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Oregon Lien Laws

UPDATED: 01-NOV-2005 George was the owner of the 30,000 square foot Mercury Office Building. When he bought the building, he established that there was extra land for him to build an expansion of 5000 sq.feet. His key tenant, Mercury Running Shoes, was growing and if he did not expand the building, they were not going to renew their lease. [...]

Annual budget time is coming — have you inspected your properties?

UPDATED: 01-OCT-2005 Patrice is a property manager who is responsible for a portfolio of 400 apartment units at 9 locations. Every year as she gets ready to draft the budgets for her clients, she completes an exterior and interior inspection report for each property. [...]

How to increase the closing percentage of commercial lease deals

UPDATED: 01-AUG-2005 Often real estate brokers are faced with deals that do not come together. Owners of real estate properties are not too happy when that happens. With this article I thought I would discuss some of the reasons commercial lease transactions might not close, and suggest possible strategies to help increase the closing percentage. [...]

Location, location, location drives real estate value

UPDATED: 01-JUL-2005 Welcome to Central Oregon -- Lake County to be exact. I am gazing out the window of my cabin overlooking Summer Lake, one of the most beautiful places in Oregon. This is a county of deserts, forests, rangeland, lakes and cowboys. [...]

Are CAP rates still a valid indicator of value?

UPDATED: 01-JUN-2005 I just returned from a meeting in the wonderful town of Coeur D'Alene, Idaho. Twice a year I have an opportunity to meet with other well-established real estate brokers and property managers to discuss the future of real estate investments. This time we discussed Capitalization Rates (CAP). [...]

Death at Spring Bloom apartments

UPDATED: 01-MAY-2005 It was 8:00 on an early September morning when Jen knocked on the manager's door. “Mrs. Righthouse, please come to the door,” she called. Amanda Righthouse, the Spring Bloom Apartments onsite manager, answered the knock with a sleepy look. “How can I help you Jen?” she asked.[...]

Issues you should consider be fore investing in real estate

UPDATED: 01-APR-2005 You may think that investing in real estate is simple, but you first must decide what your investment objectives are. This is equally important for sole owners of real estate, those investing in Tenant in Common investments (TICs), or those with limited or general real estate partnerships. [...]

Construction defect litigation

UPDATED: 01-MAR-2005 Yesterday, Pam the manager of our Condominium/HOA department came into my office and casually mentioned that 20% of our homeowner/condominium association portfolio is currently engaged in some sort of construction defect litigation. This information did not catch me by surprise given the speed in which these properties have been constructed over the past five years. [...]

Ever wonder why no one showed up at the last board meeting?

UPDATED: 01-Jan-2005 Julie, the board president, looked out at the room. The only people present were board members. She knew that she was tired of running the 40 unit Brook Hills Condominium Association. She had been President for the last five years, and her board members had been working with her at least that long. [...]


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