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Category: Rental Housing

Are Rent Prices Going to Drop?

Will Rent Prices Go Down in 2020? We're entering the spring season in the rental housing market. Millions of people will be looking for apartments for rent. Some are near the end of their leases and are wondering if their income will allow them to stay where they are. Will the recent economic and pandemic…

Rental Property Investing

January 22, 2020

Buying Rental Property in 2020? The real estate market has yet to hit its peak. And the rental property market may have even better underlying fundamentals  — supporting rising home prices and higher rent prices for tenants. Those Fundamentals Are: very high home/apartment prices high employment rates higher wages better jobs coming low mortgage rates…

Rent Controls in California

October 31, 2019

Rent Control's Sad Legacy Claiming More Victims Author Opinion: While few may sympathize with the plight of property investors, the implementation of rent controls quickly degenerates the market for everyone. The long term consequences may be severe for California. The matter of rent controls will be even more contentious in 2020. I thought I'd take…

Alterations to Rental Property

October 17, 2019

House Rules 101  — Rental Unit Changes In the previous property management articles, we discussed some major provisions in lease agreements. While tenancy between management/owner and tenant is established by executed lease agreements, tenants should also pay attention to other legal documentations such as house rules and addendums. Below are some common critical provisions in the…

Rental Property Emergencies

October 17, 2019

How To Prepare for Rental Property Emergencies Maintenance has always played a key role in daily property management, regardless the size of the property portfolio and the number of tenants being served. In addition to inspection and routine maintenance, management should develop a procedure to address maintenance emergencies at their properties. How to Handle a…

Is it Still a Good Time to Buy Rental Properties?

October 06, 2019

Should I Buy a Rental Property? Home and condo prices have flattened out nationally this year. Which is why some property investors might wonder whether this is the right time to buy a rental income property. With interest rates persistently low, rent prices high, and a slowing new home construction market, we might see demand for…

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