Riverside Property Management Blog

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 ...

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...

Fire Safety: Learn How You can Prevent a House Fire

Friday, September 27, 2019
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 know, 11 months shy?!?It&rsq...

How to Get My Security Deposit Back

Thursday, August 15, 2019
You’ve decided to move out of your home, and you want to get your complete security back or at least the majority of it. That begs the question, “How do I get my security deposit back?”. Clean is clean, right? Ah, and therein lies the rub; one person's clean is not necessarily another's. It's mighty subjectiv...

Deferred Maintenance vs. Preventative Maintenance

Wednesday, July 17, 2019
“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.”The above conv...

How to Identify Pet Damage in Your Rental Property

Friday, May 10, 2019
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 straight forward; one would think, right? It is in some ways, but it isn't as easy as one may assume, not all the time.Picture This:You ...

Earthquake Emergency Kit - What Do You Need?

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Here in Southern California, like many places in the world, one thing everyone should have is an earthquake emergency kit. There are approximately 10,000 quakes annually just in California. Earthquakes, a violent act involving the movement and tearing of the planet's crust, are a natural disaster waiting to happen, so much so that the...

Smoke Detectors - Why Are They Important?

Monday, January 28, 2019
That may seem like a silly question, right? Smoke detectors save lives, pretty simple. However, you might be surprised at how incredibly lackadaisical many folks are about these small, rarely noticed boxes of vigilance.According to the National Fire Protection Association “Every 24 seconds, a fire department in the United States res...

Rental Homes vs. Apartment Living vs. Owning

Thursday, December 20, 2018
You know, it's the dream of all young adults to have their own space. A place to hang your hat and call home. Sometimes it's the dream of older folks too. Shelter is a basic human need. Just as important as food, or clothing. Whether that be in an apartment or otherwise, a home is a necessity. However, there is a distinction betwe...

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