Category Archives: Salinas Property Managment

Rental Home Inspections 101 | Monterey County Landlord Education

Rental property inspections provide an opportunity for you to check on any preventative maintenance items that might need to be taken care of, and to make sure your tenants are following the terms of their lease. Today, we’re talking about how often you should conduct inspections, and what you should look for while you’re at […]

How to Handle Maintenance Requests in Monterey County, CA

Rental maintenance, particularly emergency maintenance, requires consistent policies and procedures. The first thing any landlord or management company needs to do is set those up so tenants know how to submit maintenance requests. Let them know if they should text, make a phone call, or send the request online.

5 Important Things to Look for When Hiring a Property Management Company in Monterey County

When it’s time to hire a property manager, there are a few specific things to look for. Property Management Hiring: Experience You want to see how long the company has been in business, and whether its broker is a current, active participant in the company. Find out what kind of continuing education programs are offered. […]

Habitability Maintenance and Repair Responsibilities of the Owner and Tenant

  California law requires residential rental property owners to deliver and maintain their rental units in a habitable condition, this legal principle is called the warranty of habitability. Though originally created by the California Supreme Court in 1974, the California Legislature has codified many of the principles of the warranty of habitability in the Civil […]

When is a Pet Not a Pet? Accommodating Persons with Disabilities

I INTRODUCTION Many property owners protect their investment by not allowing any (or certain types) of pets on the property due to possible damage by the pet and the fact that existing law may not allow for an adequate security deposit to cover the damage. However, recent laws on fair housing and accommodating persons with […]

Due Diligence – What Is Important When Buying Real Estate?

When you make a big purchase, or an investment, buy a car, sign up for healthcare, etc. you do you “homework” to hopefully make a sensible decision that gives you good value for the money you are spending. When you buy real estate, which is likely to be the most expensive, most complex, and riskiest […]

Why You Should Not Use Excel For Accounting

First, let me confess that I love Excel. Having used Excel for years, I’m fully aware of its strengths, and will continue to use it to create spreadsheets, graphs, and tables. But for some unknown reason, there is a small group of property managers that continue to extol the benefits of using Excel as their […]

2015 Rental Market Report

2015 Rent.com Rental Market Report October 7, 2015 | Rental Trends, Rental Trends and Real Estate News The seventh annual Rent.com Property Owner and Manager Market Report captures trends in the rental market directly from apartment property managers nationwide. In the 2015 survey, more than 500 property managers in the U.S., representing thousands of rental properties, and hundreds of […]

Rental Property – How to Project Cash Flows and Returns

If you are thinking about buying some rental properties as investments, you should probably understand how to project cash flows and evaluate the investment returns you hope to achieve on your hard earned invested cash equity. There are really two types of returns that we can earn on investment property, first is appreciation in value […]