New California Solar Bill Would Also Help Renters


California has been the clean energy frontrunner in the United States, and it has been particularly strong in deploying distributed, rooftop solar. Distributed generation, especially when paired with energy storage, has numerous advantages in cost savings, efficiency, a lessened carbon footprint, the preservation of land, and more when compared to centralized resources. The state represents…

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How To Reduce Wear And Tear On Carpeting At Your Rental Property

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With the average cost to replace carpeting in a 3-bedroom rental property ranging from $1600 to $2500, it’s understandable that landlords want to do everything they can to make their carpeting last. Thankfully, landlords can maintain the value of their investment a lot longer than they expected by following these simple tips. Tip #1 –…

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Some Renters Protected Under California’s Extended Eviction Moratorium

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On March 31, 2022, the California legislature approved Assembly Bill (AB) 2179, extending the state’s eviction renters moratorium through June 30, 2022, for certain tenants who have applied for rental assistance on or before March 31, 2022.  This latest extension was passed in response to significant delays reported by both the state and local jurisdictions related to the processing…

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Tips For Accidental Landlords


Every year, more and more people find themselves of being in the position of being an accidental landlord. This means that they inherited a property from a parent or family member, and in most cases, they were completely unprepared to manage it. Thankfully, being an accidental landlord doesn’t have to be a difficult experience, especially…

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How To Set The Correct Rent For Your Central Valley Home

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Are you planning on renting your Central Valley California home for the first time but you don’t know how much you should ask for rent every month? In this article, we will offer you several tips you can use for setting the correct rent for your property. Market Research The first thing to do before…

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California’s renter tax credit could soon increase


An estimated 2.4 million Californians could see a boost in their tax refunds next year under a legislative proposal that would dramatically increase the state’s renters’ tax credit for the first time in more than four decades. The amount of the subsidy — created to help income-eligible Californians who don’t benefit from the tax breaks…

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Tenant Move-Outs – How To Make The Process More Efficient

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If you own rental properties in the Central Valley, you know that tenant move-outs are a part of owning rental properties because many tenants often stay at a property for 12 months or less. Thankfully, even though tenant turnover can be a hassle for any landlord, move-outs can be simple and efficient if you follow…

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5 Tips For Dealing With Terrible Tenants


A problem tenant is something that every landlord has to deal with sooner, rather than later. Thankfully, dealing with problem tenants doesn’t have to be a major hassle, especially if you follow these tips. Tip #1 – Be Rational And Calm The first thing to do when communicating with a problem tenant is to be…

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Questions To Ask A Prospective Tenants Rental References


Tenant screening is essential because it gives landlords the ability to dig deep into a prospective tenant’s rental history and verify that they will be the most qualified tenant to live in their rental property. During the process of tenant screening, it’s also important to ask prospective tenants’ rental references the right questions because those…

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What To Include In Your Tenant Welcome Packet

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A tenant welcome packet is one of the most important things that you can give your tenant when they move in. The packet shows them that you care about their experience and want to help them get started right at your rental property. If you’ve only ever handed your tenants the keys, and never given…

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