Five Ways for Rental Property to Conserve Water

22 Apr
2015

Water ConservationWith California suffering from one of the most severe droughts on record, Gov. Jerry Brown implemented emergency water conservation regulations with a goal of reducing urban potable water usage by 25 percent. Water usage reduction measures include prohibiting the use of potable water to wash sidewalks and driveways, using hoses with no shutoff valves, using potable water in decorative water features that do not circulate the water, and irrigating outdoors during and within 48 hours of a measurable rainfall. California is not the only state in a crisis so this is the time to implement ways to save water. Continue reading

Non-Enforcement for Sex Offender Residency Ban in California: The Effects on Multi-Family Housing

17 Apr
2015

By: Laura Mowry

With the March announcement that the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) will no longer enforce the blanket residency restrictions for sex offenders as outlined in Proposition 83 (Jessica’s Law), property managers are finding themselves in a gray area concerning whether or not they may deny rental applicants based on their status and if the property is located within 2,000 feet of a park, school or where children congregate. Continue reading

Four Ways to Attract Renters to Your Vacancy

15 Apr
2015

by: Laura Mowry

Mother and children outside home for rentYou have a great community and now you’re looking to attract the perfect renters by creating a quality listing. The best way to draw potential renters is to visualize your listing as their future home.

Here are some helpful tips to make your vacancy stand out from the rest and attract responsible, trustworthy renters. Continue reading

Residency Restrictions of Sex Offenders Loosens in all of California’s 58 Counties

10 Apr
2015

Senator Sharon Runner Demands Transparency from Corrections Department

Source: Sen. Sharon Runner’s office

San Diego Looses Sex Offender Restrictions

Senator Sharon Runner (R-Lancaster) has called upon the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) to provide insight into its decision to terminate enforcement of the uniform sex offender residency restrictions under Jessica’s Law. Continue reading

Property Management: 5 Lease Violations to Avoid

9 Apr
2015

by JOHN WILHOIT JR.

Originally published JANUARY 12, 2015

Republished with permission from Mr. John Wilhoit, Jr. To view the original article, please visit the Multifamily Insight Blog.

admin-ajax.phpLease violations are just that; a violation of the lease terms agreed to by the Resident and owner or Property Management company.  These terms are set in writing.  Violation of the terms provides grounds for ending the lease.

In the business world we all put up with a certain level allowable deception.  Some is under the guise of honest mistakes, other times blatant lies.  In many instances these incidents cause no harm, like a waiter spilling water on your table; it’s a little annoying but no harm done. Continue reading

Seven Tips to Improve Curb Appeal

3 Apr
2015

By: Laura Mowry

First impressions can make or break you. That stands true for making your rental property stand out from the competition. The first thing potential renters are going to notice, is curb appeal.

Whether you’re looking to hire a contractor to do the work or complete the work yourself, here are seven tips for giving your property curb appeal that will make your renters proud:

1. Assess the starting point
simple house with weeds close up  Need License Blurred  IB Walk around the property and take note of where you could improve. You may notice paint needs to be touched up, the grass could be a little greener or maybe that walkway could be cleared off. Make a list of the fixes that need to be completed and also include items on your checklist that could help your property stand out from the rest. If you think you’re overlooking something, it never hurts to get a second opinion or set of eyes to help. Continue reading

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