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Rental Trends in San Jose and Santa Clara County in 2024

Rental Trends in San Jose and Santa Clara County in 2024

Being a rental property owner is usually a way to earn regular passive income. To maximize a property’s income potential, owners need to understand the local rental market. Here are some rental trends in San Jose and Santa Clara County in 2024. Overview of Rental Market Trends Compared to a year ago, median rental rates…

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Cost-Effective Renovation Tips for Rentals in Santa Clara County

Cost-Effective Renovation Tips for Rentals in Santa Clara County

In Santa Clara County’s rental market, landlords and property managers face the ongoing challenge of keeping properties appealing and up-to-date. This challenge is particularly true in a region like Silicon Valley, where tech professionals and discerning families constantly drive the demand for high-quality living spaces. Effective property management necessitates targeted, cost-effective renovations that resonate with…

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Can You Require Renters to Carry Rental Insurance?

Can You Require Renters to Carry Rental Insurance

Carrying homeowners insurance on your primary residence typically covers the structure, the property’s contents, and liability. But having owner’s insurance on a rental property is slightly different. An owner’s insurance policy on a rental property also covers structural damage and provides liability coverage but does not typically insure the property’s contents. After all, when you…

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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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What Fees Do Property Managers Charge?

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Owning rental properties is a way to generate recurring, consistent income in the form of rent. And, in most areas, the market value of real estate consistently rises. However, as solid an investment as rental real estate is, it is not a passive investment. From single-family homes to apartment buildings with hundreds of units, every…

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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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Tips on How to Avoid Renting to Problem Tenants

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Owning a rental property can be a great investment, a source of consistent recurring income without you having to physically be there most of the time. Unlike a job, a rental property makes money while you’re on vacation, while you’re sleeping, and while you’re doing whatever else it is that you do. However, one of…

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Costly Landlord Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

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Owning a rental property can be a great way to generate recurring income and gain equity value over time. Real estate investors know that it’s often a very profitable venture when it’s done the right way. They also know that it’s not a 100-percent passive investment. Any rental property, big or small, requires management. For…

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Rental Property Maintenance Tips for Rental Owners

Rental Property Maintenance Tips for Rental Owners

If you’ve invested in a rental property, especially in a high-demand area such as Santa Clara County, you’ve likely made a considerable investment. In the second quarter of 2022, the average sales price of a home in Santa Clara County was $1.6 million. Sure, the property will generate rental income and will almost certainly continue…

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Important Things that Should Be Included in a Rental Lease Agreement

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If you’re a rental property owner, it might be tempting to go online, download a basic lease agreement, and present it whenever you have a new tenant. A basic lease will include the monthly rent amount, the duration of the lease, and generic notations about the security deposit, pets, and maybe late fees. As a…

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