Friday, May 5, 2023

Should I Rent My House Furnished?

One of the most common questions we are asked by property owners is whether should they rent their place furnished. This typically comes from the owner of a condominium or house who wants to convert their former residence or second home into a rental property. However, sometimes it is someone jus... read more >>

Monday, April 10, 2023

Pricing Your Long Beach Home to Rent

Setting the appropriate rental rate when renting your Southern Californian property can be complicated and a little confusing but it’s critical to your success as a landlord. Setting the right rent rate signific... read more >>

Saturday, March 11, 2023


Hi, I’m Mike Dunfee – the 2022 and 23 President of the Long Beach Orange County Chapter including the South Bay Chapter of NARPM, which stands for the National Association of Residential Property Managers.

If you are a residential property ma...

Thursday, March 2, 2023

How to Maintain Your Rental Property

Have you started renting out a property in Long Beach, south Los Angeles County, or north Orange County, California? Maintaining your rental property is one of the most important responsibilities you have as a landlor... read more >>

Friday, February 10, 2023

Mike Explains – What Is an Own Your Own? How It Is Different From a Condominium?

Imagine if you will, you have been looking all summer for a condominium to buy and nothing you want seems to fit into your budget.  But one night, while browsing the internet you find what looks like an absolute steal!  You call your Realtor® to set up an appointment and they tell y... read more >>

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

How to Attract Long-Term Tenants

Attracting and retaining long-term tenants is the best way to cut down on turnover and vacancy expenses. Changing out tenants every year is a hassle and it can certainly get expensive.  Increasing the average length of occupancy improves your bottom line as well as your peace of mind.

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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 >>

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