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Friday, January 20, 2023

Who Holds the Security Deposit?

The Mike Dunfee Group holds the security deposits in a trust account for most of the properties we manage, and when we first started, we insisted the owners hold the security deposits. Now, with many more years’ of experience and greatly improved systems, we have seen the advantages of keep... read more >>

Thursday, January 5, 2023

How to Advertise Your Long Beach Rental Property Successfully

Finding the best tenants for your Long Beach rental property requires effective advertising. No matter how attractive your rental property is, if people don’t know about it, then you are missing out on prospecti... read more >>

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Best Renovations for Your Rental Property

Real estate improvements are a smart tactic to attract the best potential tenants and buyers. Maintaining a livable and desirable environment also helps retain your current tenants, maximize rents and protect your investment.

Property owners, however, need to strike a balance between o... read more >>

Monday, November 14, 2022

Mike Explains: Tenant Estoppel Certificate

Imagine, if you will.

You're happy you just closed escrow on a beautiful triplex that already has tenants. And they're supposed to be paying $7,800/month in rent. Then, you collect the rent and you only receive $6,900 from the tenants. They're telling you the security deposits t... read more >>

Friday, November 4, 2022

Renting Out Your Home in Long Beach: Everything You Should Consider

Renting out property in and around Long Beach including Los Angeles and Orange County can be a profitable venture. Not only will the property appreciate over time, but you can also earn recurring rental income.

Don’t forget that over time any mortgage you may have will get paid down a... read more >>

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Mike Explains: Why the Fico® Score Is Important for Buyers, Landlords and Tenants

Imagine, if you will.

The banking industry, trillions of dollars strong, hired smart people to create a secret formula using all the data legally available to quickly and accurately predict the likelihood that a person would repay a consumer debt. How impactful would that tool be?

Wel... read more >>

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

California Fair Housing Act: an Overview

Property owners face real risks to Fair Housing claims in the State of California. Landlords are accused every day. Most who are accused would never consider themselves racist or even unfair, but their actions could be ruled discriminatory in a court of law. That is why if you are a California la... read more >>

Thursday, October 6, 2022

Pine Beautification Posse - Community Matters

On Long Beach’s Pine Avenue, a group of locals is up to something different. They are not waiting for someone or something to solve their problems.  

This gang of proactive citizens is the Pine Beautification Posse. They are taking some matters into their own han... read more >>

Friday, September 30, 2022

Mike Explains: Why a Handyman Costs More Than You Expect?

Imagine, if you will.

You get a bill from your Property Manager and see the hourly rate for a Maintenance Technician at $95 per hour. You may think it is excessive, or that a handyman equals cheap labor. You also may start to wonder if you should do it yourself, or find cheaper options.

... read more >>

Monday, August 29, 2022

Reasons to Invest in Long Beach Real Estate

Are you looking to invest in Long Beach, California?

The real estate market in Long Beach, CA presents an amazing opportunity for rental property investors and primary homebuyers alike. Rental pro... read more >>


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