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Portland Bureau of Development Services Only Processing Tier #1 & #2 Permits

Portland's Bureau of Development Services has created a tiered system to ensure that its efforts are focused on immediate infrastructure needs. According to the BDS website, the agency is currently...

Portland Sets April 1st Deadline for Small Businesses to Apply for Aid

The Portland City Council passed a $2 million grant package last week that is expected to support up to 150 local businesses that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Businesses with fewer...

HFO Multifamily Marketwatch Podcast - March 30, 2020

Oregon and Washington issue stay-at-home orders; Oregon’s governor delays state tax filing deadline, and local, state, and federal government work on funding strategies to offset the pandemic’s...

Gov. Inslee Clarifies Real Estate Transaction Guidance

Governor Jay Inslee of Washington issued a memorandum on Friday clarifying restrictions on real estate transactions during the COVID-19 state of emergency. While real estate activities are allowed to...

Gov. Brown Announces State Personal Income Tax Deadline Is Delayed until July

Governor Brown announced today that the state of Oregon is delaying the deadline for personal income tax filings until July 15th, in line with the new deadline set for federal tax filing. The Oregon...

What's new in 2020 in Real Estate Opportunity Zones with Trent Baeckl of Perkins and Co.

Perkins & Co Shareholder Trent Baeckl offers an update on what's new relating to the creation of real estate opportunity zones. HFO Investment Real Estate specializes in multifamily brokerage...

Gov. Inslee Issues "Stay-at-Home" Executive Order

Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced a Stay-at-Home order for the entire state, just hours after Governor Brown of Oregon issued a similar order. Inslee's order is effective immediately and is...

Gov. Brown Issues "Stay at Home" Executive Order

Oregon Governor Kate Brown issued an executive order aimed at keeping Oregonians in their homes to stop the spread of COVID-19. Effective immediately, Oregonians will no longer be able to gather in...

Follow Today's Live Oregon Joint Special Committee on Coronavirus Response

Watch today's Coronavirus Response Committee meeting happening live in Salem. http://oregon.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?event_id=9242 HFO Investment Real Estate specializes in multifamily...

HFO Multifamily Marketwatch Podcast - March 23, 2020

Government entities declare moratoriums on evictions for the COVID-19 emergency; a survey finds two smaller Oregon towns had the state’s highest rent growth, and Portland apartment developers find...

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown Signs 90-Day Eviction Moratorium

Oregon Governor Kate Brown has signed a 90-day moratorium on evictions due to nonpayment of rent. Unlike the moratoriums in the City of Portland and Multnomah County, Governor Brown's order does not...

Federal Income Tax Filing Deadline Moved to July 15th

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced today that the deadline to file Federal income taxes has been pushed to July 15th. In his announcement, Secretary Mnuchin stated, "All taxpayers and...

Governor Inslee of Washington Announces statewide eviction moratorium

Washington will have a 30-day moratorium on evictions for non-payment of rent, according to news reports.  A list of available rent assistance available to renters is being updated continuously...

Mayor Ted Wheeler, Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury Announce Eviction Moratorium

In a press conference this morning, Mayor Wheeler and Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury announced the following with regard to a forced moratorium on evictions. Read more on Oregonlive/The...

Watch or Call-In Live 9 am Today | Portland-area Elected Leaders to Announce Eviction Moratorium

A news briefing on the steps that Chair Deborah Kafoury and Mayor Ted Wheeler are taking to protect housing security during the COVID-19 outbreak in the City of Portland and Multnomah County will be...

RentCafé February Rent Report: Albany, Keizer See Highest Year over Year Rent Growth

RentCafé released its February Rent Report for Oregon, finding that Portland rents increased 2.8% year over year but decreased by 0.3% since January. Nationally, rents are up 3.2% year over...

Got mold? How to spot and remediate black mold in apartments in Oregon and Washington

Got mold? J.R. Johnson co-President Clint Arp talks HFO partner Greg Frick through the steps of how to identify and mitigate problems with toxic black mold. HFO Investment Real Estate specializes in...

Gov. Brown Announces Statewide Social Distancing Measures

Governor Brown announced at a press conference this afternoon that she is working to implement a variety of measures aimed at addressing the COVID-19 outbreak across the state. Among these measures...

Bisnow: Free Coronavirus Webinar for Multifamily Owners Thursday March 19 at 10 am Pacific

Click here to register for Bisnow's complimentary webinar on Thursday at 10 am Pacific.  Topics include: • Continuity of business planning • Reviewing lease agreements in case of business...

HFO Remains Open For Business to Support Your Needs

HFO's team remains available to serve your multifamily real estate investing needs during regular business hours. While some team members are now working remotely, it is not impacting our ability to...