property management

Property Management: 5 Lease Violations to Avoid

Lease violations are just that; a violation of the lease terms agreed to by the Resident and owner or Property Management company.  These terms are set in writing.  Violation of the terms provides grounds for ending the lease.
In the business world we all put up with a certain level allowable deception.  Some is under the guise of honest mistakes, other times blatant lies.  In many instances these incidents cause no harm, like a waiter spilling water on your table; it’s a little annoying but no harm done.

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Seven Tips to Improve Curb Appeal

First impressions can make or break you. That stands true for making your rental property stand out from the competition. The first thing potential renters are going to notice, is curb appeal.
Whether you’re looking to hire a contractor to do the work or complete the work yourself, here are seven tips for giving your property curb appeal that will make your renters proud:
1. Assess the starting point Walk around the property and take note of where you could improve. You may notice paint needs to be touched up, the grass could be a little greener or maybe that walkway could be cleared off. Make a list of the fixes that need to be completed and also include items on your checklist that could help your property stand out from the rest. If you think you’re overlooking something, it never hurts to get a second opinion or set of eyes to help.

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How Paint Colors Can Improve the Marketability of Your Rental

Home is where the heart is, that’s why some of the most important decisions when preparing a vacant rental is choosing the right colors. Paint colors directly influence mood. When choosing what color to paint the walls, put aside your personal taste since it may not appeal to the renter. Neutral colors are key for rentals and works with most furniture and design styles.
Selecting the right paint colors is an easy, affordable way to make a big difference with your rental property. Prior to showing, a fresh coat of paint should be on the to-do list, in addition to fixing any wear and tear or damage and shampooing the carpets.

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California Supreme Court Overturns Sex Offender Residency Ban in San Diego County

Back in 2006 California voted for Proposition 83 known as Jessica’s Law, in an effort to protect children from registered sex offenders.   In a shocking turn of events last week, the California Supreme Court lifted residency restrictions in San Diego County that previously prohibited sex offenders from living within 2,000 feet of a school or park.  What this means, is that registrants may be able to take a San Diego County residence near a school, park or any other place where children congregate.

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Social Security Number vs Taxpayer Identification Number: Understanding the Difference

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between a Social Security Number (SSN) and an individual Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN), and how it is used when pulling a background screening report?
According to the IRS, a TIN is only available for certain nonresident and resident aliens, their spouses, and dependents who cannot get a SSN and is used for administering tax laws such as filing tax returns and opening a bank account. Depending on the identification number, it is either issued by the IRS directly or by the Social Security Administration (SSA). TINs are a 9-digit number, beginning with the number “9” and formatted like an SSN.

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cic announcements

CIC Launches New Employment Screening Platform and Enhanced Background Products

Contemporary Information Corp. (CIC), the nation’s most reputable provider of background screening to the multifamily housing industry, is pleased to announce the recent launch of a new web-based employment screening platform and upgraded packages. This new platform offers bundled services at a cost savings and al a carte options to ensure clients hire the best candidate for any position within the organization.
Through a clean, simple web-based interface, organizations can order background reports 24/7 and view all online orders, both in-process and archived. With the ability to easily manage user permission levels, the screening platform gives you control, security and privacy within the organization.

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Tenant Screening Tips

CIC Celebrates 29 Years of Growth and Industry Excellence

This month Contemporary Information Corp. (CIC) celebrates 29 years of providing the multifamily housing industry with The Power of Decision. Established originally as a mortgage credit reporting agency, CIC has grown to become the industry’s most reputable tenant and employment screening provider, while expanding services to include a robust line of business and data solutions that protect the portfolios and interests of its clients.

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ApplyConnect Launches Tenant Screening App for Real Estate Agents and Landlords

ApplyConnect, the industry’s most advanced tenant screening solution for landlords and real estate agents, recently launched a free smartphone and tablet app to enhance their users’ experience. This first-to-market technology saves landlords and real estate agents time, allowing the tenant screening process to be completed at the time of a showing. The app eliminates delays in the screening process and within minutes, residents can be approved and ready to move into their new home.

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