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6 Benefits of Working With a Property Manager

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 09:00AM

Owning investment property is a great way to build wealth. Yet, many owners don't hire a property manager because they don't want a cut of their profits. In fact, this amount is usually around 5-10% of the monthly rent. It's understandable to want to keep your profits and increase your ROI, but there are many benefits of working with a property manager to consider!

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Topics: benefits of working with a property manager, renting your residence, property management solutions, Property Manager

5 Rental Lease Questions Every Landlord Should Ask Themselves

Friday, January 11, 2019 - 09:50AM

The rental lease is a time-honored tradition and mutual legal protection between landlords and their tenants. The lease defines the responsibilities of both parties; from the security deposit terms to the landlord's duty to provide timely repairs. While the tenant has a chance to look over the lease before signing, ultimately it's up to the landlord to draw up a lease that not only covers the basics but also covers all bases in the landlord-tenant relationship.

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Topics: rental lease questions, renting your residence, property management tips, pets in apartments, Good Landlord, rental property owners

5 Inevitable Home Maintenance Expenses to Prepare For

Friday, December 07, 2018 - 10:07AM

Home Maintenance Expenses

For many people, there's a surprising gap between buying a house and being prepared to maintain it. Especially for anyone buying investment property and is new to the landlording business.

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Topics: home maintenance expenses, home plumbing maintenance tips, property management tips, property management advice

9 Things Property Managers Look for During Property Inspections

Friday, November 09, 2018 - 09:17AM

What Do Property Managers Look for During Property Inspections?

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Topics: move-out inspections, move-in inspections, inspections

Should You Have Rentals in HOA Areas? Sometimes, the Answer is Yes

Friday, November 02, 2018 - 09:00AM

Should You Have Rentals in HOA Areas?

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Topics: should you have rentals in HOA areas, renting your residence, rental property owners, Leasing tips, Rental home

5 Clever Home Plumbing Maintenance Tips

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 08:36AM

Hot and cold running water is one of the classic definitions of luxury in our society, but somehow we find it all too easy to take our pipes for granted.

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Topics: home plumbing maintenance tips, plumbing, Good Landlord, Maintaining a property, Maintenance Tips

Why a Fresh Coat of Paint Can Attract New Apartment Residents

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 10:01AM

How to Attract New Apartment Residents

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Topics: painting, attract new apartment residents, property management tips, property management advice, Property Manager

Property Managers Explains Typical Times to Raise the Rent

Monday, July 02, 2018 - 06:00AM

Rental property owners often turn to their property manager for advice about whether it’s time to increase the rent. If you recently received notice of higher property taxes or home owner association fees, you likely wonder if your property manager will adjust the rent to cover your new added expenses. Generally, it’s a good idea to talk to a professional landlord about any financial questions or apprehensions you feel, especially as a first-time real estate investor. If you own a rental home in San Diego County, it’s likely your rental home is steadily increasing in value. At the same time, the fact that you have higher expenses such as property taxes does not necessarily mean it’s time to raise the rent. According to an article by, rent increases often drive away reliable and steady tenants. Higher vacancy often adds expenses to the mix. At the same time, consider legitimate reasons to raise the rent.

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Topics: rent increase, raising rent, San Diego Property Management

Top Questions for Screening Potential Property Managers

Saturday, June 30, 2018 - 06:00AM

Having an excellent property manager manage an average rental property is better than hiring a mediocre property manager to manage an upscale rental with all the latest gadgets and upgrades. A good property manager makes or breaks your real estate investing quest. According to a piece by, there are a few essential questions to ask potential property managers to ensure you have a positive experience. Rely on a property management company in San Diego County with a great reputation built on trust, particularly if you live outside of California. Long-distance real estate investing is simple when you have the right help. When shopping around for a property manager, consider a few of your financial goals. Reducing vacancy rates, keeping repair costs low, reducing stress for you as well as simplifying the invoices and statements are a few of the main aims. Look for quick communication, a feeling of confidence in the property manager as well as a solid property management policy.

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Topics: What to look for in a property manager, Best Property Management Companies, San Diego Property Management, San Diego Leasing, What to look for in a management company

How to Hang Pictures and Shelves without Punching a Single Hole

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 06:30AM

When you rent a residence, it's not just some place that belongs to someone else, it's your home. You live there and naturally want to surround yourself with all the homey touches you love. Pictures of friends and family, achievement plaques and trophies, and heirlooms you inhereited from your parents and grandparents all deserve a place of honor on your walls. But what if your lease makes it clear that they don't want you punching holes? To hang some of these things, or artfully placed shelves to hold them, often the only way to achieve this is with a sizable nail. If you don't want to spend your last week in this house or apartment filling in holes with putty and trying to touch up the paint around them, there's no need to leave your keepsakes boxed up and out of sight. It's time to find an alternative.

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Topics: Command Strips, hanging pictures, Rental Tips, Tips for tenants

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