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Preventative maintenance is the key to keeping your San Diego rental property profitable. As a landlord, you must acknowledge the importance of it. Especially if you want to enjoy long-term tenant retention. Not only does it reduce your overall expenses on repairs, it also creates a safe environment...

San Diego rental market bidding wars are now more common in the rental market. That's because the demand for apartments and single family rentals is surging and outpacing supply putting a serious squeeze on renters. Although bidding wars are usually reserved for homebuyers, with the shortage of...

Fair housing testing is a way to test for housing discrimination. It's a form of mystery shopping where testers pose as prospective renters by inquiring about a rental property for example. These testers who pose as applicants, document the treatment they receive from housing providers for the purpose of...

What is property management? A question that comes to mind as a landlord. In simple terms, property management is the management of residential property. Typically it involves securing renters, collecting rents, maintaining the property and complying with laws and regulations. A good property management company...

Just like the housing market, the San Diego rental market is booming. After a major slow down in rent prices during COVID-19, the rental market is bouncing back. In fact, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune, rent in San Diego County has seen an increase...

Recently, Five Star Professional partnered with San Diego Magazine to identify real estate, mortgage and insurance professionals in the San Diego area who deliver outstanding service and client satisfaction. Among the winners, our very own Five Star Real Estate agent, Alan Townsend who has won...

For the last eight years, Alan Townsend has had the prestigious honor of being named a San Diego Five Star Real Estate Agent. And, this year is no different. Each year, the Five Star Real Estate Agent Program identifies and showcases real estate professionals in a local...

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown every “normal” plan for a loop this year, and fall property maintenance is no different. Right now, landlords must balance social distancing restrictions with maintaining rental units. Easier said than done in the world we live in today. Under normal...

As a California landlord, if you are owed back-rent due to COVID-19 here is some guidance regarding rent collection under the Tenant Relief Act of 2020. Beginning October 5, 2020, you can evict a tenant if they fail to return a COVID-19 related hardship declaration....

With so many renters looking for pet-friendly rentals, it only makes sense to consider how allowing pets in your rentals can help you to attract more prospective tenants. But before you do, make sure you have a detailed pet policy in place. By doing so,...