Safety Issues To Cover Before Renting Your Home

Safety Issues To Cover Before Renting Your Home

Landlords have several responsibilities when renting a home and many have to do with the safety of their tenants. Certain systems must be included in the home in order to comply with local regulations. It is up to the property owners to take the steps required. Whether you are considering renting your home for vacationing…

The Internet of Things (IoT) Allows Property Managers To Add Value With Modest Investment

The Internet of Things (IoT) Allows Property Managers To Add Value With Modest Investment

One of the latest trends that’s receiving a lot of attention in the media is the Internet of Things (IoT). IoT is a term used to describe the ability to connect a device to the Internet to collect data on things like temperature, lighting and the presence of people. The idea is to make everyday…

The Risks Posed By Ignoring Landlord Insurance

The Risks Posed By Ignoring Landlord Insurance

Why landlord insurance is an important consideration in this day and age. While many would agree that insurance is a sensible and prudent option, some potential buy-to-let landlords may not realize just how essential it is. Beyond the known risks of a burst pipe or a faulty boiler lurk some potentially nasty hazards. Some very…

The Dilemma of Renting an Illegal In-Law Unit or Illegal Apartment

What is an illegal unit or also known as illegal apartment? Typically, an illegal in-law unit or illegal apartment is one that was built without permits, or one in which the rooms were constructed with the blessing of the building inspector, but with the kitchen or stove put in afterwards.  Another way to determine this…

Real Estate Market Report for Los Altos, CA

Real Estate Market Report for Los Altos, CA

Los Altos is one of the strongest real estate markets in Silicon Valley. It’s one of the most popular destination towns for both local and relocation clients, offering large lots, a rural feel, and one of the best school districts in the state.  Los Altos is one of the most expensive markets in the country…