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Renting in Portland

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I am sure that you have all heard about how difficult it has become to find a rental in Portland. It’s no joke! During the third quarter of 2015, Portland saw 15.4 percent rent hikes and a 20.45 percent increase over the last five years, giving Portland the ranking of sixth-fastest rise in the nation. To put it in perspective, that increase is double what homeowners experienced in the same period. Portland also currently has a 3.2 percent vacancy level making our fair city one of the most competitive rental markets in the country.

It’s a tough rental market out there, but fortunately Scout Realty Co. is here to help. With our new Renter Placement service, you’ll barely have to lift a finger to find the perfect place to live. Whether you’re relocating or just a very busy local, we’ve got your back.

Here’s how we’ll Scout for you: with our vast knowledge of Portland neighborhoods and our contacts in the industry, we will help you find the perfect place and get you set up to stand out from your competition. We’ll discuss the complexities of your search – what neighborhood, vibe, amenities you need, and we’ll explore the big issues like schools and transportation, all while sussing out the small, but important, elements that make a place feel like “home”. Do you need to be near running trails, a dog park, or mid-week farmer’s market? We know just the spot.

Once we understand your rental search inside and out, we will tap into our knowledge and networks to find a place we know you’ll love. We’ll scout out properties, whenever possible before they hit the market, to narrow down listings so as not to waste your time.

Working with Scout Renter Placement saves you valuable time and effort in your rental search. And more importantly, it gives you the peace of mind that comes from knowing you have a professional on the hunt with you until you have key in hand.

Let’s get started! Give us a ring or shoot us an email.

Renter Placement | 971.333.1021 |


Want to read more about the current Portland rental market and the statistics referenced in the above article? Here you go.