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You will find some great San Jose Property Management information and education from Aborn Properties in San Jose, California.  To contact Aborn, please visit our website or Contact Gary Walker!

Help Your Renters Become Good San Jose Tenants

Many of the property owners we work with don’t really know what to expect from their tenants. Landlords would love for the house to come back the way it was given to a tenant and they would like the rent to be paid on time every month. Beyond that, they don’t really think about what […]

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San Jose Property Management: Maintenance and Vendors

Choosing the right vendors to work on your rental property is extremely important. We have a lot of clients ask us why we will only work with vendors who are licensed and bonded. We do this to protect our property owners. If there is an injury on your property and the contractor doing the work […]

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Setting a Rental Price for your San Jose Investment Property

Any time a landlord or an investment property owner asks us who sets the rent for the properties we manage, our answer is: you do. Every tenant and every landlord has a role in setting the rent as they begin to develop their relationship. The rental market also has a huge say in how much […]

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San Jose Landlord Advice: Owner vs. Tenant Responsibilities

With any rental home, there are various responsibilities that fall to landlords and others that fall to tenants. Sometimes, there is arguing and a lot of misunderstanding involved in deciding who is responsible for what. It’s important to communicate openly and have a detailed lease to avoid any of these concerns over who should do […]

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San Jose Property Management How-To: Roommates Rent vs. Liability

In San Jose, there are two large universities in the area; San Jose State and Santa Clara University. Because of those schools, the need and desire for housing that will accommodate roommates comes up a lot. Renting out to roommates has a huge upside. You can often charge a little more in rent when you […]

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How to Be a Good San Jose Landlord

There are some very good reasons why you should strive to be a good landlord. For starters, it’s just nice to have a good business relationship with your tenants. There’s also a huge economic reason to be a good landlord. When you follow the rules and make an effort to be the best landlord you […]

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San Jose Property Management Advice: You Get What You Inspect

When I was a young Century 21 broker back in the 1970s, we had a group that came out to Century 21 to talk to young brokers. One of the speakers was a psychologist and one was a retired marine office. The psychologist would tell us that we get what we expect. We were told […]

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How to be a landlord in San Jose – Kids – Seniors – Handicapped – Fair Housing Advice

As a landlord, you have to understand fair housing. This is an area that gets a lot of people who are not professional property managers in trouble. It even trips up some professionals. You do not want the feds at HUD (Housing and Urban Development) on the other side of you during an argument about […]

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How a San Jose Property Management Company Handles your Finances

Today we are talking about how a property manager should be handling your finances for your rental property. The law and proper procedure say that every property manager should keep a brokerage trust account. This will keep the money separate; your money will not mingle with what is in the brokerage account. At any time, […]

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How to Increase the Value of Your San Jose Rental Property

Increasing the value of your rental property means getting the most rent out of your property that you can. Not unlike buyers, renters select where they live based on emotion. They make decisions based on how they feel when they are in a property. At Aborn Properties, we often take over the rental process when […]

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