Why You Should Raise Rents Every Year

Now that Governor Newsom’s executive order from October 2017 has expired, rent increases are no longer limited to 10 percent of 2017 rates. This allows landlords to increase rents to keep up with the cost of inflation. If you own a rental, you may struggle with the idea of raising the rent each year. It … Read more

The Pros and Cons of Using a Property Management Company

Hey, I had the opportunity to give away another one of my Schat’s Bakery gift cards with this column, since it was in response to a question from a reader. The reader asked, “What are the costs and benefits of hiring a property management company to deal with my rental property, and what’s typically required … Read more

Being a Good Renter

The real estate market continues to evolve into a seller’s market. Prices are up, inventory is down, and buyers outnumber sellers. However, if you would rather rent than buy right now, here are some tips on how to be a savvy renter. Find a property that fits your needs. You can find places for rent … Read more