Archive for November, 2013

Best Practices for Independent Rental Owners- Part 2 By Lucinda Lilley, CPM®, GRI® FBS Property Management We have asked Lucinda Lilley, CPM to present a series of articles “Best Practices for Independent Rental Owners”. Lucinda is a Certified Property Manager (CPM) and a Graduate of the Realtor Institute (GRI). Her 25-year distinguished property management career […]

Rent Sense: Best Practices for Independent Rental Owners By Neil Fjellestad & Chris De Marco FBS Property Management A “best practice” is a method or technique that has consistently shown results superior to those achieved with other means, and that is used as a benchmark to measure performance. Often the term is used to describe […]

Nov Legal Questions Part 2

Posted: 19th November 2013 by Melissa in Legal Questions
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7. Question: If one tenant moves from one unit to the other unit within one building, can I deduct the security deposit to cover the damages and fix up for the old unit, then ask them to redeposit the amount of money to make up the security deposit for the new unit? Answer: Yes, and […]

Rent Sense: Improve To Add Value

Posted: 15th November 2013 by Melissa in Rent Sense

Rent Sense: Improve To Add Value By Neil Fjellestad & Chris De Marco FBS Property Management Now could be a good time to improve your property in order to preserve its condition overall, enhance its rental value and/or upgrade the appraisal for generating better mortgage terms. If you are looking for additional tax write-off why […]

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 Point Loma (92106); Ocean Beach, Sunset Cliffs (92107); or Old Town (92110). FBS fills more residential vacancies, collects more rent and supervises more property maintenance in 92106, 92107 and […]

Nov Legal Questions Part 1

Posted: 12th November 2013 by Melissa in Legal Questions
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Kimball,Tirey&St.JohnLLP Landlord/Tenant Questions & Answers Ted Kimball, Esq. November, 2013 1. Question: I have a month-to-month rental agreement with a tenant and have given a 60-day notice to vacate. Since the service of the notice, the tenant has not paid the rent so I served him with a 3-day pay rent or quit notice. Did […]

Smart Real Estate with Neil Fjellestad

Posted: 11th November 2013 by Melissa in Video
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Rent Sense: Should I Go or Should I Stay? By Neil Fjellestad & Chris De Marco FBS Property Management More are employed within the rental housing business than is commonly realized. Often we are asked for career advice within this business we have navigated for more than four decades. Perhaps our perspective can be helpful […]

Did you know? Rent Sense is available to you in several ways. You can find it in the Union Tribune, Local Newspapers such as the Mission Times Courier, Mission Valley News, through social media such as our blog and Facebook. You can also find it in industry publications such as Apartment Magazine. Apartment Management Magazines […]

Rent Sense: Renter Insurance

Posted: 1st November 2013 by Melissa in Rent Sense
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Rent Sense: Renter Insurance By Neil Fjellestad and Chris De Marco FBS Property Management Renter insurance is an ounce of prevention that every renter should have. It is an inexpensive method to safeguard their finances and lifestyle. Renters can start with their existing auto carrier for best rates. Rental owners wonder whether renter insurance is […]