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Portland Property Management: Avoiding Online Scams

Web Admin - Wednesday, September 17, 2014

As you probably know, there is a lot of scamming online that you need to watch out for. We have heard terrible stories from tenants and owners and you don’t want to fall into a trap.  Read More

Portland Property Management: Crime Prevention for Your Investment Home

Web Admin - Wednesday, September 10, 2014

It’s smart to think about crime prevention in your rental home. One of the most important things you can do when thinking about crime prevention is to pay attention to your door locks and window locks. If you have sliding patio doors, make sure there is a way to secure them at all times.  Read More

Professional Property Management vs. DIY in Portland

Web Admin - Thursday, September 04, 2014

There are a number of things you need to consider before you do any kind of property management on your own. Half of the work is making sure you have the right forms and paperwork that are legal and required. The other half of the work is making sure your property is up to code and compliant with the Oregon Landlord and Tenant laws.  Read More

2014-2015 Market Update and Forecast Portland Property Management

Web Admin - Wednesday, August 27, 2014

On today’s blog, we are going to share an estimate of what the rental market in Portland will look like in the coming year. Right now, we have a very low inventory in both houses for sale and houses for rent. This has caused prices to go up in both sectors of the housing market. We are presently raising rents by about $50 per month on each renewal. Property values are increasing by about five to 10 percent each year.  Read More

How to Market my Portland Investment Home: Property Management Advice

Web Admin - Thursday, August 21, 2014

As you probably know, we are in a very hot rental market right now in Portland, and houses are renting pretty quickly in the area. A big part of getting your home rented out fast is how you market your property. Today we are talking about a few things you need to do when you’re marketing your rental home.  Read More

Should I Sell or Rent My Home? Portland Property Management Advice

Web Admin - Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Today we are talking about whether it’s a good idea for you to sell or rent your home in Portland. One of the best reasons to rent your home is the cash flow. You’ll be able to collect rental income and pay your mortgage as long as you have a good tenant in place. The tax advantages that come with renting out a home are also a great benefit.  Read More

Why Sell Your Investment Home with Jim McNeeley Real Estate and Property Management

Web Admin - Thursday, August 07, 2014

There are a number of very good reasons to sell your investment home with us at Jim McNeeley Real Estate and Property Management, and on today’s blog, we want to share some of those reasons with you. We have been serving Portland and northwest Oregon for 50 years. If you are considering selling your investment property, consider the amount of time we have been doing this. We have a lot of experience with property management and we have worked with tenants and landlords for the last 30 years. If you have had your house for a while, you should know that prices typically double every 10 years.  Read More

Landscape Maintenance and Rental Properties

Web Admin - Wednesday, December 04, 2013

While residents want to rent a nice looking home, they often have no interest, time, or knowledge on how to maintain the property. They may agree to landscape maintenance in the rental contract but it can be difficult for a property manager or owner to enforce. The owner can charge the tenant for maintenance or include landscape maintenance but it is not always practical to increase the rent with the full cost, particularly if the landscaping on the property is extensive.  Read More

3 Reasons Investing in Rental Properties in Portland Makes Sense for 2013

Web Admin - Thursday, August 08, 2013

Today, I wanted to give you three reasons that investing in rental properties in Portland makes sense, especially this year. If you have been thinking about where to invest, you should definitely be considering property that you can rent out and turn into some immediate and long term cash flow.  Read More

Portland Property Management Advice: Pet Policy Best Practices

Web Admin - Thursday, August 01, 2013

When we discuss best practices for your pet policy, it is important to remember that in the Portland area, about half of our rental tenants have a pet. You have to consider this because many landlords hesitate to allow pets in their properties, but by prohibiting pets, you are losing out on at least half of the potential renters in the area. As long as you take a few precautions to protect yourself and your property, allowing pets should not be a problem for you. Just make sure you are selective about breeds, limit the number of pets and the size of the animal and charge an additional pet deposit.  Read More


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