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California Rent Control – What You Need to Know as an Investor and Owner

January 1, 2020 marked the beginning of a new decade around the world, but for the residents and real estate investors of California, the new year marked the beginning of something more. On this date, Assembly Bill 1482 went into effect. AB 1482, also popularly known as the Tenant Protection Act, enforces a cap on …

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Is 2020 the Time to Invest in Real Estate in California?

The cost of living in California is higher than in most other states. This is particularly true of urban centers. In these areas, the percentage of renters rises well above the already high national rate of 36.6%. This creates an excellent real estate investing opportunity for landlords in various markets. One market that comes highly …

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Choosing Apartment and Landlord Insurance the Right Way

Any good real estate mogul will suggest that you need to have your property insured, but finding the best company to take on your business isn’t as easy as a quick search. No one should leave apartment owner or landlord insurance up to Google. When in the market to protect your assets, you’ll need to …

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Why Property Managers Should Partner With an Insurance Provider

For most property managers, insurance is probably just something they know they need to have. However, the relationship between an insurance provider and a property manager can be a more synergistic one. Read on to learn why partnering with an insurance agent could be a great decision for any property management company. Insurance Providers Can …

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What You’re Liable for When Renting an Apartment

Nobody ever wants to have some unforeseen accident occur in their home, but occasionally guests and visitors can get hurt right inside the walls of the apartment you’re renting. While the landlord is liable for certain aspects of the building, your apartment liability insurance also is expected to cover certain items. The following is a …

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How Insuring an Apartment Building is Different from Insuring a House

In some ways, owning a building as a landlord or owning a house as a homeowner have a lot in common. For example, both investments require some form of insurance, and while homeowners’ policies and landlord insurance policies share similar types of coverage, there also are some significant ways in which the two types of …

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Landlords’ Responsibilities to Their Tenants

If you’re a new landlord, you may be focused on preparing the property for potential tenants, along with marketing these spaces to them. Once tenants, are secured however, what is your responsibility to them? It’s important to understand your obligations as a landlord so not only protect your property investment, but also the relationships with …

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Risks Faced by Apartment Building Owners

Owning an apartment building sounds like it should be a fairly straightforward endeavor. If you’ve got the money to purchase a property, it really should be as easy as welcoming tenants into your building and reaping the financial benefits of a successful business. As with all businesses, however, running an apartment building doesn’t always go …

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Landlord Tips: Attracting and Keeping High-Quality Tenants

When an investor purchases a property with an eye toward renting out units to long-term tenants, what ideally would follow is the steady population of that building with reliable, high-quality tenants that love their apartment, pay their rent on time, and plan on staying put. These people aren’t unicorns, and they can find their way …

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Spring Apartment Building Maintenance Tips

While just about every landlord understands that occasional apartment building maintenance is necessary to maintain a functioning, desirable rental property, spring is an especially good time to undertake some of those responsibilities since winters can be so punishing for buildings and the systems that allow those buildings to run smoothly. As winter wraps up and …

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