Will You Be Ready When the Eviction Moratorium Ends?

Will you be ready when the eviction moratorium ends and as a landlord have a plan? Which of three buckets will you be in?...

THE LATEST

Multifamily Market Growth Starts 2021 With a Strong First Quarter

While some weakness remains, the multifamily market is coming out of one of the strongest first quarters in years with rent growth nationally up...

Ask Attorney Brad: Can My Brother Move into His Own Rental and Remove Long-Term Tenant?

Ask attorney Brad is a new feature with attorney Bradley S. Kraus and this week the question is about removing a long-term tenant and...

6 Things To Look For In Choosing The Right Rental Property Flooring

Choosing the right flooring for your rental property gives you several important options to consider so here are six things to look at for...

Don’t Let Rental Criteria Be Your Kryptonite

Do you have written rental criteria for which tenants you accept, which you do not, and why? That is this month's article by veteran...

Top 10 Fire Prevention Tips for Landlords And Property Managers

Here are 10 fire prevention tips for landlords and property managers including remembering to have a fire-action plan for tenants. By Oliver Andrews Thirty seconds is...

Urban Living Still Holds Strong Pull for Renters Study Says

Urban living still appeals to high income earners, and renters living in big cities are less likely to relocate to suburbs, according to a...

Do DSTs work for a 1033 Exchange due to eminent domain or involuntary conversion?

By Dwight Kay CEO of Kay Properties and Investments and the Kay Properties Team  Understanding the rules of a 1033 Exchange aka Involuntary Conversion DSTs provide replacement...

FTC Warns Landlords Not to Evict Tenants In Violation Of Moratoriums

The Federal Trade Commission has issued a warning to landlords to not evict, or threaten to evict, tenants in violation of the Centers for...

Portland’s FAIR Ordinance: Lost in the Hoopla of COVID-19

The Portland Fair Ordinance may have gotten a little lost during the Covid-19 issues, but it is still out there and attorney Brad Kraus...

How Do I Stop Second-Hand Smoke Coming Into My Apartment?

We have been getting a lot of questions about second-hand smoke during the pandemic so if a tenant has a problem with second-hand smoke...

CDC Extends Temporary Halt in Residential Evictions to June 30

CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky has signed an extension to the residential evictions moratorium further preventing the eviction of tenants who are unable to...

Will Some Landlords Overlook Tenant Bad Credit History?

This week the question for Ask Landlord Hank is about how landlords and property managers look at bad credit history from a potential tenant. Dear Landlord...

MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE

6 Things To Look For In Choosing The Right Rental Property Flooring

Choosing the right flooring for your rental property gives you several important options to consider so here are six things to look at for...

Don’t Let Rental Criteria Be Your Kryptonite

Do you have written rental criteria for which tenants you accept, which you do not, and why? That is this month's article by veteran...

Top 10 Fire Prevention Tips for Landlords And Property Managers

Here are 10 fire prevention tips for landlords and property managers including remembering to have a fire-action plan for tenants. By Oliver Andrews Thirty seconds is...

How Do I Stop Second-Hand Smoke Coming Into My Apartment?

We have been getting a lot of questions about second-hand smoke during the pandemic so if a tenant has a problem with second-hand smoke...

Will Some Landlords Overlook Tenant Bad Credit History?

This week the question for Ask Landlord Hank is about how landlords and property managers look at bad credit history from a potential tenant. Dear Landlord...

What Are The Best Window Coverings For Your Rental Property?

Window coverings for your rental property can be important in attracting tenants, so the maintenance checklist from Keepe this week looks at three basic types...

How $1 of Rent Adds Up to Billions Going Back into Local Communities

Up to 90 cents of each dollar paid for rent go towards taxes, wages, mortgage payments, and maintenance and improvements, while only 10 cents...

6 Factors Involved in Lease Renewals Post-Pandemic

As we work through the pandemic, here are some lease renewals thoughts that could apply post-pandemic that landlords and property managers may want to...

Can a Landlord Charge a Non-Refundable Pet Deposit for Support Animal?

This week the question for Ask Landlord Hank is about a non-refundable pet deposit and support animal. Remember Hank is not an attorney and is...

4 Ways To Be Proactive In Rental Property Maintenance

Wish you had been more proactive in your rental property maintenance when you get that maintenance call or text from a tenant? The maintenance checkup...

LEGAL

Ask Attorney Brad: Can My Brother Move into His Own Rental and Remove Long-Term Tenant?

Ask attorney Brad is a new feature with attorney Bradley S. Kraus and this week the question is about removing a long-term tenant and...

FTC Warns Landlords Not to Evict Tenants In Violation Of Moratoriums

The Federal Trade Commission has issued a warning to landlords to not evict, or threaten to evict, tenants in violation of the Centers for...

Portland’s FAIR Ordinance: Lost in the Hoopla of COVID-19

The Portland Fair Ordinance may have gotten a little lost during the Covid-19 issues, but it is still out there and attorney Brad Kraus...

Landlord Settles with HUD Over Assistance Animal Discrimination Claim

A California property owner and manager has agreed to pay $10,000 in a conciliation agreement resolving an assistance animal discrimination claim that the landlord...

Ask Attorney Brad: Why Can’t A Landlord Give a 30-Day Notice to Vacate?

Ask the attorney is a new feature we are starting with attorney Bradley S. Kraus and this week the question is about notice to...

Ask The Attorney: Is it About What You Know, or What You Can Prove?

Ask the attorney is a new feature we are starting with month with attorney Bradley S. Kraus and this week the question and his...

HUD Charges Landlords with Sexual Harassment, Retaliation

A Pennsylvania apartment owner who allegedly groped and tried to forcibly kiss a female tenant when he was in her unit to perform electrical...

Federal Judge Rules Landlords Do Not Have To Provide Free Housing

A federal judge in Ohio has ruled that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention overstepped its authority in issuing a nationwide eviction ban,...

HB 4401 and the Landlord Compensation Fund: How to Manage Your Right to Funding

The Landlord Compensation Fund is now accepting applications in Oregon to assist landlords with the massive amounts of unpaid rent that currently exist. By Bradley...

Ask The Attorney: Can I Terminate A Lease For Cause Over Chickens?

Ask the attorney is a new feature we are starting with month with attorney Bradley S. Kraus over how to terminate a lease. If...

TOP STORIES

No Guns In My Apartments: Can A Landlord Say That And Put It In A Lease?

“No guns in my apartments” is again a point of discussion as the country struggles with violence around recent demonstrations. How are landlords to...

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

California became the world's largest legal marijuana market. When pot is legal in a state, what issues does this present to property managers and...

Why Is The Internet In Apartment Complexes So Bad?

Sponsored Blog Can A Multifamily Internet System With WiFi Installation Be The Ticket? By Hart Steen An Educational Series for Apartment Owners Part 1 - Modem Service...

Solving The Pet Pee Needs In An Urban High-Rise Apartment

How to solve pet pee needs in the middle of the night when you live in a high-rise apartment can be a real challenge....

The Scoop On How Pet DNA Testing Fixes Your Apartment Poop Problem

Pets are a way of life in rental housing and if you want your rentals fully leased, pet owners are a key tenant demographic...

7 Issues And Answers About Renting To Felons

7 issues and answers about renting to felons that landlords and property managers need to know now that Portland is considering placing rules on...

Legislation Changing in Many States to Make Them Less Landlord-Friendly

Legislation recently passed or pending in many states is making them more tenant-friendly and less landlord-friendly, according to some new research by RentCafe. With Oregon...

The Changing Role of the Property Manager from Handyman to Almost An Attorney

The changing role of the property manager today requires more and more knowledge of ever-changing local city ordinances, state laws and federal rules. By John...

Which Cooktop Is Best For Your Rental Property?

The pros and cons of which cooktop is best for your rental property - gas, electric, smoothtop or induction -  is the maintenance checkup...

A Guide To 4 Types Of Flat Roof Systems

The maintenance checkup this week provided by Keepe focuses on a guide to flat roof systems for your rental property. Flat roofs can offer a clean look...

6 Ways To Trash Your Apartment Waste Management Issues

The maintenance checkup this week provided by Keepe focuses on the challenges of apartment waste management. Whether you manage a single apartment complex or multiple high-rise apartment...

Five Holiday Decorating Guidelines To Give Your Tenants

Five holiday decorating guidelines for your tenants to keep them happy and avoid maintenance issues and damages is this week’s maintenance tip from Keepe. As...

NEWS AND TRENDS

Multifamily Market Growth Starts 2021 With a Strong First Quarter

While some weakness remains, the multifamily market is coming out of one of the strongest first quarters in years with rent growth nationally up...

Urban Living Still Holds Strong Pull for Renters Study Says

Urban living still appeals to high income earners, and renters living in big cities are less likely to relocate to suburbs, according to a...

CDC Extends Temporary Halt in Residential Evictions to June 30

CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky has signed an extension to the residential evictions moratorium further preventing the eviction of tenants who are unable to...

Signs of Rent Recovery Nationally Now On The Horizon

While national rent growth was negative in February, hard-hit markets have shifted closer to positive rent recovery and growth and February may be the...

Multifamily Absorption of Apartment Units Surprisingly Strong in 2020

Despite a pandemic that restricted many routine activities, some 252,000 apartment units, or 1.7 percent of total stock, were absorbed in the United States...

Portland Rent Growth Starting to Increase After Long Downward Slide

Portland rent growth is starting up again as rents have jumped 0.6 percent in February in the Oregon city, joining a growing trend of...

Salt Lake City Rents Up Sharply In February

Salt Lake City rents have increased 1.0 percent over the past month according to the latest report from Apartment List. Rents in the city have...

5 Ways Manufactured-Housing Communities Can Reduce Wildfire Threats

Here are 5 ways manufactured-housing communities, especially in hard-hit California, can reduce wildfire threats. By Matthew Davies Following years of wildfire devastation that destroyed 8,100 dwellings,...

A Decade of Multifamily: 7.7 Million Apartment Units Trade for $912 Billion

The price-per-unit for multifamily properties surged 156 percent over the past decade, reaching nearly $160,000 per apartment, surpassing both median home-sale prices and rental...

4 Categories of Apartment Rent Forecasts for 2021

Here are 4 categories of apartment rent forecasts for 2021 put together by John Burns Real Estate Consulting for 127 metro-area apartment markets in...

FROM OUR SPONSOR

Do DSTs work for a 1033 Exchange due to eminent domain or involuntary conversion?

By Dwight Kay CEO of Kay Properties and Investments and the Kay Properties Team  Understanding the rules of a 1033 Exchange aka Involuntary Conversion DSTs provide replacement...

Understanding Debt Structures Prior to Investing

By Kay Properties Individuals who are investing in real estate through a 1031 exchange – or investing after-tax dollars – will need to consider investing...

Purchase Your Next Property at Auction with a Retirement Account

By Stephanie Fryar Whether an auction is in-person or online, the goal is still the same: To acquire the piece of real estate at a...

Lasting Damage: Reporting Tenants to Credit Bureaus is a Powerful, Effective Option

An unfortunate reality of property management is the inevitability of dealing with slow-pay and no-pay tenants. Even though a tenant may pass your initial...

How To Find Tenants During COVID-19

Rental markets across the United States have been upended by the COVID-19 pandemic. The struggling economy has shown signs of slow recovery, but renters...

Understanding the potential advantages of the 200% Rule in a 1031 exchange

By Dwight Kay, Founder & CEO; Betty Friant, Senior Vice President and The Kay Properties Team  “Is that your final answer?” You may recognize the...

Reap the Benefits of Owning Your Rental Property through a Retirement Account, Tax-Free or Tax-Deferred

By Stephanie Fryar Real estate is one of the most popular investments to leverage within a retirement account, also known as a Self-Directed IRA (SDIRA)....

What Properties Can be Used In a 1031 Exchange?

By The Kay Properties Team If you are interested in selling your real estate, the phrase “1031 Exchange” has certainly come up once or twice...

What Properties Can be Used In a 1031 Exchange?

By The Kay Properties Team If you are interested in selling your real estate, the phrase “1031 Exchange” has certainly come up once or twice...

1031 Exchange Coming Up? Know the Options Before You Reinvest

By Dwight Kay Founder and CEO at Kay Properties & Investments, LLC If you have a 1031 exchange coming up, you have multiple choices to reinvest...