San Diego Property Management & Real Estate

Common Landlord Mistakes & How to Avoid Them in San Diego

Common Landlord Mistakes & How to Avoid Them in San Diego

It’s easy to make mistakes as a San Diego landlord, and even experienced rental property owners find themselves making expected errors and reeling from bad decisions.

Most people make a mistake and move on. The problem, of course, is that these mistakes can usually be expensive.

Why Landlords Are Investing in San Diego Real Estate

Why Landlords Are Investing in San Diego Real Estate

As local San Diego property managers, we have seen a lot of trends in the sales and the rental markets. The real estate market is always changing, and with everything that’s going on right now, it’s hard to say where we’ll be as buyers, sellers, investors, and owners at the end of the year. Anyone who owns San Diego real estate is probably feeling pretty comfortable because this is a stable market that has weathered recessions and downturns before. 

Explaining the California Rent Control Law | San Diego Landlord Advice

Explaining the California Rent Control Law | San Diego Landlord Advice

A new statewide rent control law went into effect for California in 2020, and it’s called the Tenant Protection Act or AB1482. There’s more involved than just rent control, and if you’re feeling overwhelmed and confused about what this new law means for you and your rental properties in San Diego – you’re not alone. As we implement and execute these new regulations, there are bound to be questions that can only be decided in court.

Multi Family vs. Single Family Investing in San Diego: Which is Best For You?

Multi Family vs. Single Family Investing in San Diego: Which is Best For You?

Investing in San Diego is a great idea, and there are plenty of opportunities in the residential real estate market. You’ll find there are single-family homes in established neighborhoods as well as newer, HOA neighborhoods, and multi-family buildings that have two, five, or even more than 100 units. Deciding which type of investment is best for you depends on several factors. 

Handling Security Deposit Returns| San Diego Property Management Tips

Handling Security Deposit Returns| San Diego Property Management Tips

California law is pretty clear when it comes to returning a tenant’s security deposit. When you have someone moving out of your San Diego rental property, you’ll need to take a few important steps to ensure you’re compliant with the law. 

Best Practices for Advertising your San Diego Rental Property

Best Practices for Advertising your San Diego Rental Property

At Mercer Properties, we’ve been leasing and managing homes in the San Diego area for more than 30 years. This experience has taught us a lot about how to effectively advertise a rental property. You might have the best rental property on the market, but if no one knows about it, that great property will remain unoccupied, and you won’t earn any money on it. 

Tenant Damage vs. Normal Wear & Tear | San Diego Landlord Advice

Tenant Damage vs. Normal Wear & Tear | San Diego Landlord Advice

Understanding the difference between tenant damage and normal wear and tear is important when you’re renting out a property in San Diego. According to California law, tenants are responsible for paying for any damage that they cause to a property, but the landlord is required to handle any issues ta are considered normal wear and tear.

Avoiding Vacancies in Your San Diego Rental Property: What to Know

Avoiding Vacancies in Your San Diego Rental Property:  What to Know

Vacancies are expensive for investors, and the money you lose cannot ever be earned back. While it’s impossible to completely eliminate vacancy times, you want to be sure you can minimize them as much as possible. We have a few tips that will help you keep your vacancy days down. When your San Diego rental home is consistently occupied with a good tenant, you earn more money.

Fair Housing Laws in San Diego: Property Management Tips from the Pros

Fair Housing Laws in San Diego: Property Management Tips from the Pros

As a landlord, you are required by law to avoid discrimination of any kind when you’re marketing a property, screening tenants, leasing a home, or enforcing the lease. Everything you do needs to be documented and consistent to ensure you don’t accidentally violate a fair housing law.

The San Diego fair housing requirements follow the federal and state laws. There are a few key things that you need to know.

What are Accessory Dwelling Units and How Do they Add Value to Your San Diego Property?

What are Accessory Dwelling Units and How Do they Add Value to Your San Diego Property?

There are a number of other specifics that you’ll need to pay attention to before you build a new accessory dwelling unit on your current property. But, if you have the space to consider it, or you already have a structure on your property that would be easy to convert, it’s something to consider. The additional rental income would help with your cash flow and your overall ROI.

Investor’s Guide to Positive Cash Flow from San Diego Real Estate

Investor’s Guide to Positive Cash Flow from San Diego Real Estate

Investing in San Diego real estate does not have to mean counting on long term appreciation and tolerating neutral or even negative cash flow in favor of the larger investment picture. It’s positive to gain positive cash flow in San Diego, and we’re here to share some ideas that may help.