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Most Important Questions to Ask a San Jose Property Manager | Rental Owner Advice

System - Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Today, we’re sharing some of the questions you should ask a property manager before you hire them to take care of your rental properties. Relationships and Communication The first question I would ask is about your level of involvement. If you are the type of client who likes to be involved with your property, make sure your pro...

Screening to Find the Best Tenant | San Jose Rental Owner Advice

System - Tuesday, March 13, 2018
When you’re trying to attract the best tenants for your property, the home has to be in excellent condition. We always tell our clients that the quality of the property will mirror the quality of the tenants we attract.     Preparing and Showing Your Property Make sure the property is clean, and that any areas of impro...

Changes to City of San Jose Garbage Billing

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System - Monday, May 11, 2015
Beginning July 1, 2015 the City of San Jose will no longer send a bi-monthly garbage bill. The fees for garbage collection will instead be added to property owner's bi-annual property tax bill. Most SJ garbage customers utilizing a standard 32 gallon trash container will be billed $370 annually or $185 split over the two property tax ...

Santa Clara County Water Restrictions

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System - Thursday, May 7, 2015
With the California drought reaching an emergency status, we must all do our part to conserve water. Due to recent regulations requiring a 30% reduction in water use, all tenants are requested to reduce their landscape watering to be in line with water district restrictions. These restrictions are as follows: 1. Limits on Watering Time...

Serving a Notice To Vacate a Rental Home

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System - Thursday, October 31, 2013
Laws vary from state to state, but in California, Landlords must give 30 days' notice to vacate if the tenancy is for 1 year or less, or 60 days for a tenancy exceeding 1 year. Notice must be served properly, in one of the following 3 ways: By delivering a copy of the notice to the tenant personally. By leaving a copy...

Handling an Unauthorized Pet

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System - Monday, December 17, 2012
It happens. It is frustrating, irritating, and even maddening. You place a tenant in the property and the rental agreement documents "no pets/animals." You counsel the tenants that this is a binding agreement. Then a vendor goes out to a property to repair something and reports back there is a man eating dog! Or there is a drive-by the pr...

Refinancing Your Income Property

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System - Thursday, November 8, 2012
With historically low interest rates we have seen a large influx in clients refinancing their mortgages. If it's been a while since you've refinanced, or maybe even if you have recently, you can probably benefit from refinancing your existing mortgage. Speak to your loan officer or mortgage expert to see if a refi is right for you. If...

Internet - Email Outage

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System - Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Dear Clients and Tenants: Due to superstorm Sandy affecting servers on the east coast, we are experiencing some service issues on email servers and our website. We will respond to any emails that we receive but please understand that delivery of some emails may fail or reach us later than normal. Thank you for your patience. For any u...

New Rental Housing Laws for 2013

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System - Monday, October 22, 2012
California Apartment Association has released information regarding new bills signed in by Governor Jerry Brown. Below are summations of the bills and CAA's position on each bill. Please feel free to leave a comment and tell us what you think! Rental Housing Bills to Become Law in 2013 The California Legislature has closed its 2011-...

Treating Your Rental Property As a Business

Property Management Blog

System - Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Did you make a conscious decision to purchase investment property?  If so, be realistic about rentals and projected expenses when doing projections on any potential investment. Inflated figures will not help if the economic market does not cooperate. It is important to expect a reasonable vacancy factor when owning a rental. Remember...

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