Thursday, November 2, 2023

Safe Housing Basics for Landlords and Property Managers
As a rental property owner, what are your responsibilities regarding safety concerns? In California, as a landlord, you have an absolute duty to ensure you are providing safe and habitable housing for your tenants. Can you guarantee that nothing will ever go wrong? Of course not,... read more >>

Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Mike Explains: Staging Your Home for Sale
Imagine, if you will, you want to sell your home. You want to get as much as you can, and you don’t want risk it sitting on the market forever. You talk with your Realtor® and they discuss the importance of pricing, professional photography and even video. You can&rsquo... read more >>

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 ... 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 significantly affects your ability to find high-quality renters and the... 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 manager, you may be asking yo... read more >>

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 landlord.That said, it can be time-consuming and even costly if you do... 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 appointmen... 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 peac... read more >>

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 a... 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 prospective tenants.Rental property owners want their properties adverti... read more >>

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