December 2018

December 2018

Homes get decorated for the holidays. Car companies, carpet cleaning companies, mattress companies, and everyone else are now using Santa Claus in their advertisements. We put on our snow tires and write our end-of-the year letters to friends and families. So, here is...
November 2018

November 2018

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Instead of honoring a single person like George Washington or my mom, it honors the sharing of a meal. I like to eat. The history of Thanksgiving seems a little 2- dimensional. After Pilgrims land and nearly die off from a cold...
October 2018

October 2018

The November elections are now around the corner and landlords all around the state of Oregon should be put on notice that their voices count. In 2017 HB 2004, a “rent control” bill, was introduced in the state legislature. It seems like ancient history now. There was...
September 2018

September 2018

Happy Autumn! The fall returns. The leaves turn red and gold. Football is on! Kids are back at school (and parents have free time again). It’s the season to re-stow the patio furniture and weatherize the boat and service the furnace. It’s time to clean the chimney...
August 2018

August 2018

As we sit on our sun-soaked patios in August we have time to reflect and (re)consider things in our past. You might notice that daydreaming is one of my favorite pastimes. I am musing today about those days as a landlord when we could charge any rent we wanted without...