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2011 

After a tenant moves into a property they have a period of moving time that needs to allow for a little lag in maintenance time. Some owners are quick to blame tenants for necessary repairs to a property. However, we have to remember it takes weeks for some tenants to fully move into a property, ...
Posted almost 3 years ago
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Dogs are a man's best friend right? Well dogs are not necessarily the best friend of a property manager. At Homepointe we like to not take a security deposit AND a pet deposit, but we lump both deposits into one. This way we do not need to decifer what damage is caused by a pet and what is caused...
Posted almost 3 years ago
There is often a preconceived notion that having a new build home will yield a higher rent. This is not always the case. When pulling rental comparables it is necessary to look at these items: 1. Where the property is located 2. How many bed/baths 3. Square footage of the property 4. Year built A...
Posted almost 3 years ago
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No one wants to start an unlawful detainer, but often times it takes the hard shell of a Property Manager to evict a tenant from their home. Being the bad guy can mean the difference between income or a property that drains your checkbook. Another helpful tool is that of an eviction attorney. Usi...
Posted almost 3 years ago
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HomePointe and our Broker/Owner, Robert Machado has been featured in a few articles in a new and upcoming magazine called the "LandLord of Greater Sacramento." In this monthly magazine Mr. Machado has an article about the importance of tenant screening when finding renters. If you would like to b...
Posted almost 3 years ago
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The habits and characteristics of tenants and for that matter owners whom wish to rent their home in the future, are not all consistant. It is important to do walk throughs of homes, take pictures if needed, and document any damages, whether it is owner moving in/out or tenant moving in/out. Main...
Posted almost 3 years ago
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As the summer heats rise here in Sacramento it is important to make sure vacant homes are locked up tight and windows are shut. Windows are key in keeping out the heat waves. If a property has duel pane windows it may keep the cold air in longer. Also older properties with brick or cinder block w...
Posted almost 3 years ago
As the summer approaches we need to research market rates for rental homes and increase prices if needed. The summer time is high time for families to relocate and for students to move around. We like to have vacant properties in the summer as opposed to the winter when there are not many prospec...
Posted almost 3 years ago
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Property Manager in Sacramento, Natomas, W. Sac, Elk Grove
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