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Welcome!

Welcome!

Welcome to the FBS Rent Sense Blog. We will be posting weekly Rent Sense Articles written by Neil and Chris. These articles can also be seen in major publications such as the San Diego Union Tribune. Our goal is to bring quality information to help counsel those already in or interested in the industry. Check […]

First Time Renter Tips

First Time Renter Tips

Are you a first time renter looking at an apartment? Here are the top 10 things we think you need to know before you do… Read your lease! This is the contract your manager will refer back to anytime something happens. Do you you know what is expected? If you’re in the military make sure […]

How to Pick a Real Estate Agent

How to Pick a Real Estate Agent

A real estate agent approaches you about selling your rental property. Tempting- yes. Smart? Maybe not. Although most of our employees are real estate agents per se, we do not sell real estate. We believe that selling real estate and doing property management are two vastly different areas of expertise. Property Owners in a hot […]

Section 8- Rental Assistance Program

Section 8- Rental Assistance Program

The Section 8 program opens up available rentals to a whole new pool of ready and willing renters. It provides an opportunity for housing with the city providing payment for a portion of the rental amount and utilities. The payment is given directly to the management company or landlord. Residents have to apply to be […]

Oh, Those Annoying Maintenance Items!

Oh, Those Annoying Maintenance Items!

So when a maintenance problem pops up in my life. Whether it is in my home, on one of my vehicles, I have two choices. I either take a stab at fixing it myself, saving time and money, or I call out a pro. If you think about it those are really your only two […]

Licensed Contractor vs. Handyman- Part 2

Licensed Contractor vs. Handyman- Part 2

Homeowners May Have to Pay for Additional Repairs Beyond assuming the responsibility for injured workers, you also need to be wary of shoddy workmanship. While there is no guarantee that a licensed contractor’s work will be any better than that of an unlicensed contractor, their work will at least be protected by liability insurance and […]