Author Archives: Deborah

What’s Property Damage?

ShareTweet What’s Damage? I’ve been asked by my clients who act as their own property manager, what is considered damage after Tenant moves out? The laws in every state differ, so I am not addressing CA laws specifically.  When a … Continue reading

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Investing In Real Estate: 4 “No-Brainers” No Book Will Ever Tell You

ShareTweet First Time Investor: 4 “No-Brainers” No Book Will Ever Tell You   Now is a great time to purchase a Real Estate investment in San Diego, CA. Prices are fair, rates are reasonable and inventory is high. If this … Continue reading

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1031 Tax-Deferred Exchanges

ShareTweet Investing for Dummies: Investing in San Diego Income property Paying Capital Gains Tax on the sale of your San Diego income property could defeat the purpose of your investment strategy. If you have to give back the profit to … Continue reading

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Rentals-So Easy Even A Caveman Can Do them-WRONG!

ShareTweet Finding tenants is so easy—all you do is run an ad on Craigslist, answer the e-mail, show the home and BAM—you got a tenant!  I wish it were that easy!  For the uninformed owner, finding tenants, getting all the … Continue reading

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Things To Give Up After 50—-OH, Really??

ShareTweet —–Things to give up after 50—Oh Really?  Yes folks, I am over 50——hard to believe, with the spring still in my step and the “don’t trust anyone over 30” attitude, Woodstock just a memory (from my older sister of … Continue reading

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Why People (even Realtors) Need to Travel more:

ShareTweet I have made international travel a part of my life since I was 19. It started  with “Spring Break” (not the ~girls gone wild kind~ …oh…ok it was) in Bermuda. As the plane left the airport on our return … Continue reading

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10 Pointers for the NEWBIE Landlord

ShareTweet Maybe you already own income property, or perhaps you are thinking of buying an investment for your retirement portfolio. Did you know the number one reason income properties do not succeed is due to poor management? That’s right! So … Continue reading

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Tips On Management:Guidlines To Follow When Rent Is Not Paid

ShareTweet   If you are in this business for respect, get out asap. Tenants don’t pay rent out of  respect, they pay to avoid the pain of late fees or eviction. No pain, no gain! Just like kids tenants won’t … Continue reading

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Tiny Houses, Shipping Containers, under $100K?

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Tips for the Tenant: How to stand out from the crowd…

ShareTweet I have some advice for anyone interested in      renting a home with less then stellar credit in a very tight rental market in San Diego. Don’t get discouraged and automatically think the agent/owner will reject you if … Continue reading

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