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Everything You Need To Know About The California Rent Control Bill AB-1482

One of the biggest current events in California news right now is all about the new housing bill. The main goals of the bill, officially called AB-1482 , is to cap annual rent increases to 5% plus inflation and require landlords to provide "just cause" for evicting tenants. It is set to take effect on January 1, 2020 and will be in place Continue reading

Published on Friday, October 18, 2019

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5 Fall Landscaping Tips

With fall upon us, this is the time of year to prep your yard for the cooler temperatures. With the temperatures averaging in the low 60's Newport Beach rarely has to worry about freezing temps, but with lows hitting the 40 degree mark it's smart to be prepared. When the temperature lowers there's a lot going on below ground that we never Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, September 25, 2019

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The Importance of 60 Day Non-Renewal For Tenants

When a tenant is approaching the end of their lease and the topic of lease renewal comes up, it can often be a little awkward. Balboa Realty can step in and take care of it so you don't have to. Although some people may think so, renewals are not in fact automatic, and in our opinion shouldn't be. When it comes to all things  Orange County property management Continue reading

Published on Monday, July 22, 2019

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Balboa Realty's Orange County Property Management Services Saves You Time & Money

Have you ever asked yourself, "What is my time worth"? Managing a property undoubtedly takes a lot of time and expertise and  Balboa Realty offers the perfect solution for homeowners. Our local Orange County property management team handle the stress and hassle of managing a property, tenant relations and maintenance issues, so you don Continue reading

Published on Friday, March 29, 2019

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What Does a Property Management Company Actually Do?

If you currently own an income property or are thinking about buying a second home to rent out, you'll want to pay close attention. Balboa Realty, a leader in  Orange County property management is about to become your best friend and save you from all of the headaches or potential stress of managing your own property. A property management company Continue reading

Published on Friday, November 16, 2018

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Orange County Investment Rental Trends For 2018

It's quite common for conversations with family, friends and coworkers to arise about the  Orange County real estate market and more specifically, investment properties. There's no question that  Orange County vacation rental homes are a great investment idea, but it's always a good idea to do your research and ask all of your Continue reading

Published on Friday, August 17, 2018

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Building Trust as Property Managers

Building trust is an important part of growing a prop­erty management company. This applies to having a trusting relationship with employees, owners and tenants. How do you build trust? What are the steps involved in building trust? My mind goes back to this past summer when I had decided that "Toys are good." I was going to Continue reading

Published on Friday, March 16, 2018

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How to Find a Rental Without Any Rental History

Nothing is impossible. For all you first time renters believe this to be true. When landlords or property management companies are considering an application to find the perfect tenant there are many factors to consider. Providing proof of rental history is often the best way for landlords to see what kind of tenant you were in the past. This allows Continue reading

Published on Friday, February 2, 2018

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A Property Management Company For Every Type of Owner

When it comes to Property Management, Balboa Realty understands that there isn't a one size fits all philosophy. We are aware that what works for one owner might not work for another. Our team of property management experts take more of a case by case, owner by owner strategy. Owners have different levels of involvement and overall goals Continue reading

Published on Friday, January 26, 2018

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Ask These 4 Questions About Your New Rental

As you shop around for a new rental property, it's important to take your time and find the right one. Do your research and ask all the questions you need to so you can make an informed decision. Before you sign on the dotted line and committ to a lease there are some important things you'll want to know. Your new landlord will appreicate Continue reading

Published on Friday, December 8, 2017

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Water Damage - Your Home's Worst Enemy

WATER – Your home’s worst enemy. Another owner education article from Balboa Realty. For our purpose, in this article we are going to discuss the most common water damage experienced in California, and those that we have experienced through our Orange County Property Management .   Are you interested in Orange County property Continue reading

Published on Thursday, November 30, 2017

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Stepping Away From the Edge: NARPM Changed My Life

Written by: Karl Jennings, Jr There is no question—joining NARPM® has changed the way I do business for the better. About four years ago, my broker came in and informed me he was purchasing about 125 more property management accounts to add to the 50 he already managed. He has always managed the original 50 himself. After three months, he gave Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, November 15, 2017

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4 Important Traits of an All Star Property Management Company

When you are searching for the right Orange County property management company it can be hard to know what to look for exactly. Start by finding a property management company with a team of people who posses commendable traits and values. Enter Balboa Realty . We are the leaders in Orange County Property Management  based on professionalism, Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, November 1, 2017

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3 Reasons To Buy A Fixer Upper

As you start the home buying process there are many different types of homes you have to pick from. Many of the shows on TV such as Fixer Upper and Flip or Flop are super popular and have inspired people to want to fix up a run down home themselves. Doing a home renovation takes a lot of time, commitment and patience, but the rewards can be priceless Continue reading

Published on Friday, October 20, 2017

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How To Pick an Orange County Property Management Company

When there are multiple property management companies vying for your attention, how do you choose the right one? Whenever you are making a business or life changing decision, it’s always important to do your research. Balboa Realty has more than 10 years of Property Management experience specifically serving Orange County. Our goal at Balboa Realty Continue reading

Published on Friday, October 6, 2017

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What Should My Credit Score Be To Buy A House?

You credit score is the single most important number for home buyers when applying or a mortgage loan. Even if you are young and are not planning on buying a house in the foreseeable future, having a good credit score is essential for renting and many other aspects of your life, and you'll need a good number when you are ready to buy. There' Continue reading

Published on Friday, June 16, 2017

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6 Tips on How To Find an Apartment After Graduation

You just finished college and achieved a huge life accomplishment and finding a new place to live might be the last thing you want to do right now. Starting the apartment search after you've graduated from college can feel overwhelming. Your first rental as a young professional is very exciting and you deserve to find the place of your dreams Continue reading

Published on Friday, May 26, 2017

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3 Ways to Become a Smart Real Estate Investor

With real estate prices on the rise it's a hot topic right now and investing in this growing market is a smart idea. Real estate investing might immediately sound intimidating and make you feel overwhelmed and like you don't know where to begin. Rest assured you actually don't have to be a real estate guru to be a successful real estate... Continue reading

Published on Monday, May 22, 2017

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5 Money Saving Move-In Tips

Are you working hard on saving money? Too often do we hear the phrase "I wish I could save more money". This common goal can feel like a burden at times, but remember that you are not alone in the money saving fight. It does take time so patience is key, but you're in luck because we have some serious money saving tips when you move Continue reading

Published on Friday, April 14, 2017

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Tips For Cleaning Your Gardening Tools

Springtime means it’s time to start spending more time outside in the beautiful warm outdoors. This also means it’s time to start planning what you want to do with your gardens and flowers. Newport Beach tends to be pretty mild all winter long, but Spring is the perfect time to do some outdoor chores you’ve been putting off. Gardening is one of many Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, April 4, 2017

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Spring Cleaning in Orange County

Spring has sprung and it's time to get your house into tip top shape. Open the windows, let the light shine in and take a good look at your home. It's easy to avoid and put off the spring cleaning as sometimes it feels like a daunting task, but take it a little at a time and when it's done you'll see a major difference. Wipe away the winter cobwebs Continue reading

Published on Friday, March 24, 2017

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Play House Before You Actually Buy One

Buying a house is a super exciting process, but it is also big responsibility. Before you commit, test it out by "playing house" and see if you can financially afford it. You might realize that you'll have to change your lifestyle and spending habits in order to really make it work. Balboa Realty are the leaders in  Orange County Property Management Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, March 21, 2017

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How to Create a Backyard of Your Dreams

Spring is fast approaching and many are excited to spend their free time relaxing in their backyard oasis. You don't need a massive backyard with lots of land to have the backyard you've always dreamed of. The most important thing is to first figure out how you want to make use of the space (little or big) that you have. Balboa Realty is Continue reading

Published on Friday, March 17, 2017

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How To Rent Out Your House and Make Some Serious Money

There are many reasons to consider renting out your house to earn some extra income. The Orange County rental market is hot and has proved to bring owners significant rewards. The rental market has been on an upward trend for the past 10 years which is a great sign. People from all of the United States and the world love coming to beautiful Newport Continue reading

Published on Thursday, March 16, 2017

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Vacation Rental Advocacy - Let Our Voices Be Heard

The vacation rental business is extremely beneficial to the local and nationwide economy. The travel and tourism is a huge contributor to the state’s economy and without it many will suffer. California is in a huge amount of debt and the tourism industry brings people outside of the state with money into the state. Vacation rentals are a big reason Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, March 15, 2017

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How Long Does it Take to Sell Your Home?

Many people often assume that selling a home is an easy breezy thing to do. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the truth. Even when the market is in favor of the seller there are still many things to consider from start to finish. It is common for hiccups to occur during the selling process, but rest assured our Balboa Realty team of real estate experts Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, March 1, 2017

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How To Keep Closing Costs Under Control When Buying A Home

When you've finally found your dream house and start going through the buying process, you'll see that closing costs can quickly rack up quite the bill. There are so many fees such as title insurance and origination fees that can cause headaches and stress. Don't despair - Balboa Realty knows all of the tricks of the trade and is here to Continue reading

Published on Friday, February 24, 2017

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What Defines "Normal Wear and Tear" in a Rental?

When your lease is up on your rental, you have to make the sometimes difficult decision to either renew your lease or to move out. The move out process can be very confusing and stressful so Balboa Realty is here to make it smooth and easy. Written in most leases, is a clause regarding the security deposit. It usually says the security deposit Continue reading

Published on Friday, February 24, 2017

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4 Tips to Get Your Home Ready to be Rented

Have you ever thought about renting out your house or one of your houses to make some extra cash? Income properties are a smart way to make consistent money and it can be really lucrative. Housing rentals are a necessity so the demand is always there and all you have to do is bring the supply. Newport Beach specifically is known as a rental Continue reading

Published on Friday, February 17, 2017

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Temporary Rental Options in Orange County

Looking for a new place to live is super exciting, but can also be super stressful. You might have recently started a new job and relocated to Orange County, your current lease might have expired and your new one doesnt start for a few months, or you might be in the process of building a new home and need a place to live. Whatever your unique housing Continue reading

Published on Thursday, February 16, 2017

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Don't Wait - It's Time To Buy a Home in 2017

2017 is the year of the rooster, but it's also the year of buying a new house. Jump on the Real Estate train now before it's too late. The real estate market is competitive now and is only getting more and more competitive. Don't wait because you won't want to miss out. Interest rates have begun to climb and are predicted to Continue reading

Published on Friday, February 10, 2017

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4 Indoor Home Maintenance To Do's

Now is the perfect time to check in with your home and really take a look at what's going on. Give yourself a reasonable timeline to complete these tasks, like a month, and hold yourself to it. Whether it's your primary home or an income property, taking care of the home or homes your own is extremely important and these small projects don&# Continue reading

Published on Monday, February 6, 2017

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How to Be Smart About Investing in Real Estate

Investing in real estate is a really hot topic right now and for good reason. The real estate market is booming and everyone wants a piece of the gold. If you’ve got the capital and you do it right, one of the smartest and safest ways to invest your money is in real estate. One common misconception is that investing in real estate is easy. Many think Continue reading

Published on Friday, February 3, 2017

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How To Determine How Much Your Rent You Can Afford

When you are first starting out in the apartment search one of the very first things you should ask yourself is "How much rent can I afford?" It's important to be honest with yourself so that you don't get bound into a stressful financial situation, but you should live happily in your means. Most people know what they want Continue reading

Published on Friday, January 27, 2017

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6 Benefits of Using a Property Management Company

Our Balboa Realty team couples our "Newport Beach born and raised" roots with our "go big or go home" attitude. From early surf mornings, to weekend beach bike rides we are all Orange County obsessed. Knowing the ins and outs of the rental market, the individual appeal of each neighborhood, and our years of property management experience... Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, January 24, 2017

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New Housing Construction Starts to Slow

2016 was a year many people wanted to leave in the past, but the effects could very well follow us into 2017. Balboa Realty are the experts in Orange County Property Management and here to fill you in on all of the important info to start the new year off right. As the year came to a close, there was a huge lull for homes under construction. Not only Continue reading

Published on Friday, January 6, 2017

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3 New Year's Resolutions for Homeowners

The New Year is just around the corner...only a couple days away and you know what that means - New Years Resolutions! Now is the best time to reflect upon the past year with all of it's ups and downs and take the positives with you into 2017. Take some time to focus on your rental property and make any necessary and important improvements. The& Continue reading

Published on Friday, December 30, 2016

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Save Money With Automated Home Technology

Controlling your lighting, temperature, security system and energy has never been easier. If you are looking for the easiest and most cost effective way to monitor your home look no further. Home automation systems allow you to manage your house all from your smart phone from anywhere in the world. Installing automated systems into your own home is Continue reading

Published on Thursday, December 22, 2016

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Rent Your Home Out During the Holidays & Earn Extra Cash

Do you have a second home and are you interested in making some extra money? Owning a furnished or unfurnished rental has many benefits and can be a great source of income. If you own a second (or third!) home don't let it just sit there. Rent it out (especially during peak times like the holidays) and you will be financially rewarded. Having an Continue reading

Published on Friday, December 16, 2016

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Homeowner Tip: Keep Improving Your Landscape

A beautiful landscape is not only something nice to look at, but it will benefit you financially as well. Putting in some extra effort into your yard and landscape will pay off (and put more money in your pockets!). Our Balboa Realty team are the experts in  Orange County Property Management and we want to share our secrets with you.  Think Continue reading

Published on Friday, December 9, 2016

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Money Saving Tip: Appeal Your Property Taxes

Homeowners in California are required to pay a property tax every year. Bills like these are never fun, but by learning how property taxes are determined, you can figure out whether the assessed value of your house is too high. When property values are increasing and when property values are decreasing you can use the following strategies to save Continue reading

Published on Friday, December 2, 2016

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5 Tips For First Time Renters

Balboa Realty is the premier  Orange County property management company specializing in finding you the perfect rental. Our team of experts is here for you every step of the way. Here are 5 things to know before renting your first apartment.   1. Determine Your Rent Budget  The very first step in the apartment hunting process is to Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, November 23, 2016

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8 Ways to Lower Your Home Insurance Premium

Are you a vacation rental owner interested in saving some serious bucks? We have a tip just for you! Home insurance is necessary, but undoubtedly expensive especially when your premium unexpectedly goes up each year. The more educated you are about this topic the better decisions you can make. Balboa Realty is here to be your leaders in  Orange County Property Management Continue reading

Published on Friday, October 14, 2016

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How Property Owners Can Save Money Tip #1: Shop For Deregulated Energy

News Flash: You might not even know it, but deregulated energy is a suprising opportunity to save some serious money . It's not main stream knowledge yet, so many people are unaware that both the natural gas and electricity industry is deregulated. What does this mean and how does this affect a property owner? The large utility companies, such Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, September 28, 2016

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Who is Newport Beach Vacation Properties?

We are Newport Beach Vacation Properties (NBVP) and we make vacation rentals easy. We are redefining vacation rental management by offering homeowners the easiest and most effective way to generate rental income...stress free! We specialize in the communities of Balboa Peninsula , Corona Del Mar , Newport Coast and Balboa Island .  When Continue reading

Published on Monday, September 12, 2016

Newest Luxury Newport Beach Vacation Rentals

Check out the newest additions to our luxury porfolio of vacation rentals! This summer, stay in your dream  Newport Beach vacation rental . Whether you are looking for a beach bungalow or a private villa these properties will blow you away. Choose to stay in a Balboa Island vacation rental , a Corona Del Mar vacation rental , or a Balboa Peninsula vacation rental Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Safe & Secure Keyless Entry for Vacation Rentals

Many of our Newport Beach Vacation Rentals are now equipped with a keyless entry system. This revolutionary electronic code access system is safe, secure, and effective. It instantly provides guests and housekeeping with a code to access to a specific property for a specific period of time, without the need for a key for keycard. Keyless Entry Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, May 17, 2016

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NBVP - The Experts in Managing Vacation Homes in Newport Beach, Corona Del Mar, & Newport Coast

Do you have a second home that you are currently using and want to make some additional rental income? Would you like to get a complimentary rental rate projection of how much you could be earning?   We are the best in Newport Beach  for a reason and  we make owning a vacation rental easy and headache free. As one of the Continue reading

Published on Monday, April 4, 2016

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Why You Want a CPM Working for YOU

Our very own Aaron Batley is a certified CPM by the Institute of Real Estate Management (I.R.E.M.). This national organization is devoted to the development of professional real estate management and is a division of the National Association of Realtors. Certified Property Managers (CPM) are recognized as experts in real estate management, and they Continue reading

Published on Thursday, March 24, 2016

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Looking for a Furnished Rental?

Whether you’ve just moved, relocating on a business trip, finding a new permanent home, or just taking an extended vacation, Newport Beach Vacation Properties along with it’s parent company Balboa Realty are your connection to the best furnished housing in Newport Beach . Both companies are the local leaders in providing temporary housing solutions catering Continue reading

Published on Monday, March 21, 2016

Top 5 Reasons Why You Have the Wrong Property Manager!

By Artie Dorr 1. Not Responsive…Hello? Many property managers that I have seen in the past “set it and forget it.” Once a property is under a manager’s control, it can be very easy to sit back and not do anything. An excellent property manager will take the initiative to make property improvements ultimately keeping tenant relations positive which Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Top 3 Reasons to Hire a Vacation Rental Property Manager

Here at NBVP We've Got You Covered! Many people often take on the task of managing their personal vacation rentals, but let us confirm that the excitement isn’t all that it is cracked up to be. Increased stress, continuous communication with tenants, and constant phone calls are some of the many issues associated with managing these short-term Continue reading

Published on Monday, November 16, 2015

Newport Beach Vacation Rentals vs. Hotels - What's the difference?

Private homes offer excellent flexibility. Unlike a typical hotel room, most private vacation rentals include kitchen facilities. You don't have to eat out for every meal (but of course you can if you want to!).  N ewport Beach Vacation Rentals offer considerably more space than you will find in the typical hotel room and often contain many personal Continue reading

Published on Saturday, September 5, 2015

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Rooftop patio just steps from the sand?

Your dream Newport Beach vacation rental awaits at this 3-level townhouse located on Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach. The beach is just a minute walk away and you will enjoy truly spectacular panoramic views of Newport Beach, Catalina Island and the vast Pacific Ocean. This vacation rental has recently been upgraded and features 3 large bedroom Continue reading

Published on Monday, July 20, 2015

Why Rent A Newport Beach Vacation Rental?

We love Newport Beach and we want to share everything it has to offer, including all the best kept secrets, with you! Here at Newport Beach Vacation Properties we pride ourselves in providing our vacation guests with outstanding service and a choice selection of Newport Beach vacation rentals. From luxury oceanfront homes, to bayfront beauties, to Newport Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Greetings From Newport Beach Vacation Properties

We love Newport Beach. We're not just saying that because we want you to stay here (though that is our business). We have a passion for our city, our beaches, our lifestyle. We would love to share that with you - everything that Newport Beach and Orange County has to offer. Whether you just flew in for business, are taking the family to Disneyland Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, June 3, 2015