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Property Management Blog

Understanding Fair Housing Laws – What Landlords Need to Know

When the U.S. Congress passed the Fair Housing Act in 1968, it protected individuals and families from discriminatory or deceptive practices by those renting or selling residential properties. An amendment in 1988 further defined protected classes covered by the law, including race, religion, sex, disability, and family status. While the legislation is well-intended, it can...
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Rental Property Trends in San Jose and Santa Clara County

Rising mortgage interest rates throughout 2022, combined with some economic uncertainty, helped finally cool the blazing-hot residential housing markets nationwide. Even in a seller’s market such as San Jose, home sales prices flattened at least a bit. What didn’t cool off were the rental markets in most areas of San Jose and Santa Clara County....
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How Should a Property Manager Handle Tenant and Owner Funds?

Investing in a rental property can be a great way to generate consistent recurring income, but it’s not an entirely passive investment. Any rental property requires management. When you think about managing a rental property, you might think about maintaining the property and handling tenant relationships. But there’s also the matter of finances and bookkeeping....
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Should You Rent Property to Pet Owners?

It’s estimated that about 85 million United States households own some type of pet, about two-thirds of all households. It’s also estimated that about one-third of all U.S. households are renters. Logic follows, then, that these two categories likely significantly intersect. Plenty of renters are also pet owners. The cross-section of pet owners and renters...
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Tips for Choosing the Right Property Manager for Your Rental

Investing in a rental property can be a lucrative venture, but if you manage it yourself it can become a part-time job. Maintaining the property, attracting and screening tenants, and handling the collection of rent are all responsibilities that can’t be ignored and require time. The time involved in managing a rental property is a...
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