The Art of Focusing Yourself and Your Business

By Clifford Hockley, CPM, CCIM SVN Bluestone, Principal Broker If your desk is like mine, it might be a little cluttered. You probably have many ideas driving through your brain... View Article

SVN Economic Update: February 10, 2023

January Jobs Report According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the US economy added 517,000 jobs in January while the unemployment rate was little changed at 3.4%. The number of... View Article

SVN Economic Update: January 27, 2023

GDP Real GDP increased at a 2.9% annual rate in Q4 2022, according to the advance estimate by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Economic output has slowed from Q3 2022,... View Article

Business Planning for Real Estate Investors

By Clifford Hockley, CPM, CCIM SVN Bluestone, Principal Broker Henry Ford, the father of Ford Motors, had a relentless focus on planning. He looked ahead and planned his innovations, to... View Article

SVN Economic Update: January 13, 2023

CPI Inflation The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 6.5% year-over-year and just 0.1% month-over-month, according to the latest numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics — relatively in line with... View Article

Redfin Doesn’t Foresee a ‘Wave of Foreclosures’ in its 2023 Outlook

When a list of predictions includes that the US housing market will not experience a “wave of foreclosures” one can assume the forecast for 2023 is not filled with optimism.... View Article

What Congressional Gridlock Could Mean For CRE

For the next two years, the US will have a divided Congress, with Republicans hanging onto a slim majority in the House of Representatives while Democrats snagged similarly slim control... View Article

Climate Change and Investment Property

By Clifford Hockley, CPM, CCIM SVN Bluestone, Principal Broker The world’s climate is changing and so are the methods adapted to adjust to the changes. Real estate investors need to... View Article

SVN Economic Update: November 18, 2022

Thanksgiving Inflation As Americans sit down for this year’s Thanksgiving, it’s more than just after-dinner-waistlines experiencing uncomfortable inflation levels. According to a recent Chandan Economics analysis, the average price of... View Article

What Drives a Recession and Why is it Important to You?

By Clifford Hockley, Principal Broker In economics, a recession is a business cycle contraction when there is a general decline in economic activity. Recessions generally occur when there is a... View Article

Business Succession Planning

By: Clifford Hockley, Senior Advisor and Principal Broker Who is going to run your company or care for your investments if you die or become incapacitated? Have you planned ahead?... View Article

Why Being Actively Involved in Your Real Estate Investments is so Important

By: Clifford Hockley, Senior Advisor and Principal Broker Active Management           George owned a three-plex in a quiet neighborhood. He had no trouble getting tenants to... View Article

Managing Your Real Estate Investments by Remote

By: Clifford Hockley, Senior Advisor and Principal Broker Assume Life is Not Perfect           The way life usually happens when you are selling your property (or... View Article

Changes in Portland FAIR Access in Renting Ordinance and Eviction Moratoriums

By James Schaff, President SVN Bluestone and Bluestone Real Estate Services Changes in Portland FAIR Access in Renting Ordinance The Portland City Council voted on June 29, 2022, to roll... View Article

Increase Your Bottom Line by Stopping Water Leaks at Your Property

Water leaks at your property not only affect your water bill but impact the availability of water where you live. There are water shortages all over the country. You can... View Article

How Gen Z Renters Might Reshape Multifamily

Gen Z is surpassing millennials as the largest renter cohort dominating the multifamily market, which has comprised 42% of all CRE sales since the start of the pandemic, according to... View Article