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How to Save the World - Use Foreclosed Homes to Create ..

I came across an article in the San Diego Union Tribune that was very thought provoking. The article discussed some novel ways which cities were brainstorming to solve the problem of foreclosed homes .
(February 09, 2008)
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Home Sales Tactics You Need to Know

1. Price - Its important to realize that the market has changed and price it to sell. Homes priced too high at the initial listing experienced a sales price 88% less than the listing price, whereas ..
(January 01, 2008)
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When to Hire a Property Manager

If you have the time, its best to do it yourself. This will give you the experience you need to manage your most valuable asset. Its very important to be aware of the landlord tenant laws of your ..
(December 07, 2007)
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What Can You Expect From a Property Manager

All property management companies will promise you much the same services. Here are some of the more important service's you should be receiving for your money. Fees: Management fees can be a Flat ..
(December 04, 2007)
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Renting in San Francisco

Boy do owners have it good! Trying to find a rental in this market is difficult. Some of the reasons are obvious: Good weather, in fact great weather! Beautiful structures and a town that has a real ..
(September 04, 2007)
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Section 8 Housing - How it Really Works

Wikipedia: Under the tenant-based program, eligible families with a certificate or voucher find and lease a unit in the private sector and pay a portion of the rent (based on income, generally around .
(August 28, 2007)
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Property Management - Choosing Tenant Screening Software - ..

In the search for the best way for landlords and managers to find the best tenants in the quickest and most reliable manner, companies have devised two basic software models. If you are managing ..
(August 27, 2007)
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Property Management - Choosing Tenant Screening Software - ..

In part one we looked at software to help the owner/ manager make objective choices when looking to find the right tenant for a vacant unit. The rules based software discussed in part one is ..
(August 27, 2007)
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How to Manage a Vacation Home

Do you need it Absolutely. I have a friend with a second home in Idaho. They have a beautiful home on a small ranch that is for Christmas and summers. Its a short hop from northern California and its .
(August 21, 2007)
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The Tenant Move Out Cleaning List

Cleaning Your Unit for Vacancy This is always an area of contention between landlords and tenants. Getting the whole security deposit back is a goal for both owners and tenants. If there are no ..
(August 14, 2007)
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The Scoop on Pest Control Companies and Outlandish Repair ..

Termite Inspection and Clearance Termite reports can be the source of the biggest disputes between buyers and sellers. They are the main reason for delays in closing and can cost a bundle. A buyer ..
(August 03, 2007)
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How to Rent Fast and Get Your Price

The Problem: What is the right rent for your unit? What if its been off the market for quite a while and now you need to get a quick idea of the right rent rate. One that is not so low it rents in a .
(July 18, 2007)
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Home Inspection Checklist - Your Home's Interior

Professional home inspectors examine and accurately report the condition of a property, they do not evaluate the homes fair market value, instead they perform a visual examination of the physical ..
(July 04, 2007)
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Home Inspection Checklist - The Exterior of Your Home

As discussed in part one of the complete list of items to inspect the home inspection is a very valuable service, but there is an inherent conflict of interest because many companies inspect, ..
(July 04, 2007)
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The Lease - Owner Protection Begins Here - What Are The Most ..

The lease signing: This agreement is the foundation of the relationship between landlord and tenant. It will define the rules and regulations both parties will live with. It should also describe the ..
(June 12, 2007)
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Escrow - Part One - What Is It And Why Do I Need It

Escrow is a legal arrangement in which an asset (often money, but sometimes other property such as art, a deed of title, website, or software source code) is delivered to a third party (called an ..
(June 11, 2007)
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Escrow Part Two - How Does It Work and How Much Does It Cost

In part one of this discussion we discussed why it’s a good idea to have an escrow agent to do the diligence involved in a dispute free transaction. In part two we will look at what the escrow ..
(June 11, 2007)
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Short Sales An Answer For Tough Times

What is a Short Sale? A short sale in the mortgage world amounts to a lender agreeing to accept a pay off less than the original mortgage. For example, if your mortgage was $200,000 and all your ..
(June 06, 2007)
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Increase Rental Income - Maximizing Rental Income Sources

As the market slows and more of us find ourselves in the unlikely role of landlord, we need to develop a new reality Here are some good ways to maximize income beyond rent. Take a good look at your ..
(May 29, 2007)
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Remodel for Extra Income

Most of us spend remodel dollars to create amenities we always wanted. A more practical approach would be to use that space above the garage or that space between your home and the next one or even a .
(May 29, 2007)
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