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7 Emergency Property Maintenance Calls that Can't Wait Until Morning

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 06:00AM

Despite some of the crazy stuff you see in the business, property management is no laughing matter. You, the tenant, and the landlord work as a team sharing responsibilities to keep the property and the tenants safe. When you get an emergency call from a tenant about a maintenance or repair concern, they usually fall into one of three categories.

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Topics: Maintaining a property, Landlords, Maintenance Tips, maintenance issues, residential property maintenance, Tenants, maintenance responsibilities, emergencies

Property Managers: Tips to Find the Right Property to Buy

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 06:00AM

Once you decide to be a landlord, it is time to find the right property to buy. While it is not always easy to find a place to buy, you should take your time so that you are completely happy with your choice. Hopefully, you will be managing it for years, as well as spending a lot of time there, so you should work hard to find the right place.

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Topics: Property Management, Landlords, Finding the Right Property

10 Things Every Renter Needs to Know About Their Lease

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 06:30AM

Whether you're still house-hunting or have just moved into your new place, the central connection between any renter and their landlord is the lease. The terms of the lease are contractually binding, meaning that once both of you sign it, you are both obligated to uphold whatever's written inside. You may think you know everything about being a renter and have seen every boiler-plate lease on the market, but when it comes to contracts, never ever assume. You never know if this landlord has customized their lease, and it's important to know what you have actually agreed to. Here are the top ten things every renter should look for in their lease agreement.

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Topics: Leasing, Leasing tips, pets, Landlords, Tenants, Tips for tenants, Tips for new tenants, Rental Tips, responsibilities of pet owners, owning a pet, maintenance issues

Accidental Landlord? Working with a Property Manager is your best solution

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 09:54PM

Surprise! You are going to be a landlord. Your company, government agency or sports team is moving you out-of-area or out of state and you recently bought your home. What is your first thought? I bet you are worried about how you are going to get your home leased and managed while you are living 1500 miles away. Regardless of how far you live, a property manager for your investment is a wise and safe choice.

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Topics: Property Management, Landlords, Owners

A Spring Guide to Property Maintenance

Wednesday, April 05, 2017 - 11:00AM

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Sunny skies are in the forecast for San Diego's real estate market this Spring. Recently named one of the nation's top markets by Fortune and Realtor.com, San Diego is expected to attract an influx of home-buyers, second home buyers and investors this year. This is good news for property owners. According to a study by Beacon Economics for the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate, San Diego rents are projected to continue to rise to unprecedented highs by 2018, and property values here are already double the average.

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Topics: Landlords, Owners, Property Management, Spring Cleaning Tips, Commercial Cleaning tips, Cleaning checklist

“No” Is Not a Bad Word

Thursday, October 02, 2014 - 06:47AM

Have you ever said you didn’t want to be “that” landlord? That landlord that always says “no.” Your business is your priority. You will not make money if you bend the rules for tenants. Let’s examine three situations where “no” is never a bad word.

  • Letting Tenants out of Their Lease
  • Painting a Unit
  • Allowing Roommates Who Do Not Sign the Lease
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Topics: Property Management, Landlords

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