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McCormick Pier YouTube Video Launched

UPDATED: 28-Oct-2010 McCormick Pier professionally managed by Bluestone & Hockley Real Estate Services. Watch our YouTube video and call 503.267.6209 to schedule a viewing and tour our community! mccormickpier@bluestonehockley.com. Located next to the Waterfront Park at the edge of the Pearl District, we offer one and two bedroom condos with most utilities included and free parking!

The Silver Lining in the Double Dip Recession

UPDATED: 26-Oct-2010 Being faced with significant economic and political uncertainty the United States economy and its participants (that's us) have reacted like turtles, hiding in our shells, awaiting better times. Clearly we are facing challenging times We have been facing low personal income growth, an increasing unemployment rate, uncertainty in the business climate, and a weak housing market...[...]

B&H Multifamily Vacancy rates Plummet!

UPDATED: 14-Sep-2010

After a six months of vacancy rates steadily staying in the 6.5-7.5% range, our multifamily portfolio experienced a dramatic drop in vacancy rates in August. The dramatic 3 point drop in vacancy rates, to under 3.5%, has held steady through the month of August.

Bluestone & Hockley Closes Unique Land Deal In Clackamas County

UPDATED: 10-Sep-2010

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After nearly a year of cooperative work with local officials and some flexible buyers, Bluestone & Hockley Real Estate Services has closed the deal of a 16-plus acre residential land sale in the Stafford area of Tualatin...[...]

Determining Value in Today's Marketplace

UPDATED: 1-SEPT-2010 We've all heard the old adage about selecting real estate to invest in”¦look for ”Location, Location, Location”. In today's market we think that needs to be modified to “Location, Location and Cash Flow”. There are numerous properties on the market that if evaluated with this new adage in mind will build value for those looking to grow their wealth through real estate ownership...[...]

Capital Gains Tax Rates on the Rise!

UPDATED: 17-AUG-2010 The end of 2010 is bringing with it a new era of Federal tax rate changes, most of which are not favorable to those with higher incomes and/or capital gain situations. The changes to personal income tax rates along with lost or limited deductions and credits are too numerous and complicated for me to address in this brief article...[...]

Saving Water in Your Home

UPDATED: 30-JULY-2010 In the last few years one of the fastest growing expenses is the water and sewer bill and this is not expected to change in the future. We are taking a close look at the most cost effective ways to tackle this problem while also conserving natural resources...[...]

Prepayment penalties: Making the right decisions when you buy real estate

UPDATED: 08-July-2010 As real estate investors, we know that every day brings a new challenge: Tenants do not perform Roofs leak There is mold The economy tanks I believe that real estate investors (and their property managers of course) fight fires everyday and should be issued fire helmets and jackets to protect themselves and their assets...[...]

How to improve your real estate investment profits

UPDATED: 03-June-2010 A few months ago I had the opportunity to address 100 real estate investors at a dinner meeting. It was a great evening of give and take. My goal was to help them focus on improving the profitability of their real estate investments. We discussed the following...[...]

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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.

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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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