Property Management Blog

Oregon’s New Rent Control Law

Oregon has become the first state in the nation to pass a statewide rent control law (Senate Bill 608). Rent control is currently allowed in some states but prohibited in most – 37 to be exact. Even in the states that allow rent control regulations however, it is usually up to cities to decide whether […]

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Tax Benefits of Real Estate Investing

Do you know everything you need to know about tax benefits? Investment properties, like residential properties, have their fair share of tax breaks. As an investor, it is in your best interest to have access to all the information. Learn how to get the most out of your investment by reading up onyour tax break […]

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SW Idaho NARPM Vacancy Report Q4 2018

Data and analysis provided by: Southwest Idaho Chapter of NARPM The purpose of this survey is to show vacancy and rental rate trends among single-family homes and multi-family units (2-15) in Ada and Canyon County. Survey results are displayed by type (single or multi-family) and bedrooms (1-5) for the respective county. The survey participants are […]

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4 Things You Should Know About the Fair Housing Act

The Fair Housing Act gives every American the right to equal treatment when it comes to housing. For this reason, this piece of legislation is especially important for landlords and property managers. Sadly, there are still many landlords and property managers who don’t know much about the Fair Housing Act. That is why it isn’t […]

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RENT CONTROL – TENANT’S SAVIOR, LANDLORD’S ENEMY

Rent control is a term at which real estate owners and investors cringe.  Rent control laws describe a set of statutes that limit the amount rent can be raised by a landlord.  They vary from strict rent limits to controls on how much and how frequently rent can be raised.   In the 1930s, the […]

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Idaho’s Rental Laws – The Security Deposit Basics

As a landlord, you are going to face many challenges. Security deposit conflicts, in particular, represent one of the most common issues.  These conflicts often arise when property damages are left behind after a tenant moves out. The tenant may think that they returned the property in good condition, but the landlord may think otherwise. Luckily, […]

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5 Things That You Need to Know About Breaking a Lease in Idaho

Idaho, just like other states, views a lease agreement as a legally binding contract. As such, both Idaho landlords and the tenants must abide by its terms until it expires. Nevertheless, there are certain situations that may compel you to break the lease early. For example, you are now a divorcee and are looking to […]

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Top 12 Common Property Owner Mistakes

Your property is one of your biggest assets. It will enable you to leverage an investment and grow your capital. In order to succeed, you need to stop thinking like a homeowner and start thinking like a business owner. While it’s clear that owning rental property is a smart financial investment, many do not realize […]

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Idaho Property Taxes

The property tax system in Idaho is a principal source of funding for many things. For example, local-level public services, school districts, and local governments.  In addition, taxes levied on property also fund long-term investments, such as infrastructure development and capital projects.  In 2015, the Idaho taxing district collected $1.6 billion in property taxes. Municipal […]

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How to Raise the Rent on Your Boise Property

Raising the monthly rent on Boise investment properties is something every landlord will inevitably experience. In Boise, the common reasons why landlords raise the rent on their rental properties include: To increase their profits To accommodate tax increases To pay for maintenance or improvements To match market rates The trick to raising the rent properly […]

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