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Portland’s Proposed Rental Screening Rules: 3 Perspectives

Portland City Council heard public testimony Thursday on a proposal to dramatically increase the regulation of the screening process, security deposits and other aspects of renting. Supporters say it’s a necessary step to combat discrimination in the rental market and for Portland to live up to its progressive values. Detractors say it’s overly prescriptive, heavy on red tape […]

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Governor Signals Support For State-Wide Rent Limits In Oregon | Apartment Jobs In Demand In The West

Governor Backs Bill To Limit Rent Increases In Oregon Oregon Governor Kate Brown has signaled her support for a rent stabilization bill that would limit Oregon landlords to rent increases of 7 percent per year and eliminate no-cause evictions of long-term tenants, according to reports. Brown believes those ideas “are innovative and will give renters […]

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Landlords And Tenants Sue Seattle Over Mandatory Rental Inspections

Landlords and tenants in Seattle have filed a class action lawsuit challenging the city’s use of warrantless mandatory rental inspections, according to a release from the Institute for Justice. The lawsuit, which was filed in King County Superior Court, argues that the city’s program is a clear violation of the Washington state constitution’s mandate that “no […]

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Register Now For Trends The Largest Rental Housing Ownership And Management Conference On The West Coast

DESCRIPTION TRENDS is the largest one-day rental housing ownership/management conference and trade show on the West Coast featuring over 200 exhibitors. TRENDS serves the Pacific Northwest and is a national award-winning event with over 1,500 attendees. Click here for the official event website. Trends is hosted by: Institute of Real Estate Management, Rental Housing Association of WA,Washington […]

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Dog Friendliest

Downtown Portland has won second place runner-up as the most dog-friendly neighborhood in the U.S. by The 2018 Neighborly Awards, according to a release from Trulia. The Neighborly Awards is a review of nearly 10,000 neighborhoods coast to coast based on more than 20 million written reviews and polls answered by participating locals, according to the release. […]

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Big Apartment Landlord Settles Lawsuit With Airbnb

A big apartment landlord company has reached a settlement with Airbnb that the company says “provides Aimco with the ability to control short-term rental activity consistent with its contract and property rights,” according to a release. “Apartment Investment and Management Company (Aimco) and Airbnb jointly announced settlement of all their disputes and the dismissal of all […]

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