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Should I Rent my San Francisco Home Furnished or Unfurnished?

Should I Rent my San Francisco Home Furnished or Unfurnished?

We often get calls from property owners who are moving away for a short period of time, and they want to rent out their homes furnished. Today, we are addressing that question and explaining why it’s best to rent a property that’s unfurnished. Essentially, furnished properties are short term rentals, and we don’t do that […]

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Property Insurance for Landlords Part 2 – Your San Francisco Property Management Company is an Additional Insured

Property Insurance for Landlords Part 2 – Your San Francisco Property Management Company is an Additional Insured

This is Part Two of a blog that includes information about required insurance for landlords and rental property owners. In the first blog, we discussed what types of coverage you need. Today, we are talking specifically about making sure your property management company is named as an additional insured on your policy. You don’t want […]

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Landlord Insurance Part 1 – What Insurance Do I Need to Rent Out my San Francisco Home?

Landlord Insurance Part 1 – What Insurance Do I Need to Rent Out my San Francisco Home?

Today we are talking about the property insurance requirements for landlords. This is a complicated topic, so we are breaking it out into two parts. This blog is Part One, which will be a general explanation of the insurance you need when you’re renting out your property. Property Insurance You need insurance that will cover […]

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5 Tips on How to be a Good San Francisco Landlord

5 Tips on How to be a Good San Francisco Landlord

If you want to be a good landlord in San Francisco, there are five simple rules that can help you be successful. Timely Rent Payments Make sure your tenants are paying rent on time. Charge a late fee when the money comes in after the due date. Don’t let your tenants get into the habit […]

Should I Remodel my San Francisco Rental Home? Kitchens and Bathrooms 101

Should I Remodel my San Francisco Rental Home? Kitchens and Bathrooms 101

Property owners often ask me if they need to upgrade their properties before they put them on the rental market or when they’re between tenants. They want to know if it’s important to remodel kitchens and bathrooms. Generally, I tell people that if they have to ask, the answer is probably yes. If your kitchen […]

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How Does San Francisco’s New 2015 Airbnb Legislation Impact my Rental Home?

How Does San Francisco’s New 2015 Airbnb Legislation Impact my Rental Home?

Today, we are talking a little bit about San Francisco’s new legislation that regulates short term rentals in the area. It’s being called the Airbnb legislation. As you probably know, we passed laws that legalize this type of rental. Until recently, it was completely illegal to rent out a home or a room for less […]

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2015 San Francisco Rental Market Update : California Investment Home Education

2015 San Francisco Rental Market Update : California Investment Home Education

In this blog, I want to share my opinion of the rental outlook for San Francisco in 2015. Overall, I think the market is going to be great. I don’t foresee a huge frenzy like we saw in the spring and summer of 2014. The market has cooled down a bit and leveled off. We […]

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What is a 614 Notice and Should I Use it When Renting my San Francisco Home?

What is a 614 Notice and Should I Use it When Renting my San Francisco Home?

Our topic today is the 614 Notice and whether you need to use it when you’re renting out your home in San Francisco. A 614 Notice is a legal notice that a San Francisco landlord would serve to tenants when you have a roommate situation and one of the original roommates on the original lease […]

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Should I Add my Property Manager to my San Francisco Landlord Policy?

Should I Add my Property Manager to my San Francisco Landlord Policy?

If you are a client of Gordon Property Management, you know that we require you to name us as an additional insured on your liability policy. A lot of property owners wonder what exactly that means, and today we are going to talk a little bit about that and why it’s important. Adding your property […]

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Should You Require Your San Francisco Tenant to Have Renters Insurance?

Should You Require Your San Francisco Tenant to Have Renters Insurance?

Our topic today is renters insurance. The latest lease agreement written by the San Francisco Apartment Association now has a clause in it that requires tenants to obtain renters insurance. That’s the lease we use and most of the San Francisco landlords we work with use it. What does renters insurance really get you? We […]

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