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...

THE LATEST

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...

Become a Master Strategist: Today’s Key for Successful Landlords

Being successful landlords and property managers in today's environment involves some key strategies, including your eviction process, that veteran landlord David Pickron sets out. By...

Solving Junk Removal Problems From Your Rental Property

Property management companies are paying attention to budget-friendly, conscientious junk removal to meet diversion mandates to gain LEED certification or for meeting state or...

5 Ways To Lower Rental Property Heating Costs

Whether you or your tenants are paying the heating bills, it’s a significant expense; heating accounts for about 42 percent of our energy consumption....

California newspapers unite in fighting rent control “rehash”

The San Francisco Chronicle has joined many other newspapers in California warning against passage of Proposition 21, the “housing-freeze” initiative, joining nearly all of...

Pandemic Rent Debt Piling Up as Renters Continue to Struggle

A new survey shows 32 percent of renters had pandemic-rent debt from previous months still due in the first week of September, but that...

Rent Payments Slowing In Early September

Rent payments are slowing in early September, according to a national rent-tracking service. The National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) rent-payment tracker survey found that 76.4...

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...

Residents Working from Home Require More Space in Apartments, Homes

The pandemic has meant our homes are required to double as entertainment and working spaces, with nearly half of the U.S. labor force working...

Remote Work Means Renters in Expensive Cities May Move to Homes

Remote work trends mean many renter households could likely telecommute and afford monthly payments on the typical U.S. starter home, but couldn't afford a...

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...

MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE

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...

Become a Master Strategist: Today’s Key for Successful Landlords

Being successful landlords and property managers in today's environment involves some key strategies, including your eviction process, that veteran landlord David Pickron sets out. By...

Solving Junk Removal Problems From Your Rental Property

Property management companies are paying attention to budget-friendly, conscientious junk removal to meet diversion mandates to gain LEED certification or for meeting state or...

5 Ways To Lower Rental Property Heating Costs

Whether you or your tenants are paying the heating bills, it’s a significant expense; heating accounts for about 42 percent of our energy consumption....

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 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,...

4 Ways to Help Manage Renters Moving During COVID-19

Keeping your tenants safe when renters are moving during covid-19 is crucial so here are some thoughts on best ways to do it from...

Rental Concessions Offered in 30 Percent of Listings

The share of rental listings that advertise some form of rental concessions rose from 16.2 percent in February to 30.4 percent in July, according...

Security Deposit vs. Move-In Fee: Which is Better?

Whether to use a security deposit or a move-in fee, if it is legal in your area, is the topic this week from Keepe...

Landlords And Tenants Face Difficulty Making Ends Meet With Mortgages And Rent

As the pandemic stretches into its sixth month, renters and landlords face difficulty making ends meet with rent and mortgage payments, according to a...

LEGAL

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...

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...

Governor Extends Oregon Foreclosure Moratorium to End Of The Year

Governor Kate Brown has extended Oregon's foreclosure moratorium to December 21, 2020; however, she has not yet extended the evictions moratorium set to expire...

 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...

Landlord Rights and Remedies After HB 4213: A Path Forward

Landlord rights and what is available now that HB 4213 has been approved by the Oregon legislature. Bradley S. Kraus Attorney at Law, Warren Allen, LLP Throughout...

New Seattle Ordinance Attempts to Limit Tenants’ Personal Liability in Commercial Leases

Impact on landlords of new Seattle ordinance to limit tenants’ personal liability in commercial leases.  By John Fandel and Nathan Luce Stoel Rives llp The Seattle City...

What Is A Landlord to Do in These Difficult Times?

What is a landlord to do in these difficult times dealing with covid-19, moratoriums from city, state and federal governments along with rent not...

Landlord Must Pay Tenant Allergic to Neighbor’s Emotional Support Dog

A court has ruled that a landlord caught in a “pickle” must pay a tenant with dog allergies the value of one month’s rent...

Landlords to Appeal Rent Control Case to Oregon Supreme Court

Portland landlords plan to appeal to the Oregon Supreme Court after losing the appeal of the Portland rent control ordinance in the Oregon Court...

How Some Innovative Services Can Get Property Managers In Trouble in Oregon

Property managers can get in trouble in Oregon with some innovative services due to the archaic Oregon Landlord/Tenant Act attorney Brad Kraus points out...

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

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...

California newspapers unite in fighting rent control “rehash”

The San Francisco Chronicle has joined many other newspapers in California warning against passage of Proposition 21, the “housing-freeze” initiative, joining nearly all of...

Pandemic Rent Debt Piling Up as Renters Continue to Struggle

A new survey shows 32 percent of renters had pandemic-rent debt from previous months still due in the first week of September, but that...

Rent Payments Slowing In Early September

Rent payments are slowing in early September, according to a national rent-tracking service. The National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) rent-payment tracker survey found that 76.4...

Residents Working from Home Require More Space in Apartments, Homes

The pandemic has meant our homes are required to double as entertainment and working spaces, with nearly half of the U.S. labor force working...

Remote Work Means Renters in Expensive Cities May Move to Homes

Remote work trends mean many renter households could likely telecommute and afford monthly payments on the typical U.S. starter home, but couldn't afford a...

Renters Considering Moving Options Due To Pandemic

Renters are considering moving options as many formerly hot markets have cooled and renters are looking at rearranging their living situations based on the...

What the Downsizing Trend Means for Apartment Living

Downsizing is becoming more popular and driving rental demand in both younger and older generations. By Holly Welles More people than ever are moving out of...

2020 Apartment Construction Down 12%, a 5-Year National Low

New apartment construction across the country is starting to mirror the downward trend following the 2008 crisis, down 12 percent and hitting a five-year...

Seattle Rents Continue Decline For Third Month

Seattle rents continued to decline for the third month, falling 0.4 percent in July, according to the latest report from Apartment List. Rents are down...

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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...

How to Manage Tenant Communication During COVID-19

Tenant communication is always important but now vital during covid-19. By Barbara Jackson With COVID-19 affecting every aspect of daily life, it’s important for tenants to...

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...

In a 1031 Exchange? Why waiting until after COVID-19 to complete your exchange could potentially be a bad idea

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...