Property Management Blog

Choosing the Best Tenant: Screening Process

Thursday, October 15, 2020
If you are new to the world of rental property ownership, you might ask yourself, "How do I perform a tenant background check?" The first step in being a profitable landowner is getting a program in place to screen potential residents. Resident screening is essential because it can minimize some of the risks associated with...

Top 10 Cities in Orange County

Thursday, October 15, 2020
Orange County –Pressed against the Pacific Ocean, a beautiful county nestled in between California’s Los Angeles and San Diego counties – welcomes over 40 million visitors each year. While many are drawn to Disneyland, others look to enjoy the breathtaking views offered by the county’s picturesque coastal cities. H...

Top 4 Places to Visit in Orange County

Friday, September 25, 2020
Even during COVID-19, there are still places open for visitors. Orange County is famous for so many places and things to do. Many people know it as being the hub for all celebrities, family vacations, and beautiful beaches. Orange County destinations are great for visitors or new residents to the area. Between amusement parks, art, b...

Rental Property Reverse Piggy Bank = Bad Planning

Friday, September 18, 2020
Hello again! In this installment of "as the rental property turns," we’re going to cover the topic of deferred maintenance, once again, but from a slightly different perspective. You all know what a piggy bank is, right? Well, deferring maintenance can be sort of a reverse piggy bank.Not terribly long ago our CEO wrote a g...

Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

Thursday, September 17, 2020
Be it a rental property in Riverside County, Orange Country, or anywhere else, the adage is true: good fences make good neighbors. I'm sure you have heard that at some point, right? Well, if not, ha! You have now!Said adage is very real, even if it does not necessarily deal with the actual condition of fencing itself. Really, the sayi...

COVID-19 and Evictions

Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Here we are nearly six months into this Pandemic, and things are changing weekly with regards to evictions and foreclosures.In March, Gov. Newsom enacted emergency orders that put into place a moratorium on evictions and foreclosures. The original order was to expire on May 31st. However, as we know, it was extended several times. The las...

Smart Keys and Smart Locks: Are They Worth It

Friday, September 11, 2020
 Oh, Yea!This month's blog is on smart locks, advantages, and disadvantages.  First off, in my research, we here have been calling this the wrong thing. What we use are Smart Keys or SmartKey technology from Kwikset. "Smart Locks" refers to keypunch style locks that usually also have a keyhole. Many Smart Locks can...

COVID-19 and Rental Properties

Thursday, September 10, 2020
Many things have changed since our Country shutdown on March 27, 2020, including how property management companies operate. Before COVID-19, our office was open to walk-in traffic, and a handshake was a sign of “nice doing business with you.” Maintenance was conducted regularly on resident occupied homes and more.Since March, ...

Top 3 Restoration Companies in Orange County

Thursday, August 13, 2020
Water damage is one of the worst things that could ever happen to a property. Imagine coming home from dinner and finding water gushing out of your laundry room. Upon further investigation, it is your washing machine line spewing water everywhere. Drywall damage, floor buckling from the wall the water, and the dreaded thought that mold mi...

Why Maintaining Your HVAC Filters is Important

Tuesday, August 4, 2020
This article is, believe it or not, is as much about peace of mind as it is anything else. Here we will address the importance of maintaining your HVAC filters, an exciting, nay, scintillating, topic, to be sure! At least I think so, but I'm an odd duck, so in a word, quack.First, What is an HVAC?HVAC is shorthand for Heating, Ventila...

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