Property Management Blog

Is a Home Warranty for My Investment Property in San Jose Worth the Money?

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System - Friday, September 4, 2020
We are often asked if a home warranty is a good idea for San Jose rental properties.Generally, we discourage it. If you’re buying a home that you plan to occupy yourself, there may be good reasons to purchase a home warranty. However for investment properties it’s rarely cost-effective. Not only do you have to ...

Calculating the True Cost of Long Tenant Turnovers in San Jose

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System - Friday, August 28, 2020
Most San Jose real estate investors know that vacancy can cost a lot of money. When your property isn’t occupied, you’re not earning any rent. You’re also paying out of pocket for utilities, lawn care, and cleaning. While vacancy is something that smart owners budget for, it’s easy to forget about tenant turnover p...

San Jose Property Management Advice: How Many Units is Too Many to Manage?

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System - Friday, August 21, 2020
When you’re looking for a San Jose property management company, one of the most important things to consider is their capacity. You also need to measure their experience. If you hand your investment properties over to a company that’s understaffed and under qualified, you could find you’re not going to have the best expe...

San Jose Property Management: What to Inspect & How Often?

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System - Friday, August 14, 2020
Rental property inspections are an important way to protect the condition of your investment home. Inspections allow you to check for deferred and unreported damage and also allow you to ensure your residents are following the terms of your lease agreement and taking good care of your property.It’s important to inspect before tenant...

Professional San Jose Property Management Vs. DIY | Which Makes You More Money?

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System - Friday, August 7, 2020
We know that paying a monthly management fee or a leasing fee can seem like a bitter pill for real estate investors to swallow. You’re trying to earn as much as possible on your investment, and those fees for professional services seem to put you in the negative column right away. This is understandable, but what we want all Sa...

What Should San Jose Property Managers Know about Tenant Evictions?

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System - Friday, July 31, 2020
Evictions were never an easy process in San Jose, but they’ve become even more difficult than usual. This is in part due to the new Tenant Protection Act of 2019, which went into effect on January 1, 2020, and it’s also due to the coronavirus pandemic and the eviction moratorium that’s still in place due to COVID-19.A go...

San Jose Property Investors: How Do the 2020 Rent Control Laws in California Impact You?

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System - Friday, July 24, 2020
We’re halfway through 2020 and to say it has been an unprecedented year would be a vast understatement. Before the COVID pandemic and the eviction moratoriums, there was statewide rent control. The new law went into effect on January 1, 2020, and it’s called The Tenant Protection Act of 2019, or AB-1482. This new law rest...

Take Advantage of Cornerstone Property Management for Your San Jose Real Estate Investment

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System - Friday, July 17, 2020
Investing in and around San Jose is a great way to build wealth. Real estate investments come with a number of benefits that you’re probably already familiar with. It also comes with a lot of risk. That’s why you need a professional property manager to keep your investment property occupied, profitable, and legally compli...

What San Jose Rental Property Owners Need to Know about Fair Housing

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System - Friday, January 31, 2020
We rarely come across landlords and rental property owners in San Jose who discriminate against tenants intentionally. Not only would it indicate a major character flaw, it would also be bad business.However, it’s easy to find yourself in the middle of a fair housing claim without realizing you did or said something that was discrim...

San Jose Real Estate Investors' Guide to Maximizing Rental Property Income

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System - Friday, January 24, 2020
As a San Jose real estate investor, your goal is to increase the amount of income you earn on your rental property. You want to increase the amount of rent you collect and the long-term return you earn on your investment.Some factors are outside of your control. The market largely dictates how much your property is worth on both the renta...

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