Archive for January, 2012

Rent Sense: The Priority of Rent

Posted: 27th January 2012 by Melissa in Rent Sense
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Rent Sense: The Priority of Rent By Neil Fjellestad and Chris De Marco FBS Property Management Whatever the reason, there seems to be some confusion about the financial priority of rent and the difference between paying rent and making the mortgage payment. Some basic points: Rights to your home as an owner are granted with […]

KTS Legal Q & A

Posted: 23rd January 2012 by Melissa in Legal Questions
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Questions and Answers Ted Kimball, Esq. January 2012 1.    Are email communication between tenant and landlord admissible in court? A.    Yes, emails can be allowed into evidence, but cannot be used to serve notices. 2.    I wasn’t to serve a three-day notice to pay rent or quit to a tenant who is very late on […]

Rent Sense: Neighborly Love

Posted: 20th January 2012 by Melissa in Rent Sense
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Rent Sense: Neighborly Love By Neil Fjellestad and Chris De Marco Fjellestad, Barrett & Short Life is hard enough. Who needs a neighbor with a need to crank up the volume on the television or a love for bass –driven tunes at midnight; has a barking dog when left alone; children that run and scream; […]

Rent Sense: Be a Smart Investor

Posted: 13th January 2012 by Melissa in Rent Sense
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Rent Sense: Be a Smart Investor By Neil Fjellestad and Chris DeMarco Fjellestad, Barrett & Short We regularly receive inquiries from frustrated rental owners that complain about their experience with property management companies.  Among the top complaints are the following: •    Prolonged vacancy with no solution •    Uncollected rent with no resolution •    Request for […]

Rent Sense: 2012 R.E. Outlook

Posted: 6th January 2012 by Melissa in Rent Sense
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Rent Sense: 2012 R.E. Outlook By Neil Fjellestad and Chris De Marco According to a recent Fannie Mae National Housing Survey there is consensus that rents will rise. Consumer expectations measured in this survey seem to be in line with forecasts by the National Associations of Realtors; the range of rental increase is expected to […]

Welcome!

Posted: 4th January 2012 by Melissa in Uncategorized

Welcome to the FBS Rent Sense Blog. We will be posting weekly Rent Sense Articles written by Neil and Chris. These articles can also be seen in major publications such as the San Diego Union Tribune. Our goal is to bring quality information to help counsel those already in or interested in the industry. Check back each week to see what is new and exciting in the Property Management world.

“Nearly half of all the housing in San Diego is offered for rent. This condition has existed locally for decades and will continue for the foreseeable future. It is imperative that rental owners and rental residents respect the other for their important role in the essential segment of our local economy. The more informed each are about their respective rights and responsibilities as well as changes in the marketplace the more realistic are the expectations. That just makes good sense; Rent Sense.” – Neil, 2008

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