Winter Weather Tips for Renters

Here are some tips and steps you can take  during extended severe weather. Keep sidewalks and entrances to your home free from snow and ice. Watch for ice dams near gutter downspouts. Keep gutters free of leaves and debris so melting snow and ice can flow freely. Ice dams can cause water to build up…
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Bugs! Whose Problem Are They?

Health and Safety: Serious infestations of mice, vermin, roaches, and poisonous insects need to be taken seriously as they can cause damage to a person and/or property. A manager needs to take action to protect the property from damage and minimize risk for the personal safety of the tenant. •    Owner Obligation: A tenant should…
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Tenants in Transition

They were sold the dream of home ownership. And did the lenders and REALTORS® ever make it easy for them. You saw the ads: “Buy the home of your dreams with no money  down and an ‘introductory’ interest rate of only 1 percent,” “Bad credit? No problem. We can find a loan for you!” Little…
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Military Personnel May Break Leases

As the country continues to mobilize into almost war time conditions, with no clear cut or specific time frame for its duration, apartment owners and managers are being reminded about a law that gives residents who are called to active duty the right to break their rental leases by following a prescribed procedure. The US…
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Oregon Adds Carbon Monoxide in Oregon Statutes Starting July 1 2010

CARBON MONOXIDE in Oregon Statutes Chapter 90 – Residential Landlord and Tenant •    ORS 90.302 Fees allowed for certain landlord expenses; accounting not required. (2) A landlord may charge a tenant a fee for each occurrence of the following:… (c) Removal or tampering with a properly functioning smoke alarm, smoke detector or carbon monoxide alarm,…
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How to Turn an Unhappy Resident Into a Raving Fan

This can happen when you least expect it: An unhappy resident has just arrived in your leasing office while your telephone is ringing, budgets are due in 25 minutes and six future residents are waiting to tour your wonderful properties. Time to panic, right? Not a chance! Read this article and use these three easy…
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Pioneer Offers a Free Rental Listing Site

In 2004 Pioneer Property Management launched a free rental listing site at http://rentmyhome.org Why do we do it? Exposure! The purpose of advertising your rental property is to rent properties quickly to the most qualified applicant. If no one knows about your property then it makes it nearly impossible to rent. Once you list your…
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“Green” Office Practices

To improve office efficiency and eliminate waste, Pioneer Property Management has led the way in green office practices: State of the Art Web Based Software. Pioneer uses web-based software that offers tenants and property owners access to their account information, all without a single sheet of paper being wasted! Secure Online Rental Payments. Pioneer offers…
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Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act (PTFA)

The National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM) has published the following information on the Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act (PTFA) which was signed into law in 2009: Below is a general guide to help you understand more about how the law protects tenants when a property owner falls into foreclosure. The Act was designed…
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Pioneer Property Management adopts NARPM Code of Ethics

Code of Ethics and Standards of Professionalism The National Association of Residential Property Managers promotes a high standard of business ethics, professionalism and fair housing practices. NARPM® members subscribe to the following Code of Ethics and Standards of Professionalism for property managers of single-family and other small residential properties. Article 1: DUTY TO PROTECT THE…
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