Can You Really Renovate A Rental Property On A Shoe-String Budget? Part 1

Can you renovate a rental property on a shoe-string budget is a three-part series by Hank Rossi, our Ask Landlord Hank, a veteran landlord...

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6 Ways To Get More Rental Applications Now

Veteran property owner and manager Justin Becker has some ways you can get more rental applications in this time of the pandemic. By Justin Becker How...

A Look To The Past Tells Landlords A Lot About the Future

Landlords need to band together in 2021 to deal with actions of city councils, state legislatures and federal agencies across the United States. By David...

Renovation Of A Rental Property On A Shoe-String Budget Part 3

Can you renovate a rental property on a shoe-string budget is a three-part series by Hank Rossi, our Ask Landlord Hank, a veteran landlord...

Can You Do A Rental Renovation On A Shoe-String Budget? Part 2

Can you renovate a rental property on a shoe-string budget is a three-part series by Hank Rossi, our Ask Landlord Hank, a veteran landlord...

Growing Rent Debt a Threat to Rental Housing Security

Rent debt will be a persistent threat to the housing security of millions of renters, along with eviction, as 28 percent of renters are...

Exodus from Gateway Markets Drives Rent Declines

Rent declines led to multifamily rents ending the year relatively flat with a slight downward tilt, but the extreme division between expensive gateway markets...

Seattle Landlords And Housing: A Case Study in Crisis Creation

Seattle landlords, especially smaller mom-and-pop landlords with rental property, have been put in a difficult position by the Seattle City Council’s housing regulations. Attorney...

How Covid-19 Has Changed Security for Landlords

How COVID-19 has changed security for landlords and some of thethe solutions that are solving the problems it has caused. By Saurabh Bajaj Property management requires...

Top Suburbs with the Most New Apartments In Last 5 Years

Some suburbs are better-equipped than others with new apartments to meet the potential trend to suburban living that has been caused due to the...

Portland Rents Continue 9-Month Trend Of Declines

Portland rents have declined 0.9 percent over the past month, and have decreased sharply by 7.0 percent year-over-year, according to the latest report from...

Rental Property Cameras: Can I Use Them To Protect My Rental Property?

This week the question for Ask Landlord Hank is about using rental property cameras to protect rental property. Remember Landlord Hank is not an attorney...

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...

MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE

6 Ways To Get More Rental Applications Now

Veteran property owner and manager Justin Becker has some ways you can get more rental applications in this time of the pandemic. By Justin Becker How...

Renovation Of A Rental Property On A Shoe-String Budget Part 3

Can you renovate a rental property on a shoe-string budget is a three-part series by Hank Rossi, our Ask Landlord Hank, a veteran landlord...

Can You Do A Rental Renovation On A Shoe-String Budget? Part 2

Can you renovate a rental property on a shoe-string budget is a three-part series by Hank Rossi, our Ask Landlord Hank, a veteran landlord...

Growing Rent Debt a Threat to Rental Housing Security

Rent debt will be a persistent threat to the housing security of millions of renters, along with eviction, as 28 percent of renters are...

Exodus from Gateway Markets Drives Rent Declines

Rent declines led to multifamily rents ending the year relatively flat with a slight downward tilt, but the extreme division between expensive gateway markets...

How Covid-19 Has Changed Security for Landlords

How COVID-19 has changed security for landlords and some of thethe solutions that are solving the problems it has caused. By Saurabh Bajaj Property management requires...

Portland Rents Continue 9-Month Trend Of Declines

Portland rents have declined 0.9 percent over the past month, and have decreased sharply by 7.0 percent year-over-year, according to the latest report from...

Rental Property Cameras: Can I Use Them To Protect My Rental Property?

This week the question for Ask Landlord Hank is about using rental property cameras to protect rental property. Remember Landlord Hank is not an attorney...

5 Signs An Applicant Will Be a Good Tenant For Your Rental Property

We all strive to find a good tenant, so here are five signs that an applicant will be a good tenant for your rental...

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...

LEGAL

Seattle Landlords And Housing: A Case Study in Crisis Creation

Seattle landlords, especially smaller mom-and-pop landlords with rental property, have been put in a difficult position by the Seattle City Council’s housing regulations. Attorney...

A Strange New World: How Do Oregon’s New Drug Laws Affect Landlords?

Many landlords have questions about new drug laws that go into effect in 2021 so here are some of the issues around Oregon's new...

7 Insights for Landlords on the Federal Eviction Moratorium

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

Oregon Landlords File Federal Lawsuit Against State, City and County

Several Oregon landlords have filed suit in federal court in Oregon alleging the legislature, even after passing the most recent bill, has failed to...

Oregon Passes $150 Million Landlord Compensation Fund

The Oregon State Legislature special session passed a $150 landlord compensation fund that provides up to 80 percent of rent due for landlords, but...

Smaller Rental Property Owners Are Suffering, Government Needs to Act

Smaller rental property owners are suffering and many are facing 20 percent to 30 percent delinquency rates from their tenants. By Charles Tassell COO National REIA The...

Tenant Screening Company to Pay $4.2 Million Settlement Over Inaccurate Background Reports

A tenant screening company has agreed to pay a $4.2 million settlement over the accuracy of tenant screening reports given to property management companies,...

Washington Courts Launch Eviction Resolution Program

King County Superior Court has established an Eviction Resolution Program (ERP) that will require problem-solving steps in situations involving non-payment of rent so that...

Transitioning from Landlord to Seller: Using a Qualifying Landlord Exemption for a Sale

Many landlords are looking to sell so here are some of the issues around transitioning from landlord to seller from attorney Bradley Kraus. By Bradley...

Oregon Supreme Court Will Review Portland Relocation Ordinance

The Oregon Supreme Court has granted review of the Owen decision, which relates to landlords’ appeal to invalidate the Portland Relocation Ordinance, according to...

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

A Look To The Past Tells Landlords A Lot About the Future

Landlords need to band together in 2021 to deal with actions of city councils, state legislatures and federal agencies across the United States. By David...

Top Suburbs with the Most New Apartments In Last 5 Years

Some suburbs are better-equipped than others with new apartments to meet the potential trend to suburban living that has been caused due to the...

Delinquent Landlord Payments Pose Credit Risk for Banks

Banks are worried about delinquent landlord payments from small landlords who may not be able to make payments on mortgages for rental property. Smaller...

Portland Apartments’ Digital Passport Supports Local Businesses, Drives Website Traffic

How Portland apartments digital passport provides benefits to residents as well as local businesses. By Paul Bergeron Like in many parts of the country, downtown local...

Multifamily Transactions Down In 2020, But Set To Rebound

The impact of the pandemic was not felt evenly across the county as multifamily transactions in 2020 were down and sales plunged in due...

Federal Dedicated Rental Assistance Coming, Finally

Federal dedicated rental assistance is coming after Congress passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, the first coronavirus relief package since the July expiration...

Oregon Governor Calls Special Session For Tenant, Landlord Aid

Oregon Governor Kate Brown has called a special session of the Oregon Legislature for Monday, Dec. 21, and included in her budget priorities is...

2020 Report: Rent Fell, Pandemic Kept Renters From Moving

An analysis of actual rental prices and applications shows a 10 percent drop in rental applications in the 2020 rental season, as the pandemic...

Job Losses During COVID-19 Differ Greatly By Metro

Job losses during COVID-19 have varied greatly by metro area. An analysis by Yardi Matrix found that high-cost gateway metros and metros with large...

Secondary Market Rents Soar While Primary Markets Plummet

Secondary market rents are growing as rent growth is varying across markets as the divide between gateway and secondary metros continues to increase with...

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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...

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...