Investors and Dealers

By Fernando Nunez Most real estate investors are aware of the advantages of the “investor” designation on their tax return. “Investor” is indicative of a rentier who parks their wealth, lays back and lives off its income. However, when a property sells, many investors do not weigh the … [Read more...]

Renters Face Affordability Challenges When it Comes to Buying a Home, C.A.R. Survey Finds

Renters face affordability challenges - The value homeownership and want to buy a home but many are encountering affordability and financial obstacles that prevent them from buying, according to the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) 2016 Renter Survey. Making sense of the story … [Read more...]

Legal News Update for San Jose Property Owners

Residential Fireplace Disclosure Bay Area Air Quality Management District (Air District) has adopted amendments to regulations on fine particulate emissions from residential wood burning.  Effective June 1, 2016, the regulation requires anyone who is selling, renting or leasing property in the nine … [Read more...]

More Than Half of Renters Plan to Keep Renting

Majority of Boomers, Millennials and Gen Xers View Renting as More Affordable Than Homeownership MCLEAN, VA--(Marketwired - Mar 16, 2016) -  Despite rent increases and feeling burdened by their finances, 70 percent of renters currently feel renting is a more affordable choice than homeownership, … [Read more...]

What IS Normal Wear and Tear

If you enter the words “normal wear and tear in rental housing” into a search function in the computer, you will be amazed to find hundreds of articles or references on this subject. Many of them are tenants who dispute that the property owner charged them with damage when it was ordinary use of the … [Read more...]

Who Is Responsible for That Repair?

Maintaining a property is important to any investment and normally the property owner’s responsibility. However, there are times when the tenant could be responsible and that may be difficult to determine. Habitability is essential Even if landlord and tenant sign an agreement in writing that … [Read more...]

The Importance of Renter’s Insurance

Renter’s insurance is one of those things which hold a powerful place and yet are ignored because they are not properly understood. Countless renters forgo this insurance simply because they think that they are protected and that the policy will become just another added expense that won’t do them … [Read more...]

Tips to Help You with Deciding on the Rent of Your Property

If you’re a property owner, then you without doubt must want to set the rent rate at an amount that makes you most money. Sadly, in this competitive world of real state, tenants have the freedom to choose their apartment or property according to their liking, so you should act wisely while setting … [Read more...]

Things Tenants Will be looking for In Your Property

As a property owner, you have to know that when people are looking for a place to call home, they will want it to have certain features. If you, as a landlord, were to implement these features into the property, you will be able to attract a lot of tenants. So, here are some of the most important … [Read more...]

Renting to Tenants in the Section 8 Program

Metro Property Management is a full service real estate management company which specializes in residential properties in Santa Clara County of California. Often, we are asked by our clients if they should rent to Section 8 tenants. There are many benefits and challenges for owners wishing to … [Read more...]