Green Initiatives in Portland: Sustainable Practices for Property Management
By David Cota Thursday, February 8, 2024
Portland is no stranger to activism and progressive policies, especially when it comes to landlord and tenant laws and best practices. Environmental activism is popular in the city, and so it should come as no surprise that there’s a trend in the rental housing market that ...
The Rising Trends in the Portland Rental Market: What to Expect
By David Cota Thursday, February 1, 2024
If you’ve invested in the Portland rental market for any amount of time, you know that things change frequently. Whether we’re talking about rental values, local laws, or tenant demands, the shifts and changes in our real estate and rental markets can make investing a...
How Portland Landlords Should Withhold Rent Payments in Escrow
By David Cota Thursday, October 26, 2023
When we talk about holding rent payments in escrow, we could be discussing a few different things. From a landlord’s perspective, you might hold the last month’s rent in escrow. You collect it from the tenant before they move into your property, but you don’t ac...
Top 5 Questions to Ask Potential Portland Tenants and What Not to Ask
By David Cota Thursday, October 12, 2023
One of the best reasons to work with a Portland property management company is that you can leave the tenant relationships and the tenant management to your property manager. We understand how to select tenants, screen them, and even retain them. It makes a big difference to our ...
What Type of Single Family Home in Portland Makes the Best Investment?
By David Cota Friday, October 6, 2023
If you’re investing in Portland real estate, you’ll have two immediate questions to answer for yourself: What type of property are you going to buy?Where in Portland are you planning to buy that property? We can help you answer both those questions, as an ex...
What Safety Equipment is Needed in a Portland Rental Home?
By David Cota Friday, September 29, 2023
As a landlord in Portland, ensuring the safety of your tenants should be a top priority. Providing your rental homes with essential safety equipment is a great way to minimize the risk of accidents and injuries. It also ensures that your property complies with tenant safety laws....
Should My Tenants Be Responsible for Maintaining the Swimming Pool & The Yard? | Portland Property M...
By David Cota Friday, September 22, 2023
Have you thought much about the yard at your Portland rental property? If you have a pool, who is responsible for cleaning it? What happens if the chemical balance is off? When we think about rental properties in Portland, we have to think about the landscaping responsibilit...
Mistakes to Avoid When Selling Your Portland Investment Property
By David Cota Friday, September 8, 2023
Selling an investment property can be a lucrative way to finally earn back all of the money you’ve invested into a property, plus a healthy profit. It can also be a bit overwhelming, especially if the market is unpredictable or your home has a lot of competition. There...
Building Wealth with Property Investments in Portland | Real Estate Investor Expertise
By David Cota Friday, August 11, 2023
Building wealth is a common long-term goal for real estate investors. It’s easy to get frustrated when you buy a property and it doesn’t seem to make you money in the first year or two. This is normal, and even though you cannot necessarily see the immediate cash flow...
What worries you most about your Portland rental property being vacant? If you’re like most property owners, you’re thinking about the loss of rent. That’s a tough consequence to deal with when it comes to an unoccupied property. There’s no money comi...