Posts by Steve Hembree

Steve joined Management One in 2015 as a property inspector. Steve has conducted countless inspections, completed hundreds of rehabs, and issued thousands of work orders over the years. When Steve is not conducting inspections, he can be found ghost hunting and spending time with his granddaughter.
November 7, 2023
Understanding Squatters: Who Are They and What Rights Do They Have?

On October 31, 2023, authorities in Gainesville, Florida, received reports regarding squatters occupying a county-owned hotel that was currently undergoing renovations to be converted into a homeless shelter. Upon their arrival, they discovered that nearly twenty individuals had taken control of the hotel. These squatters had removed locks from utility boxes, uncovered windows previously boarded […]

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October 5, 2023
How to Identify Pet Damage in Your Rental Property

Here's a topic I don't touch every day, but it is one that comes up often enough that it bears talking about: How to Identify Pet Damage in Your Rental Property. This should seem pretty straightforward; one would think, right? It is in some ways, but it isn't as easy as one may assume, not […]

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October 4, 2023
Remodeling Your Rental Property: An In-Depth Look at Costs & ROI

In today's booming real estate market, rental property owners often find themselves asking: Is it time to invest in property remodeling to maximize my rental income? Understanding the costs and potential returns of such an undertaking is vital. This comprehensive guide will delve into the intricacies of remodeling a rental property and shed light on […]

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September 20, 2023
Fire Safety: Learn How You can Prevent a House Fire

If only Smokey the Bear hung out in people’s homes during fire prevention month when he’s not chilling in the forest, a lot of mayhem could be avoided. On the other hand, a bear in the house isn’t that great an idea either. That, and a single month for fire prevention? Seem, oh, I don’t […]

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August 29, 2023
Single-Family Home Retirement Strategy: Phase 2

 Ron Sudman, CEO of Management One Property Management, teaches you how to get started in Real Estate Investing. Topics include understanding how the investment cycle works, understanding the process of investing in Real Estate, and more. With property values in Southern California expected to appreciate nearly 26% in the next 5 years, now is […]

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July 6, 2023
Squatters Right In California

We all know California is at the forefront of many things, social and otherwise. Among those things are items such as the topic of squatter's rights. You may not know this, but California has had squatter issues since the 1800s. During the California Gold Rush, this was a real problem, particularly with mine stakes. Never-do-wells […]

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June 6, 2023
Mold: What's Lurking Behind the Walls

What is a four-letter word that will send shivers down your spine? You guessed it. Mold. Usually, humans and mold live symbiotically in the world. It stays in its lane, and we stay in ours. Sometimes, mold becomes a pest and needs to be eradicated immediately. What is Mold? Mold is a fungus that is […]

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February 3, 2023
How to Find an Honest Contractor

Looking for an honest and reliable contractor? They come in all types, from plumbing to pool contractors, to landscapers, electricians, you name it. I believe that most, the majority that is, are honest contractors, hard-working men, and women, people who have opted for the joy of fixing things and daily changes of scenery instead of […]

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December 16, 2022
Does Property Maintenance Affect Property Values?

Can you believe what the market is doing? As a homeowner who lived through the meltdown of the "Twenty Aughts," I'm constantly astounded how much the market has accelerated. Further, as with any gain, no small amount of fear accompanies massive wealth gains. However, while safeguarding gains is essential, so is protecting one's assets. We […]

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November 1, 2022
5 Property Improvements that Aren't Worth the Money

Rental properties need constant upkeep, just like an owner-occupied property does. However, as a property owner - or even as a renter (because you're going to buy a house one day, yes?) - there are home improvements that are simply not worth the money. I might just go overboard on this topic... Oh, and by […]

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October 14, 2022
Residential Water Heater Safety: Best Practices for Avoiding a Fire

In this article, we’re talking about water heater safety. You know, that big ol’ cylinder in your garage, or in some cases outside your house in its own little enclosure. It performs its job day in and day out, without complaint, heating your water so that you may enjoy that hot morning shower and those […]

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October 6, 2022
Deferred Maintenance vs. Preventative Maintenance

“Good Morning Mr. Smith, this is Steve with Management One, I am calling regarding the recent annual inspection I completed on your property located at 5514 N. Pecan Ave. There are several items we should discuss, some are items that we can wait to repair, and others should be done now to prevent further damage.” […]

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