What Does Prop 64 Mean for Walnut Creek Landlords?

The recreational use of marijuana has been legalized in the state of California, and today we’re talking about what Prop 64 means to you as a landlord.

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Oakland Rent Control: How to Raise Rent as a Landlord

If you have a rental property in Oakland that’s subject to the city’s rent control laws, you’ll need to know how to raise rent there. Today, we’re explaining some of the most important things you’ll need to know in this situation.

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Rent Control in Richmond and Just Cause for Eviction – What it Means for Landlords

The city of Richmond has a new rent control ordinance that became effective January 1, 2017. There’s also a just cause for eviction ordinance in place, and today, we’re talking about what that means.

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Walnut Creek Property Management Fees – What to Expect

In general, the range of property management prices you’ll find in the Walnut Creek area are between six and 10 percent of your monthly rent collections. Typically, your property management company will collect rent, deduct any maintenance costs, and then give you a monthly accounting report with your rent, after they collect their own fee. Paying a monthly management fee is something you should always expect, but an important question to ask is whether there are any other fees are associated with property management.

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How to Master Security Deposits as a Walnut Creek Landlord

Security deposits can be challenging to manage, and it’s usually where most of the disputes between tenants and landlords originate. We get a lot of questions from people who aren’t sure how much they should charge for a security deposit. Our response is usually to ask how much they want.

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3 Oakland Real Estate Investing Tips from a Property Manager

Talking to a property manager before you invest in Oakland rental properties is a great way to ensure you’re making smart decisions. Today, we are sharing three investment tips that Oakland investors will find useful.

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How to Avoid Housing Discrimination as a Walnut Creek Landlord

There are fair housing laws at the federal, state, and local level that are designed to prevent discrimination in housing. It’s important that you know how to avoid housing discrimination, because you can find yourself in a lot of legal trouble if you deny an application for the wrong reasons or treat one tenant differently … Read more

Walnut Creek Landlord Responsibilities for Dealing with Rental Properties

There are a number of responsibilities that come with owning rental properties. Today, we’re sharing some of the most important things you need to be prepared for when you own an investment home.

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What Are the Benefits of Property Management in Walnut Creek?

Today we are talking about some of the benefits of working with a professional property management company. Local Expertise First, property management firms are the local area experts. Property managers know the local laws, city ordinances and the local rental market. Each city is different. Property managers can deal with rent control and some of … Read more

How DIY Evictions Can Cost You Money in the Bay Area

Today, we’re talking about Do-It-Yourself evictions and how they can be more costly than hiring an attorney. At MSB Property Management, we always recommend that property owners use an attorney. Mistakes can be very costly. They will cost you time and money. Your eviction requires strict attention to timelines and deadlines, and you need to … Read more