Keep Your Residents Longer – Plug Them in to Your Property – By Jeffrey Taylor, Mr. Landlord

Smart landlords know that the more you make residents feel plugged into their property, the neighborhood, or your management system, the longer they’ll stay.  Long-term residents drastically reduce turnover costs that can negate your positive cash flow efforts while adding thousands to your bottom line.  The following procedures help keep residents plugged in:

Dunaway’s Dirt-Cheap NYC Apartment Highlights Abuse of Rent Control! – By Gideon Kramer

Actress Faye Dunaway, with a net worth estimated at $40 million, recently vacated her cheap Upper East Side Manhattan apartment, but only after the threat of an eviction lawsuit. The owner argued that Dunaway’s permanent residence was, in fact, in California and that she was therefore not entitled to her rent-stabilized Manhattan lease.


Common Living Trust and Estate Planning Mistakes – By, Michael K. Elson, Attorney

Nearly all those owning real property and other assets can benefit from a quality estate plan.  With proper guidance, drafting, and implementation, your estate plan will be effective to avoid probate, unnecessary taxes, and court control of your assets at your death or in the event of incapacity.  Proper implementation of your estate plan is…


Make Your Rental Properties Smoke Free and Start Saving Money this Summer! – By the City of Long Beach

Looking for ways to reduce turnover costs and start saving money this summer? In addition to the obvious health and safety benefits of reducing exposure to secondhand smoke, making your rental properties completely smoke free can be a smart business decision. Check out the following 3 great reasons to make your properties smoke free:

Mandatory Time-Varying Electricity Rates are Coming in November! – By Charles Orr

Time-Varying Pricing Starting this November, all small/medium commercial customers of PG&E, SoCal Edison and San Diego Gas & Electric will be required to transition to a time-varying rate schedule for electricity.  A time-varying rate schedule means that when you use energy is just as important as how much you use. This change in rate schedule…