low rate of apartment vacancies, at the 3% mark across the Portland Metro marketplace, is evidence of this.
Demographic changes. The millennials have exited college, moved out of their parents’ home and are populating central urban areas of major cities. They have created significant apartment demand in the metro Portland area.

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A Little Recognition Can Go A Long Way!

Appreciation is a basic fundamental human need. Each of us can likely remember a time- perhaps in early stages of childhood, schooling, sports, or career– when someone told us “great job!” It is likely that it made you feel a certain way. Hopefully it was motivating, energizing, empowering and encouraged you to follow a path that would lead to obtaining more positive feedback.

We feel good when we are praised because it makes us feel valued. When employees receive confirmation that their work is valued, productivity and satisfaction levels rise. Morale is enhanced and a positive energy flows throughout the workplace.

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Student Loan Debt Affects Real Estate Investments in a Big Way

Sally did everything right. She was accepted into her first choice college and received a first rate education to pursue her dream career. She filled out the student loan applications like everyone told her to; after all, she couldn’t afford the $90,000 degree without it. When she graduated, she started out entry level in her chosen field, making near minimum wage which just covered her rent (with three roommates) and living expenses. She deferred payment on her student loans for 2 years but after watching the interest inflate her debt up to $170,000 she had to move back in with her parents to concentrate on paying it off before it got any worse.

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Metro (Portland) Rental Housing Journal - April 2015

Metro Rental Housing Journal is the business journal for Portland (OR) Metro apartment owners, property managers, landlords, multifamily investors and other real estate professionals. 3. Student Loan Debt Affects Real Estate Investments in a Big Way 4. Is the Flooring in Your Rental Safe? 5. Behind the Leasing Desk with Heather Blume 6. April is Fair Housing Month 7. Tenant Screening – Between a Rock and a Hard Place 8. Angie’s List Shops The Market; Finds Lead-Paint Misinformation & Violations 9. What Does Your Workplace Culture Say About Your Organization? 16. Ask The Secret Shopper 17. Accelerating Housing Costs Have Renters Feeling the Squeeze 18. Energy-Efficiency Improvements Can Help Existing Multifamily Properties Remain Competitive 19. Spring Cleaning for Property Managers 20. Taking A Pulse Check On Your Attitude 21. 10 Cities With Skyrocketing Rent 22. Can You Afford to Lose $230,400 in Leasing Revenue

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Valley (Eugene, Salem, Corvallis) Rental Housing Journal - April 2015

Valley Rental Housing Journal is published monthly for apartment owners, landlords, property managers and other multifamily and real estate professionals. RHJ is the business journal for the industry in Oregon's Willamette Valley.

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Western Markets Showing Increasing Signs of Strengthening, Says Veros' Latest 12-Month Forecast Update

Veros Real Estate Solutions (Veros), an award-winning industry leader in enterprise risk management, collateral valuation services and predictive analytics, reports that the residential market is gaining momentum with a greater percentage of markets expected to increase in value over the next 12 months, moving upwards to 86% from last quarter's 82%. The latest VeroFORECAST also found two interesting market areas, one on each coast, that reflect both the predicted top and bottom growth areas in the residential market.

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Energy-efficiency improvements can help existing multifamily properties remain competitive

+ In 2014, Energy Trust of Oregon incentive programs saved over $4.6 million for multifamily property owners

The U.S. Census Bureau confirmed that Portland is among the 10 fastest growing major metropolitan cities in the country. Portland is also considered a top destination for investors, and for “millennials,” also known as Generation Y, which comprises almost one-third of the Portland population, and 24 percent of the U.S. population.

It is expected that during 2015, the millennial demographic will have $2.45 trillion of purchasing power worldwide across multiple channels. This demographic is environmentally conscious, technically savvy and community oriented -- and the Portland metropolitan area is the community where many call “home.”

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What does your workplace culture say about your organization?

Have you ever walked into the offices of a particular company and felt a “vibe”. It’s usually a feeling of energy and often difficult to explain but nonetheless very present and very real. Positive, neutral or negative, this work place “atmosphere” is determined by, and reflective of, a company’s culture.

Workplaces are typically comprised of many different personality types with various backgrounds and diverse views. Although this makes for interesting interaction and learning, it can also bring conflict and struggle. The backdrop of culture can significantly impact the environmental conditions – and determine direction toward positive or negative daily performance and overall results. Defining and maintaining a company culture takes effort, coordination and planned direction.

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