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June 29, 2020 – House Bill 4213 Dear Multifamily NW Members, On June 26, 2020, the State of Oregon passed HB 4213 which added new...

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Special Session Update: The state legislature has passed an extension of the moratorium on evictions for nonpayment of rent that includes excessive...

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Dear Multifamily NW Members, The 2020 special session is underway, and the legislative process has begun. However, the capitol will remain closed to...

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May and June 2020 Rent Survey Results from Multifamily NW Multifamily NW collaborated with an array of housing providers (housing authorities,...

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Dear Multifamily NW Members, The Governor has called a Special Session of the Oregon Legislature beginning Monday, June 22nd. The time is NOW to...

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Dear Multifamily NW Member, On Friday, June 5 the Oregon Legislature’s Emergency Board approved $55 million in funding for renter assistance....

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Last month we learned that the impact of the Coronavirus COVID-19 has had a cratering effect on our economy. To understand the full impact of what...

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Dear Multifamily NW Members, It's time to complete the June Rent Survey for Portfolio Managers and Owners. We strive to calculate the best data for...

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Our final #MFNWCares spotlight shines on The Hope Project The Hope Project is a Lane County non-profit dedicated to quick response needs-- large...

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#MFNWCares week keeps going! Today we are showcasing another great partner Oregon Paralyzed Veterans of America Oregon Paralyzed Veterans of America...

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#MFNWCares week continues focusing on Shared Hope International! Shared Hope International strives to prevent the conditions that foster sex...

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Today our #MFNWCares spotlight is on Community Partners for Affordable Housing, Inc. (CPAH) CPAH creates and maintains safe, healthy, and...

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Multifamily NW is thrilled to kick of #MFNWCares week by spotlighting our partner Northwest Pilot Project! Their mission is to offer opportunities...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 18, 2020 CONTACT: Nicole Stoenner Senior Legislative & Government Relations Coordinator Oregon Housing...

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Survey Says! Multifamily NW and the Rental Housing Alliance collaborated to collect 519 surveys of housing providers to establish the impact on rent...

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Dear Multifamily NW Members, We wanted to take a moment and express our sincerest gratitude to the dedicated individuals and companies that unite...

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Multifamily NW is not endorsing candidates prior to the May 19th primary. However, we can share information on candidates that have positions that...

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United for Relief has grown out of conversations among concerned property owners and business tenants about the need for a united and uniform...

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IT, Property Management and Working from Home Many of us are now over a month into this "new normal" of working remotely, attempting to stay and...

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We recognize that the COVID-19 health crisis is severely straining many residents’ finances. Our goal is to help keep residents safely in...

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Thank you to Certified Indoor Environmental for participating in Multifamily NW's 10-minute Webinar Series! Please follow the webinar link below to...

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CURRENT CORONAVIRUS STATS FROM THE OREGONIAN Helpful COVID-19 Resources and Multifamily NW Blog Articles (as of 6/29/20) 6/29/20 Oregon lawmakers...

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Media Round up April 1st through April 5th 4/5/2020, The Oregonian Portland area renters, landlords brace for uncertain spring amid coronavirus...

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Article by Rommel Anacan, courtesy of Multifamilyinsiders.com "What to do and what not to do when your resident says, "I can't pay the rent!!" I bet...

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On April 1, 2020, Oregon Governor Kate Brown issued Executive Order (EO) 20-13. The Order places a 90-day moratorium on terminating residential...

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Washington Post Article: Here's how to get a small business loan under the $349 billion coronavirus aid bill By: Aaron Gregg March 30, 2020 at...

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Article from National Multifamily Housing Council:https://www.nmhc.org/news/nmhc-news/2020/additional-resources-for-april-1-rent-payments/ The rent...

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The Problem With a Coronavirus Rent Strike KRISTON CAPPS MARCH 31, 2020...

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Multifamily property management and maintenance employees are Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers providing life sustaining and essential...

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Oregon & Washington are under orders to ‘Stay Home’ On Monday, March 23rd Gov. Kate Brown gave the executive order for Oregonians to...

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A temporary moratorium is imposed on all residential evictions in Multnomah County for tenants on the basis of nonpayment of rent due to wage loss...

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Dear Members, As you are aware from watching the news as it relates to COVID-19, our industry is changing by the minute. Multifamily NW is...

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Message to Multifamily NW members: Multnomah County and the City of Portland have put a moratorium on evictions for nonpayment of rent while the...

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Dear Multifamily NW Members, In consideration of the measures the state is taking to protect Oregonians during the increase of confirmed COVID-19...

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Dear Members of Multifamily NW, As you may be aware, Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are...

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For the first time in Oregon’s history, the legislative short session has ended after passing only three bills and costing taxpayers close to...

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Dear Multifamily NW Members, As communities across the nation and world continue to monitor the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), multi-unit housing...

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Portland’s FAIR ordinances come into effect on March 1st and the Multifamily NW Forms Collection is ready. So far at least 28 forms have...

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Dear Members of Multifamily NW, Our request for a temporary restraining order and injunction against the City of Portland was denied today. This...

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Multifamily NW Files Suit to Hold City of Portland Accountable for Unlawful, Vague Housing Policy Association Points to Failings in FAIR Ordinance,...

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Dear Members of Multifamily NW, Today, Multifamily NW took a stand against Portland’s failed housing policies. As of February 20, 2020, we...

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All members of the National Apartment Association (NAA) should be aware that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today...

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In my December article, I talked about the important obligation each of us shares to stay politically informed and exercise our right to vote...

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WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) today introduced the Eviction Crisis Act to address the national...

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Oregon is a state that prides itself on being first. First to create the Bottle Bill and access to public beaches. First to implement a statewide...

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The 2019 Oregon Legislative Session was one of the oddest and trickiest in recent memory. The Democratic supermajority in both the House and Senate...

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A catastrophic event such as a fire at your property can easily throw the best laid plans into disarray. Take the time to update your emergency...

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Earlier this month, the United States Supreme Court declined to hear a case brought in the 9th Circuit regarding whether Domino’s Pizza had...

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Please be advised that Oregon Revised Statutes 90.295 has been amended as it relates to charging applicant screening fees. The law now states:...

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It’s been a wild ride for the city of Portland’s attempts to address unreinforced masonry buildings (URMs). In the Fall of 2018 Portland...

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The Fall 2019 Apartment Report debuted to a sold-out ballroom at the Oregon Convention on Tuesday, October 22, 2019. Memorable and our longest...

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Seven months into a rent-controlled and legislatively restricted market, Oregon is starting to see signs of the impact. New construction is slowing,...

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On September 25th the State of Oregon’s Office of Economic Analysis debuted the maximum rent increase rate for 2020 to be 9.9%. SB 608 set the...

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Dustin Dopps, (503) 431-6314, or ddopps@osbar.org Oregon State Bar to host free program on new landlord tenant laws PORTLAND, OR… The...

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On June 6, 2019, Governor Kate Brown signed into law Senate Bill 970. This Bill added new language to Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) 90.303 as it...

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CoStar Market Insights: 60% of Investment Comes from In-State Buyers, Nearly Triple the Rate in 2018 By: Emily Anderer In the wake of...

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EVICTION ACTIONS Most landlord/tenant litigation arises out of possessory claims. If the notice was correctly chosen, properly completed, and...

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The Apartment Jobs Snapshot is a monthly product from NAAEI highlighting labor force trends in the rental housing industry. It examines the total...

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Every year HD Supply is a major sponsor of Maintenance Mania! and in turn offers NAA local affiliates like Multifamily NW up to $6,000 for our...

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This year the national Rebuilding Together Day of Service was Saturday, April 27th. Since 2011 Multifamily NW member companies have participated in...

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Extra cash flow is helpful wherever you can find it. Thanks to a unique program from Portland General Electric, you can now put your water heaters...

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Portland City Commissioner Chloe Eudaly’s proposed applicant screening and security deposit proposals had afternoon hearings in City Council...

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There has been a new development in the ongoing saga of the city of Portland’s policies toward URM buildings. Judge Acosta just ruled that the...

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Dear Multifamily NW Members, It gives me great pleasure to connect with you on a quarterly basis and provide a written communique about what has...

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2019 1st Quarter Special Update (SB608 Rent Control) This forms update is in response to the passing of Oregon Senate Bill 608, which was signed...

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Commissioner Chloe Eudaly is preparing to introduce contoversial requirements opposed by many landlords By: Jim Redden, Portland Tribune. View full...

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On April 3rd and 4th, Portland City Council will consider Commissioner Eudaly’s renter screening ordinance, 30.01.088. The goal is good...

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The U.S. affordable housing shortage is worsening as it spreads to previously affordable communities and increasingly affects not just low-income,...

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This information is provided by Leah Sykes and Marcel Gesmundo of GreenspoonMarder, LLC Click Here for PDF VersionClick Here for copy of SB 608 On...

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On Thursday, February 28th Governor Kate Brown signed into law SB 608, effective immediately. It ushers in the first-in-the-nation statewide rent...

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On Wednesday, February 27th Portland City Council voted to amend the timeline for the placard and tenant notification requirements concerning...

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February 26, 2019 Contact: Deborah Imse, deborah@multifamilynw.org, 503-213-1281 “Now that statewide rent control is set to become law, we...

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Dear Multifamily NW Members and Interested Parties, Rent Control bill SB 608 passed out of the House Committee on Human Services and Housing on a...

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Dear Multifamily NW Members & Interested Parties, Rent Control bill SB 608 had a hearing Monday evening in the Human Services and Housing...

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Dear Multifamily NW Members & Interested Parties, At an unprecedented pace Rent Control bill SB 608 had its Senate floor vote Tuesday morning...

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Source: Bend Bulletin: https://www.bendbulletin.com/opinion/6925837-151/guest-column-giving-salem-more-control-wont-fix There is an affordable...

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On Monday, February 4th the Senate Committee on Housing passed SB 608 out to the full Senate floor after nearly four hours of live testimony. No...

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By: Josh Lehner, Oregon Office of Economic Analysis Oregoneconomicanalysis.com Yesterday I was invited to testify about housing supply at the...

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With Minneapolis, San Francisco, San Diego, and Los Angeles moving forward with progressive land-use and transportation reforms last week, much of...

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Photo credit: Energy Trust of Oregon Often the biggest challenge to improving energy efficiency at a multifamily property, is knowing where to...

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Dear Multifamily NW Members & Interested Parties, January 22nd the Oregon Legislature opened for the 2019 Session, and they wasted no time with...

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January 11, 2018 For Immediate Release Contact: Deborah Imse, deborah@multifamilynw.org, 503-213-1281 Multifamily NW statement on SB...

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UPDATE 2/15/2019: A federal judge ordered a two-month delay for a Portland ordinance that would require warnings in buildings vulnerable to...

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The National Apartment Association has prepared the following guidance and resident communications to assist you in working with residents who are...

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We won! Every year the National Apartment Association (NAA) tracks membership growth of its affiliates across the country. We're thrilled to...

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The record turnout for the Fall 2018 Apartment Report Breakfast got to hear from our distinguished speakers panel who addressed a variety of...

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On Wednesday, October 17th the Fall 2018 Apartment Report from Multifamily NW debuted at the sold-out Apartment Report Breakfast at the Oregon...

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Portland's elected officials are doing their part to promote the $652.8 million regional housing bond going to voters this November. They have...

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By: Prashant Gopal, Bloomberg.com Seattle leads U.S. home rental showdown after overbuilding Cities where rents rose the most are now leading the...

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New screening criteria initiatives are coming from Portland City Hall, and if enacted would significantly alter the system by which property...

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Multiple factors are converging to disrupt everything we know about parking July 20, 2018 Multiple factors are converging to disrupt everything we...

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Now there’s a way to tap into extra cash flow in your multifamily units — and it’s right in your water heaters. Earlier this...

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Wednesday morning July 25th, the Portland City Council voted 4-0 via an emergency amendment to begin the process of creating a mandatory landlord...

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Submitted by: Sania Tran, ApartmentList.com As rental fever spikes in cities across the U.S. with increasing investment in multifamily...

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Digested from MultifamilyInsiders.com If it is time to refinance your loan, giveaways may impact the borrowing vale of a community. If you want to...

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Absorption is Strong, Rent Growth Improving in Portland Despite Supply Wave CoStar Market Insights: Q2 2018 Portland Multifamily Construction...

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Concessions on the Rise for Portland Apartments CoStar Market Insights: Strong Supply Influx Compels Communities to Offer Renters...

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JUNE 18, 2018|EMILY ANDERER Inclusionary Housing and the Multifamily Pipeline in Portland CoStar Market Insights: Number of Newly...

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The NAA Apartmentalize conference kicks off today in San Diego! For the next three days, more than 9000 attendees will enjoy top-notch education,...

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How to hire quality maintenance technicians and keep them in the fold. Debra Cash doesn’t hesitate when asked about the importance of...

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More apartment operators are opening the door to the idea of self-guided tours for their prospective residents. Apartment communities find that with...

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The Metro Council holds a May 29 work session on a possible $652.8 million affordable housing bond, with a public hearing and referral vote set for...

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2018 2nd Quarter Special Update - Portland Relocation (May): OREGON: M001 OR Rental Agreement - The box on page one in the Tenancy section which...

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In January, we quizzed the multifamily industry asking them what they thought drove residents to renew their leases. We showed them a list of 27...

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As new single-family rental homes pop up, apartment developers and managers see new opportunities. During the past seven years, Mark-Taylor...

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By listening to employees and emphasizing their entrepreneurial spirit, small firms can retain their top performers. Apartment firms of all sizes...

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On Wednesday, April 18th the Spring 2018 Apartment Report from Multifamily NW debuted at the sold-out Apartment Report Breakfast at the Oregon...

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Buying a new community means taking on a new staff. If the property is underperforming, it may mean refocusing onsite associates.When Trion...

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RIP TIC
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For purposes of 1031 exchange, TICs or Tenant-in-common programs are dead, gone, done, finished. Their user-unfriendly format, requiring unanimous...

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By Robert Smith, PresidentPeregrine Private Capital Corporation “Demography is destiny” is an oft used term when it comes to the...

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By Robert Smith, PresidentPeregrine Private Capital CorporationFor years, real estate investors have successfully used section 1030 of the IRS Code...

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Report courtesy of National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC.org) - Click for original article That rent control is an ineffective and often...

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Legalized marijuana has left apartment landlords in a haze (of confusion).In recent years, tenant demand for smoke-free living environments has led...

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NMHC - National Multifamily Housing Council - http://nmhc.org/News/HUD-Doubles-Down-on-Eliminating-Lead-Hazards/ On June 13, HUD Secretary Julian...

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Expectations are often driven by what we learn and therefore know to be successful. Without expectations, we would have no benchmarks. As it...

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By: Dave Bachman, 2016 Multifamily NW Board President ​Multifamily NW recently held its Spring Apartment Report Breakfast last month in...

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By: Nadeen Green, Legal Counsel For Rent Media Solutions - Published by Multifamily Insiders Well, my previous post from a view weeks ago was...

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