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Community Resources

I don’t profess to have all the answers so this section will give you resources within Santa Cruz County and the industry to get your questions answered. Links to government departments, zoning, answers to section 8 questions, trade associations you can join, and great vendors to support you and your rentals are just a few. If you have questions you need answers to let me know and if I can’t answer I will find someone who can.

Video Blog – check it out

August 6, 2013

Hello All,   For years I have been writing articles about Property Management issues.  I have now transitioned over to video so now you get to see my mug!  Yikes.  I would like to invite you to my website: www.PortolaRentals.com where you can see the most current video blog and also click the link to [...]

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Santa Cruz City – Water Restrictions

May 8, 2013

The City of Santa Cruz has issued a Stage 1 Water Shortage effective May 1-October 31st, 2013. Restrictions are: Water landscaping before 10am or after 5pm No water on sidewalks Sweep paved surfaces do not wash Hose nozzles are required Immedi…ately fix irrigation and plumbing leaks Restaurants can only service water upon request Hotels/Motels must [...]

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How to best manage your rentals

January 28, 2013

As a real estate investor or someone thinking about getting into the business of real estate investment there is more to owning properties than just collecting rent. Stay educated, know the law, treat your investment like a business.  How to do this? Attend local community college classes, read books, join property management associations. I put [...]

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True Story – My Tenant is Taking Me To Small Claims

January 19, 2012

As many of you know I am the State of California rep for the blog: www.CaliforniaLandlordSolutions.com and I often get calls from people who found out website and want advice on how to handle a situation. Last week I was called by a lady who was shocked that her former tenant was taking her to [...]

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Don’t Know Where to Turn – Call 211

January 26, 2011

In this difficult economic time (Santa Cruz County Unemployment is around 10%) many are looking to their community for help.  Santa Cruz and Monterey offer a one stop shopping place to help people looking for services who don’t know where to start.  Call 211.  This is an information number that will direct you to the [...]

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Fowl Play in the Backyard – Chickens Make a Come Back

July 14, 2010

I recently rented a cottage in Santa Cruz and was surprised to see the tenants had a chicken coop with 2 hens and they collected the eggs daily.  When I would show the cottage the hens would scurry around the yard – no bugs at this property was my first thought. As a property manager [...]

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Santa Cruz City Has Had It!

June 30, 2010

Last weeks post was about Party Houses well since then I attended a community meeting with the Mayor of Santa Cruz, Planning Dept heads at the Santa Cruz Association of Realtors office to discuss a new ordinance. To back up a bit an emergency ordinance was passed by the City stating that if property owners [...]

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Party Homes – What To Do?

June 23, 2010

In the June 9, 2010 Santa Cruz Sentinel Newspaper, www.santacruzsentinel.com page B3, there is an article by Shanna McCord about the crack down on party homes in Santa Cruz.  The City Council passed an emergency ordinance not allowing repeat offending property owners from making renovations to their properties that would increase the number of bedrooms [...]

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