Tag Archives: Rentals

Governor Newsom Puts Central Coast Cities on Notice Over Housing

Since becoming Governor of California, Gavin Newsom has been busy, and one of his recent efforts includes taking steps to stop the housing shortage in California. Specifically, Governor Newsom has targeted seven Central Coast cities who the state views as being “out of compliance” with housing requirements. What Comes Next? There’s no doubt that California […]

Buying Investment Property – What is a “Good” deal?

Let’s look at a tried and true way to measure rental property investment returns and what we as buyers should be looking for in our purchases. Total investment returns in real estate are really comprised of two pieces: operating positive cash flows and long-term appreciation. In today’s world, even though it probably will come, we […]

Tips to Manage Apartment Rentals for Tenants with Pets

As a rental property manager or owner, you’re probably aware there are many pet lovers who are in the market for rentals that offer pet-friendly policies. According to a recent Apartments.com survey, 75 percent of renters in the United States are pet owners, so rental properties with flexible pet-friendly options definitely top the list when […]

Rental advice: As rents rise, what’s a renter to do?

Here’s hoping you found a nice rental last year and locked in a low rate, one that can stick for, oh, about three years. That’s because — and we’re so sorry to report this — the rental market has once again shifted in favor of landlords, with little sign it’s going to swing back any […]

A Crash Course in Tax and Investment Property

One way or another, Uncle Sam is going to get his cut. Count on it. And so will your state and local governments. That said, there are certain things you can do as a real estate investor to help manage your tax bill, and maximize your after-tax return on your investment. In order to do […]

DETERMINING RENTAL RATE

There are many factors to consider when determining a rental rate.  You want to make sure you don’t charge too much or you’re likely to be sitting with vacant units.  And on the flip side if you charge too little, you’re leaving profits on the table. MARKET RATE To determine your rental rate you want […]

FAQ’s Regarding Property Management

WHY SHOULD I USE A PROFESSIONAL TO MANAGE MY HOME? While the reasons our clients choose professional management vary, here are some of the key reasons many people elect professional management over self-management: We handle maintenance and emergency repairs, allowing you to sleep at night. We enforce collection of rents and serve the proper notices […]

Rising Demand For Aparments

by Diana Olick Despite recovery in the single-family housing market, demand for apartments continues to surge. Just 4 percent of U.S. apartments nationwide were vacant in the second quarter of this year, according to a new report from Reis. That pushed rents up 3 percent from a year ago. “The simple fact that vacancy continues […]

Valuing Property Via The Capitalization Rate Methodology

Posted on 04. Oct, 2013 by Leonard Baron in Business When one wants to value property, like an apartment building, to get a feel for what it is worth, there are two different commercially recognized valuation approaches that are used. The first one is the comparable market approach analysis (CMA), which is used both for […]