Las Vegas 4th of July Weekend 2015

Las Vegas 4th of July Weekend 2015

By Goldenwest Management

Las Vegas 4th Of July Weekend 2015 is right around the corner. Are you ready for it?

In this post we will cover the best things to see and do during the 4th of July weekend so you know where you should be if you plan on visiting Las Vegas over the coming days.

Fireworks

Las Vegas is a great place to enjoy fireworks and you will be able to see them at the following hotels on the 4th of July.

** All shows begin between 9:00 pm and 9:15 pm

  • Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower
  • Caesars Palace
  • Mandalay Bay
  • Stations Casinos

If you’re not going to be in Vegas around 9:00 pm you can find great fireworks shows just outside if the city at Boulder City and Henderson.

Some of the best places to view fireworks in Las Vegas include the following locations: Foundation Room at Mandalay Bay, Voodoo Rooftop Nightclub, Eiffel Tower Restaurant at Paris and Ghostbar at the Palms.

Las Vegas 4th of July Weekend 2015 Parties

Las Vegas is certainly one of the best places to party in the world, especially during the 4th of July 2015 Holiday Weekend.

Here are some of the best places to party on the 4th if you plan on coming to Las Vegas.

Stratosphere – There’s going to be tons of parties at the Stratosphere including the following:

  • Tower Party – 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
  • Level 10 Lounge Party – 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm.
  • Radius Rooftop Pool & Wet lounge – 6:00 pm to ?

High Roller – There are a variety of 4th of July packages available via High Roller and they start at 7:00 pm.

Eifel Tower Experience – Party starts at 8:45 pm.

Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville – Enjoy the 4th of July at Margaritavilla! This party includes an open call “grand bar” plus heavy appetizers.

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How to Find an “A Rated” San Diego Tenant

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By Golden West Management

If there was one thing I hear all the time when talking to clients about their important item their property manager pays attention to, it’s finding a great Tenant. And I agree, the key to success with owning rental property in San Diego is knowing how to find an “A Rated” Tenant.

What is an A Rated San Diego tenant?

“A Rated” Tenants have the following tangible characteristics that we as property managers look for when we are screening prospects:

  • Credit Score – All Tenants must have a minimum of a 685 FICO score (or cumulative Average over 700).
  • Income Verification – Tenants have verifiable paystubs (not some word document cut up) showing their gross take home pay is 2.5 times the monthly rent.
  • Rental history verified from previous landlord, with more preference given to prospects who rented from a professional management company.
  • No Felonies of any kinds.

Sadly many San Diego property owners fail at doing the most basic screening required to protect themselves from the next unqualified Tenant.

What if the Tenant isn’t “A Rated”?

Of course not all prospects are going to be “A Rated” on paper, and not all “A Rated” Tenants are a bed of roses. But you have to have some basic guidelines in place before you begin to make calculated exceptions.

  1. Throw “intuition” to the wind. If you search someone’s Facebook to rely on whether they will take care of your home, or if you think that all those nice emails and friendly phone calls are going made you “friends” now you never have to worry about the renting being late is just nonsense.
  2. Don’t ignore red flags: Every time there is a “story” involved, you should immediately run for the hills. People with bad credit can usually some it up in one sentence what happened and it’s enough to move on: “I had a bankruptcy in 09 after I lost my job” or “I have medical collections from 2012 when I was hospitalized for 3 days.”
  3. Utility collections and Evictions: If it shows that they have collections from an Apartment or Utility service, you should not rent to them unless they can show proof of cleared account. This says there is a high probability that they have been evicted or broken a lease which means they won’t have an issue doing it again. Be advised that prospects may have paid back those debts, so ask them to obtain proof from the Apartment or previous landlord.

If a prospect is deficient in one area, then make sure they can make up for it in another. For example, if the Tenant has a foreclosure on their record and their score is in the low 600’s, but they show paying every other basic trade line on time and make a lot more than 2.5 times the rent, you would have grounds for considering them. Perhaps a little extra in deposit, or maybe a few months in advance will be enough to take care of what it would cost to have to evict them ($500 – $1000+).

The goal is to make an educated decision based on the factual background history of the applicant, and not based on “gut feelings” or “good rapport.”

Family Members and Pets

This is most important and something we need have to remind Landlord’s all the time. Just because applicants may have pets or lots of kids (or grandma and grandpa) living with them doesn’t make them a bad prospect.

Pets are a huge part of today’s modern family, and GWM has found that “A Rated” prospects don’t let their pets or children destroy a home. They don’t want the dog or cat peeing on the floors any more than you do. They certainly don’t want little Johnny or Susie coloring on your favorite bedroom walls. Most important, these people have the credit and income that they want to protect…they don’t want to lose their security deposit or wind up in court where there good credit can be ruined for a long time.

What Do You Gain By Hiring A Property Manager?

If you’ve been searching for a Tenant in the wrong places then it’s time to hire GoldenWest Management, Inc to manage your rental property in San Diego.

Benefits of working with us:

  • Complete background checks
    • Tenant credit
    • Criminal record
    • Paystub verification
    • Rental history verification
  • Professional showings of your property (strangers aren’t unaccompanied at your home)
  • Standard operating procedures to deal with Service and Support Animal requests as well as Disability need and fair housing course qualified…you don’t want to have HUD at your door.

Our experienced property management staff is especially efficient at managing single and multi-family properties in San Diego so you can focus on your family, work, or your golf game.

We have over 15 years in property management and have the skills you need to negotiate a landlord friendly lease with new San Diego tenants every time.

Contact GoldenWest Management, Inc

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Resources for Connecting With San Diego Renters

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By GoldenWest Management, Inc.

You just purchased a new rental property and like many property owners have found that it’s not always easy when it comes to connecting with the right San Diego Renters.

Thanks to the internet there are literally hundreds of websites and resources online which you can use to connect with more renters and have a larger pool of prospects to choose from when renting your property including the following:

#1 Rentals.com – top paid site around

#2 Zillow/Trulia – top free site around and now a merged company

#3 RealRentals.com – free site and will syndicate your listing to a million other sites

#4 AHRN.com – specific to Military families

#5 Craigslist – you have to syndicate every week though because thousands of people lists home every week, and your home gets pushed down

#6 Hotpads – Lists property on a map like platform

Unfortunately, none of these sites help with the following:

  1. Taking calls and “setting appointments”.
  2. Conducting showings.
  3. Screening prospects.
  4. Preventing scams – yes without a company platform, it is easy for scammers to take your posted listing and pictures a duplicate it for a scam.
  5. You get very little syndication, which professional companies like GWM syndicate to over 50 sites throughout the web.

Sadly, although these resources are convenient none of them are going to negotiate a landlord friendly lease term.

To save time and money with managing your San Diego Rental Property  hire a skilled property management team to professionally manage your rental property.

Find More San Diego Renters

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5 Tips for Phoenix Rental Property Owners

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By GoldenWest Management, Inc

Phoenix, Arizona – Are you just getting started with owning Phoenix Rental Property? If so, here are 5 tips you can use to manage your portfolio of income properties efficiently and grow your business.

Tip #1 – Always Screen Your Tenants

Never go with your “gut instinct” when it comes to your tenants, you should always screen your tenants by checking their credit, background history, references and work references.  Don’t make it an emotional decision, it will protect your home as well as keep HUD (Fair housing) away from any type of discrimination complaints. If you don’t have a set approval process (heuristic of some sort) you run a high chance of having a case brought against you…and it doesn’t require a lawyer for a jilted prospect to make your life miserable.

The tenant screening process is a vital part of owning any rental because it will give you the best opportunity to protect yourself. We have a great saying in our office, “once they are in, their in.”

Tip #2 – Get Everything in Writing

Always document your relationship with your tenants including if they complain about different issues, or have complaints made against them, because, a written history will only protect you if you need to one day face your tenant in court. Demand that they provide a move-in inspection report. Don’t think that because they don’t send a condition statement, that when they move out, you will be in the clear. The onus is on YOU, the landlord, to give them every opportunity to note any issues with the property.

Tip #3 – Use Your Head with Security Deposits

When it comes to security deposits you never want to do things on the fly. You must have a clear system for collecting, settling and holding security deposits because, return of the security deposit is one of the top reasons why most property owners find themselves in a dispute after a tenant moves out when they could have avoided disputes by being clear from the very beginning.

In Arizona, a private owner can commingle the security deposit in a personal account, just so long as you maintain proper accounting records.

But when it comes time to move out, you have (14) business days to send a deposit disposition, including any remaining balance left over (depending on deductions) to the Tenant. We recommend certified return receipt if you mail the refund.

Most important, the Tenant’s security deposit is not your slush fund to remodel your home…for those landlords who think that you can hit the tenant for all repairs (full paint job, brand new floors) you are in for a surprise in Maricopa County small claims court.

Tip #4 – Keep Your Word about Repairs

Things will break down over time at your Phoenix Rental Property and it’s important to always keep your word with tenants about when they can expect to have repairs made since some tenants may consider withholding rent or moving out without notice if they classify your rental as not habitable.

You have 48hrs to address habitability issues – think about when the AC goes out on a Saturday in July. After that the Tenant has the right to fix the problem and deduct it from the rent or go get a hotel and deduct the accommodations from the rent. Make sure you have contractors that will respond or you will have issues.

Tip #5 – Don’t just show up at your rental home.

I hate to break it to many landlords, but you have the right to “reasonable” inspections…which I have personally seen the court say anything less than quarterly is not going to fly. In addition you have to give written 48hr notice prior to stepping foot on the property unless its an emergency repair. The court will not let you “disturb” the tenant’s right to quiet enjoyment of the property, regardless of whether you think you were had a right to be at the home or not.

Get Phoenix Rental Property

Review the above items…if you don’t live close to the home, there is no reason for you as individual to ever roll the dice of managing a property on your own. Even if you live right down the street, if you don’t aren’t an expert in landlord-tenant law, you absolutely should consider hiring a property manager. Those (5) tips are just small samples of what professional property managers in phoenix like the staff at GoldenWest Management deal with every day, for hundreds of properties.

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