Happy Birthday Marine Corps and Happy Veteran’s Day

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We want to take this moment to say “Happy Birthday” to the United States Marine Corps. Today, they turn 239 years old.

Tomorrow is Veteran’s day.  The Goldenwest Management offices will be closed in observance of this day and out of respect for all those who have ever put on a uniform in defense of this great nation. Whether it be a fellow employee, a loved one, a sister/brother, parent or grandparent, we want to say thank you to you and your family.

Many gave some, some gave all.

Happy Halloween from Goldenwest Management

Vegas Halloween 2014-2From your friends at Goldenwest Management, we hope you have a happy and safe Halloween this year.  For those of you that have stopped by the office, you may have noticed something spooky.  For the rest of you, here are some office pictures from Phoenix and Las Vegas.  Enjoy and HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Continue reading “Happy Halloween from Goldenwest Management”

MSF Charity Golf Event

msfcharitygolfevent2014Today’s the day! The Mountain Shadows Foundation 22nd Annual Fall Classic Golf Tournament begins today at the Santa Luz Club with a putting contest at 9:30 am followed by a shotgun start scramble at 11:00 am.  The GoldenWest Management team will have a presence on the 14th tee to cheer golfers on and raise money for the foundation.  As described in a previous post, we will be posting pictures from the event to our social media accounts.  However, we have modified the hashtag to ‘#msfcharitygolf’ in case you’d like to check out the action throughout the day.

Again, thank you all for your support, and here’s the link to our Fundrazr campaign if you’d like to donate to the charity.

 

Mountain Shadows Foundation: Raising Awareness (and Money) for a Great Cause

Mountain Shadows Foundation LogoAt Goldenwest Management, we pride ourselves on running a values-based property management service.  Two of the values of GWM are community and charity.  We believe in helping to make our communities stronger, and to support our favorite charities on a regular basis.  Our upcoming charity event, The Mountain Shadows Foundation annual “Fall Classic Golf Tournament” is the perfect event to put both of these values in action.  Held at the Santaluz Club in San Diego, this tournament supports the Mountain Shadows Support Group of San Diego County.  The mission of this group is best described in the statement below taken from the MSF website. Continue reading “Mountain Shadows Foundation: Raising Awareness (and Money) for a Great Cause”

Happy Columbus Day from GWM

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Today is Columbus Day.  Depending on where you work, you may or may not have the day off.  The stock markets are open (although bond markets are closed), and many employees of the government will not be working.  However, our offices at GoldenWest Management will be open to respond to your questions and issues. Continue reading “Happy Columbus Day from GWM”

Home Values Appreciating in California and Nevada

According to a report released by CoreLogic today, California and Nevada are among the nation leaders in home value appreciation.  CoreLogic uses what it calls it’s Home Price Index (HPI) to track home sales, and measure the change in value over time.  The average gains were actually very good for California and Nevada in the August 2014 report:

Including distressed sales, the five states with the highest home price appreciation were:  Michigan (+11.1 percent), California (+9.2 percent), Nevada (+9.2 percent), Maine (+9 percent) and West Virginia (+8.7 percent).

This should serve as uplifting news to landlords and property investors (and those currently looking to get into the market) in those states.

GWM ranked Top 3 Property Management Companies in Vista, CA

thumbtack incGoldenwest Management has just been ranked in the top 3 property management companies in Vista, CA by Thumbtack, Inc.  This is great to hear as our San Diego office is still so young compared with other management services in the area.  Despite the newness of the office, this ranking shows that our service level in the San Diego area is viewed as top notch.  The system that we use, and processes developed over time (not to mention the fantastic people we employ) from our Phoenix and Las Vegas offices have translated well into the Southern California market.  Thank you, Thumbtack, and thank you to all of our wonderful clients!  Feel free to checkout the listing below.

Property Management Companies – Vista, CA

Happy Independence Day from GWM

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The 4th of July typically generates thoughts of fireworks and vacations.  While this is something to celebrate, let’s not forget the amazing courage and sacrifice, not only from our soldiers, but from our founders, politicians, and all of those that helped start our great nation.  Thank you, also, to all of those that have helped us keep our independence along the way.  From the Goldenwest Management family to yours, we wish a happy Independence Day!

Also note that our offices will be closed for the holiday, but if you have a property management emergency, please call our emergency hotline.

5 Safety Tips for 4th of July Fireworks

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This is is the time of the year when we, in the southwest, have to be very careful of wildfires.  The 4th of July fireworks celebrations make a difficult job even more difficult for Firefighters.  If you are planning some backyard theatrics for Independence Day, please make sure that you plan for a safe celebration.  There is a great article and infographic from Propertyware that lists some simple steps for fireworks safety.  We have some of the key tips listed here, but feel free to check out their website for more details:

  1. Don’t break the law – check to make sure that fireworks are even legal in your area.
  2. Make sure there is plenty of clearance – Don’t light fireworks in a wooded area, near a fence, house, etc.  Use common sense and make sure there is plenty of room to light without catching something on fire.
  3. Keep a source of water available just in case – Water hose, buckets, etc. are good things to have on hand
  4. Don’t let children ignite fireworks alone – This is an activity that can easily go wrong.  Make sure there is adult supervision at the least
  5. Don’t pick up lit fireworks – If a firework doesn’t ignite properly, don’t try to touch it, stand over it, etc.  Give it plenty of space and douse it with that water you have handy if you really think something went wrong with the ignition

We don’t recommend anyone have home fireworks demonstrations, but if if you have to play with fireworks, use your common sense.  Please don’t turn a celebration into a tragedy.  Best of luck and happy 4th of July!