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RHA Update

March 2016

March 2016

The State legislative session has started in Salem this month. As always,
we are getting reports from Cindy Robert, our lobbyist for RHA Oregon,
about upcoming bills.

April 2016

April 2016

April is Fair Housing Month and only a few short weeks until the Primary elections on Tuesday, May 17th.

April 2017

April 2017

In most housing transactions, it is against the law to discriminate on the basis of any “protected class”. That means housing discrimination is illegal when a person is treated differently because they are a member of a protected group or class of people covered by fair housing laws.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

Update

Update

Always remember that a democracy depends on an informed and motivated public. We all need to be involved.

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?

May 2016

May 2016

I’m curious to see what the effect will be from the changes that
were made this last legislative session. Will the current building
that is going on help to alleviate the “crisis” and help to
stabilize rent? Are more changes on the way when the next legislative
session starts? Will patience prevail and time be given to see
what effect the last round of changes make?

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.

JULY 2016 RHA OREGON UPDATE NEWSLETTER

JULY 2016 RHA OREGON UPDATE NEWSLETTER

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.

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?

February 2016

February 2016

Portland’s change to 90 days does not solve the housing problem, and
will only draw out the inevitable with potentially damaging results
for other renters. Understand that we do not evict because we want
to – when we do so it is because we have to.

June 2016

June 2016

Please remember these words “Those who do not learn from history
are doomed to repeat it”- George Santayana.

August 2016

August 2016

Food, games, vendor fair, and fun! Come one, come all to the RHA Oregon Picnic at Oaks Amusement Park

Rental Alliance Update Magazine

Rental Alliance Update Magazine

Take a look at past Update magazines with landlord friendly articles.

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.

March 2017

March 2017

“Landlords are just greedy monsters!”
“Landlords don’t care about anything except their bottom line!”
I am sure you have seen multiple articles lately painting landlords as uncaring, vacant-of-human-emotion, money-hungry representations of “the man”. I can confidently confirm that this type of landlord represents the very small exception, not the rule. I meet thousands of landlords throughout the year when they hire me to handle their evictions, manage their rental properties, be their agent when buying or selling, and while teaching landlord training classes throughout Oregon. I can honestly say that I can count on one hand the number of landlords I have met in my lifetime who are truly that cold-hearted. Conversely, I meet many landlords who have a story about the great tenant they had to evict and what an emotional roller coaster it was for them.