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3 Tips for Investing in Foreclosed Homes in Portland

Michelle Hayes - Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Today, we are talking about foreclosed homes. Many banks and government agencies have foreclosed on properties and they sell them to the public. Some of these homes are sold quickly, and they are sold in “as is” condition, which means they usually need a lot of repairs. On other properties, banks are willing to take their tim...

Hot Tubs, Sheds and Access Restrictions: Portland Property Management Guide

Michelle Hayes - Wednesday, July 17, 2013
There are two common questions that we often get in the property management business. The first one is, what do we do if we have a pool or a hot tub? The second question is about whether access restrictions, and what happens when a landlord wants to store personal property in the home while a tenant is living there. Since these questions...

How to Look for Income Property Management in Portland

Michelle Hayes - Wednesday, July 10, 2013
When you are looking for income property in the Portland area, there are a couple of key differences to keep in mind. First, there are multifamily units and single family homes. A multifamily unit might be a duplex, which is two units, or a larger property with four or more units available for rent. A single family residence is only one ...

Pet vs. Companion Animal: Portland Property Management Advice

Michelle Hayes - Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Companion animals are very different from pets, and if you are a landlord in Portland, you need to be aware of those important distinctions. You cannot treat a tenant with a companion animal the same way you would treat someone who has a pet. For example, the number one rule you have to remember is that you cannot charge an extra deposit...

Are Move In Incentives a Good Idea for your Portland Rental Properties?

Michelle Hayes - Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Are move in incentives a good idea? The answer to that really depends on your property and its vacancy period. Generally speaking, if it is vacant during the spring or the summer months, you probably do not need to offer incentives of any kind in order to get your property rented. Those are the periods that tenants are most often looking...

What Do Portland Property Management Companies Charge?

Michelle Hayes - Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Many people wonder what property management companies charge, and today I thought I would explain how the fee structure works in the Portland market. Typically, property managers charge a flat fee to cover the ongoing or day to day management of your property. If the management fee is not paid as a flat fee, they might charge a percentag...

5 Tips to Interview Property Management Companies in Portland

Michelle Hayes - Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Today, we are providing tips on selecting a property manager company for your rental homes. You should talk to several different property managers before you decide on a company, and you’ll get a good idea of who might be a perfect fit for you and for your investment properties. Make sure to ask these five questions any time you ar...

3 Reasons to Hire McNeeley as Your Income Property Management in Portland

Michelle Hayes - Tuesday, June 4, 2013
This is Jim McNeeley, the owner of Jim McNeeley Real Estate. We manage properties in Portland and the entire area of northwest Oregon. I wanted to introduce myself and my company in case you are looking for a property manager for your investment property or rental home. I started his company in 1967, almost 45 years ago. It has grown int...

How to be a Landlord in Portland: 5 Tips to Get your Home Rent Ready

Michelle Hayes - Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Today, we are talking about how to get your home rent ready. If your home is prepared for the rental market, you will find a good tenant quicker. Here are five tips for getting to that point. The first thing you need to know is that people are going to see your advertisements, decide they like your pictures and your descriptions and deci...

Investment Property How To: Rent Your Portland Property Fast

Michelle Hayes - Wednesday, May 22, 2013
When you put your rental home on the market, you want to make sure you are able to rent it to a good tenant quickly. There are a few steps you can take to ensure you will rent your Portland property fast. First, make sure you price it correctly. You don’t want the rental price to be too high, or it will sit vacant for way too long ...

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