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Thursday, July 15, 2021

Mike Explains: What Is Included in the HOA Dues?

Imagine, if you will: you find that perfect place and you are ready to make an offer. Then you see the homeowner’s association dues and they seem high. You wonder, what is included in those HOA dues?

One of the most common questions pe... read more >>

Friday, June 18, 2021

Mike Explains: Tenant HOA Violations

Imagine, if you will: you are happily receiving rent every month from the tenants leasing out your Ocean Blvd condo you used to live in. Everything seems great.

Then you receive a violation notice. Turns out your tenants threw a crazy party ... read more >>

Monday, June 14, 2021

Mike Explains: Title Insurance

Imagine if you will, you've been looking long and hard for a house and you finally find a place you love.

It’s $800,000 and in today's market, seems like a good deal. You draw up paperwork with the owner and put down a deposit,... read more >>

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Mike Explains: Return of Tenant Security Deposits

Imagine, if you will. You spent the last month getting this property ready for the new tenants. Not after much work and expense, it’s ready to rent.  To your surprise, you get served to go to small claim's court. But, your old ... read more >>

Monday, May 3, 2021

Mike Explains: Homeowner's Association

Imagine, if you will: you have a building with over a hundred units, all independently owned. How do you operate that building? Who decides when it gets painted, in what color? Who decides what temperature to have the pool? Some people might want ... read more >>

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Mike Explains: Lockboxes

In real estate, we have everyday situations of granting access to properties with various potential buyers, tenants (some may or may not have agents), and vendors. You need to accommodate different, conflicting times. It can often be too much to m... read more >>

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Mike Explains: Escrow

Imagine, if you will: you're offered $500,000 for a piece of property. You accepted the deal, and then, you told the buyer: "give me the $500,000, and I'll sign over the property." Then, you said: "how about this, you sign o... read more >>

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Mike Explains: Renter’s Insurance

Let's picture this: Sunday evening, end of a relaxing weekend... And, you get a phone call. Turns out, there's a fire at your rental property.

The good news is: the tenants are OK. You agreed to accommodate them in a hotel. What'... read more >>

Friday, February 12, 2021

Happy Valentine’s Day From the Mike Dunfee Group!

Hi, this is Mike Dunfee with the Mike Dunfee Group and in honor of Valentine's Day, we would like to share with you some of the things that we love.

I love my wife Shayla and our daughter Berkeley. I also love living in the beautiful cit... read more >>

Thursday, February 11, 2021

FORTUNE: Inner City 100 Award Winner 2020 | The Mike Dunfee Group

Long Beach, January 27th, 2020 - The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) announced that Long Beach’s Dunfee Real Estate Services, INC., dba Mike Dunfee G... read more >>


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