Half of the inquiries on available rentals consist of one simple question. Do you allow pets? For the majority of prospective applicants, that is the deciding factor. Our culture is one that views pets as a part of the
There are plenty of risks involved in being a landlord, and plenty of headaches. Sometimes, it is your property sitting vacant for longer than expected, or the applicants you move in turned out to not be the great tenants
Spring has finally arrived. Those of us here in Oregon are still having to put up with some cold and rain between the intermediate sunny days. But all the same, spring is here. Consequently, those tenants that need to
For more than 20 years, a coalition of Landlords and Tenants Advocacy groups have been meeting to represent both sides. Every year “responsible” legislation has been passed. And every year landlords and tenants have lost a little of our freedoms.
Inspections are a core part of Empire’s management structure. There is the one-month inspection it takes place approximately one month after the tenant’s first move into the home – and there is the six-month inspection, occurring roughly every six
Over the many years Empire has been in business, there is one kind of problem tenant we have been lucky enough to mostly avoid. The Noisemaker. The noisemaker can take many different forms. There are the tenants who love
In most industries, winter is the slowest part of the year. Property Management is no exception. The feverish nature of the summer months drains our staff. The Property Managers are overwhelmed with vacancies and the leasing agents with applications. The
It is strange how unusual comments said by random people stick with you. You don’t know why, and you barely remember the face of the person who said it, but you remember the sentence perfectly. In this particular instance,