Archive for April, 2013

When Annette Kay is home, she forgets what fresh air smells like. Secondhand smoke from a neighbor’s townhouse regularly drifts into her Rancho Peñasquitos property, triggering sinus infections and repeat trips to the doctor. “My landlord, not sympathetic at all,” said Kay, who’s on a fixed income and has decided to move out by late […]

Why FBS Can Add Value to Your Investment in Rental Properties There are numerous articles highlighting the latest investment strategy of Wall Street. The financial prowess of the likes of Warren Buffet and Blackstone seem to be focused on the following strategy: acquisition of thousands of distressed homes, fixing and operating as rentals going forward […]

FBS RENTAL Feedback- Resident Review

Posted: 25th April 2013 by Melissa in Uncategorized
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Not very often do we hear when people are happy and a lot of time is spent defending ourselves on a site like Yelp….but we understand it is just the nature of our business… but today we got some kind words and I thought I’d share… I’ll explain a little of my past and you […]

A Four Minute Housing Summary

Posted: 23rd April 2013 by Melissa in Rent Sense

Yesterday, I was on Fox Business news covering a host of topics. In this quick interview, we were able to discuss the following: Investors: They won’t sell while home prices are going up. Entry-level buyers: 30% of buyers are entry-level which is a typical number, but you would think the percentage would be higher given […]

Legal Questions April Part 2

Posted: 16th April 2013 by Melissa in Legal Questions
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8. Question: One of our residents is a day sleeper and complains about the noisy children next door. They are under school age and I don’t know how or if I should enforce excessive noise. Answer: Most courts recognize that apartment living is in closer proximity than single family homes and occupants must be more […]

San Diego Property Management 92064-Poway Fjellestad, Barrett & Short (FBS) is the San Diego property management company of choice for residential properties, rental homes, condos, townhomes and apartments for rent in Scripps Ranch and Poway. FBS fills more residential vacancies, collects more rent and supervises more property maintenance in 92131 and 92064 than the other […]

Legal Questions April Part 1

Posted: 8th April 2013 by Melissa in Legal Questions
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Kimball, Tirey & St. John LLP Questions & Answers Ted Kimball, Esq. April, 2013 1. Question: If I gave a resident a thirty-day notice of rent increase which ends on the tenth of the following month, can I charge the resident pro-rated rent for the first nine days at the daily rental value before the […]

Lucinda Garland of FBS Invites You to An Extraordinary Regional Real Estate Event “I am excited to recognize such an extraordinary quality of speakers and education at San Diego County Apartment Association’s 39th annual Education Conference and Expo.  On April 10th at the San Diego Convention Center, the Expo is designed to provide timely valuable […]

Neil Fjellestad of FBS to Speak in Utah at 2013 Fair Housing Education Conference Carol Levey, Bill Nye and Neil Fjellestad are among the line-up of National Apartment Association’s respected speakers to address attendees at the 2013 Fair Housing Education Conference and Trade Show. The host for this conference and trade show is the Utah […]