SB 291 Amends Oregon Tenant Screening Practices

SB 291 Amends Oregon Tenant Screening Practices

A new law signed on July 19 will soon bring changes to the way Oregon landlords screen potential tenants. The bill amends the Oregon Residential Landlord/Tenant Act (ORLTA) to create more extensive guidelines and restrictions for screening fees, criteria,...
CDC Eviction Moratorium Extended

CDC Eviction Moratorium Extended

As of August 3rd, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued an order which temporarily halted evictions in counties with high transmission of COVID-19. This new moratorium arose as a result of the increase in COVID-19 transmission due to the Delta variant. Along...
Should I Refinance My Rental Property?

Should I Refinance My Rental Property?

If you’re still paying a mortgage on your rental property, you know how those payments impact your bottom line. Investing in a rental property is a delicate business with a delicate balance of income against the cost of the property and its upkeep. With that in mind,...
Should You Include Utilities with Rent: Pros & Cons

Should You Include Utilities with Rent: Pros & Cons

Life is full of bundled services. From cable with your internet to extra whipped cream on your mocha, it’s often easier and more straightforward when we get multiple things we want in one neat package. With that kind of thinking, including utilities with the rent...
Resident Retention Reduces Your Costs

Resident Retention Reduces Your Costs

Of all the expenses associated with managing a rental, vacancies and turnover are high on the list. Vacancies between renters represent a considerable loss in potential income. Not to mention the costs and fees associated with getting the unit ready for a new tenant....
Multnomah County Extends State Eviction Moratorium

Multnomah County Extends State Eviction Moratorium

As the Portland rental market slowly recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Oregon Legislature has enacted many new changes. The most recent is State Bill 278, which laid down new protections for Oregon renters struggling with pandemic hardships. But on top of SB...