Property Management Blog

Handling an Unauthorized Pet

Handling an Unauthorized Pet
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 o... read more >>

Refinancing Your Income Property

Refinancing Your Income Property
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 y... read more >>

Internet - Email Outage

Internet - Email Outage
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... read more >>

New Rental Housing Laws for 2013

New Rental Housing Laws for 2013
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 wh... read more >>

Treating Your Rental Property As a Business

Treating Your Rental Property As a Business
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 m... read more >>

How often should you get a termite inspection?

How often should you get a termite inspection?
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-- h... read more >>

City of San Jose Garbage Rate Increase

City of San Jose Garbage Rate Increase
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 f... read more >>

Join Our YouTube Channel!

Join Our YouTube Channel!
Cornerstone has joined YouTube and will be posting videos of our rentals. Click here to visit our YouTube channel. read more >>

Lighting Your Heater Pilot

Lighting Your Heater Pilot
Gentle reminder to all our tenants.. contact PG&E for a free appointment to light your pilot light. 1-800-PGE-5000 read more >>

Getting Ready for Winter..

Getting Ready for Winter..
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 le... read more >>
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