Mistakes Renters Make




We all make mistakes from time to time.   Some mistakes don’t cost us anything while others can mean losing thousands of dollars.  For tenants, mistakes often fall into the losing money category.  Whether you are new to being a tenant or just haven’t rented in a very long time, avoiding the mistakes listed below […]




Property Management: Bend Rental Market Still Strong




  The Bend, Oregon rental market continues to show signs of strength as we head into the winter months.  The good news for real estate investors is it looks like this strength will continue well into next year and beyond. Over the last month and a half Preferred Residential has had four vacancies.  Three of […]




Rental Houses and Dogs




I don’t know what it is about Bend, Oregon but the people who live here love their dogs.  So much so that Bend was named 2012 Dog Town USA by Dog Fancy Magazine.  That’s all well and good but what does that mean for Bend real estate investors? It means, if you are thinking about […]




Bend Oregon Vacancy Rates Falling According to Survey




The Central Oregon Rental Owners Association (COROA) 2013 annual rental survey has been released documenting a snapshot of rental activity for houses, duplexes, triplexes/fourplexes and apartments for Bend, Redmond and all of Central Oregon. The survey data is provided by rental owners and property managers from Sunriver to Prineville, La Pine to Redmond and Bend […]




Property Management: Redmond Changes Utility Billing for Rentals




Citing nearly $500,000 in uncollected utility debt, Redmond, Oregon’s City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday, May 28, to make owners of rental homes directly responsible for water, sewer and garbage bills. Apparently not wanting to risk any more uncollected debt, the city made this change effective June 1.  Accounts established prior to June 1 can […]




Property Management: Rental Market in Bend Still Strong




The strong rental market in Bend, Oregon continues to pay real estate investors well with rising rents, low vacancy rates and solid appreciation.  The Central Oregon rental market has been getting stronger for the last couple years but it’s not too late for investors to take advantage of today’s market conditions. Read about continued strength […]




Do Investors Need a Real Estate Agent?




I think if you asked 10 real estate investors at least eight of them would say they don’t need a real estate agent to be successful.  Investors are a proud group with an entrepreneurial spirit who like to do things on their own but the smart ones also know there is value to be found […]




Hire a Property Manager or Manage it Yourself?




It’s that age old question for real estate investors, “Should I manage the property myself or hire a property manager?”  Sure, we might be a little biased about what we think your answer to that question should be but we understand and appreciate those who chose to manage their investment on their own.  The important […]




Two Houses Just Listed for Rent




Update:  Both houses have been rented. Whether you are looking for a house in Bend or one in Redmond, we’ve got you covered.  Both houses listed for rent yesterday will be available April 1st. The house in Bend is on the east end of Revere in a nice quiet neighborhood just down the hill from […]




Helping Our Property Management Owners Be More Connected




On January 1, 2013 Preferred Residential went live with new technology that brings a number of tools to our owners and tenants that will help them be more connected to their properties.  Now owners of properties we manage can access their documents, data and financial statements online, any time. There are 25 reports available to owners which is […]