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Investing in Real Estate in Santa Rosa: Seeking a Property Manager’s Advice Prior to Closing Escrow

Investing in Real Estate in Santa Rosa: Seeking a Property Manager’s Advice Prior to Closing Escrow

When you decide to purchase a rental property as an investment, talking to a property manager can help you plan in advance for your new asset. Here are four excellent reasons why you should talk to us before you close escrow on your next residential rental: Property managers can determine rent value. By comparing your […]

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Windsor Property Management Advice: How to Avoid Security Deposit Disputes

Windsor Property Management Advice: How to Avoid Security Deposit Disputes

Most landlords and property owners genuinely want to avoid conflict on security deposit refunds. In the California court system, the single largest category of small claims suits are those involving security deposits. There are things you can do to make sure both you and your tenant avoid disagreement and disappointment when it comes time to […]

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Where to Find Tenants in Windsor by DeDe’s Property Management

Where to Find Tenants in Windsor by DeDe’s Property Management

If you do not know where and how to find tenants in Windsor, Santa Rosa or other parts of Sonoma County, you might have a hard time keeping your property rented. Finding great tenants depends on where and how you advertise. You typically need to create a comprehensive and multi-faceted approach when it comes to […]

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The Write Stuff: Establishing an “Agreement to Rent” in Sonoma County – Part 2

The Write Stuff: Establishing an “Agreement to Rent” in Sonoma County – Part 2

In a previous article, Keith T. Becker of DeDe’s Rentals and Property Management observed that  our standard agreement to rent contracts average eleven pages. Bootstrapping on that prior article, we’d like to propose additional recommendations on creating a solid rental contract.: Rent delivery: In most cases, the tenant is instructed to deliver rent payments to a […]

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“Just One More Thing:” How to find a Property Manager in Santa Rosa, Sonoma County – Part 1

“Just One More Thing:” How to find a Property Manager in Santa Rosa, Sonoma County – Part 1

At DeDe’s Rentals, the renowned property manager in Santa Rosa, we receive new client inquiries seemingly on a daily basis. Interestingly, many people ask the same initial question: “What is your management commission?” In the opinion of broker Keith Becker, there are other, more important questions that should be asked first. Finding the best property […]

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Security Deposit Guide for Landlords and Tenants in Sonoma County – Part II

Security Deposit Guide for Landlords and Tenants in Sonoma County – Part II

As previously mentioned in Part I of this topic, the return of security deposit after tenancy is the most common disagreement landlords and tenants face. As a landlord, you are responsible for providing a habitable rental unit to your residents. As the tenant, you are responsible for maintaining the rented premises. A landlord can only […]

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Raising the Red Flag: FACTA and Credit Report Discrepancies

Raising the Red Flag: FACTA and Credit Report Discrepancies

According to Dede’s Rentals, when landlords handle credit reports, they are required to abide by the Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act of 2003, also known as the “Red Flag Rule.” This legislation was passed (and subsequently modified) in response to increasing concerns about identity theft. As landlords, we don’t want to be victimized by […]

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“Who Are You?” Qualifying A Tenant Using Rental Criteria and Credit Reports

“Who Are You?” Qualifying A Tenant Using Rental Criteria and Credit Reports

One of our lawyers has a favorite quote: “it is cheaper to leave your house vacant than to rent to a bad tenant.” As a landlord, the critical distinction between a property that cash flows and one that does not can often be distilled to this one decision. A good tenant can help maintain the […]

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“Eyeballs and Phone Calls:” How to Effectively Advertise and Rent Your House in Santa Rosa and Sonoma County

“Eyeballs and Phone Calls:” How to Effectively Advertise and Rent Your House in Santa Rosa and Sonoma County

When advertising your rental property, it’s important to use effective marketing techniques. Good marketing can make the difference between a stagnant vacancy and one that attracts desirable tenants. Advertisements should at the very minimum identify the property address, bedrooms, bathrooms, and monthly rent. Narrative or bullet descriptions effectively build upon the basic information, helping applicants […]

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Face Off: How Landlords and Tenants Can Minimize Conflict During the Move-Out Process

Face Off: How Landlords and Tenants Can Minimize Conflict During the Move-Out Process

According to the California Department of Consumer Affairs, the single most common reason for dispute between landlords and tenants is over the refund of the tenant’s security deposit after they have moved out of a rental unit. In order to avoid such conflicts, it’s recommended that both landlord and tenant treat this process as a […]

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