Weatherizing Pipes for Winter

Weatherizing Pipes for Winter This winter season, performing the following advice can help prevent frozen or broken pipes: 1.  Drain all yard sprinklers. 2.  Disconnect all exterior hoses and cover the faucets with plastic faucet covers. 3.  Locate all pipes in unheated areas (i.e.:  garage, garden areas, etc.) and insulate them with foam insulation. 4.…
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Questions for Interviewing a Property Manager

Questions for Interviewing a Property Manager Finding a professional that is a good match to steward your investment property can be a tremendous asset. Arming yourself with the knowledge to evaluate them can be a proactive way to ensure success in laying the foundation for a successful partnership and a profitable rental investment property. The…
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Reasons You Should Consider Hiring a Property Manager

Reasons You Should Consider Hiring a Property Manager Being a landlord is not for the faint of heart. While rental property investment can be a rewarding and positive experience, the actual management of both the property and the tenant can quickly turn in to an overwhelming responsibility. Hiring a licensed, professional property manager can be…
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Property Owners: Have You Compared Management Prices with Our Competitors?

Property Owners: Have You Compared Management Prices with Our Competitors You should! If you own a rental property and are searching for a property manager, be sure to ask about the specifics of management fees when interviewing management companies. Pioneer Property Management provides management services for one rate (a flat percentage of gross rent collected)…
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Are You Considering Renting Your House?

Are You Considering Renting Your House? Are you considering moving and aren’t sure whether you can sell your house for what you want in this current market? Are you considering renting your house out instead? If so, there are a number of things to consider before taking the plunge into Landlord-ship. The following lists a…
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A Few Ways to Reduce Summer Utility Bills

A Few Ways to Reduce Summer Utility Bills Although we have been lucky here in Oregon so far this summer compared to most of the rest of the country suffering from extensive heat waves, we too can benefit from the following tips to reduce our summer electricity bill: 1. Keep Filters Clean HVAC systems need…
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Leasing a New Home

Leasing a New Home There’s a lot to consider when moving to a new town, and here at Pioneer we like to make the transition as easy as possible for you. One of the things we like to help you figure out is your lease. How long do you plan to stay in this new…
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Moving to Eugene

Moving to Eugene  It could be for fun, or for work, or school, but for some reason you want to move to Eugene. Maybe you’ve visited briefly, or used to live here, or have never even heard of it, but soon you’ll be a Eugenian and don’t know what to expect, but fear not! Thats…
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Are You Ready To Be a Landlord?

Are You Ready To Be a Landlord? Looking at the possibility of a job change or other move? Is it possible that you are in a situation where you know that selling your home is not an option? Maybe you are considering putting your house up for rent and becoming a landlord and or hiring…
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Springtime in Eugene

Springtime in Eugene  Spring is my favorite time of year in Eugene. The sun finally comes out, the plants all start to bloom, and everyone is outside to enjoy it.  Around this time we at Pioneer Property Management like to drive around and make sure our properties are being taken care of, so remember to…
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