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Do you look good in orange? How about an orange, one-piece jumpsuit? I recently watched the entire first series of “Orange is the New Black” on Netflix, and although it was an entertaining look at life inside prison, it also made me realize how much I really don’t want to end up there. Frankly, I…


When a home is on the market, it’s all about creating a light and bright feel throughout the space to welcome buyers. A home seller can do this in a number of ways by utilizing natural light, painting and adding more indoor lighting. The more light bouncing around each room, the bigger the home will…


Most renters have certainly heard of eviction—the dreaded process in which a landlord kicks out a tenant for not paying rent or some other major infraction. But what is a constructive eviction? That’s a whole different ballgame, where a landlord essentially “evicts” a tenant by not fixing an uninhabitable rental. And while “constructive” may sound like a…


For many people, pets are family members. That’s why 81 percent of consumers say they’ll take animal-related considerations into account when deciding on their next living situation, according to the National Association of REALTORS®’ 2017 report “Animal House: Remodeling Impact.” To meet the growing demand for pet-friendly apartments, Kristen Gucwa, vice president of national lease-up…


When you hold property as a rental investment, it’s only natural to want the value of your investment to increase. While the real estate market plays a role in the value of your properties, you can take matters into your own hands with home improvements that add value. Five great ways to boost the valuation…


Want a surefire way to increase tenant demand for your rental? Take down the No-Pets Allowed sign. The decision about whether to allow pets is a tough one for many owners, and there are no right or wrong answers. But some surveys show that nearly 75 percent of renters own pets. That’s a huge pool…


Roofing problems have the potential to impact any homeowner who isn’t living in a nuclear bomb-proof bunker, which means that it’s essential to detect any problems and fix them early on, before they get out of hand. By taking preventative action as opposed to fixing the roof after its caved in, you should be able…


When the word “millennial” seems to be on everyone’s tongue, it is easy to forget about the next generation, which is Generation Z. It seems to be a common mistake to confuse the two terms interchangeably, but the two are actually pretty different. After all, according to The Huffington Post, Generation Z is also known…


It’s wise to collect a security deposit from renters, which can help you protect against property damage to your rental unit. However, if you don’t know the security deposit return procedures, you risk running afoul of rental deposit rights laws. Brush up on the protocol with these debunked myths about security deposit collection and use: Nonrefundable deposits are allowed….


Oregon Governor Kate Brown this month signed a bill that prohibits marijuana retailers from keeping or sharing customer’s personal information. According to reports, she said she was concerned about the Trump administration’s future actions when it comes to the legalized pot industry which employs 13,000 people in Oregon. So when pot is legal in a…

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