Let Us Help You Make 2020 Your Best Year Ever as An Owner

2020 is here and if you’re like most owners, you’re focused on setting goals and planning for the new year.

2020 is here and if you’re like most owners, you’re focused on setting goals and planning for the new year.

If you’re still managing your investment properties yourself, one of the very best things you can do is hire a property management company to professionally manage your portfolio of investment properties for you.

How we Can Help You Make 2020 Your Best Year Ever

At GoldenWest Management we specialize in full-service property management. Our company can save you the time, money and hassle of managing your properties yourself.

Some of the services that we can offer you include:

  • Property Marketing – We will list your company on all of the top rental sites online so that it will be found by the most qualified tenants.
  • Tenant Selection – Once your property starts receiving interest from tenants, we will select the most qualified applicants and place them in your investment property.
  • Customer Service – After a tenant is placed in your property you can count on us to handle all service calls from your tenant so you won’t have to worry about answering your phone at night, during weekends or holidays again.
  • Maintenance – From routine maintenance to bigger maintenance projects, you can count on us to also handle every aspect of maintenance at your property so you don’t have to work on projects yourself again.
  • Rent Collection – The key service that we can offer you is rent collection. Our company will collect the rent on time from your tenants each month and deposit it into your account. With our rent collection service, you can effectively eliminate the hassle with rent collection that you may have been experiencing in the past and this will effectively increase your monthly ROI.

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To learn more about the property management services we can offer you contact us today by calling (866) 545-5303 or click here to connect with us online.

Merry Christmas From Your Friends At GoldenWest Management!

Hello! We hope that you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and a very happy New Year.

If you used GoldenWest Management in 2019 for your property management needs, we sincerely appreciate the opportunity to serve you and look forward to another productive year in 2020.

Origin Of Christmas

Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed primarily on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world. A feast central to the Christian liturgical year, it is preceded by the season of Advent or the Nativity Fast and initiates the season of Christmastide, which historically in the West lasts twelve days and culminates on Twelfth Night; in some traditions, Christmastide includes an octave. Christmas Day is a public holiday in many of the world’s nations, is celebrated religiously by a majority of Christians, as well as culturally by many non-Christians, and forms an integral part of the holiday season centered around it.

The traditional Christmas narrative, the Nativity of Jesus, delineated in the New Testament says that Jesus was born in Bethlehem, in accordance with messianic prophecies. When Joseph and Mary arrived in the city, the inn had no room and so they were offered a stable where the Christ Child was soon born, with angels proclaiming this news to shepherds who then further disseminated the information.

Although the month and date of Jesus’ birth are unknown, the church in the early fourth century fixed the date as December 25. This corresponds to the date of the winter solstice on the Roman calendar. Most Christians celebrate on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar, which has been adopted almost universally in the civil calendars used in countries throughout the world. However, part of the Eastern Christian Churches celebrates Christmas on December 25 of the older Julian calendar, which currently corresponds to January 7 in the Gregorian calendar. For Christians, believing that God came into the world in the form of man to atone for the sins of humanity, rather than knowing Jesus’ exact birth date, is considered to be the primary purpose in celebrating Christmas.

Source – Wikipedia

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Could Rent Control Be Next for Nevada? Whoever Wins The 2020 Presidential Election May Decide

There’s no doubt that rent control is coming to California in 2020 since our state politicians and Governor Newsom have been pushing hard for it, but what about Nevada?

Rent control could soon be on the horizon, especially if politicians like Bernie Sanders have anything to say about it because recent statistics have shown that in September alone, rents were up by more than 2% in most metros across Nevada, including Las Vegas.

Is Nevada Starting to Feel the Pain of Rent Increases?

While the median rent in Las Vegas is still well below that of the nation’s median at $1,365, the more than 5 percent increase year-over-year had equaled almost a $70 increase from the same time last year when median rent was $1,297.

The only primary rental market was rising faster than the valley in Phoenix, which saw a 6.4 percent increase year-over-year.

Source

Most Democrat Politicians Favor Rent Control

Although the State of Nevada doesn’t currently have a rent control law in place, it’s likely we could see rent control in the coming year especially if a Democrat is elected President. Most Democrat candidates for President support rent control.

At a recent event in Las Vegas, Bernie Sanders stated his support for statewide rent control

“I don’t have to tell anyone here today that we have an affordable housing crisis in Nevada, Vermont and all over this country that must be addressed,” Sanders told about 100 people at Plumbers, Pipe fitters and Service Technicians Local 525. “This is a national emergency.” – Bernie Sanders

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Want to protect your investment in 2020 and ensure that it’s renting for top dollar? Contact GoldenWest Management today by calling us at (866) 545-5303 or click here to connect with us online.

How to Save Money During Tenant Turnover

There’s no doubt that tenant turnover is a pain when you own rental properties because of the apparent reason that you’re going to have to cover the mortgage and expenses until you procure another tenant.

The good news is that it’s possible to save money during a tenant turnover if you follow these tips.

Change Every Light Bulb in Your Rental Property to An LED Bulb

Even though changing the light bulbs in your rental property may seem like a small thing, the reality is that changing light bulbs from traditional bulbs to LED bulbs can save you money on electricity costs while your property is vacant.

Besides saving money now, LED light bulbs will save you the hassle of having to change out old bulbs later because the average LED bulb can last for up to 25,000 hours (or more). This means that you won’t have to worry about your tenant potentially trying to change light bulbs themselves, and it will ensure that when a bulb burns out, you will be able to plan for having it replaced by maintenance professional.

Invest in A Master Key System

You may be used to changing locks every time a tenant moves out, but the reality is that that can be expensive over the years and a hassle. This is why you should invest in the master key system because with this system, there’s only one key, and it’s accessible to re-key locks if your next tenant loses their key.

Choose One Color and One Type of Paint

Instead of painting accent walls, or rooms in different colors, you should choose one type of paint for your rental property. This is a smart move to make because it’s going to save you time repainting the property after your tenant moves out and you won’t have to spend more money getting a specific brand of paint.

Ditch the Carpet

It’s true that most people like carpeting, but as a landlord carpeting, can be expensive since it can be costly to replace. The solution to this problem is to choose high-quality vinyl flooring or tile flooring because both types of flooring are mixed together; you will have flooring in your property that’s going to last for years to come.

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To learn more tips for how you can save money during tenant turnover, or speak with us about our property management services, contact us today by calling (866) 545-5303 or connect with us online.

Tips for Getting Your Rental Property Ready for Winter

Winter is on its way and it doesn’t matter if you live in San Diego, Las Vegas or Phoenix (where we manage rentals), the weather is changing, and it’s important for landlords to be ready for the change in the weather by following these tips.

Tip #1 – Get Your Furnace or Fireplace Ready for Fall

Since most of us use our furnaces or fireplaces for only 4-5 months out of the year, it’s highly likely that your tenant hasn’t used theirs since the spring or winter. This is why you should hire an HVAC professional to check your rental property furnace, fireplace and ductwork to verify that they are all working properly.

Tip #2 – Check Doors and Windows

If you plan on inspecting your rental properties yourself you should also check the doors and windows on your rental property as well to make sure that their seals are still in proper working condition plus the locks on the doors and windows don’t need to be replaced.

Tip #3 – Clean the Gutters

In San Diego we get most of our rainfall between January and March of every year then for the remaining months of the year it’s pretty dry. The same is true for Phoenix and Las Vegas but this doesn’t mean that you should neglect the gutters on your investment property. You should have those checked this fall and cleaned (if needed) just so they are able to function properly when the rainy season arrives.

Tip #4 – Look for Cracks in Concrete

We all know that hot summer temperatures can cause concrete to crack, especially in Arizona and Nevada so another important thing that you should do during the fall is to fill the cracks in concrete walls or your property’s concrete slab. Doing this will help to protect your home from uninvited guests who might see those gaps in the concrete as a way to enter your property and call it home.

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Another great thing that you can do to get your rental property ready for summer, especially if you’re managing it yourself, is to hire a property manager. Hiring a property management company will save you the time and money of managing your rental property yourself plus ensure that you’re getting the best ROI from your rental.

To learn more about the services we can offer you contact us today by calling (866) 545-5303 or click here to connect with us online.