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

Multi-Generational Wealth Building Starts with Planning and Goal Setting

By: Cliff Hockley, CPM, CCIM, Principal Broker, and Senior Advisor Bluestone Real Estate Services SVN | Bluestone Wealth may pay, but it may not stay That is a piece of... View Article

Higher Mortgage Rates Begin to Cool the Pricey Housing Market

With 30-year fixed mortgage rates topping 5% recently, home buyers appear to be reevaluating their budgets and pulling back on offers. The reservations come as home prices continue to climb... View Article

Economic Update: April 15, 2022

Never Mind the CPI, the Construction Producer Price Index Is Really Soaring

At an annualized rate of 8.5%—the highest rate in 40 years—the consumer price index, more colloquially known as inflation, hit peoples’ pockets hard in March. If only they knew how... View Article

What risks should investors be aware of as they consider cannabis retail sites?

By: James Schaff, President & Cliff Hockley, CPM, CCIM, Principal Broker, and Senior Advisor Bluestone and Hockley Real Estate Services SVN | Bluestone and Hockley Are cannabis grows, or cannabis... View Article

Why Rising Interest Rates Won’t Lead to Cap Rate Change

With both inflation and interest rates rising, following the first Federal Reserve rate hike in three years, many people have no living memory of what can happen—for example, the double-digit... View Article

Industrial Property Lease Terms Get Shorter and Shorter

Landlords of warehouse and distribution properties may look to shorter leases to capitalize on burgeoning e-commerce-driven demand, with the pace at which average lease terms are shortening picking up major... View Article

SVN Economic Update: March 2022

The Fed Raises Interest Rates For the first time since 2018, The Federal Reserve’s policy-setting committee raised interest rates as they pivot away from recovery-focused accommodations towards a more aggressive... View Article

Cost Segregation Studies Generate Savings for Real Estate Investors

By Cliff Hockley, CPM, CCIM, Principal Broker and Senior Advisor Bluestone and Hockley Real Estate Services SVN | Bluestone and Hockley Cost segregation studies are a very effective way to... View Article

Section 8 Housing Reform Moves Forward

Momentum is building for legislation that would increase private sector participation in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV). On March 1, H.R. 6880, the “Choice in Affordable Housing Act” was... View Article

Tech Industry Driving U.S. Office Leasing, as Companies Expand into New Markets

Two years after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and after multiple setbacks for planned returns to the office, tech companies remain the single largest driver of office leasing nationally. Since... View Article

Industrial Experts Address Challenges Amid Historic Demand

While the specifics may be different, the industrial sector is lighting up across the western region. In Seattle, Los Angeles, and Reno, a scarcity of industrial land availability is prompting... View Article

Building Materials Price Go Up Yet Again…

At this point in the building supply chain miseries, if it’s any month, this must be a time for rising prices. That’s what January brought, according to the National Association... View Article