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Rent Sense: The Priority of Rent

Rent Sense: The Priority of Rent

Whatever the reason, there seems to be some confusion about the financial priority of rent and the difference between paying rent and making the mortgage payment. Some basic points: Rights to your home as an owner are granted with a deed. If you are borrowing funds to become an owner your lender can restrict your […]

Frustrated Rental Owners

Frustrated Rental Owners

We regularly receive inquiries from frustrated rental owners that complain about their experience with property management companies.  Among the top complaints are the following: •    Prolonged vacancy with no solution •    Uncollected rent with no resolution •    Request for services and updates are ignored or procrastinated •    Property repairs and maintenance are not timely, workmanship […]

Rent Sense: 2012 R.E. Outlook

Rent Sense: 2012 R.E. Outlook

According to a recent Fannie Mae National Housing Survey there is consensus that rents will rise. Consumer expectations measured in this survey seem to be in line with forecasts by the National Associations of Realtors; the 2012 outlook expects a range of rental increase to be 3.25 to 3.5%. Apartmentratings.com reports that rent in San […]

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 […]