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Friday night sewage spill

UPDATED: 01-OCT-1999 It was pouring rain that Friday night. So much rain came down at one of our buildings in SE Portland that the storm/sewer line backed up into the basement. Our on call manager was called and she followed procedure by calling the rooter people and the carpet cleaners to clean up the mess.[...]

King Markus and his money

UPDATED: 01-JULY-2002 King Markus was brooding in his castle. He was broke once again. He turned to his wife, Queen Aminah. “I was thinking about adding a couple of rooms to our castle, but once again our treasury lies bare. I hate borrowing from the moneylenders, and the citizens are already too taxed. One more tax will result in a revolt. That's what happened to King Phillip in the neighboring kingdom.”[...]

Why Worry About Your Asphalt?

UPDATED: 01-NOV-2001 Josie is the proud owner of the Springfield Square Shopping Center, a 30,000 square foot retail center located adjacent to the main mall in the city of Springfield, Oregon. She has ten tenants, the largest being a 15,000 square foot drug store tenant. [...]

Appreciate Your Tenants

UPDATED: 01-FEB-2001 Do you appreciate your tenants? I mean really appreciate them. Most tenants don't expect much. A clean and safe place to live, without too much interference from the neighbors. Most landlords can do this, but can you do more? Do you have to do more?[...]

Analyzing real estate so you can make money

UPDATED: 01-NOV-2003 Last night I was reviewing income and expense analysis reports for three different properties, and once again I realized how hard it is for the average investor to make heads or tails of the information. [...]

Exit Strategy: Planning When to Sell is as Important as Planning When to Buy

UPDATED: 01-SEP-2001 If you believe what it says, late night TV is full of great ways to invest in real estate. Most investors are looking at the big payback with no money down. That is like going to the store to buy a watermelon and offering to pay for it with a paperclip (a highly unlikely feat which my daughter successfully managed to do this summer at camp). [...]

You need to have goals for successful investing in real estate

UPDATED: 01-SEP-2003 Real estate has always been one of the opportunities where investors have placed their money for the last thousand years. There have always been investment opportunities for money-lenders (a.k.a. banks) of all kinds, but real estate has been one of those investments which includes your home, and this is where the story starts. [...]

A Moldy Day at the White Lily Apartments

UPDATED: 01-AUG-2001 It is a moderate day of 55 degrees. Your name is Pablo Smith, and you are the owner of the White Lily Apartments. Today is the day you have chosen to tour your twenty-unit apartment complex. You are relaxed and happy. The rent has been coming in on time. The tenants have been quiet. [...]

A handy guide to understanding lease proposals

UPDATED: 01-AUG-2003 The Lease Proposal is the first step to making sure all your bases are covered when you are negotiating a lease. [...]

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