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Hot Tubs, Sheds and Access Restrictions: Portland Property Management Guide

There are two common questions that we often get in the property management business. The first one is, what do we do if we have a pool or a hot tub? The second question is about whether access restrictions, and what happens when a landlord wants to store personal property in the home while a […]

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How to Look for Income Property Management in Portland

When you are looking for income property in the Portland area, there are a couple of key differences to keep in mind. First, there are multifamily units and single family homes. A multifamily unit might be a duplex, which is two units, or a larger property with four or more units available for rent. A […]

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Pet vs. Companion Animal: Portland Property Management Advice

Companion animals are very different from pets, and if you are a landlord in Portland, you need to be aware of those important distinctions. You cannot treat a tenant with a companion animal the same way you would treat someone who has a pet. For example, the number one rule you have to remember is […]

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Are Move In Incentives a Good Idea for your Portland Rental Properties?

Are move in incentives a good idea? The answer to that really depends on your property and its vacancy period. Generally speaking, if it is vacant during the spring or the summer months, you probably do not need to offer incentives of any kind in order to get your property rented. Those are the periods […]

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What Do Portland Property Management Companies Charge?

Many people wonder what property management companies charge, and today I thought I would explain how the fee structure works in the Portland market. Typically, property managers charge a flat fee to cover the ongoing or day to day management of your property. If the management fee is not paid as a flat fee, they […]

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5 Tips to Interview Property Management Companies in Portland

Today, we are providing tips on selecting a property manager company for your rental homes. You should talk to several different property managers before you decide on a company, and you’ll get a good idea of who might be a perfect fit for you and for your investment properties. Make sure to ask these five […]

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3 Reasons to Hire McNeeley as Your Income Property Management in Portland

This is Jim McNeeley, the owner of Jim McNeeley Real Estate. We manage properties in Portland and the entire area of northwest Oregon. I wanted to introduce myself and my company in case you are looking for a property manager for your investment property or rental home. I started his company in 1967, almost 45 […]

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How to be a Landlord in Portland: 5 Tips to Get your Home Rent Ready

Today, we are talking about how to get your home rent ready. If your home is prepared for the rental market, you will find a good tenant quicker. Here are five tips for getting to that point. The first thing you need to know is that people are going to see your advertisements, decide they […]

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Investment Property How To: Rent Your Portland Property Fast

When you put your rental home on the market, you want to make sure you are able to rent it to a good tenant quickly. There are a few steps you can take to ensure you will rent your Portland property fast. First, make sure you price it correctly. You don’t want the rental price […]

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Portland Property Management Advice: How Long Does Eviction Take?

At Jim McNeeley Real Estate, we have served the northwest Oregon area for 45 years, and today I thought we would talk about eviction and how long the process usually takes. Typically, you can expect to have your tenant evicted from 30 to 45 days after the date the tenants do not pay rent when […]

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