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Round Two in the California Rent Control Fight

Just when “the people have spoken” and voiced their displeasure of Prop 10, the specter of rent control rears its ugly head again. Despite the landslide defeat of a Prop 10 on the statewide ballot, the fight between tenants and housing inte...

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California’s New Gold Rush for Housing

California has it all. Perfect weather, a laid back lifestyle, a robust economy and the beach, but there is a dark side to the California dream. Extreme lack of affordable housing tops that list along with, stifling taxation and several other f...

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Tip For Investment Property Owners

We all use energy in our daily lives. It is as unavoidable as taxes. However, what many do not know is that researchers have determined that almost 40% of global energy has been linked to living/working space. We put our heads together and c...

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Is your rental unit’s water heater about to blow?

We can think of few things that will put a rental manager into a panic mode quicker than a tenant calling with news that there is no hot water in their unit. Moreover, as a property manager, we can attest to the love-hate relationship most prop...

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Happy Tenants are Paying Tenants

Did you know that a typical 200-unit apartment building loses about $150,000 annually to tenant turnover? That’s 8.6 percent of yearly gross operating income. The good news is that nearly 60 percent of all tenant turnover is controllable, and...

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