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RECENT BLOG POSTS
It is after the dreaded April 15th and everyone now is going to be looking at a market with low interest rates and some astounding prices, pretty carefully. Those who have sat on the fences and have waited for the storm of the century are going to start getting restless, seeing the clouds spreadi...
04/19/2009
In property as in life, you have one chance to make a first impression.  When a tenant sees your property, the first impression will often determine whether or not they want to live there.  Of course, the two major factors for a prospective tenants decision will be location and price.  Beyond tho...
04/18/2009
As a landlord, you may be wondering if it's a good idea, or even necessary, to use a Realtor to find tenants to fill your vacancies.  Realtors are continually in contact with people who are in need of housing, and not all of those people are necessarily buyers.  Some wish they could buy, but don'...
04/18/2009
Bankruptcy is an unfortunate reality becoming more and more common in today's trying economic times.  As a landlord, what do you do if a tenant files for bankruptcy? When the new bankruptcy laws took effect in October of 2005, one important change was that a tenant's claiming bankruptcy no longer...
04/15/2009
Springtime is a time for renewal.  It's a visible, tangible reality in nature and a time that inspires spring cleaning and starting afresh.  Are you ready to embrace all that spring offers?  Or are you feeling like you're stuck in a rut, burned out, and generally just rolling one season into the ...
04/15/2009
It's spring, and you might feel it's time to spiff up your property this time of year.  A landlord can save a lot of money by doing minor repairs and maintenance on their properties.  But what is considered "minor" by some may be a very big deal for others.  Here is a list from George Sheldon's b...
04/14/2009
As a landlord, it's a very good idea to ask your tenants to acquire renters' or tenants' insurance.  Many auto insurance policies offer renter's insurance as a "rider" on their policies for very little additional cost.  For a small monthly or yearly cost, renters' insurance will protect your tena...
04/14/2009
Doing my 2008 Taxes, I realized one thing and one thing only, the amount of money I have wasted on conventional print advertising. For the X amount of dollars I have spent on print advertising my return in 2008 has been 0 (zero). The dominant figures of our markets print advertising LA Times and ...
04/12/2009
Having been in real estate for over 20 years now and last 12 years being exclusively commercial, it is hard trying to add on new products and new marketing tactics to my business model. However, you need to read the writing of the wall, the crisis occuring is in the residential market and the gov...
04/12/2009
It is a landlord's responsibility to maintain all common access areas in a multi-family dwelling.  These include such areas as yards, walkways, laundry rooms or areas, stairs, driveways and common garages.  This can include repairs and maintenance, or cleaning of these areas.  Common areas must b...
04/09/2009
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