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Monday, June 10, 2024

The DOJ Ruling on Real Estate Commissions Explained
If you have been following the real estate or financial news you are aware that the United States Department of Justice, DOJ, has brought an action against the National Association of Realtors®, NAR, regarding commissions. You may have heard that the case has been settle... read more >>

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

How to Screen a Property Management Company
Property management companies screen tenants every day. Who screens property management companies? Both tenants and landlords should check out a management company before signing on. Most tenants hand over their biggest payment each month to their property manager and count on th... read more >>

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Thirteen Questions To Ask Before Hiring a Property Manager
Anyone who owns a property management business or is in a business development role for a management company spends a lot of time answering questions from property owners interviewing potential management companies. We get all kinds of questions and I love answering them. Some ha... read more >>

Monday, March 25, 2024

Should You Advertise a Rental Property That Is Currently Occupied?
Imagine if you will, your tenant has just given a 30-day notice. However, you count on the rent to pay the mortgage and cover other expenses. You cannot let this home sit vacant, so you check your lease agreement to make sure you have the right to show the property while the tena... read more >>

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Vacant Rental Property Risks and How to Reduce Them
There are risks involved with having a vacant rental property. This is also true for properties for sale or otherwise vacant. Sometimes, people do bad things to a vacant property and other times bad things can just happen because the property is vacant and unattended. We talk abo... read more >>

Monday, March 11, 2024

Community Matters with Mike Dunfee Explained
Community Matters is a series highlighting people who make a difference in our Long Beach community. We hope providing this well-deserved recognition will inspire others to take action.  These people are the secret ingredient that makes our communities work. Check out o... read more >>

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

AB12: Maximum Security Deposit in California Changes July 2024 – What Landlords Need to Know!
The maximum security deposit a landlord can ask for in California is about to change. There is a new law, Assembly Bill 12, which takes effect starting July 1, 2024. AB12 states a rental property owner cannot demand or receive a security deposit in an amount that exceeds one mont... read more >>

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Bad Things That Just Happen to a Vacant Property
We all know there are risks to having a vacant property, and there are a whole host of “bad actors”, from scammers to vandals, that pose a threat to your property’s well-being. Other times, bad things just happen to your property seemingly on their own. Regardle... read more >>

Thursday, January 25, 2024

Bad Things People Do to Your Vacant Property
There are two kinds of risks faced by a vacant property. First, there are the bad things that people do to it, and then there are the bad things that just happen. Here, we’ll talk about bad things people do on a vacant property and give you a few tips on what you can do abo... read more >>

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Should a Landlord Meet a Prospective Tenant?
Imagine if you will, you hired a professional property management company to manage your property. Your management company has its screening process. That’s part of why you hired them. However, before you sign off on the lease, you want to do your extra due diligence a... read more >>

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