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Santa Rosa Property Management Advice: What if Your Tenant Pays Late?

Santa Rosa Property Management Advice: What if Your Tenant Pays Late?

Many landlords and rental property owners find themselves uncertain of what to do if their tenants pay late. I’ve talked to many owners who describe their experiences with recalcitrant tenants who are consistently delinquent, and the landlord has lost any hope of ever receiving rent on time. If you find yourself frustrated by renters who […]

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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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Santa Rosa Property Management Advice: Property Inspection How-To

Santa Rosa Property Management Advice: Property Inspection How-To

For Santa Rosa property management, property inspections are important not only at the beginning and end of a lease term, but also during the time that a tenant is in residence. If you have a long-term renter living in your property, you are presumed to know how the property looks over time -, for example, […]

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Property Management Advice: How to Attract the Best Tenants in Windsor, CA

Property Management Advice: How to Attract the Best Tenants in Windsor, CA

If you have a property available for rent in Windsor, California, you might wonder how to find the best tenants in Windsor you possibly can. A good tenant will make a huge difference in your experience as a landlord. If you want to attract the best, most responsible and trustworthy renters for your residential property, […]

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“Just One More Thing… or Two:” How to Find a Property Manager in Santa Rosa, Sonoma County – Part 2

“Just One More Thing… or Two:” How to Find a Property Manager in Santa Rosa, Sonoma County – Part 2

Keith Becker, the broker/owner of DeDe’s Rentals, property manager in Santa Rosa, encourages you to read the first installment of “Just One More Thing…” for a primer on the property management selection process. Here are a few additional considerations: We’ve recently read about institutional investors who are buying distressed houses en masse, seemingly by the […]

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The Write Stuff: Establishing an “Agreement to Rent” in Sonoma County – Part 3

The Write Stuff: Establishing an “Agreement to Rent” in Sonoma County – Part 3

In previous articles, Keith T. Becker of DeDe’s Rentals and Property Management addressed a variety, within an agreement to rent, of clauses and items that we intentionally INCLUDE or EXCLUDE from our rental contracts.  This third article addresses a few additional details. 1. Late fee. In a perfect world, we’d never have to even consider […]

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First Impressions: Some Practical Tips to Rent your House Faster

First Impressions: Some Practical Tips to Rent your House Faster

Dear Landlord: Use your imagination. For this topic, I’d like to ask that you look at your rental property from a different viewpoint…. imagine you are a prospective applicant, seeing this particular residence for the very first time. Applicants will have a judgmental opinion of your property. This is not a good or bad characteristic, […]

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Prop 215 & Residential “Pot Farms” – Why SHOULDN’T Rental Property Owners Allow Them?

Prop 215 & Residential “Pot Farms” – Why SHOULDN’T Rental Property Owners Allow Them?

Prop 215 states that marijuana use and cultivation are legal in California, but under federal law, the Drug Enforcement Agency still deems it illegal. What does this mean for homeowners? Why NOT allow tenants to turn rental properties into residential pot farms? First and foremost, a landlord’s property may be seized by the government under […]

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“Please Send Money” – What Tenants Need to Know to Avoid Rental Listing Fraud, including Craigslist Scams

“Please Send Money” – What Tenants Need to Know to Avoid Rental Listing Fraud, including Craigslist Scams

If you’re a prospective applicant in the market for a rental home, it’s important to be aware of the potential scams you may come across on the Internet. The WORST scams are usually found on Craigslist. Craigslist has many useful features, but it’s always important to remember: “buyer beware.” Here at DeDe’s Rentals, property management […]

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