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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 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 renters.Rental property owners want their properties adverti... 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... 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 ... 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 p... 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?... read more >>

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

California Fair Housing Act: an Overview
Are you aware of the Federal Fair Housing Act designed to tamp down on cases of housing discrimination? As a landlord, you have to be aware of the federal law as well as California State Fair Housing Laws!Property owners face real risks to Fair Housing claims in the State of Cali... 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 hands. You... 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 op... 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 property is a desirable investment for both cash flow and as a hedge against inflation. ... read more >>

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