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Monday, November 2, 2020

What is Normal Wear and Tear
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“Normal wear and tear” can be controversial because of the different circumstances people are accustomed to living in. What may appear to be in perfect repair to one person may seem dingy to others.A crystal clear definition of “normal wear and tear” is important for landlords because of security deposits. If a ten...

Sunday, September 27, 2020

COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act
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We've been getting a lot of questions this month about the new eviction protection laws just passed by the CDC and in California so we wanted to to communicate the latest information. On August 31, 2020, our California state legislature and Governor Newsom took action by signing the COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act (AB 3088) into law.T...

Friday, July 5, 2019

California Split Roll Measure
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The following blog post is a time-stamped, full transcript of Bob Preston’s interview of Joel Anderson, former California state senate member and local San Diego politician. The episode was recorded June 13, 2019 and published on the Property Management Brainstorm Podcast. The audio version of this podcast can be found at this link ...

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Property Management Inspection
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The following blog post is a time-stamped, full transcript of Bob Preston's interview of Andy Wallace of Z Inspector. The episode was published April 5, 2019 and published on the Property Management Brainstorm Podcast. The audio version of this podcast can be found at this link on the North County Property Group website, as Episode 12...

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

When to Re-key and Replace Detectors
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The following blog post is a time-stamped, full transcript of Bob Preston’s interview of Dathan Kern, owner and head locksmith of Kern Key in San Diego. The episode was published March 25, 2019 and published on the Property Management Brainstorm Podcast. The audio version of this podcast can be found on the North County Property Gro...

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Podcast Transcript: Short-Term Rentals in Del Mar
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The following blog post is a time-stamped, full transcript of Bob Preston's interview of Dwight Worden, the Mayor of Del Mar, California. The episode was published February 8, 2018 and published on the Property Management Brainstorm Podcast. The audio version of this podcast can be found at this link on the North County Property Group...

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

We're Going Paperless This Tax Season
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It's that time again! Tax season is upon us and this year we are enhancing our San Diego Property Management service by going paperless with our delivery of 2018 tax related documentation to our clients! Electronic delivery of IRS Forms 1099 and 592 will streamline the process and give our clients quicker access to their tax informati...

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Podcast Transcript: The Broker Trust Account
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The following blog post is a time-stamped, full transcript of Bob Preston's interview of Allison Disarro, Senior Vice President of Property Management Banking at Seacoast Commerce Bank. The episode was published March 20, 2018 and published on the Property Management Brainstorm Podcast. The audio version of this podcast can be found a...

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Should I Rent or Buy in 2019?
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As we start a new year, many people are coming to me for advice about whether they should rent or buy a home in 2019. This is never an easy question to answer and largely depends on your personal situation and finances. It might be an even tougher decision due to many unknowns at this point in the new year: the stock market has been volat...

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Allowable Security Deposit Deductions
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Landlords and tenants alike will often ask what is allowable as a security deposit deduction at the conclusion of a tenant’s lease agreement. Some aspects of California law are quite clear on this topic, others are a bit hazier.Clear:According to California Civil Code § 1950.5(b)(2), when a tenant terminates their lease and vac...

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