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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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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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