Tag Archives: Rentals

Should You Require Prospective Tenants to Wear Facial Coverings When Touring Your Rental Properties?

Facial Coverings, mask

Do you have a Monterey or Salinas area rental property that you’re getting ready to rent and you’re wondering if you should require prospective tenants to wear facial coverings when they enter the rental property? If so, you come to the right place. Coronavirus has changed the way that we do business in the world […]

Tired of Having A Vacant Monterey Airbnb?

Airbnb

There’s no doubt that the Airbnb Market has been dead since the month of March due to Coronavirus and many people who own Airbnb’s in the Monterey area have been stuck with vacant long-term rental properties for weeks now. What’s the solution to the problem? Instead of continuing to have a vacant Airbnb, why not […]

Bogged Down by Property Maintenance? It’s Time to Hire A Property Manager

Rental property maintenance

Do you own a rental property in the Monterey or Salinas area and you’re getting bogged down by property maintenance? If so, you’ve come to the right place! There’s no doubt that property maintenance is a necessary fact of life when you own rental properties because, when your property breaks down and needs repairs or […]

Tips for accommodating elderly renters

Elderly couple enjoying time together

In 2020, more people over the age of 65 are renting than ever before because many people are cashing out and selling their homes or they are choosing to rent so that they can avoid the stresses of home ownership. If you are renting to one or more elderly tenants, this article will provide you […]

Long Term vs. Short Term Rental Properties – Which One Is Better In 2020?

New luxury home to stay in

One of the hottest arguments among Real Estate Investors across the Monterey County area in 2020 is if long-term or short-term rental properties make a better investment? This is an understandable question to ask because, the demand for rental properties has never been greater but, depending upon whom you ask, there’s always going to be […]

Governor Newsom Puts Central Coast Cities on Notice Over Housing

Monterey County property management

Since becoming Governor of California, Gavin Newsom has been busy, and one of his recent efforts includes taking steps to stop the housing shortage in California. Specifically, Governor Newsom has targeted seven Central Coast cities who the state views as being “out of compliance” with housing requirements. What Comes Next? There’s no doubt that California […]

Buying Investment Property – What is a “Good” deal?

Let’s look at a tried and true way to measure rental property investment returns and what we as buyers should be looking for in our purchases. Total investment returns in real estate are really comprised of two pieces: operating positive cash flows and long-term appreciation. In today’s world, even though it probably will come, we […]

Tips to Manage Apartment Rentals for Tenants with Pets

As a rental property manager or owner, you’re probably aware there are many pet lovers who are in the market for rentals that offer pet-friendly policies. According to a recent Apartments.com survey, 75 percent of renters in the United States are pet owners, so rental properties with flexible pet-friendly options definitely top the list when […]

Rental advice: As rents rise, what’s a renter to do?

Here’s hoping you found a nice rental last year and locked in a low rate, one that can stick for, oh, about three years. That’s because — and we’re so sorry to report this — the rental market has once again shifted in favor of landlords, with little sign it’s going to swing back any […]

A Crash Course in Tax and Investment Property

One way or another, Uncle Sam is going to get his cut. Count on it. And so will your state and local governments. That said, there are certain things you can do as a real estate investor to help manage your tax bill, and maximize your after-tax return on your investment. In order to do […]