How to Conduct a Tenant Criminal Background Check: A Guide
By Mike Barbanica Thursday, May 12, 2022
Is your worst nightmare dealing with tenants that ruin property or do illegal things while in your unit? If so, you can run a tenant criminal background check to minimize this possibility.The laws and ethics surrounding background checks are complicated and running a tenant scree...
Is a Tenant Criminal Background Check Necessary? A Closer Look
By Mike Barbanica Thursday, May 5, 2022
As a landlord or property manager, you may wonder, how necessary is doing a tenant criminal background check? It's tempting to go by your gut feelings and skip it, but if you do you'll be taking on risk. Believe it or not, around 70 million people in the U....
It's a great time to be a landlord in the Bay Area. If you were lucky enough to buy an investment property this year, you've got a chance to start a strong secondary stream of income. Being a landlord isn't as easy as it looks though. If you want to get a good re...
How to Handle Lease Renewals in the California Bay Area
By Mike Barbanica Thursday, April 21, 2022
Tenant turnover can cost you from $1000 to $5000 per vacant unit. In the Bay Area, the costs are likely to be at the high end of the scale.That figure includes tenant screening, unit cleaning, and any mortgage payments. What it doesn't include is the most valuable r...
Did you know that renters dish out around $485 billion in rent every year? Making money as a landlord is an attractive option, but accounting for those finances isn't as easy as it sounds.If you want to stay compliant as a property manager or investor, you need to do rental p...
Rental Property Management: 3 Things to Know About a 1031 Exchange
By Mike Barbanica Thursday, April 7, 2022
For rental property management professionals and real estate investors, the fact that 44.1 million American households are renters is great news. Many real estate investors buy properties with the intent of renting them out. While they might appreciate the opportunity to mak...
How To Find the Best Property Managers in the Bay Area
By Mike Barbanica Thursday, March 24, 2022
Owning rental properties is a fantastic way to create long-term success. Each rental property is not only an asset but also a source of monthly revenue.While it may take time to pay off your real estate investment, the rent should cover all of your costs and then some. Once the p...
Real estate investing can be one of the most lucrative moves of your professional life. There are countless reasons to invest in properties, whether you're going to flip them or rent them out. You can develop a passive stream of income or make huge, one-time profits.The quest...
How to Evict Someone in California: Your Essential Guide
By Mike Barbanica Thursday, March 10, 2022
Nothing is more difficult for a landlord than eviction. 724,000 California households are $2.5 billion behind in their rent payments. Many of these families are looking at eviction. But landlords can't just lock tenants out of their apartments. In order to respect the le...
Can a Tenant Have a Support Animal in My California Rental Property?
By Mike Barbanica Thursday, March 3, 2022
We can all agree that animals are dependable and are there for us when we need them. In fact, did you know that over 200,000 people live with an emotional support animal in the United States?As a landlord who owns California rental property, it's easy to feel overwhelmed...