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King County Assessor Proposes Plan to Lower Taxes for Landlords

King County Assessor John Wilson proposed a plan to the state legislature Thursday aimed at helping multifamily and commercial landlords who have seen a decrease in rent collections due to the...

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Washington, Oregon Post Updated Coronavirus Websites With Coordinated Reopening, Phasing, and Case Details

Visit the State of Oregon Coronavirus information hub here. Visit the State of Washington Coronavirus information hub here. These links have been added to our updated HFO COVID-19 information...

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Washington State's Eviction Moratorium Extended Through August 1, 2020

On June 2nd, Washington Governor Jay Inslee extended the state's eviction moratorium by an additional 60 days, to August 1, 2020. The moratorium, which has been the topic of recent HFO-TV segments...

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Landlord Times: Handling Apartment Maintenance Issues During a Pandemic

Warren Allen LLP attorney Bradley S. Kraus explores the legal issues surrounding a landlord handling maintenance issues during a pandemic in this article from this month's Landlord Times. Read...

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How The Strain From the Pandemic is Affecting Multifamily Managers

Ron Garcia of Garcia Group Property Management offers a stark look at what's happening 90 days into Oregon's non-eviction order from a rental management perspective. Read more in the Rental...

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Owners in Boston and New York Sue to Overturn Eviction Moratoriums

Landlords in New York and Massachusetts have filed legal challenges to eviction moratoriums, arguing the bans are unconstitutional. Read more. HFO Investment Real Estate specializes in multifamily...

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More Than Half of Washington State Counties Get OK to Reopen; King County to Apply for Modified Phase 1

More than half of Washington State counties get approval to enter the second phase of the state's four-phase coronavirus recovery plan, the governor announced last week. Meanwhile, County executive...

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HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - June 1, 2020

This week: Landlords grow concerned over the upcoming end of increased unemployment benefits; King County sees mixed results from homeless hotel housing as Portland mulls a similar plan. Listen to...

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Coronavirus Causes Biggest Annual Rent Growth Slowdown in at Least Five Years

The Coronavirus caused rents to fall in 16 major markets across the U.S., according to Zillow, and the biggest rent slowdown since 2014 with rents up year over year 2.9%. Seattle rents were up 4.7%...

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Facebook Eyes Portland, Other Hubs, as Remote Workplaces

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has indicated half its workforce could be remote by 2030. It plans to hire new engineers in cities like Atlanta, Dallas, Denver, and Portland. It would allow employees to...

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Multifamily Marketwatch - May 26, 2020

Oregon state economists warn Oregon will bring in $2.7 billion less revenue in the current biennium, and a prediction that homelessness could spike by up to 45% nationwide and $8.5 million approved...

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Sold! 49 Units in Beaverton

HFO is pleased to announce its recent sale of the Fairwood Apartments in Beaverton, Oregon. Click to Enlarge HFO Investment Real Estate specializes in multifamily brokerage sales and advisory...

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Oregon Elections: Portland Races Head to Runoffs

As ballots continue to be counted, it appears that most of the city races in Portland are headed for runoff elections. Carmen Rubio was the only city council candidate to achieve an outright win,...

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Portland's Unreinforced Masonry Building Owners Receive Some Good News

In an email to unreinforced masonry (URM) owners in Portland this week, the group Save Portland Buildings announced that Mayor Wheeler has removed the city's list of URM buildings and map from the...

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HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - May 18, 2020

This week: Oregon recorded the nation’s second-highest percentage of renters paying on time in May, and the nation’s Congress remains divided along party lines over how soon more cash relief should...

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Refusing to Pay Rent - A Cause or an Agenda?

by Zach Kosturos President at Prime Location & Monolith Properties There is a difference between a leader who fights for a cause for the betterment of their community and one who games the...

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Survey: 11.8% of Oregon Renters Unable to Pay Full Rent in May

Multifamily NW and the Rental Housing Alliance collaborated to collect 519 surveys of housing providers to establish the impact on May 2020 rent payment of the COVID -19 crisis that has resulted in...

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Sold! HFO announces sale of 82 Units in SW Portland for $24.5 million

HFO Investment Real Estate is pleased to announce the sale of Bethany West Apartments. This 82-unit asset in the Bethany neighborhood. This turnkey property features a diverse unit mix of large one-,...

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Congressional Democrats Release Details of $3 Trillion Stimulus Plan, Including $100 Billion for Renters

Democrats in the US Congress have released details of a new $3 trillion dollar stimulus package that will go to the floor for a vote this Friday. The plan includes $875 billion for state and local...

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HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - May 11, 2020

Oregon Governor Kate Brown faces complaints about her extension of Oregon’s state of emergency through July 6th; as activists across the country call for rent forgiveness, others are urging municipal...

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