Should You Self-Manage in the Portland Rental Market?

Should You Self-Manage in the Portland Rental Market?

If you’re a property owner looking to break into the Portland rental market, you must first decide whether to manage your own property. The benefits can be tempting. You get to handle everything yourself, screen your own tenants, ensure repairs are done properly, and...
Tenants Rest Easier With Renters Insurance

Tenants Rest Easier With Renters Insurance

Life is full of surprises, and not all of them are good. When you’re renting, a spot of bad luck at home can cause problems for you and your landlord. Floods, fires, and other calamities can be impossible to predict. While a security deposit will cover some issues...
Oregon Eviction Law: The Details Matter

Oregon Eviction Law: The Details Matter

Renting is a complicated business. Landlords have a number of tools at hand when it comes to solving problems with tenants. Some issues can be worked out amicably through communication, negotiation, and mediation. If these are the pliers, glue, and screwdrivers of a...
Oregon Senate Bill 608: What Landlords Should Know

Oregon Senate Bill 608: What Landlords Should Know

There have been several changes to Oregon housing legislation in recent years. While many bills increased protections for renters, they also created complications for landlords. Oregon Senate Bill 608 (SB 608) is one such piece of legislature. The law took effect in...
Does Your Landlord  Insurance Have You Covered?

Does Your Landlord  Insurance Have You Covered?

Renting your home can be an exciting and fulfilling adventure. You’re taking the leap to put your property on the rental market and start earning a profit. But like any good adventure, it can also be fraught with setbacks and peril. Some you can plan for—others you...