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Rentcafe: Almost 25% of Renters Now Think They Will Never Be Homeowners

Is owning a home and all the maintenance and upkeep required still the American dream? A recent survey by Rentcafe has found that nearly one-quarter of Americans aren't so sure. Millennials appear to...

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Did You Know? The City of Portland Implemented Revised Administrative Rules for Tenant Screening and Security Deposits on July 29th.

The City of Portland's new screening and security deposit regulations took effect just five months ago on March 1, 2020. Rental owners face a slew of proposed permanent changes that have taken...

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Some Things Landlords Can Do in These Difficult Times

Oregon attorneys provide tips and advice for landlords in Oregon [many tips also apply to Washington] in this article published by the Rental Housing Journal. The article analyzes the power of...

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Multifamily Outlook: More Pain on the Way

With the pandemic continuing to spread and additional federal funds to help uncertain, the second half of the year could mean pain ahead for rental housing and challenging times for apartments, Yardi...

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HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - August 3, 2020

This week: the U.S. economy contracted at a historical level, a new report estimates Oregon’s economy will recover by 2024, and Seattle plans to spend $18 million from a new business tax on a housing...

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Multifamily Mortgage Debt Increased $61 Billion in Q1 2020

Multi-housing News Reports that impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic continue to be felt this summer, but rewinding to the first few months of 2020, commercial and multifamily lending and borrowing...

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HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - July 27, 2020

This week: Portland allocates $15 million to rental assistance from its CARES act funding, and Barcelona Spain threatens to seize vacant apartment units at the end of August. Be sure to check the HFO...

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Washington Requires Face Coverings in Elevators, Hallways and Shared Spaces of Apartment Buildings

In addition to the extension of Washington State's eviction moratoriums last week, Washington Governor Jay Inslee also extended and expanded the Face Coverings Order of the Safe Start...

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Gov. Inslee Extends Washington Eviction Moratorium

Governor Jay Inslee of Washington issued Proclamation 20. 19-3 on July 24th, which extends the state's eviction moratorium to October 15, 2020. This is the second time the governor has extended the...

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Loretta Smith vs. Dan Ryan for Portland City Council Position 2 - August 11th Special Election

HFO Partner Greg Frick conducted an interview with Portland City Council candidate Loretta Smith. Smith is running for council position 2 against Dan Ryan. Smith first discusses what she called a...

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Rent Control: Wrong Prescription Then, Wrong Prescription Now

A recent blog post by Growing Homes Together, emphatically reiterated points that have been made multiple times by the multifamily housing industry: Congress should create an Emergency Rental...

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Renters Making July Rent Payments on Time Improves From June, Except in Workforce Housing

Multifamily NW collaborated with a broad group of housing professionals (management companies, private managers, housing authorities, nonprofits, state agencies) to collect surveys of conventional...

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Multifamily Marketwatch Podcast - July 20, 2020

Third-party reports indicate both renter turnover and rent payments are down; Oregon lawmakers approve $200 million for citizens and business, and Washington governor Inslee pauses further reopening...

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Up for Growth Releases Portland Development Calculator

Smart Growth advocacy organization Up for Growth released an affordability calculator for the city of Portland, which shows the impacts of various proposed and enacted city policies on development...

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Oregon Lawmakers Divvy Up More than $200 Million in COVID Relief

Oregon is providing more than $200 million in financial relief to Oregonians and small businesses. Read more. HFO Investment Real Estate specializes in multifamily brokerage sales and advisory...

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National Multi Housing Council Finds 12.4% of Renters Fail to Make Full or Partial Rent Payments by July 13

The National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC)’s Rent Payment Tracker found 87.6 percent of apartment households made a full or partial rent payment by July 13 in its survey of 11.4 million units of...

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Landlords Plan to Appeal Decision on Portland Rental Relocation Fee Ordinance

After losing their court of appeals case arguing that the City of Portland's relocation fee ordinance is unlawful rent control, landlords announce they will pursue their case in the Oregon Supreme...

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HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - July 13, 2020

This week: The Oregon Court of Appeals ruled that Portland’s relocation ordinance does not conflict with the state ban on local rent controls; A new report finds that if Washington State enacts rent...

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Portland City Council to Vote July 22nd on Extending Development Deadlines

The Daily Journal of Commerce reports that the Portland City Council is considering amendments to the city's zoning code in order to extend expiration dates for land use approvals for applications...

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Oregon Appeals Court Upholds Ruling in Support of Portland's Relocation Ordinance

The Oregon Court of Appeals upheld a 2017 decision that allows the city of Portland to charge relocation fees when landlords raise rent by 10% or more. The Court ruled that the relocation ordinance...

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