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Tips For Homeowners

Check out this section for tips specific to homeowners and feel free to share your tips with me!

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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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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2013 Rental Outlook in Santa Cruz, CA

January 28, 2013

2013 is looking to be an excellent year for rentals.  Rents are tightening up and inventory is tightening as well.  What property is coming on the market is renting quickly and we are finding that tenants are asking to extend their leases another year so as to lock in their rents. A word of caution [...]

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Rental Housing Bills to Become Law in 2013 -Smoke Detectors

November 28, 2012

Smoke Detectors – SB 1394 (Lowenthal, D-Long Beach) – CAA Position: Neutral – This bill requires that on or before January 1, 2016, an owner must ensure that smoke alarms are located in each bedroom. Those smoke alarms may be battery operated. If you are looking for property management in Santa Cruz County or just [...]

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Rental Housing Bills to Become Law in 2013-Foreclosure

November 21, 2012

Foreclosures – Termination Notice to Tenants – AB 2610 (Skinner, D-Berkeley) – CAA Position: Support – AB 2610 is sponsored by the California Attorney General. Just like Federal law, the bill will provide protections to tenants who are in place at the time of a foreclosure. Among other things, this bill will do the following: [...]

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Rental Housing Bills to Become Law in 2013-Abandoned Property

November 14, 2012

Tenant Abandoned Personal Property – AB 2521 (Blumenfield, D-Van Nuys) – CAA Position: Support – This bill increases from $300 to $700 the value of a departing tenant’s abandoned personal property, a threshold that requires an owner to take added steps before disposing of the personal property (storage or public sale). If the value of [...]

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Rental Housing Bills to Become Law in 2013-Notice of Default

November 7, 2012

Tenant Notice – Owners in Default – SB 1191 (Simitian, D-Palo Alto) – CAA Position – Support – This bill requires a property owner (1 to 4 units) who has received a Notice of Default on the payment of the mortgage from the mortgagee, trustee, or other person authorized to take the home to foreclosure [...]

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Rental Housing Bills to Become Law in 2013-ETF

October 31, 2012

Rental Payments Electronic Funds – SB 1055 (Lieu, D-Torrance) – CAA Position – Support. SB 1055 prohibits a landlord from requiring electronic funds transfer (EFT) as the only form of rental payment or security deposit. If you are looking for property management in Santa Cruz or just a great place to rent please check us [...]

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