Maintenance Highlight: Plug In Receptacles

Safety GFCI protected dual electrical outlet, black power plug

There are two possibilities: 1. It is possible you overloaded the circuit and a breaker tripped. Find your breaker panel and determine whether one of the breakers is in the neutral or off position. If you find one that has been tripped, turn it all the way off, then on again. Resetting Breakers 2. You […]

Educating Yourself

If you are a homeowner managing your own properties, online courses can be very beneficial if that type of learning works for you.  If you like learning from written material, is the best site we have encountered for taking online classes pertaining to the State of Oregon.  We have taken classes via other providers […]

Landlord FAQ

As a landlord, you have probably heard numerous nightmare stories about tenants that have raised concerns as you rent your own property.  As you set expectations for your tenants and/or create policies for your property, it is important to understand the lay of the land so-to-speak.  Here is a list of common landlord questions we encounter, […]

Tenant Gardening Part 2 – Outdoor Options for Small Spaces

One of the most satisfying experiences is eating vegetables from your own garden. If you’re lucky enough to have a sunny porch or balcony in your rental, then you can grow food. Even if it’s small, think creatively about how to use vertical space. Hanging planters can also be a good option. To get started, […]

Tenant Gardening Part 1 – Excellent Indoor Plants

Most renters don’t have the option to have a full-fledged garden, and many don’t even have the option of a raised bed, but that doesn’t mean you can’t grow something. There are many indoor plants that are easy to care for and many don’t even require a lot of sunlight. Here are a few of […]

The Dreaded Drug Lab

A primary reason regularly cited by property owners seeking professional management for their property is the risk of extreme tenant abuse of their property. Among these possible abuses is the dreaded drug lab. According to the Oregon Department of Public Health, over half of drug lab properties discovered are on rental properties, and property owners are […]

dRAT, Halloween Is Over!

Decorating with pumpkins is part of what makes Halloween fun, but it is never as fun to take away decorations as it is to put them out in the first place. You might find that your tenants drag their feet when it comes to post-Halloween cleanup. Besides the eye sore that decaying pumpkins create, it […]

Documenting Damage

A security deposit helps put your mind at ease when it comes to tenant damage, but when it comes time to collect, things can get sticky.  If you have ever watched Judge Judy, you have probably seen a landlord and tenant doing battle over whether or not the tenant should be charged for damage to […]