Property Investment Spotlight: Union City, CA

With its outstanding location, Google Employee Buses and striking proximity to East Bay and South Bay and the rest of the Bay area too, Union City remains very much a prime investment target for lots of buyers burned out on California’s high prices. There are opportunities in Union City.  

Property Investment Spotlight: Dublin, CA

Dublin California holds that remarkable distinction of having more than doubled its size in the past ten years. It’s been a remarkable story of growth and prosperity and that prosperity extends far beyond the city’s nominal borders to affect other communities like Livermore and Pleasanton that share many of the same characteristics. Home prices in […]

7 Things You Better Know About the East Bay Before Moving Here

The East Bay will perhaps always get the rap of the outer boroughs in New York City. Oakland may be our Brooklyn by the Bay, but it’s a lot more, too. And while we do speak with San Franciscans (and folks from all over) who haven’t got a clue, by and large, people get that […]

Seven East Bay Property Management Musts

The East Bay area continues to be one of the hot investment areas in all of California. While prices are expected to continually climb, there will be adjustments and similar setbacks, as there will be anywhere else in any market worldwide. In the East Bay though, residential real estate investors get access to an experienced […]

Four Important Water Conservation Tips for Surviving the Drought with Your Tenants in Place

As one of the leading Alameda County and Contra Costa County property managers, we look at a lot of water bills. In fact, we pay them for many of our clients, so we’re very often in charge of keeping those costs down so that our property owners don’t see their entire investment run down the […]

Investment Property: 6 Biggest Money-Specific Reasons to Go with a Property Manager

Is your investment property adding up to what you put into it? An apartment over the garage is one thing, but when it comes to owning and maintaining anything more than one simple apartment, most landlords quickly find that they’re in well over their heads. Short of being a full time property manager yourself, there’s […]

Why Bay Area Rents Are Up and What You Should Do

Most sources are indicating that the entire Bay Area is moving well into a buyers’ market, although that’s not to say there is anything like a glut of unpurchased homes. That’s Buyers’ Market as opposed to Renters’ Market.   On the contrary, the shortage of housing in San Francisco and in the wider Bay remains […]

3 East Bay Cities Where You Can Still Buy a Home

The entire East Bay, including Alameda and Contra Costa counties is loaded with world class homes. It’s a super popular place to raise your kids and for obvious reasons. Contra Costa offers space, culture, access, and plenty of things to do, and without the super high prices and obvious drawbacks to the other side of […]

MIMO Procedures for the Rental Property: Why They’re Essential

Move-In and Move-Out procedures are some of the most neglected on the slate of things every landlord has to do. Not surprisingly though, that MIMO time – maybe better called MOMI time because it’s the time BETWEEN tenants – is when you really have to stay on your toes. In fact, there are very good […]

Protecting Your Investment Property

5 Points to Keep Your Contra Costa County Investment Property Paying Annual maintenance for a home in Contra Costa can seem reasonable especially when compared with much higher rates across the bay. In general, while rents are lower, expenses related to maintaining and keeping those properties on the market will also be lower. The weather […]