What Landlords Should Think About Rising Interest Rates

What Landlords Should Think About Rising Interest Rates

As a real estate professional, I find it very amusing to watch my real estate agent colleagues talk about the real estate market slowing down as if the sky were falling. They grasp for explanations while bemoaning the lack of offers they are getting on their listings. What many fail to recognize is that when interest rates rise, there is going to be an inverse effect on values.

Can I Turn My Property into a Short Term Rental in Portland?

Can I Turn My Property into a Short Term Rental in Portland?

With the rise of vacation rental sites, short-term rentals (rentals for less than 30 days) are a hot topic in Portland and throughout the world. Portland hosts headquarters for both Airbnb, and another up-and-coming juggernaut called Vacasa. Despite this, short-term rentals are a contested subject in the city. Many people, though, are still left wondering: “Can I turn my property into a short-term rental?”

Street Trees & Real Estate Investing

Street Trees & Real Estate Investing

Street trees are not something that many real estate investors talk about on a regular basis...but they should. Adding trees to your property has several benefits that include calming traffic, making the street more pedestrian friendly, creating bird habitat, and increasing the property value.

Portland Relocation Fees Are Now Permanent and Even More Strict

Portland Relocation Fees Are Now Permanent and Even More Strict

On March 7, 2018, Portland City Council voted to make the Relocation Guidelines a permanent ordinance. Originally introduced in 2017, the ordinance was introduced as an emergency measure that mandated landlords to pay fees ranging from $2,900 - $4,500...

Rent vs. Buy: Intro to Purchasing a Property on Feb. 22

Rent vs. Buy: Intro to Purchasing a Property on Feb. 22

What can your monthly rental payment get you in today's home buying market? Our seminar will assist you in mapping out where you are now and plan for the journey into home ownership. You'll walk away understanding more about the home buying experience, more about mortgages and the pre-approval process, and an opportunity to ask questions and make connections.