John Triplett's Blog Posts

Blog posts written and submitted by John Triplett

Tue
25
Apr
John Triplett's picture

Can I Say "No Pot In My Apartments" When It’s Legal In My State?

Can I say no pot in my apartments when it is legal in my state?

Oregon Governor Kate Brown this month signed a bill that prohibits marijuana retailers from keeping or sharing customer's personal information. According to reports, she said she was concerned about the Trump administration's future actions when it comes to the legalized pot industry which employs 13,000 people in Oregon. So when pot is legal in a state, what issues does this present to property managers and landlords of rental properties?

By John Triplett

Rental Housing Journal

Property managers are often confused and seeking to better understand how to handle the issues of legal marijuana and medical marijuana when it comes to tenants and rental housing in their states.

Laws are changing all the time in many states as voters approve different levels of permission when it comes to marijuana. This leaves property managers trying to figure out what should be in their leases around the issue.

Tue
04
Apr
John Triplett's picture

3 Ways Property Managers Can Protect Themselves From Potentially Violent Tenants

3 ways property managers can protect themselves from potentially violent tenants

What property managers and owners can learn from the shooting last year of two property managers in Portland following the eviction of a tenant.

By John Triplett

Rental Housing Journal

The two property managers who were shot by a tenant in their offices in Portland following an eviction late last year, are recovering and doing well according to a spokesman for the company.

The two managers for Guardian Real Estate Services, working at Portland's Cascadian Terrace Apartments developed by Community Development Partners,were shot and wounded by a tenant during an eviction due to behavioral issues in late December, according to reports.

Tue
21
Mar
John Triplett's picture

Why Are Some Property Managers Not Solving Pet Poop Problems?

Why are property managers not solving pet poop problems?

By John Triplett

Rental Housing Journal

If you do a search online for apartments and pet poop problems, there is no shortage of negative reviews from tenants about pet waste in apartment communities.

The growing millennial generation is becoming the largest group of renters in the country. And guess what, more than 70 percent of them are pet owners. The trend toward pet ownership in rental housing is only going to grow.

Tue
07
Feb
John Triplett's picture

9 Most Common Pests In Rental Housing

Pest control for rental properties guide from buildium.com

When you start thinking about pest control as a management philosophy instead of just triage in an emergency, it is good to give a little thought about what your policy is going to be as a property manager.

Giving some thought to integrated pest management and how you are going to communicate that to your owners, your tenants and your employees was the topic during a recent webinar by Darcy Jacobsen, director of content for Buildium.com. Buildium.com has put together a guide called Infestation 101: A property manager’s guide and shared several things from the guide on the webinar.

Tue
24
Jan
John Triplett's picture

Are Urban Areas Running Out Of Millennial Renters?

Millennial renters may have reached their peak in urban centers

As apartment rents are peaking and even starting to moderate or decline in some urban areas from Seattle to Denver, and New York to Los Angeles, some experts are asking whether we may have reached “Peak Millennial” status and the number of Millennial renters will begin to decline.

These experts say the urban core renters may have reached the saturation point, and in coming years will stop growing and begin a decline. Their argument is that as Millennials age and start families, they will want to move to the suburbs for more space for housing and better schools than in the urban core.

Thu
05
Jan
John Triplett's picture

3 Big Problems with Rent Control And A Property Management Alternative

Rent control is one of the issues protesters have pushed in Portland

The newspaper in Bend, Oregon, has a strong editorial setting out the “perils of rent control” which is being considered by some in the legislature in Oregon.Meanwhile a landlord and property management organization has proposed an alternative plan.

The editorial does a nice job setting out the 3 big problems with rent control:

Tue
03
Jan
John Triplett's picture

6 Reasons Why Tight-Knit Community Matters To Property Managers

why community matters in resident apartment complexes

A tight-knit resident community can make a big difference for a property manager in handling the many issues that come up in managing a community.

Last month the folks from Buildium.com did a webinar to present a guide they have put together on how to build a resident community.

By John Triplett

Rental Housing Journal

How building and nurturing a resident community culture can help owners and property managers keep tenants loyal to your properties, and help you attract tenants, is the subject of a guide by Buildium.com.

Buildium.com did a webinar last month in which Darcy Jacobson, director of content marketing and Chad Mirmelli, customer success manager, discussed how creating a community culture can be good for business.

Fri
02
Dec
John Triplett's picture

Landlord, property managers bullied and harassed over rent increases

Landlord and property managers have been bullied by tenant activist protesters in Portland

Tensions are rising between landlords and property managers, and tenant activists. Landlords and managers have been bullied over rent increases. And they face unpleasant demonstrations from activists as Portland struggles with a shortage of housing and rapidly rising rents.

By John Triplett

Rental Housing Journal

A Portland landlord says he and his property managers have been bullied and intimidated over rent increases after he purchased a small apartment building and had to raise existing rents to afford his new mortgage payments.

He said demonstrators have picketed his personal residence. The have placed notices on the doors of neighbors, camped overnight on his lawn, defecated on his lawn and marched into his property managers’ offices scaring the staff, according to his spokesman, John McIsaac. 

Mon
24
Oct
John Triplett's picture

7 Questions Landlords Have About Pets and Pet-Friendly Apartments

Pet-friendly apartments and a question and answer guide for landlords

A Guide For Landlords

Summary: With 72 percent of all renters now having pets, the trend toward pet ownership is only going to grow. Owners, landlords and property managers may want to consider whether pet-friendly apartments and a welcoming pet policy may be the best way to deal with the issues. Here is a guide to the issues and comments from apartment owners, property managers and The Humane Society of the United States

By John Triplett

Rental Housing Journal

One landlord said in a recent interview that the companion pet issue in particular is one where he just does not know where to go to get the right answers.

He said he understands service animals, but when it comes to things like assistance animals, companion pets and emotional support animals, he is confused by the terms.

And he said it seems like today tenants “can get a note from anyone” and “I have to accept their pet.”

Fri
14
Oct
The Editors's picture

Is My Uber Driver Holding Back the Housing Market?

what my Uber driver taught me about housing

John Burns in his real estate consulting business helps housing executives keep up with where the market is headed. He writes frequently that the definitions of Millennials, Gen X and Baby Boomers are frequently too broad in how to understand and target these groups.

By John Burns, CEO and Mikaela Sharp, Research Analyst

Why are so many young adults today willing to make perhaps the biggest commitment of all—having a child together—before getting married? Does this recent societal shift tell us anything about young adults’ willingness to commit to a 30-year mortgage?

I recently had a conversation with an Uber driver who shed light on the younger generation’s choices.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - John Triplett's Blog Posts