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Trust Deeds, Mortgages, Contracts, Warranty Deeds: What Are They?

UPDATED: 01-APR-2008 Charles was confused he was trying to buy a four-plex, but just did not understand the real estate jargon. Deeds, trust deed, contacts, mortgages all were words he thought he knew, but in the end really did not understand. [...]

Earthquakes, Are They Real?

UPDATED: 01-FEB-2008 What do the following states and territories have in common?

  • Alaska
  • California
  • Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands
  • Guam
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • [...]

Goal Setting Redux

UPDATED: 01-NOV-2007 As the residential real estate market slows down on a national basis, real estate investors are asking themselves, how will this affect me?[...]

Getting A Handle on 1031 Exchange Rules

UPDATED: 01-OCT-2007 Most buyers and sellers of real estate look at 1031 exchanges as an option as they consider their investment agenda. They figure that they defer paying state and federal capital gains taxes and depreciation recapture until they die and their estate goes to their spouse, charity, their children or grandchildren. They may also be able to stave off the alternative minimum tax that might sneak up on them if they were to sell a property.[...]

To Sell Or Not To Sell My Investment Real Estate

UPDATED: 01-JUL-2007 Dr. Morgan has owned the 10 thousand square foot strip center at the corner of Cornell and Baseline in Portland for 20 years. His father helped him buy it and over the years deeded his interest to the good doctor. His kids are all grown and done with college. He sees himself working until he is 65. Now at 60 years of age the doctor needs to make a decision: to sell or not to sell? [...]

How To Get Yourself Out Of Trouble When Your Investment Is Far Away

UPDATED: 01-JUN-2007 Imagine if you lived in Boca Raton, Florida and you owned a 60 unit apartment property in Kansas City, Missouri that was not performing. How do you know it's not performing? You are having trouble making the mortgage payments. You have called local apartment brokers and property managers and discovered that the market occupancy rate is 90% but your property's occupancy rate is 60%. What do you do?[...]

Why You Should Not Rent To Peple You Know — Or Their Kids

UPDATED: 01-APR-2007 Tony and His Hole in the Floor It was move out time. Tony, who was the son of my father-in-law's best friend, had rented one a one bedroom unit with a garage in our 3-plex. We had rented it to him because his father had begged, and because his father was a good friend. [...]

Domestic Violence, Current Housing Laws & Regulations that Apply

UPDATED: 01-FEB-2007 This article summarizes Oregon and Federal laws that apply to victims of domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.[...]

Tenant Retention

UPDATED: 01-JAN-2007 I received a card today congratulating me on my purchase of a vehicle. This was a follow up from a company that bent over backward to help me. I went through the hands of three people and all of them treated me with respect, dignity and gave me the feeling that I was their only customer. I felt like a king.[...]

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B&H is incredibly organized and does a great job with my neighborhood. They are on top of everything plus they help connect our neighbors….many of which have relocated to the area from out of state.

Tammi, Community Association Homeowner

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B&H is fairly new to us, but so far that I can see, they are doing an excellent job. WOW…you talk about customer service!!! I cannot believe how quickly these ladies get back to me if I have a question and making sure that I understand what they or I needed or wanted. I am looking forward to our continued partnership as time goes on. Thanks Bluestone & Hockley for doing an amazing job!

Jeanie, Community Association Homeowner

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I have the pleasure of working with Bluestone & Hockley personally and professionally. Every person I deal with is always pleasant and quick to respond and the ease of getting in touch with someone is amazing.

Kayla, Community Association Homeowner

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It’s necessary to rely on the judgement and integrity of our property manager. Without hesitation, I can endorse the actions, decisions and advice given to us by B&H. We don’t have to second guess their decisions, because the actions taken were based on years of experience.

Ronald, Residential Investor

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First of all B&H is dependable, which is very important to us. Second, everyone is nice and friendly, I always feel OK about calling when I have a question.

 

Susan, Residential Investor

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Efficient, accurate, professional and personable service.

Jim, Community Association Homeowner

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Your maintenance department fixed issues in my bathroom left by the last maintenance company. The tech was kind, explained the work he had done, and even asked to cover his shoes before entering. Overall it was a very professional job. Thank you!

Meg, Residential Tenant

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Dan was very respectful and explained everything he was going to do before he did it. He also finished faster than he said he would and left the area cleaner than before.

John, Residential Tenant

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