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How can landlords make their Los Gatos Property more desirable?

How can landlords make their Los Gatos Property more desirable?

In the rental property business, great tenants are crucial to the success of an investment. A well-maintained Los Gatos property attracts not only reliable tenants, but maximizes cash flow as well. Luckily, there are many ways landlords can improve their property at minimal costs and little effort. Here are a few things landlords can do to […]

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Why Should Landlords Inspect Their Rental Property Annually? By a Los Gatos Property Manager

Why Should Landlords Inspect Their Rental Property Annually? By a Los Gatos Property Manager

Take it from a Los Gatos property manager, owning a rental property comes with a large amount of responsibility and most of the time, it’s not all fun and games.  To conserve a property’s worth and attractiveness for future prospective tenants, a landlord has to put in the work. You can’t get by with an […]

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What Should You Look for When Searching for a Property Management Company in Los Gatos?

What Should You Look for When Searching for a Property Management Company in Los Gatos?

When it comes to successful real estate investing, your property manager is one of the most significant and instrumental factors. A qualified property management company will protect your investment and ensure rental income is maximized. By hiring a property management firm, you allow yourself to be put in another person’s hands. After all, the property […]

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Two Biggest Fears a New Rental Property Owner Faces – by a Los Gatos Property Manager

Two Biggest Fears a New Rental Property Owner Faces – by a Los Gatos Property Manager

The last few years have been good for landlords and the rental property industry. With foreclosures all over the nation, demand for rental units has soared. Prospective buyers are finding potential rental properties are being sold at a much lower price than before. With depressed home prices and a need for more rental properties, now […]

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Santa Clara County Lease Addendums – Recommendations by a Los Gatos Property Manager

Santa Clara County Lease Addendums – Recommendations by a Los Gatos Property Manager

A lease agreement is considered a legally binding contract between a landlord and tenant that specifically states rules and regulations to follow during tenancy. It is important for landlords to be accurate and detailed about their requirements when renting their property to prospective tenants. Most of the time, landlords find that adding an addendum clause […]

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Landlord’s Guide to the Tenant Security Deposit Return Process by a Los Gatos Property Manager

Landlord’s Guide to the Tenant Security Deposit Return Process by a Los Gatos Property Manager

The biggest controversy a landlord can have with a tenant is over the security deposit return after the end of tenancy. Therefore, California law states procedures landlords must follow for refunding, using and accounting for tenant’s security deposit, as stated by the California Department of Consumer Affairs. In order to avoid a sticky situation, Los […]

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State of the Rental Market in Santa Clara County

State of the Rental Market in Santa Clara County

Although the prospective forecast for the rental market in 2012 is still showing signs of uncertainty, those with real estate in Santa Clara County and Silicon Valley are only seeing dollar signs. Recently there has been a lot of talk in the news regarding the rental market this year, but the one thing they all […]

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What Do Property Managers Do and Why You Need One by a Los Gatos Property Manager

What Do Property Managers Do and Why You Need One by a Los Gatos Property Manager

Investing in rental property is one of the biggest commitments a Los Gatos property manager can make and almost always a rental unit will take up a chunk of any free time one might have. Now a days everyone is taking on more and more; creating less time for themselves. We manage our families, our work […]

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What Should Landlords Do if Tenants Don’t Pay Rent? Advice from Santa Clara County Property Manager

What Should Landlords Do if Tenants Don’t Pay Rent? Advice from Santa Clara County Property Manager

The most common reason for eviction is the failure of a tenant to pay rent. Tenancy is an investment and if your tenant doesn’t pay rent, you can lose your property. So, what actions should you take if a tenant fails to pay rent? The first thing you want to do if your tenant is […]

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