4 Ways to Protect Your Sacramento Home from Squatters – CA Landlord Best Practices

On today’s blog we are talking about squatters. Specifically, we are going to share four ways that you can prevent squatters from being in your rental property.

Aggressive Marketing

Working with a professional property management company in Sacramento that does aggressive marketing on behalf of your property will help reduce the likelihood that you have squatters in your empty home. When you have aggressive marketing, you have shorter Read more

Security Deposits as a Landlord – Depreciation and Wear & Tear in Sacramento

Our topic today is security deposits. Surprisingly, managing a security deposit is a very simple process if you know what you’re doing. However, they get landlords into court a lot of the time. These are some of the things you need to consider when you’re dealing with your tenant’s deposit.

Time Limits

One reason landlords find themselves in court is that they don’t pay attention to the security deposit deadlines. You have a specific time limit to close out the security deposit, and you have to get it right. Return the security deposit on time, and if you don’t know the exact amount of what you’ll need to deduct for damages, you can Read more

Fair Housing: 3 Things to Watch Out for with Tenant Screening for your Sacramento Rental Property

Today, our topic is fair housing, and the legal requirements you need to be aware of. First, you have to determine who selects the tenant for your home. At Smooth Sailing Realty & Property Management, we believe the property owner should have a say in the decision. After all, it’s your rental home and you should have some idea of who will be living in it.

Advertising and Marketing

When you are advertising your property for rent, or marketing it to a pool of potential renters, you have to Read more

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What is the Cost of Property Management in Sacramento?

One of the things we truly enjoy is taking care of our clients. When you’re looking for a property management company, take a look at what they charge and what services come with those fees. Choosing the company with the lowest price isn’t always the best thing for you or your rental home. Sometimes, you get what you pay for. Read more

Smooth Sailing Realty Intro – Property Management Sacramento

At Smooth Sailing Realty and Property Management, we take care of rentals in the Sacramento and outlying areas. We have been in business for over seven years. Today, we’re sharing a few reasons why you should work with us. Read more

Rebuilding Together – Improving Our Great City Aug 6 2012

Home by Home, Block by Block, Rebuilding Together is rebuilding homes and communities nationwide.

For more than 30 years, Rebuilding Together has provided extensive home rehabilitation and modification services to homeowners in-need.Our network of 200 affiliated non-profits brings together 200,000 volunteers and completes 10,000 projects each year. For every $1 donated to Rebuilding Together, $4 of value is delivered to our projects. Collectively that’s over $1.3 billion in market value reinvested to date into the communities we serve.With the help of everyday citizen volunteers, skilled tradespeople, the support of local business and major corporate partners, Rebuilding Together affiliates make life better for thousands of low-income homeowners every year.

Our work positively impacts the condition of the surrounding community as well, through community center rehabilitation, playground builds, and partnerships with organizations focused on energy efficiency, sustainable community gardens, volunteer engagement, and education.

Home by Home, Block by Block, entire communities are transformed.

We are at record low rates, buyers are scrambling for houses, there is very low inventory in Sacramento and sustained appreciation seems to be just around the corner.

Sounds good, right?

What are your thoughts?

First Time Home Buyers-Sacramento April 2012

Interest rates are low and so are housing prices, but the inventory is very low.  Do you feel this is the best time to buy a home today for a first time home buyer?   Or should they wait till inventory grows?  We like to hear your thoughts.

Sincerely,
Edwin Covarrubias
510-378-9346
Smooth Sailing Realty & Property Management, Inc
www.SmoothSailingRealty.com
8795 Folsom Blvd #100
Sacramento, CA 95826
Office:     916.387.0500
Fax:         916.387.0300
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Sacramento Real Estate Investing – Inventory Home For Sale April 2012

Since last year, the number of homes on the market for SALE in the Sacramento area have been less and less each month.  Where is this low housing inventory leading us to? Do you think it will continue?   We know this is good for the rental market but for the sales, thats a different scenario.
We would like to hear your comments.
Sincerely,
Edwin Covarrubias
510-378-9346
Smooth Sailing Realty & Property Management, Inc
www.SmoothSailingRealty.com
8795 Folsom Blvd #100
Sacramento, CA 95826
Office:     916.387.0500
Fax:         916.387.0300
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Sacramento Real Estate Investing – Staging A House The Right Way

How many of you of staged your house to be sold either by you or a company?  I guess you either get it right or wrong. There are just some things you don’t do, most of it relates to leave your personal items and belongings out.  And for sure, no dead animals on the couch…Please see the link below of a recent staging, what was the owner or agent thinking.

http://lovelylisting.icanhascheezburger.com/2012/03/07/funny-real-estate-foxy-living-room/

Sincerely,
Edwin Covarrubias
510-378-9346
Smooth Sailing Realty & Property Management, Inc
www.SmoothSailingRealty.com
8795 Folsom Blvd #100
Sacramento, CA 95826
Office:     916.387.0500
Fax:         916.387.0300
DRE#: 01848612
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Sacramento Real Estate Investing – Sacramento Rental Market

The Sacramento rental real estate market is still very good, which in most areas a less than 5% vacancy rate. However, the key to closing vacancies and and keeping units rented is to keep up with the market.  What I mean by this is, you need to be flexible with your rental guideline standards. For instance, not using FICO scores to qualify the applicant.   The reason why is, so many renters credit or new renters credit have been damage by the foreclosure’s and the economy.  I would like to hear others comments on this?

Have A Nice Day Sacramento!
Sincerely,
Smooth Sailing Realty Team
www.SmoothSailingRealty.com

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