Property Management Blog

How often should you get a termite inspection?

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System - Friday, December 2, 2011
Recommendations vary, but a general rule suggests an inspection every 2 to 5 years. Some homeowners have a yearly inspection performed by a service on an annual contract. These inspections are often performed under a warranty-- however, this can mean that the service provider has no interest in finding any pest damage and will not provid...

City of San Jose Garbage Rate Increase

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System - Tuesday, April 26, 2011
San Jose City Council will hold a public hearing regarding the rate increases of Recycle Plus and sewer drain services. The hearing is set for Tuesday June 14th and will propose the rate increase due to the rising cost in diesel fuel, vehicle maintenance etc.  Combined with the new requirement for owners of rental property to keep g...

Join Our YouTube Channel!

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System - Monday, April 11, 2011
Cornerstone has joined YouTube and will be posting videos of our rentals. Click here to visit our YouTube channel.

Lighting Your Heater Pilot

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System - Monday, November 8, 2010
Gentle reminder to all our tenants.. contact PG&E for a free appointment to light your pilot light. 1-800-PGE-5000

Getting Ready for Winter..

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System - Wednesday, October 20, 2010
If you have not already done so, now is the time to change those pesky furnace filters. Filters should be replaced every 6 months, if not every 3 months. 3M makes great filters that can be found at your local hardware store for less than $20. TIP: Don't forget to write down the measurements of your filter before visiting the store! ...

Online Payment Website Change

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System - Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Starting June 25th, our tenants need to go to the following website instead: https://cornerstone.appfolio.com/connect Please note that this change will not affect any payments that youʼve already scheduled or any recurring payments that youʼve already set up. Itʼs just a website address change. Please make a note of this new address...

Free Online ACH Payments Now Available for Our Tenants

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System - Tuesday, May 25, 2010
We are very proud to announce our new online payment program which is free for our tenants. The payment system uses ACH and requires a checking account and routing number. You can securely sign in using your registered email address at:https://cornerstonepayments.appfolio.com. This service is by invite only, and to get started you must re...

Online Tenant Payments v2.0 Coming Soon!

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System - Thursday, April 29, 2010
Within the next couple months, we plan to launch a new online payment portal that will allow our tenants to pay rent online  -- with no service charges! Tenants will simply enter their bank's ABA routing number and checking account number into the secure webpage, and voila-- the payments are set up. There will be options to cho...

Update Regarding Tenants Rights During Foreclosure

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System - Monday, February 1, 2010
Many questions have been raised regarding tenants rights at the foreclosure of a property. Below is a section of the bill signed in 2009 regarding preexisting tenancies and the effects of foreclosure: S.896 Helping Families Save Their Homes Act of 2009 (Engrossed as Agreed to or Passed by Senate) TITLE VII--PROTECTING TENANTS AT FORECL...

It's Not Easy Being Green..

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System - Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Cornerstone is going green! We offer the ability to have your statements emailed to you each month. Owners will still receive a copy of their invoices, but they will be emailed as a PDF at the end of each calendar year. If you are an owner currently receiving paper statements and would like to change to paperless statements, just give us ...

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