Portland Landlord Information

Landlord laws in Portland, Oregon are extensive and constantly changing. We report on these changes and give researched articles on how to sell a property with a tenant inside (and whether or not it is a good idea to do so).

Stephen FitzMaurice, Realtor licensed since 2003, has extensive experience in selling multifamily and rental housing. His team is not only a part of the various local MLS and Realtor associations, but is a member of Costar and he features his client's investment properties on Loopnet and other prominent commercial portals.

If you’re thinking of selling a multifamily or rental unit in the next twelve months, Stephen would love to talk with you and potentially setup a tour. Call today to set an appointment.

Stephen FitzMaurice, Realtor
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Licensed Since 2003

If you’re considering purchasing a multifamily plex or rental home in the next twelve months, Kami Price, buyers specialist would love to hear what you’re looking for. Call today to set an appointment.

Kami Price, Realtor
Represented Hundreds of Buyers
Licensed since 2004

Portland, Oregon Rental Law Changes into 2024

Investing in a rental property can be incredibly rewarding, bringing with it the benefits of reliable income and financial freedom. But it requires careful preparation and education to to be successful as a landlord and ensure a return on your investment. There are many factors to consider, and with this article we hope to shed […]

What Status Sells a Home for More: Vacant, Seller, or Tenant Occupied? 2023 Report

There are a number of factors that cause homes to sell faster or slower and for more, or much less. Whether you’re picking the best time of the year to sell in (or the worst), whether you’re on the east or west side of Portland, whether your condo is downtown or elsewhere in the metro, […]

Portland, Oregon Rental Law Changes into 2023

Becoming a landlord means setting yourself up to increase your monthly income and build wealth over time so you and retire with the comfort of financial security. Being a landlord can create a kind of freedom in your life that allows for more time with family and friends and doing what you love. Of course, […]

Should I Sell my House or Rent it Out?

Updated 05/2024 What happens when you get a new job in another city and need to relocate? Or your dream home becomes available? Should you sell your current home, or should you consider becoming a landlord and rent it out? Becoming a landlord is like having a small side business and requires that you stay […]

What Sells a Home Best? Vacant, Seller, or Tenant Occupied? 2022 Report

Since 2017 we’ve been creating this annual report to help our clients know what occupancy status is better for a potential home sale. Is it easier to sell a home if it is vacant, seller, or tenant occupied? While most of our clients can guess it is more difficult to sell tenant occupied, this annual […]

No Portland Homes for Rent, Only Apartments

As a licensed real estate agent serving the greater Portland metro area since 2003, my practice, like most agents serving the area, involves representing home buyers and sellers in the real estate market. (If you’re looking for a rental, it is best to lookup property management companies in the area you want to live in.) […]

How to Sell a Home with a Tenant Inside in Portland, Oregon

Updated Feb. 2023 Selling a tenant occupied home has never been trickier. A landlord must be aware of constantly changing local regulations, whether it be state, county, or city and at the same time keep an eye on federal regulations. All of the above governmental agencies can override any existing lease between the homeowner and […]

Buying Portland Investment Property: 5 Things to Know in 2021

From market conditions to zoning rules and rental restrictions, here are five essential facts for potential Portland investors.  1. Real estate investment is not for everyone At its most basic level, the idea of becoming a landlord and receiving, on average, a 9% return on your investment, seems like a no-brainer. However, successful real estate […]

Portland Rental Law: What Landlords should Know in 2021

The Portland real estate rental market was pretty eventful for rental owners in Portland in 2020. For long-term rental/investment property owners, the contentious FAIR ordinance went into effect city-wide in March, but was soon overshadowed by COVID and the subsequent ban on evictions. Short-term property owners saw a dip in bookings as well, but the […]

What Sells a Home: Vacant, Seller, or Tenant Occupied?

2020 Real Estate Market Update. You’re getting ready to sell your home and you wonder, should I move out and vacate the property for the real estate market, or should I stay and not worry about it? Or let’s say you’re getting ready to sell your investment property with tenant inside. Should you wait until […]

Portland Rental Laws: 2020 Game-Changers

Right around $2,000/month: That’s what the median renter pays in the Portland metro area, according to Zillow. For those looking to buy an investment property, that might sound like a pretty nice number. Of course, those who do their research on renting out a home in Portland will soon find that it’s not as simple […]

What Sells Better: Vacant, Seller, or Tenant Occupied Homes? – 2019 Update

Any good real estate agent in Portland will tell you vacant homes sell best (staged or not), followed by seller occupied, and then in last place – tenant occupied homes. But the numbers are so drastic, especially from first to third place, it might surprise you. When you look at these numbers year over year […]

What Sells Better: Vacant, Seller, or Tenant Occupied Homes? 2018 Update

As an experienced Portland real estate agent I can tell you that vacant properties (staged or not) sell better than any other status of residential homes in the Portland Metro area. This is followed by seller occupied homes, and dead last is tenant occupied homes. I’m going to give you the full Portland real estate […]

What Sells Better: Vacant, Seller, or Tenant Occupied Homes?

If you asked any experienced real estate agent, they will most likely tell you that vacant homes sell the best, followed by seller occupied, and then tenant occupied. I also know from my own experience that this is generally true, but I couldn’t find any hard data. So I did the research myself! I ran […]

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Stephen made the experience of selling my first house seamless. I live in another state but he kept me informed and moved the process along without a hitch. The only thing another agent could have done differently was charge a much higher commission. I only wish he was able help me purchase in my state. Highly recommend his service and business model.