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How Does a Portland Property Management Company Protect Your Investment?

System - Thursday, July 31, 2014
One of the great reasons to hire a property manager is to ensure your investment property is being properly cared for. Today, we’re going to explain how your property manager will protect your rental home for you. Inspections Regular inspections are a great way to protect your investment. At Fox Management, we like to do two annual...

How to Get the Best Return for My Portland Investment Home

System - Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Today we are talking about what investors can do to make sure they are getting the best return on their investment property. One of the easiest things that can be done is to take care of simple updates. When you make a few minor changes to your property, you’ll find you can really increase the monthly rent by hundreds of dollars. T...

Portland Property Management How To - Pet Policy

System - Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Pets are a big part of our lives, and we are based in Portland, Oregon which is a very pet-friendly town. Lots of folks have pets and want to live in a rental property with their pets. We recommend having a pet policy in place. At Fox, we will consider accepting one dog or one cat. We do put restrictions on the animals. For example, we h...

Tenant Screening by a Portland Property Manager

System - Wednesday, December 4, 2013
We like to talk about tenant screening because that’s where a property manager’s work really begins. We do the best we can to screen tenants up front and place people in homes once they have demonstrated they have done a good job as tenants in the past and they have the income and credit required to pay their rent and their b...

Portland Property Maintenance How To - Mold and Mildew in Rental Homes

System - Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Mold and mildew are hot topics for rental homes, especially here in the Pacific Northwest. It gets wet and we have problems with mold and mildew in some of our properties. Tenants have had more concerns recently thanks to the all the research that has been done about how some people are more sensitive to mold than others. This may have s...

Portland Rental Property Maintenance and Repairs

System - Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Much of what drives our business as property managers is the repair and maintenance of the rental homes we manage. It’s crucial that we pay attention to taking care of the properties, and there are laws that dictate how we handle a lot of repairs and maintenance. Tenants have their own wants and needs when it comes to repair work a...

Late Rent and Eviction Advice From a Portland Property Manager

System - Wednesday, November 13, 2013
A lot of questions we get revolve around evictions and ,unfortunately, eviction is probably the worst case scenario for most rental property owners. An eviction is when you ask a tenant to move and the tenant doesn’t move, so you end up in court. There is often a hearing that leads to a judgment. In Portland, Oregon and surrounding...

Portland Property Management How To: Insurance

System - Wednesday, November 6, 2013
At Fox Management, we have some specific insurance requirements in place for the property owners who work with us. The most basic version of insurance coverage for rental property owners is called a landlord policy. Basically, when you are renting out hour house, it’s like having your own business. If a member of the public is inju...

Property Management How To - Rental Marketing

System - Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Everybody wants to know how to do the best rental marketing. In the old days, we did a lot more showings than we do now. As a leasing agent I remember being at a property and if I noticed a car driving by really slowly without stopping, I’d know the potential tenant didn’t like the place. Things have changed. The Internet is ...

Portland Property Management Damages and Deposits

System - Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Today we are talking about damages and deposits. A typical question we get is how do you handle tenant damages and what kind of deposit should be required? We have set screening criteria that dictates our security deposit schedule. Most of the people who apply will pay a security deposit equal to one month’s rent. We will raise tha...

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