Property Management Blog

Monday, October 14, 2019

Pumpkin Recipes for Fall
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Pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, pumpkin cookies, your typical PSL from your favorite coffee shop....how could we resist! This tasty treat is sure to cheer you up on that rainy fall day!Pumpkin Cookies with Penuche FrostingTOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling YIELD: 7 dozen.Ingredients1 cup butter, softened1/2 cup sugar1/2 c...

Friday, October 11, 2019

Halloween Monster Mash
Halloween Monster Mash
It's getting spooky around here! Don't forget to come by Uptown Properties for our Monster Mash on Halloween! We will be having tricks and treats for the whole family including:Music and Dancing!Food and Drinks!Costume Contests for Kids and Adults! and more! Let us know if you will be stopping by! 

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Never Split the Difference Book Review
Never Split the Difference Book Review
Thank you guys for meeting with me today. Very excited to get into this material. This book, Never Split the Difference, written by Chris Voss, who is the ex FBI lead hostage negotiator. His first case was a New York bank robbery, in which he used some skills that he refers to as "tactical empathy" to increase his ability to wi...

Thursday, October 3, 2019

What Do You Do When A Tenant Passes Away
What Do You Do When A Tenant Passes Away
Unfortunately, no one can predict how or why a tenant will end their lease. In the unfortunate event that your property is occupied by a tenant that passes away, there are a few things that you should do to protect yourself and your property. Change the locks and secure the property. Let no one in the property without appropriat...

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Buying a House in the Next 90 Days
Buying a House in the Next 90 Days
Buying a house in the next 90 days may seem difficult, but it is DEFINITELY possible, and may not be as difficult as you think. If this is your first house purchase you can take advantage of first-time homebuyer programs to make this goal more achievable. In Oregon, there are first-time homebuyer savings accounts that you can deposit mone...

Monday, September 23, 2019

6 Must Have Questions on a Rental Application
6 Must Have Questions on a Rental Application
The application is the window into your tenant’s life. It is important that you ask the right questions – and don’t ask the wrong ones (see Fair Housing, above.) The following is a list of must-have sections to include and ask on your application: 1. Name, address, phone number, driver’s license number. 2...

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Why Buying A House Is Better Than Renting
Why Buying A House Is Better Than Renting
In the 20th century, the American Dream included: going to college, getting a well-paying job, and buying a house. By doing this, people were on the right track to retiring. With real estate becoming more expensive every day, this task now seems like more of a nightmare than a dream for some people. Needing to put thousands of dollars dow...

Monday, September 16, 2019

Tenant FAQ
Tenant FAQ
We love our property tenants as well as our owners! Here are some helpful Frequently Asked Questions we receive about our rentals.Q. CAN YOU HOLD A PLACE BEFORE I APPLY?A. We are not able to hold a unit before receiving an application. The only way to reserve your spot in line for a unit is to have all applicants fill out an application. ...

Thursday, September 12, 2019

A Day in the Life of a Work Order (Maintenance Request)
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Maintenance requests are submitted by the tenants via the online Tenant Portal in Apfolio. Those requests are sent to our entire team. Uptown Properties employs a maintenance coordinator. She reviews the work orders sent in by the tenants. She will try to trouble shoot with tenants to help diagnose the problem and/or solve the problem. Sh...

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Taking Care of Your Succulents in Fall
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Succulents love the sun and thrive when grown in proper light conditions. But you’ve probably seen or grown a succulent that gets leggy and stretched out. These leggy succulents aren’t getting the light they should in the space you have it. This phenomenon happens with all indoor plants, not just succulents. You may notice how...

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