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HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - October 19, 2020

This week: Washington’s governor extends the state residential eviction moratorium to the end of 2020; the Urban Land Institute reports that trends for 2021 indicate a strong interest in industrial,...

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Olympia Passes Emergency Renter Protections

On October 13, the City of Olympia passed its own additional renter protections. As reported in The Olympian, the council approved an emergency ordinance that bans late fees and sets terms for...

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Washington Governor Inslee Extends State Eviction Ban Through December 31, 2020

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee has extended the eviction ban through the end of 2020. He has also made modifications to the prior moratorium.  The Washington Multi-Family Housing...

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A Roundup of Eviction Ban Regulations in Oregon, Multnomah County

 Multifamily NW has created a roundup of temporary eviction bans in a handy chart that indicates where state and Multnomah county laws overlap or have differing requirements. Read...

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Surprise! Seattle, Portland, Among Top Destinations for Millennial Renters

Another report, this one by Rent Cafe, ranked the top 15 cities that Millennials show they want to live in over the past five years, based on over 38 million rental applications. Read more.HFO...

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CDC Answers Rental Owner Questions About its Eviction Moratorium

 The CDC has issued responses to some frequently asked questions by rental owners, which were requested by the National Apartment Association.  Among other items, the clarification...

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Landlords being Squeezed Between Tenants and Lenders

With federal assistance ended, landlords are likely to exhaust savings and fall into debt themselves.  This article, from the Associated Press provides context:  Shad Elia, who owns 24...

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HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - October 12, 2020

Rents drop in 41 of the nation’s 100 biggest cities; Portland’s Residential Infill Plan is praised by an affordable housing expert, and the national council of state housing agencies predicts $34...

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An Update on the Vancouver, Washington, Clark County Economy

HFO Partner Greg Frick discusses the SW Washington economy in this exclusive interview with Washington State Regional Economist Scott Bailey. HFO Investment Real Estate specializes in multifamily...

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HFO-TV: Our Exclusive Housing Issues Interview with Mingus Mapps - Portland City Council Candidate

HFO Partner Greg Frick and Portland City Council Candidate Mingus Mapps engage in a thorough discussion about Portland's housing issues, along with other important current issues. HFO Investment...

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Rents Drop in Nearly Half of Top 100 Markets

Apartmentlist.com reports that rents have dropped in a number of U.S. Cities, including Portland. Read more.  HFO research anticipates more granular information on the state of the Portland...

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HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - October 5, 2020

This week: Oregon’s Governor extends residential eviction moratorium to the end of 2020; The Portland City Council dissolves the unreinforced masonry workgroup; Rent café reports that more old...

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National Council of State Housing Agencies Estimates Renters Nationwide Will Owe $34 Billion in Back Rent by January 2021

 The National Council of State Housing Agencies released a report last week that estimates that by January renters nationwide could owe up to $34 billion in back rent due to the pandemic. An...

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New City Program Offers Northwest Portland Building Owners Bike Parking Subsidies

 A new program launched by the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) will provide up to $5,000 for bike parking equipment to owners of residential, commercial, or mixed-use building...

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Portland City Council Quietly Dissolves Unreinforced Masonry Work Group

 by Aaron Kirk Douglas HFO Marketing Director After a long history of stops, starts, and missteps, the City of Portland dropped its attempts to mandate seismic retrofits of Unreinforced Masonry...

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Governor Brown Extends Residential Eviction Moratorium to December 31, 2020

Governor Brown has extended Oregon's residential eviction moratorium until the end of December. The ban was originally implemented in April and was set to expire on September 30th. Last week...

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HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - Mid-Year Update

In this week's special edition, HFO Partner Greg Frick gives a mid-year update on the multifamily market for the greater Portland, Oregon metropolitan area.  Listen to our latest podcast.HFO...

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City of Portland Plans Vote to Dissolve Unreinforced Masonry Policy Committee Amid Pandemic Emergency

The City of Portland plans to disband its URM committee at the council meeting on Wednesday, September 30th. Joanna Papaefthimiou, the City of Portland Planning, Policy, and Community Programs...

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HFO Brokers Rare 100% Value-Add Opportunity to National Investment Group

HFO Investment Real Estate (HFO) has sold the 164-unit Silverwood Apartments in Gresham, Oregon, for $30 million.  The asset was acquired by Gelt, Inc., a Los Angeles-based real estate...

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Coming Coon to Portland Metro Apartments: Improved Garbage and Recycling Collection Services

Metro government is proposing changes to garbage and recycling collection for apartments and condos. The changes consist of: 1) Improvements to clarify and consistency of stickers and signs, and...

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