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...

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Best Neighborhoods in San Diego
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Guide to Neighborhoods in San Diego Are you a retiree looking for a temperate climate? Are you someone who loves the beach? It could be a great idea to move to San Diego, a place that’s known for providing a high quality of life. Aside from the calming beach vibes, a wide variety of job opportunities exist in downtown San Diego...

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...

Friday, March 1, 2019

Why Hire a NARPM Member?
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North County Property Group is a member of  NARPM® (the National Association of Residential Property Managers). In fact, our President & Broker/Owner, Bob Preston, is in the process toward receiving a top NARPM® certification know as Residential Management Professional (RMP®) designation!  Not only does this show...

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Introducing Rental Listing Tracker Dashboard!
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North County Property Group is excited to announce Listing Tracker!  This is a new and exclusive, added value service, to our San Diego property management clients. What is it?Listing Tracker is a comprehensive rental listing dashboard report for our North County Property Group property management clients who have active (curren...

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...

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Long-Term or Short-Term Rental
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One of the most common questions we get at North County Property Group from property owners thinking about renting their home is what type of rental should I plan to offer? From my perspective, there are two different ways owners can go, long-term rental or short-term rental. Let me provide my definition and most basic synopsis for both:...

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, September 12, 2013

10 Reasons to Hire a Property Manager
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September 12, 2013 You probably already know that property management requires a large commitment of time and effort, especially if you have been doing it yourself. While it may make sense to take the do-it-yourself approach if you're a handy person, live close to your property, and don't mind devoting numerous hours per month to ...

Friday, September 6, 2013

Tenant Move In and Move Out (MIMO)
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Assuring the Move In and Move Out Process Goes Smoothly!One of the most important times in establishing a great tenant relations process is during the move into a rental unit and then again when the tenant decides it is time to move on to a new property.  Establishing guidelines and a clear process up front can avoid communication pr...

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