Riverside Property Management Blog

Emotional Support Vs Service Animal: What's the Difference

Thursday, September 17, 2020
While both kinds of animals serve people, emotional support animals, more commonly referred to as ESAs, and service animals are often confused. Sometimes a miniature horse can be used as a service animal. These two types of service animals are so much alike in that they can provide emotional support for those that need it, but there are m...

Top 5 Landscapers in Riverside California

Thursday, August 13, 2020
Catalina Cherries, Woolly Bluecurls, and bright Blue Sage?! Do you want a unique look for your home or rental property? Landscaping can be a long and tedious process and picking out the right plants for the right cost can be tough. But we all know that a beautiful yard can attract a lot of good things for your property. Here's my top ...

Landscaping Your Rental Property Yard: Why it’s Important

Thursday, August 13, 2020
Okay, landscaping your rental property’s yard is a topic that may make you cringe, and possibly make you feel like you are dying a little if you own a rental property.By all means, stay calm and come along on a short journey with us. We’ll explain it all and make this topic sensible for you, after all, everything is simple if ...

Understanding Waste Management

Tuesday, August 4, 2020
As you sit down to drink your coffee and open your mail, you notice a trash bill amongst the junk. It strikes you as strange, but you proceed to open it. Low and behold, it is for your rental property; and the amount owed is HUGE! What started as a relaxing morning turns into a stressful one, as you read the letter in detail stating ...

Professional Property Management VS Self-Management: How Best Manage Your Property

Friday, July 31, 2020
You have a rental property, now what? Do you manage the property yourself or hire a property management company? I mean really; how hard can it be to manage a rental property? You place an ad on Craig’s List, maybe put a “For Rent” sign in the yard, take a couple of calls from tenants, ask a couple of questions, and plac...

5 Property Improvements that Aren't Worth the Money

Friday, June 19, 2020
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 the way, some items ARE worth...

5 Essential Spring-Cleaning Items

Friday, April 24, 2020
You may not think about spring cleaning; I don't. At all. Oh, sure, there are those folks out there who make whole lists and plan their 'after winter' cleaning, but I can guarantee you that you do spring clean, even if you don't think you do. Watch your routine; you will note that you are doing just a little more than usua...

Repairs...The Necessary Evil of Owning a Rental Property

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Owning a rental property comes with its share of benefits and some pitfalls, and repairs fall into the latter category. But I think repairs tend to get a bad rap, or the resident gets accused of being too needy or picky. And while that might be the case sometimes, it’s not the case most of the time. Much like you or I, we desir...

Landlord Insurance Policies: Are You Covered?

Monday, December 23, 2019
One of the things that I am constantly preaching to new clients and existing clients is “make sure you have the proper insurance in place”. Not all insurance policies are created equally, a homeowner's insurance policy is not the same as a landlord policy, and a landlord policy is not the same as a renter’s insurance...

Renting a Home From A Private Owner VS Property Management Company

Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Should you rent from a private owner or a property management company?The answer really boils down to your preference. There are pros and cons to both sides of the coin. In this article, I will share with you the good, the bad, and the ugly that I have witnessed in the property management business. So, let’s dive in!DefinitionsDefin...

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