How Tenant COVID-19 Behavior Is A Predictor of the Future

How tenant covid-19 behavior can be a predictor of the future in today’s challenging rental housing environment is the advice from veteran landlord David...

THE LATEST

How Property Managers Can Build a Winning Tenant Referral Program

Nobody can sell your properties quite like your own tenants. Let’s talk about some of the benefits of tenant referrals, some common challenges, and...

Ask Landlord Hank – A Tenant Has Questions About Landlord Obligations

This week the question for Ask Landlord Hank comes from a tenant asking about repairs and landlord obligations for rental property. Dear Landlord Hank, I live...

How to Remove Smoke Smells From a Rental Unit

Sometimes despite a landlord's best screening efforts and a property manager's rules against smoking, you can still end up needing to remove smoke smells...

5 Things to Keep In Mind When Choosing Property Management Software

Property management involves a lot of hurdles that leaves managers frustrated and stressful at times, so here are 5 tips on choosing property management...

Affordable multifamily markets in high demand

Since the beginning of the pandemic, rents have only fluctuated by a few dollars each month – contrary to what many in the multifamily...

7 Insights for Landlords on the New Federal Eviction Moratorium

Two attorneys recently joined the National Real Estate Investors Association for an online discussion to help landlords and property managers understand how best to...

Three 1031 Exchange Alternatives

By Jason Salmon Senior Vice President; Managing Director of Real Estate Analytics Kay Properties and Investments, LLC 1031 Exchange Alternative #1 — Utilizing a 1031 exchange...

CDC Issues Guidance on FAQs About its Eviction Moratorium

Some guidance on frequently asked questions about the CDC eviction moratorium has been provided by the CDC, and the National Apartment Association (NAA) has...

What Eviction Reporting Codes to STOP Using Now, and a New CDC Eviction Moratorium

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown everything out of whack, including credit reporting. Creditors have made unprecedented accommodations to help struggling debtors. As a result,...

Help for a Portland Landlord Trying to Decide What to Do

This week a Portland landlord asks about tenant subletting while rental property is on the market and what they should do - the question...

Hottest Cities for Millennial Renters

Most millennials are renters, and have been shifting away from the two-kid, white-picket-fence American dream. This means they’re also less likely to get tied...

Are You Making Any Of These 5 Rental Property Management Mistakes?

Here are 5 rental property management mistakes that Keepe, the on-demand maintenance company, sometimes sees at rental properties. Managing a rental property can be challenging...

MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE

Ask Landlord Hank – A Tenant Has Questions About Landlord Obligations

This week the question for Ask Landlord Hank comes from a tenant asking about repairs and landlord obligations for rental property. Dear Landlord Hank, I live...

How to Remove Smoke Smells From a Rental Unit

Sometimes despite a landlord's best screening efforts and a property manager's rules against smoking, you can still end up needing to remove smoke smells...

5 Things to Keep In Mind When Choosing Property Management Software

Property management involves a lot of hurdles that leaves managers frustrated and stressful at times, so here are 5 tips on choosing property management...

Affordable multifamily markets in high demand

Since the beginning of the pandemic, rents have only fluctuated by a few dollars each month – contrary to what many in the multifamily...

7 Insights for Landlords on the New Federal Eviction Moratorium

Two attorneys recently joined the National Real Estate Investors Association for an online discussion to help landlords and property managers understand how best to...

CDC Issues Guidance on FAQs About its Eviction Moratorium

Some guidance on frequently asked questions about the CDC eviction moratorium has been provided by the CDC, and the National Apartment Association (NAA) has...

Help for a Portland Landlord Trying to Decide What to Do

This week a Portland landlord asks about tenant subletting while rental property is on the market and what they should do - the question...

Are You Making Any Of These 5 Rental Property Management Mistakes?

Here are 5 rental property management mistakes that Keepe, the on-demand maintenance company, sometimes sees at rental properties. Managing a rental property can be challenging...

Turn Yourself into Your Tenants’ Top Priority

How to make yourself your tenants' top priority in today’s challenging rental housing environment from veteran landlord David Pickron. By David Pickron Like most of you,...

Tenant Moved Out, Someone Else Finishing Lease; What Do I Do?

If a tenant moved out and another one finishes the lease, then what should you do is the question for Ask Landlord Hank this week. Dear...

LEGAL

Landlord to Pay $177,000 to Settle Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

A landlord and his wife have agreed to pay $177,500 to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit charge that the landlord sexually harassed female tenants...

CDC Eviction Moratorium: More Layers to an Already Large Cake

The CDC eviction moratorium and what landlords should know about the complex situation landlord tenant law is in currently Bradley S. Kraus Attorney at Law, Warren Allen,...

How Residential Property Owners Can Protect Renters from Housing Fraud

Residential property owners and managers have a role to protect renters from rental housing fraud and Gina Taylor provides insight on best practices. By Gina...

Multnomah County Extends Non-Payment Eviction Moratorium to Early Next Year

The Multnomah County Board of Commissioners has approved a local extension of the COVID-19 non-payment eviction moratorium, according to a release. The commissioners voted unanimously...

NAA Sues CDC, Seeks Halt of Eviction Moratorium

The National Apartment Association (NAA) has joined a lawsuit filed by the New Civil Liberties Alliance (NCLA), “challenging the U.S. Centers for Disease Control...

Seattle Landlords and Rental Housing Association Sue City

A group of Seattle landlords and the Rental Housing Association of Washington (RHAWA) have sued the city of Seattle over the set of rules...

LA Apartment Association Seeks Injunction Over Rent Freeze, Eviction Ban

A request for an emergency order and injunction has been filed in federal court in Los Angeles by the Apartment Association of Greater Los...

Washington Attorney General Files Suit for Violation of Eviction Moratorium

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson has filed suit against a property management company in Spokane for violation of the eviction moratorium in the state...

CDC Orders Nationwide Eviction Moratorium, But No Help for  Landlords

A new nationwide eviction moratorium has been ordered through the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to halt residential evictions through the end of December. However,...

Tenant Occupancy Issues During COVID-19: Occupants, Sublessors, and Squatters

Tenant issues around occupants, sublessors and squatters have increased during the pandemic. Bradley S. Kraus Attorney at Law, Warren Allen, LLP One of the most common issues...

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

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

Hottest Cities for Millennial Renters

Most millennials are renters, and have been shifting away from the two-kid, white-picket-fence American dream. This means they’re also less likely to get tied...

Renters Struggling to Make Housing Payments Less Likely to Vote

Americans who are not able to make housing payments today are significantly less likely to vote and those who are struggling most are least...

Former Factories, Office Buildings Becoming Apartment Conversions

Apartment conversions reached an all-time high in the 2010s from about 2,000 rental units in the ’50s to almost 97,000 units opened in converted...

Portland Sees 7 Straight Months of Rent Decline

Portland rents continued to decline in September for the seventh straight month, dropping another 0.2 percent over the past month, according to Apartment List. Rents...

The Looming Debt Trap Facing Renters

The looming debt trap facing renters post comes from Growing Homes Together, a project of the National Multifamily Housing Council. By Growing Homes Together While the...

Salt Lake City Rents Increased Slightly Over The Past Month

Salt Lake City rents have increased 0.2 percent over the past month, according to the latest September report from Apartment List. Overall rents have increased...

Oregon Governor Extends Eviction Moratorium for Non-Payment of Rent To Dec. 31

Oregon Governor Kate Brown has extended the eviction moratorium preventing residential evictions for non-payment of rent and other no-cause evictions from September 30 to...

Portland Approves Measure to Make Landlords Who Raise Rent Pay to Move Tenants

The Portland City Council has unanimously approved a measure effective immediately requiring landlords who raise rent by any amount to pay tenant relocation costs...

More Than 14,000 Apartment Industry Job Postings In August

There were more than 14,000 apartment industry job postings in August according to the monthly jobs report from the National Apartment Association (NAA). The NAA’s...

Remote Learning Sends Rent Prices Down in College Towns

Rent prices in college towns have fallen this summer as colleges and universities across the country have opted for remote learning during the coronavirus...

FROM OUR SPONSOR

How Property Managers Can Build a Winning Tenant Referral Program

Nobody can sell your properties quite like your own tenants. Let’s talk about some of the benefits of tenant referrals, some common challenges, and...

Three 1031 Exchange Alternatives

By Jason Salmon Senior Vice President; Managing Director of Real Estate Analytics Kay Properties and Investments, LLC 1031 Exchange Alternative #1 — Utilizing a 1031 exchange...

What Eviction Reporting Codes to STOP Using Now, and a New CDC Eviction Moratorium

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown everything out of whack, including credit reporting. Creditors have made unprecedented accommodations to help struggling debtors. As a result,...

I am Renting My Property: Do I Need Home Insurance?

By Bernadine Racoma Have you decided that you want to become a landlord? Renting out your property can be a very profitable move, especially if...

Can I Cash-Out a Portion of my 1031 Exchange Proceeds? The Ins-and-Outs of A Partial 1031 Exchange

By Orrin Barrow Vice President, Kay Properties and Investments, LLC Many investors that come to Kay Properties are looking for a full tax deferment utilizing a...

Automating Utility Verification Can Save Landlords Time and Money

How automating utility verification for new tenants can save landlords time and money and be sure tenants have signed up for utilities.  By Naman Trivedi Apartment...

Credit Bureau Report Reveals Pandemic’s Impact on Rental Industry

The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on our global economies. Some populations, though, including renters, have been particularly hard-hit. TransUnion recently conducted an intensive...

Grateful To Be Debt-Free: A Client 1031 Exchange Success Story

Grateful to be Debt-Free: Kay Properties Helps a Client Stay Debt-Free in their $1million 1031 Exchange into DST Properties for Sale Kay Properties is proud...

Looking for DST Properties for Sale? See Our 1031 DST Marketplace

If you are looking for DST properties for sale, here is why a comprehensive 1031 DST marketplace is imperative for 1031 exchange investors. By Orrin...

Kay Properties Online Real Estate Marketplace Platform

By Dwight Kay, CEO and Founder, Kay Properties and Investments, LLC and Chay Lapin, Senior Vice President, Kay Properties and Investments, LLC At Kay Properties we...