Property Management Blog

Monday, November 2, 2020

What is Normal Wear and Tear
What is normal wear and tear in a rental property? In the above video, Brett Preston, Director of Property Operations, discusses how the term is defined in the state of California and how to navigate this topic when completing a security deposit disposition for a tenant.Tip: Begin by watching the above video to hear directly from a proper...

Sunday, September 27, 2020

COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act
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We've been getting a lot of questions this month about the new eviction protection laws just passed by the CDC and in California so we wanted to to communicate the latest information. On August 31, 2020, our California state legislature and Governor Newsom took action by signing the COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act (AB 3088) into law.T...

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

We're Going Paperless This Tax Season
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It's that time again! Tax season is upon us and this year we are enhancing our San Diego Property Management service by going paperless with our delivery of 2018 tax related documentation to our clients! Electronic delivery of IRS Forms 1099 and 592 will streamline the process and give our clients quicker access to their tax informati...

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Should I Rent or Buy in 2019?
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As we start a new year, many people are coming to me for advice about whether they should rent or buy a home in 2019. This is never an easy question to answer and largely depends on your personal situation and finances. It might be an even tougher decision due to many unknowns at this point in the new year: the stock market has been volat...

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Allowable Security Deposit Deductions
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Landlords and tenants alike will often ask what is allowable as a security deposit deduction at the conclusion of a tenant’s lease agreement. Some aspects of California law are quite clear on this topic, others are a bit hazier.Clear:According to California Civil Code § 1950.5(b)(2), when a tenant terminates their lease and vac...

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Understanding Rental Property Depreciation
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As president and broker of the top ranked property management company in North County San Diego, I come in contact with many prospective clients who are considering renting their home and hiring us as their property manager. They may have a property for rent in San Diego, Del Mar, Solana Beach, Encinitas, Carlsbad or anywhere along the No...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Introducing Our New Pet Policy and Guarantee
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Over the 18 years we've been in business we've learned a thing or two about managing properties with pets within our rental property portfolio. Over two-thirds of all rental applicants will have a pet(s). So, we have listened, learned and responded!We want our property owners to feel comfortable that any pet(s) allowed in their ho...

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Property Management and the "Broker Trust Account"
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Where is My Money Deposited?During the every day course of being in business, Real estate brokers and property management companies accept funds from their tenants and home owner clients. What happens to these funds and where are they deposited?By California law and regulation under the Bureau of Real Estate, property managers are require...

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