Advertising Class – The Do’s and Dont’s

A great class to help you with your advertising (On top of using Willamette Rental Guide of course ;) )

Upcoming event information:
Advertising- The Do’s and Don’ts CWCCU – 7101 Supra Dr. SW – Albany
Date: November 19, 2015 11:30 AM PST
The Do’s and Don’ts, and Other News you can Use
Are you saying the right things in your ads?
* Is your ad going to get you in hot water with Fair Housing?
* If you are a licensed Property Manager or Broker; are you following all the Oregon Real Estate Rules when advertising on:
• Craigslist or other Internet Sites
• Your Web Site
• Business Cards
• Signs
* What is the best way to reach out to your next renter in your ad?

Bob Loewen brings his 25+ years of experience as a licensed real estate agent, landlord, and Housing Programs Specialist for the City of Corvallis, to talk about advertising regulations, Fair Housing implications and ideas on advertising rental properties. Presentation will include real ads culled from Craigslist
When: Thursday – November 19, 2015
Time: 11:30 – Lunch and Registration
Noon to 1 p.m. – Workshop

Where: 7101 Supra Dr. SW – Albany
Central Willamette Community Credit Union
Training Center(Across from the South entrance of LBCC)

Continuing Education Credits: 1

Cost: $15 LBRHA & SRHA Members
$20 Non-Members
Includes Lunch
Please Register by Tuesday noon – November 17th

Click here to register

Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween Safety Tips

Walk Safely

  • Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks.
  • Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross.
  • Put electronic devices down and keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street.
  • Teach children to make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them.
  • Always walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to
    the left as possible.  Children should walk on direct routes with the fewest street crossings.
  • Watch for cars that are turning or backing up. Teach children to never dart out into the street or cross between parked cars.

Trick or Treat With an Adult

  • Children under the age of 12 should not be alone at night without adult supervision. If kids are mature enough to be out without supervision, they should stick to familiar areas that are well lit and trick-or-treat in groups.

Keep Costumes Both Creative and Safe

  • Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colors.
  • Choose face paint and makeup whenever possible instead of masks, which can obstruct a child’s vision.
  • Have kids carry glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by drivers.
  • When selecting a costume, make sure it is the right size to prevent trips and falls.

Drive Extra Safely on Halloween

  • Slow down and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods. Children are excited on Halloween and may move in unpredictable ways.
  • Take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians and on curbs.
  • Enter and exit driveways and alleys slowly and carefully.
  • Eliminate any distractions inside your car so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings.
  • Drive slowly, anticipate heavy pedestrian traffic and turn your headlights on earlier in the day to spot children from greater distances.
  • Popular trick-or-treating hours are 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. so be especially alert for kids during those hours.

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SWV Fair Housing Fair – November 18th!

Multifamily NW’s SWV Council is proud to bring
you this first annual SWV Fair Housing Fair! On
Wednesday, November 18th join us at the Valley
River Inn for a full morning of Fair Housing training
from experts in the field.
This great event will feature 3 hour-long
presentations on important Fair Housing topics
including Basics, Reasonable Accommodations and
more! There will also be exhibitor booths,
breakfast and great games and prizes!
Sign up by September 30th and take advantage of
our early bird rate of $30 for members and $45 for
This is a great opportunity to make sure your team
has the Fair Housing training they need. Don’t
delay-take advantage of this great deal right away

Student Housing Trend – Rising Occupancy

Student housing is on the rise. As of September 2015, student housing occupancy rates hit 96%, up from 95.3% last year. Properties in closer proximity to campus have even higher rates of occupancy. According to Axiometrics, more than 49,000 new beds were scheduled to be delivered for the fall semester. For many of these universities, additional beds will be delivered in the spring. Off-campus housing appears to be most lucrative, with some universities reporting 100% occupancy.

Read more statistics here