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FAQ: What Should My Property Rent For?

Harbor Property Management takes rent very seriously. We understand that pricing a rental correctly will attract good, quality tenants. However, we know it can be difficult to decide how much to charge because, let’s face it, our owners want to make the most money as possible. We’re not going to gouge renters. If your property’s…

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Wood Paneling in Your Rental is Not as Ugly as You Think

As a rental property owner, you’re probably looking ahead to 2020 and thinking about making some changes to your property. Perhaps it’s time to give your property’s interiors a face lift. While a good ‘ole coat of paint always looks nice, some owners are revamping their walls with — gasp!— wood paneling. We know know…

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4 Reasons Why Renting Out Your First Home is a Good Idea

It’s common for nervous first-time homeowners to ask themselves if buying a home will be a wise investment. The truth is, if you’re worried about your financial future and fear you may regret buying the property — you may want to consider making your first home an investment property. By leveraging your property to earn…

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Buying an Investment Property? Don’t Let Rental Rates Be a Determining Factor

Here’s the thing about rental rates: Not only do they severely limit your buying options, they can distort a property’s true potential. Taking a holistic view of a potential property is the only way to understand its real value. Here’s why. Factors of a Profitable Rental Rates aside, there are some other important factors that…

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Abandoned Property: What’s a Landlord to Do?

It doesn’t happen often, but when it does, boy, it can be a real headache. What’s a landlord to do when a tenant moves out and leaves personal belongings behind? We’re not talking about trash or a tube of lipstick. We’re talking about stuff like furniture, electronics, and clothing. Abandoned property poses a real problem…

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Rent Increase in South Bay and Long Beach

Rental price has a direct impact on the quality of tenants that are placed in a unit. Well-qualified tenants know they will be approved at any available property for which they apply. They aren’t going to waste their time with properties that are priced too high. The tenants who are willing to pay more are…

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3 Reasons Why Our Tenants Are So Eager to Renew Their Lease

At Harbor Property Management, we spend a lot of time vetting and screening potential renters. After all, we want good quality tenants to lease from our owners. Not only that, we want these quality tenants to stick around. Lease renewals are great for both the renter and the property owner. For the renter, he or…

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Why Can’t I Manage My Property On My Own?

You own it. What could be so hard about managing your own rental property? You’ve probably been taking care of your own home for years — mowing the lawn, making small repairs, cleaning and installing upgrades. So, why can’t you manage your rental yourself? As professional property managers in greater Los Angeles we tell owners…

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3 Inexpensive Ways to Make People Want to Rent From You

The rental business can be tough — especially when you can’t find renters between occupancies. Is your property sitting vacant for too long between rental cycles? Do people walk out of your showings with a look of disgust on their faces? If so, your property could use a makeover. We’re not talking about a major…

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