A Defensive Response Can Damage Your Reputation by Doug Pike, Linnell Taylor Marketing

Negative online reviews are a thorn in the bicycle tire of every property manager. Everything may be rolling along smoothly until they strike and they can be completely deflating. The frustration that accompanies negative online feedback, especially when it’s unwarranted or unfounded, can trigger property managers to react defensively.   However, countering a damaging review…

Something to Think About #130: The California Missions – The Beginning by Klarise Yahya, Commercial Mortgage Broker, BRE: 00957107 – MLO: 249261

Mission San Diego de Alcalá, San Diego  The Missions The King of Spain, in the spring of 1769, ordered Inspector-General Jose de Galvez to build and occupy (in the military sense), two fortified missions in Alta California. One mission was to be in San Diego and the other in Monterey. In the end, 21 missions…

Are You Prepared for Fair Housing Testing? Tips to Help You Pass With Flying Colors By the Fair Housing Institute

Fair housing testing is an essential tool for ensuring that property owners and managers comply with fair housing laws. The practice involves sending testers, who pose as potential renters, to assess whether landlords and property managers are engaging in discriminatory practices. As a landlord or property manager, it’s crucial to be prepared for when a…

Finding a Great Tenant in 2023: What’s Changed and What Hasn’t

How has tenant screening in California changed in 2023? For starters, the maximum allowable rental application fee that a housing provider can charge is now up to $59.67, thanks to inflation related to the CPI.  The mystery shoppers are back out on the job, looking for landlords who might discriminate against applicants with Section 8…

California Rent Relief is Still Available for Thousands of Tenants Who Were Denied COVID Assistance By CalMatters

More than 100,000 California tenants whose applications for COVID-era rental assistance were denied or delayed by the state’s housing department will get another shot at relief, thanks to a new legal settlement between the state and a coalition of anti-poverty and tenant rights groups. More aid isn’t guaranteed. But under the terms of the settlement signed at the…

Do You Talk to Your Tenants About Renter’s Insurance? By Bill Biko, The Educated Landlord

Ironically, it’s not just tenants that don’t understand renter’s insurance, but it’s also landlords as well. Here’s why it’s important and here’s also what you need to know as a landlord.   Your Insurance Covers Your Property Or at least it should if you’re properly insured! Depending on the type or amount of insurance, this…