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Ask Landlord Hank: I Think My Tenants Have Been Smoking Inside; How Do I Prove it?

Ask Landlord Hank: I Think My Tenants Have Been Smoking Inside; How Do I...

Tenants smoking inside rental property can be a real headache for property managers so in this week’s Ask Landlord Hank question he offers some...
How to Manage Tenant Communication During COVID-19

How to Manage Tenant Communication During COVID-19

By Barbara Jackson With COVID-19 affecting every aspect of daily life, it’s important for tenants to know that their landlords, property managers, and real estate...
How The Strain From The Pandemic Has Impacted Our Property Management Business

How The Strain From The Pandemic Has Impacted Our Property Management Business

By Ron Garcia Garcia Group Property Management I want to give you an update on the status of Covid-19 housing policies. However, I want to be...
3 Ways A Property Manager Can Stand Out from the Competition

3 Ways A Property Manager Can Stand Out from the Competition

Property management is one of the most demanding careers in the real-estate industry so how does a property manager stand out from the competition?...
How the Pandemic Will Affect the Future of Apartments And What People Rent

How the Pandemic Will Affect the Future of Apartments And What People Rent

Space in home and community design is more important than ever with the pandemic and with so many people working from home,  John Burns...
Credit Reporting and the CARES Act

Do You Know Credit Reporting Rules and What The CARES Act Says?

As our country experiences one of the worst economic downturns in its history, consumers and companies alike are facing unprecedented financial hardships. If you...
Pandemic Leads to Rent Decline in Portland

Pandemic Leads to Rent Decline in Portland

Portland has seen a rent decline of 0.3 percent in the past month as rents in many places have started to dip during the...
Handling Maintenance Issues During a Pandemic A Legal Perspective

Handling Maintenance Issues During a Pandemic: A Legal Perspective

Are there legal issues for a landlord around handling maintenance issues during a pandemic? Attorney Brad Kraus takes on that issue this month. Bradley S....
Reflections on Being a Portland Landlord During the Pandemic

Reflections on Being a Portland Landlord During the Pandemic

By Cliff Hockley Bluestone & Hockley Property Management As I am sure you have heard, the national unemployment numbers are dismal; the Bureau of Labor Statistics...

I Have A Tenant Couple Who Fight On A Regular Basis – What Do...

Ask Landlord Hank this week is the question, "What do you do with a tenant couple who fight on a regular basis in your...
Coronavirus Causes Biggest Annual Rent-Growth Slowdown in at Least 5 Years

Coronavirus Causes Biggest Annual Rent-Growth Slowdown in at Least 5 Years

The pace of year-over-year growth saw the biggest one-month rent-growth slowdown since at least 2014, up just 2.9 percent in April after 3.4 percent...
unexpected costs landlords have when tenants move out

3 Unexpected Costs Landlords Have When Tenants Move Out

The unexpected costs landlords have when tenants move out can often be far more than the security deposit so this week's maintenance tip from...
durable jobs and Cities That Keep the Most Jobs During Downturns

Cities That Keep the Most Jobs During Downturns

Keeping jobs during downturns, often called “durable employment,” shows up much more in some cities than in others, according to new research from Yardi...
Dear Landlord Hank: Running Children Upstairs Disturbing Downstairs Tenant What Do We Do?

Dear Landlord Hank: Running Children Upstairs Disturbing Downstairs Tenant What Do We Do?

The problem is back, again, with tenant complaints about noisy, running children. In this week's Ask Landlord Hank question he deals with children upstairs...
4 Types of Problem Tenants and How to Deal with Them

4 Types of Problem Tenants and How to Deal with Them

Problem tenants are time-consuming so here are some suggestions on how to handle things from Keepe the maintenance company. Every property manager will at some...
Are Fraudulent Rental Applications a Risk to Your Business?

Residential Rental Companies Lose $4.6 Million Annually to Fraudulent Rental Applications

Two-thirds of property managers say they’ve fallen victim to fraudulent rental applications, which drive higher evictions, property damage, and criminal activity, according to a...
In a 1031 Exchange? Why waiting until after COVID-19 to complete your exchange could potentially be a bad idea

In a 1031 Exchange? Why waiting until after COVID-19 to complete your exchange could...

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic the IRS issued Notice 2020-23 which provided a multitude of tax extensions including the extension of the...
Job Postings Still Strong for Apartment Industry

Job Postings Still Strong for Apartment Industry

Job postings for the apartment industry have seen little fluctuation during the pandemic so far, as more than 9,700 apartment jobs were available during...
Ask Landlord Hank: How Do We Get Our Renters to Move So Family Can Move In?

Ask Landlord Hank: How Do We Get Our Renters to Move So Family Can...

In this week’s Ask Landlord Hank question, he gives his thoughts on  how to get renters to move out so family can move in the...
Property management advice from David PickronManage in the Past and Forget the Present

Manage in the Past and Forget the Present

Property management advice from expert David Pickron suggests looking to the past to find the renters who will pay you in the future, and...