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You will find a wealth of Property Management information and education from Fox Management Inc. in Portland, Oregon.  To contact us, please visit our Website or Contact Tressa Rossi!

4 Tips for New Landlords and Property Investors in Portland

Today, we have some great landlord tips that we’d like to share with you. Fair Housing First, make sure you understand fair housing. There is a list of categories you need to know because you cannot discriminate against certain groups of people. Some of them are obvious – you know you cannot discriminate based on […]

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How to Interview a Portland Property Management Company

Today we are talking about the questions you should be asking when you’re hiring a property management company. Experience One of the most important questions you can ask is how many years of experience do they have in the property management business? This is a question for the business as a whole as well as […]

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Portland Investment Market: Single Family, Multi Family or Plex?

Let’s talk about the Portland market. Many real estate investors wonder if they should you buy a single family house, an apartment or a duplex. What can you get in this market? Single Family All different types of properties are viable. Single family homes that rent well are smaller houses. The perfect rental is a […]

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Managing a Portland Investment Home: DIY versus Property Management Company

We always recommend that do-it-yourself investment property owners consider hiring a professional property management company. One of the biggest disadvantages for people who manage their own properties is risk management. A property management company is like a legal layer of protection. We act as your agent and we continually educate ourselves on the current law. […]

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From an Underperforming Property to a Great Investment: Portland Property Management

We are sharing some success stories today, because we want to demonstrate how you can turn an underperforming property into a great investment. New Tenants, Better Cash Flow One of our new customers came to us because he owns a single family home, but he travels out of the country fairly often. One of his […]

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How Does a Portland Property Management Company Protect Your Investment?

One of the great reasons to hire a property manager is to ensure your investment property is being properly cared for. Today, we’re going to explain how your property manager will protect your rental home for you. Inspections Regular inspections are a great way to protect your investment. At Fox Management, we like to do […]

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How to Get the Best Return for My Portland Investment Home

Today we are talking about what investors can do to make sure they are getting the best return on their investment property. One of the easiest things that can be done is to take care of simple updates. When you make a few minor changes to your property, you’ll find you can really increase the […]

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Portland Property Management How To – Pet Policy

Pets are a big part of our lives, and we are based in Portland, Oregon which is a very pet-friendly town. Lots of folks have pets and want to live in a rental property with their pets. We recommend having a pet policy in place. At Fox, we will consider accepting one dog or one […]

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Tenant Screening by a Portland Property Manager

We like to talk about tenant screening because that’s where a property manager’s work really begins. We do the best we can to screen tenants up front and place people in homes once they have demonstrated they have done a good job as tenants in the past and they have the income and credit required […]

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Portland Property Maintenance How To – Mold and Mildew in Rental Homes

Mold and mildew are hot topics for rental homes, especially here in the Pacific Northwest. It gets wet and we have problems with mold and mildew in some of our properties. Tenants have had more concerns recently thanks to the all the research that has been done about how some people are more sensitive to […]

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