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How to Avoid a Lousy Tenant?

How to Avoid a Lousy Tenant?

If you think that finding a tenant for your unused property is definitely bound to a happy ever after, think again. Landlords have diverse horror stories about professional tenants who rip off one landlord after another. They seem to be the kind of people who are without a conscience, deliberately failing to pay their rentals […]

How to Resolve Work-Life Balance Woes for Amateur Real Estate Investors

How to Resolve Work-Life Balance Woes for Amateur Real Estate Investors

Young professionals, who tend to experience immediate comfort during the early years of their careers, sometimes jump into the assumption that they can ace other playing fields that they opt to join. They think that one career formula is applicable to all types of work. While at times this may work, we cannot escape the […]

Tired of Same Old California?  Then It’s Time to Experience Emeryville!

Tired of Same Old California? Then It’s Time to Experience Emeryville!

If somebody arranges the cities in California according to their impact on tourists, Emeryville won’t be anywhere near the top spot. As a small city located in Northwest Alameda County, travelers might consider exploring other nearby cities like Berkeley and Oakland instead of staying in Emeryville. But Emeryville holds many magical spots once you experience […]

Tips on how to navigate through the school year

Tips on how to navigate through the school year

It is that time of year again…are you ready?  It’s mid-September! Parents, are you struggling to keep up with packing school lunches, homework help, balancing work life, etc? Perhaps you are having trouble with finding ways to transport your kids around or need to make a solo grocery store run. How will you navigate through […]

Tips for Building Your Home Security System

Tips for Building Your Home Security System

  There is no doubt that home ownership requires much maintenance and care. After all, you do spend an abundance of your spare time in your nest. This is where memories are created, where laughter is born, where most people share the most private of conversations. What if that is violated? Do you ever wonder […]

Curious About FHA Loans?

Curious About FHA Loans?

  CALifornia Dreaming… Long time renters, are you currently renting and tired of paying for someone else’s mortgage? Let’s face it, renting is not going to build equity and if you haven’t saved a lot for the down payment, you may think that it is impossible to purchase a home. If you have always dreamed […]

Myth – HOA Fee is Money-Down-The-Drain

Myth – HOA Fee is Money-Down-The-Drain

There is a myth about HOA fees among new home buyers, who regard HOA fees as a deal-killer to buy a condo or a townhouse. I’d like to take this time to demystify. First of all, HOA fee is not unique to condos and townhouses. Almost all new single family development have HOA and the […]