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October 2016

October 2016

From the application process through termination of tenancy, learn all the essentials of property management through a framework of forms geared for Oregon law. This class is instructed by the venerable Mark Passannante, Attorney at Law, Past President of RHA Oregon and property owner himself from whom you will learn valuable and successful management strategies.

May 2017

May 2017

Test your rental management knowledge with Tia Politi's quiz. Are you the Mary Poppins of landlords or are you at risk of getting yourself into legal trouble? How will you score?

September 2016

September 2016

Class is back in session! This month join us for instruction about Risk Management taught by Katie Poole-Hussa and Residential Financing Strategies in Today's Market taught by Vince Kingston. Next month we'll have a repeat of Residential Financing Strategies in Today's Market taught by Vince Kingston as well as Insurance Coverage taught by John Sage, Landlording 101 taught by Mark Passannante, and How to Deal With Death in a Unit taught by Clif Hockley. Take a look at page 5 of the Update for a complete schedule of our classes.

November 2016

November 2016

CFM was founded by a builder as a solution to the many problems associated with dealing with typical floor covering retailers such as inconsistent pricing; inexperienced, commissioned sales staff; limited selection, and never knowing what crew would show up to install your job. CFM answered these problems by:

• Providing a single price for all trade customers
• Employing well-trained, long-term salaried sales professionals
• Maintaining 13 large, clean, well-lit showrooms displaying the most current product selections in all categories
• Assisting you to build a long-term relationship with the right installer for all of your floor covering needs.

As lifetime residents of the Northwest, we understand the diverse needs of this unique region. We feature the largest selection of products priced with minimum mark up, so you can feel confident your costs will be kept low on every job. Roll and volume pricing benefits are always passed along to the customer. We go to great lengths to keep our showrooms up to date with the latest flooring styles. With our ever-changing industry, CFM is constantly bringing in new, fashion-forward products to meet your design needs. Our showrooms display the various types of flooring—carpet, hardwood, stone, vinyl, laminate, ceramic and more, all under one roof. To ensure our customers get exactly what they need, every CFM location is staffed with experienced, friendly professionals to help walk you through the selection process. CFM is a “no pressure” sales environment. Our goal is to assist you in finding the right product for your application. We don’t just work in the communities we serve, we live there as well.

CFM takes an active part in helping to make our towns the best places in America to live and raise a family. CFM and our employees donate time, money and resources to numerous local charities and events.

December 2017

December 2017

Come join RHA Oregon for a wonderful evening of music, food, and fun, all for a great cause. The proceeds from this event go to JOIN Connecting the street to a home.

August 2017

August 2017

Come join RHA Oregon for day of networking, food, rides, and bingo!

June 2017

June 2017

It’s wise to collect a security deposit from renters, which can help you protect against property damage to your rental unit. However, if you don’t know the security deposit return procedures, you risk running afoul of rental deposit rights laws.

October 2017

October 2017

To do more than keep up with the competition, you need an effective plan for attracting and retaining the best tenants.

September 2017

September 2017

Nothing can ruin a good day more quickly than a resident with a complaint! You see them coming through your office window and want to hide in the closet. Or, you see their name displayed on caller ID and you let it go to voicemail. Who wants to deal with an unhappy resident?
Well, if you’re smart, you do!

January 2018

January 2018

Recently it seems I have seen an increase in the number of problems involving roommate tenants. Most of their complications could have been avoided had the landlord made the rental agreement and addenda clear up front. Click "Read more..." for more on Renting to Roommates

February 2017

February 2017

How will you know when you are successful? If you believe you are successful now, how do you know? Most people, landlords included, cannot simply point to a goal and state definitively that they have accomplished it. Every landlord had the plan to be successful when he or she bought their first rental property. Success is still sitting there waiting for every landlord to grab and run with it. So get ready to set some New Year’s resolutions that will help track your success.

December 2016

December 2016

The one thought on every renter’s mind on move-out day (aside from “How the heck am I going to get this sofa through the front door?”) has to do with the security deposit. Will you ever see that money again?
According to most leases, your only hope is to return your apartment in the same condition as when you took possession, within “normal wear and tear.” Still, though, this raises the question: What exactly is normal wear and tear, and what crosses the line?

July 2017

July 2017

Come join RHA Oregon for a wonderful evening of music, food, and fun, all for a great cause supporting the community relations committee and their efforts to support housing agencies in our community. All money raised at the Under a Starry Night event goes directly to the various charitable activities.
There will be a silent auction, an oral auction, and a raffle.

January 2017

January 2017

As a landlord, you want to find the perfect tenant, so that means carefully screening applicants and getting to know them as best you can. Part of the process of finding qualified tenants includes an interview or two where you ask the applicant about their background and interests.

November 2017

November 2017

The Portland City Council has extended its housing emergency declaration for another six months, including rules that require landlords to pay moving expenses of renters they evict without cause. The policy also says landlords must pay moving costs of tenant if they raise rent more than 10 percent causing tenants to move. Payments range from $2,900 to $4,500 for landlords. Landlords have argued the policy is disguised rent control.