Blog Posts in Category: Property Management

01/08/2021

Propertymanagement.com's Best Property Management in Oakland

Propertymanagement.com's Best Property Management in Oakland

We are proud to announce that Advent Properties, Inc has been rated #1 by Propertymanagement.com on their list of the Best Property Management in Oakland, CA. Here is what they have to say about our services:
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12/17/2020

Expertise.com's 2020 Best Property Managers in San Francisco

Expertise.com's 2020 Best Property Managers in San Francisco

Widely respected business recommendation website, Expertise.com, scored 178 Property Management companies in San Francisco, and we rank #1 (technically).
Expertise makes it easy to find the best local experts in your area. Their proprietary research and selection process identifies the top service professionals in over 200 different industries in major cities across the United States. Expertise features only objectively quantified and qualified professionals hand-picked by their selection process, and research to understand what’s important when searching for experienced and professional companies.   more...

12/16/2020

Buying a Home in 2021? Here Are 3 Things to Keep in Mind

Buying a Home in 2021? Here Are 3 Things to Keep in Mind

Owning a home is a huge undertaking but a potentially rewarding one. When you buy a place of your own, you get to build equity in an asset that can increase in value over time. You also gain the stability of not having a landlord who can decide to renew your lease or not. But if you think that 2021 is the year for you to buy a home, you should know what the housing and mortgage market could have in store. Here are a few things to keep in mind:
You might pay more than you think: According to the Mortgage Bankers Association, the average buyer took out a $375,000 mortgage to purchase a home as of late November. Home values across the country have skyrocketed in 2020, and once 2021 kicks off, they're apt to stay that way. If you're hoping to buy in 2021, prepare to pay a premium, especially early on in the year, when prices and inventory will likely be comparable to what they are now. We recommend you take some time this year to review your budget and then establish an outer limit for what you can pay.   more...

11/21/2020

Smoking in multi-unit housing may become prohibited in San Francisco

Smoking in multi-unit housing may become prohibited in San Francisco

Photo by Andres Siimon on Unsplash Smoking in multi-unit housing and apartments may become prohibited in San Francisco soon. The City and County of San Francisco Board of Supervisors are considering an ordinance that would change the health code to “prohibit smoking inside all private dwelling units in multi-unit housing complexes containing three or more units.”
Introduced on November 3rd, this ordinance will face a vote before the full Board of Supervisors on December 1st. If the board votes for the change, San Francisco would be among 63 cities and counties in California to have smoke-free multi-unit housing. Crowning San Francisco as the largest city in the country to adopt a smoke-free policy. This new ordinance will also extend those rules to smoking or vaping in rented units. Almost half of San Francisco residents live in multi-unit housing and would be affected by this change.   more...

11/20/2020

Proposition 19 Passes, Here's What That Means For Property Owners

Proposition 19 Passes, Here's What That Means For Property Owners

Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels Proposition 19 has officially passed! California voters have approved a makeover to the state’s landmark 1978 law to limit property taxes with 51% support. The measure allows homeowners 55 and older, the disabled, and wildfire victims to carry low property tax rates with them when they move. Though, it strips property tax breaks from people who inherit property.
This new proposition is a substantial victory for the California Association of Realtors, who made changes to a similar initiative in 2018 that voters rejected by 20% points. The revamped proposal generated broad bipartisan support and only token organized opposition.   more...

08/26/2020

100 Day Challenge to Address Homelessness

100 Day Challenge to Address Homelessness

The COVID-19 pandemic and recent wildfires remind us of the importance of safe and permanent housing for protecting one’s health. In response to COVID-19, the Alameda County Health Care Services Agency (HCSA) and Alameda County Health Care for the Homeless (ACHCH) partnered with Abode Services and the State of California to implement Project Roomkey. Project Roomkey provides our unsheltered neighbors with isolation housing to recover from COVID-19 and safe housing for high-risk populations to help prevent them from contracting the virus.
These partners have now taken on Governor Newsom’s 100 Day Challenge Initiative to address homelessness and are looking for property owners and landlords to help residents leaving Project Roomkey find permanent housing. The Alameda County 100 Day Challenge Initiative aims to disrupt the cycle of homelessness by placing our unsheltered neighbors exiting Project Roomkey into permanent housing.   more...

05/29/2020

10 Very Common Rental Property Repairs

10 Very Common Rental  Property Repairs

As a Property Owner, one of your most significant responsibilities is to keep up the property and repair things when they break. Although this can be high-priced and stressful if you budget and successfully plan for maintenance, you will have funds saved to handle these issues. Repairs tend to scare new landlords, but most maintenance issues are typically simple to repair. Even though you will rarely foresee when these issues happen, you can predict that they certainly will.
1. Appliances Not Working Appliances have a lot of moving parts, and as such, tend to break down fairly often. Although the landlord can fix some issues, many problems will require a professional appliance repair representative. Unless a new appliance is needed, the typical cost to fix is between $50 and $100 per hour, and most repairs take about an hour. Used appliance stores exist in almost every town, and especially in the case of stoves, can be just as good as new.   more...

05/22/2020

6 Common Mistakes First-time Homebuyers Make

6 Common Mistakes First-time Homebuyers Make

Buying a home is one of the most significant financial decisions you’ll make in your life. Although, on occasion, it can be one of the largest sources of stress for many first-time buyers is the financing process. Unless you’ve planned thoroughly and dedicated time for research, receiving a mortgage can feel complicated and overwhelming. Luckily, you could learn from these common mistakes first-time homebuyers make to have a less stressful experience:
1. Not realizing the full cost of homeownership: Being a first-time homebuyer involves much more than the monthly cost of renting, which usually includes your rent payment, some of the utilities, your internet, and cable bills. As a homeowner, you’ll be responsible for the additional monthly costs that may have been covered by your landlord. That includes the following expenses: Water, sewer and garbage, monthly HOA fees, landscaping, property taxes, and homeowners insurance. All of that is in addition to maintenance costs, which you should set aside 1-3 percent of the purchase price of the home annually to cover repairs and maintenance.   more...

05/20/2020

Sellers Are Standing Firm on Their Asking Prices

Sellers Are Standing Firm on Their Asking Prices

Almost 75% of Realtors report that their sellers have not reduced their listing prices down to draw new buyers amid this pandemic, announced by the National Association of REALTORS. That indicates the amount of precaution home sellers consider to avoid feeling pressured to sell quickly during COVID-19.
"The housing market faced an inventory shortage before the pandemic. Given that there are even fewer new listings during the pandemic, the home sellers are taking a calm approach and appear unwilling to lower prices to attract buyers during the temporary disruptions to the economy" says NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun   more...

04/24/2020

Is It Safe To House Hunt During the Coronavirus Pandemic?

Is It Safe To House Hunt During the Coronavirus Pandemic?

While risk is an individual choice, the real estate industry is adjusting to give access to home buying securely during the coronavirus pandemic. You would now be able to do numerous things at a safe social distance, or even remotely with regards to purchasing a home that you might not have considered doing previously.
Here are on the whole the courses face to face checkpoints to purchasing a home have changed to guard you during the coronavirus pandemic:   more...

04/01/2020

A Moratoria on Evictions Is Now In Effect

A Moratoria on Evictions Is Now In Effect

This week, several cities, the County of Alameda, and the State of California enacted moratoria on evictions for nonpayment of rent. Below you will find summaries of each ordinance relevant to your location:
State of California: Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order banning the enforcement of eviction orders for renters affected by COVID-19 through May 31, 2020. The order prohibits landlords from evicting tenants for nonpayment of rent and prohibits enforcement of evictions by law enforcement or courts. It also requires tenants to declare in writing, no more than seven days after the rent comes due, that the tenant cannot pay all or part of their rent due to COVID-19.   more...

12/04/2019

7 Home Security tips to prevent burglaries

7 Home Security tips to prevent burglaries

Every 18 seconds another preventable break-in will occur in the United States, totaling to over 200 break-ins within an hour. The average monthly cost for home security monitoring services is $30/month ($360/year). Monitoring prices can be as low as $9.99/month ($120/year) for basic monitoring, and upwards of $100/month ($1,200 annually) for more premium services with complex devices. Even though implementing proper home security can become expensive, there are small steps you can take to improve home security and genuine feelings of serenity before leaving your home. Lock your door and windows This appears to be a conspicuous tip, yet 30 percent of thieves report breaking into a home through an opened window or entryway. Life gets occupied and we hurry to work, school, and activities. Take a couple of moments before you leave to check the entryways and as of late opened windows on the primary level. In the event that you'll forget to, stick a note in your entryway to remind yourself before exiting. Additionally, do not forget to close your blinds and curtains. Prior to entering a home, a robber needs to realize what they're going to take. A planned home break-in's duration typically lasts between 6-12 minutes, therefore burglars will investigate a home's valuables through windows before the break-in.
Train your dog Appropriately prepared pooches are Effective at hindering home invaders. While they are able to defend themselves by biting, their loud barking can cause intruders to panic and caution somebody of the bulgar's presence.   more...

11/06/2019

Resources for Unlawful Evictions

Resources for Unlawful Evictions

The Tenant Protection Act caps annual rent increases at 5% plus inflation, while also forcing landlords to specify a legitimate reason for evicting tenants and to offer relocation assistance for no-fault evictions. While AB 1482: California’s new tenant protection act is set to take effect on January 1st, 2020. Many California residents find themselves receiving wrongful eviction notices from Landlords of their respective homes.
We have received calls from recently evicted tenants of competitor Property Management companies, to discuss their options for resolving these matters and finding new homes to reside. It is unclear if the actions of some landlords are motivated by the new law, or simply profit-maximizing. But Advent Properties, Inc. takes pride in conducting every precautionary step to verify that Property Owners we work with are knowledgeable of rental laws, and never abuse this method of unjust evictions.   more...

11/01/2019

The Rising Competition between Move-Up & First-Time Buyers

The Rising Competition between Move-Up & First-Time Buyers

A recent report from Realtor.com® confirms that lower mortgage rates have piqued the interest of more buyers this fall. However, the consistently shrinking inventory of lower-cost homes is not keeping up with the high demand of buyers.
Highlights: • In September, inventory levels were 2.5% lower than a year ago • Mid-market homes—those priced between $200,000 to $750,000, which make up the largest segment of housing inventory—showed zero percent growth in September. • “The mid-tier of housing represents nearly 60 percent of homes for sale on the market, making it a solid indicator of how tight inventory levels are in the U.S.,” says George Ratiu, senior economist for realtor.com®. • Further, homes available under $200,000—the entry-level tier--have decreased 10% over the last year. • Meanwhile, homes listed for sale over $750,000 continued to grow, in September reaching 4.7 percent over levels from a year ago. • However, realtor.com® economists note that if strong homebuying demand, fueled by lower interest rates, continues to persist into the fall, the inventory of homes in this upper-tier price range also could see declines by February of the coming year. • “While lower mortgage rates and the arrival of fall promised a reprieve, conditions continue to tighten as demand remains strong. September inventory trends, especially in the mid-market, may be the canary in the coal mine that we could be headed for even lower levels of inventory in early 2020.” • The median list price nationwide in September was $305,000, up 4.3% over last year. Nationally, homes sold at an average of 65 days in September, one day slower than a year ago. Tell us your thoughts below: • How can move-up buyers edge the first-time buyer competition? • What are some ways that first-time buyers can top move-up buyers in search of lower-cost homes? For More Information set up an appointment to speak with Darryl Glass, our lead Realtor and Broker Associate by clicking here: Darryl's Calendly   more...

10/31/2019

California's New Tenant Protection Act & How it Affects YOU!

California's New Tenant Protection Act & How it Affects YOU!

AB 1482, California's New Tenant Protection Act can get pretty legal pretty fast, so here is what you need to know at a glance:
What the Rent Caps mean to you: • Starting in January 2020, landlords of multi-family buildings (2 or more apartments) cannot increase your rent by more than 10% annually unless local stricter rent control applies. • If you are in a multi-family home in a non-rent-controlled city and received a rent increase of OVER 7.8% between March 15th, 2019 and December 31st, 2019 - On January 1st, 2020, your rent will be reduced to reflect only a 7.8% increase. • Single Family homes not owned by a corporation are exempt from this rent cap law still. What the “Just Cause” Ordinance means to you: • Landlords CANNOT conduct No-Fault Evictions without paying you (the tenant) a relocation payment of one month’s rent or what the local laws state if you are in a rent and eviction controlled city. • However, Landlords CAN evict residents for consecutive delayed rent payments, due to a breach in contract, especially if the resident lived in the unit for less than one year. We are anticipating questions about both the Tenant Protection Ordinance, and about its effects on local ordinances. Please call (510) 500-7531) or email (dglass@adventpropertiesinc.com), and we will help answer your questions and concerns.   more...

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