Property Management Blog

Friday, June 21, 2019

Should I Work with a Realtor?
Should I Work with a Realtor?
Should I Work With a REALTOR?Before we get started, I am going to say that I am a REALTOR in the state of Oregon and have an active Oregon Real Estate License.Should I work with a REALTOR?My answer is going to be “yes” every time I get asked, but here is why:A REALTOR has experience buying and selling real estate. Buying ...

Friday, June 14, 2019

Is the Portland Real Estate Market Cooling Off?
Is the Portland Real Estate Market Cooling Off?
Is The Portland Real Estate Market Cooling Off?I have had many people ask me, “How is the real estate market right now?” My answer is dependent on which side of the market you are interested in. For Buyers, the market is very competitive, especially in the $100,000- $400,000 price range. For Sellers, the market data shows...

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Vacation Rentals and Tax Laws that Implicate Them
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Vacation Rentals and the Tax Laws That Implicate ThemAs an individual looking to venture into real estate, investing in a vacation home has several benefits that one stands to reap. While one gets an opportunity to gift his or her family with a place where they can relax and rest at a relatively lower cost compared to other rental package...

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

The Uptown Screening Process
The Uptown Screening Process
Here at Uptown Property Management we hold ourselves to the standards of both equality and quality when it comes to our tenant screening and acceptance process. We do this by setting a consistent standard of criteria that all tenants must fall within and maintain and then we make sure hold all tenants to this without exception. To create ...

Saturday, June 1, 2019

GRAND OPENING
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Come Celebrate Our Grand Opening With Us!We have moved into our new space in Multnomah Village and want to share it with you! Come join us, Thursday, July 11th from 4-6:30 to officially welcome Uptown Properties to Multnomah Village. The ribbon cutting will be done at 5:30- let us know if you plan on stopping by and we look forward t...

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Home Ownership Pathway Program with Uptown Properties
Home Ownership Pathway Program with Uptown Properties
The Uptown Properties team believes in the value of homeownership. I understand that purchasing a home in the Portland metro area can seem very intimidating. With an average sale price of $453,600 it can seem impossible to purchase your first home. Have no fear though! With over 6,500 active listings there are many more affordable h...

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

"Get in the game, then wait."- Why I Invest In Real Estate
GET RICH SLOW PROGRAMAll we see on TV is people making tens of thousands of dollars in what seems to be a week. Flipping houses can be very lucrative, but it is also risky and lots of hard work. Accumulating rental properties is not as glamorous, but it can build passive income for life. “It is better to make a slow dime than a quic...

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

First Friday in the Village: Father's Day Style
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Join us for First Friday in Multnomah Village to celebrate Father's Day. We will have beer tasting as well as a motorcycle show! Don't forget your cameras!Check out our Facebook event and let us know if you will be joining us! 

Monday, May 27, 2019

Value Add with Capital Out
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Investment Info:Single-family residence buy & hold investment.Purchase price: $102,000 Cash invested: $100,000Contributors: AJ ShepardChris ShepardAfter our first project, we decided that we could take on a little more. We found this project in the weeds in MLS, at the time there was a lot of properties on the MLS in 2010. T...

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

The 1% Rule in Real Estate Investing
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Investing in real estate has many numbers and calculations involved when analyzing a deal. Some calculations include the cap rate, NOI, gross rent multiplier, and gross income but using the 1% rule can make analyzing a deal much easier. The 1% rule is when the monthly rental income generated from the property is equal to 1% of the pu...

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