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Great Places to Have Kids’ Birthday Parties in East Bay

Kids at birthday party in East Bay, CA

Looking for a great place to hold a birthday party for your kiddos in East Bay? We’ve put together a list of some of the best options we’ve found. On this list, you’ll find something for everyone! We’ve listed different types of options for all ages of children, mostly up to around 12 years old. […]

March 13th, 2016 by Property Alliance

5 Gold Country Breweries You Need to Visit

Placerville craft-beer fans can choose from an impressive selection of area brews. If you’re looking to expand your beer horizons in 2016, give these Gold Country breweries a try this February: Rubicon Brewing Company New Helvetia Brewing Company Hoppy Brewing Company Lockdown Brewing Company Track Seven Brewing Company Rubicon Brewing Company is a veteran in the […]

February 20th, 2016 by Property Alliance

The Difference Between Homeowner’s Insurance and Landlord Insurance

Property Insurance Information Form for Homeowners & Landlords

For many of us, the differences between landlord and homeowner’s insurance policies aren’t all that obvious. If you own an investment property, though, understanding the difference between the two types of insurance is important. Expand on your knowledge of this essential protection in 2016 with a little help from our February post. For those who only rent […]

February 18th, 2016 by Property Alliance

8 Hidden and Secret Bars in San Francisco

Bay Area imbibers have plenty to love this February. Great drinks are a must, of course, but a touch of adventure sure doesn’t hurt. Inject 2016 with a little intrigue by visiting our favorite area bars tucked away in secret locales. Marianne’s Wilson & Wilson Leopard Lounge Remedie The Hideout at Dalva Tivoli Sour Room […]

February 12th, 2016 by Property Alliance

Napa’s Best Kept Secret Wineries

Arrow Sign Pointing to Napa Valley Wineries

Bay Area oenophiles have a wealth of resources at their disposal. But as wine lovers, we sometimes want to be surprised. If you’re looking for something new from the Napa Valley wine scene this January, consider trying these somewhat lesser-known options in 2016. Burgess Cellars Miner Family Vineyards Cartlidge and Browne Winery In 2016, it’s […]

January 21st, 2016 by Property Alliance

The Benefits of Using a Property Management Company

Property Managers Shaking Hands over a Model House

As owners of rental properties, we’ve found the help of property management companies invaluable. Whether you own an investment property in a nearby community or dozens of rentals across the country, their assistance can remove a lot of stress from your life. This January, consider these benefits offered by a quality property management firm in […]

January 15th, 2016 by Property Alliance

The Best East Bay Patio Dining Spots

Pulled Pork Sandwich at Perdition Smokehouse in Berkeley, CA

December mealtime is the perfect backdrop for intimate conversations. There’s no better way to celebrate the 2015 holiday season than by getting together with your favorite people over dinner and drinks. Make the experience even more special by heading for the patio at one of these East Bay restaurants: Perdition Smokehouse Haven Lake Chalet Looking […]

December 24th, 2015 by Property Alliance

5 Cold Weather Tips to Keep Your Rental Properties Warm in Winter

Man Caulking & Weather Stripping WIndow for Rental Property

With December come the holidays, winter chills and the potential for weather-related damage to your rental property. In addition to protecting your properties from costly cold-weather hazards, ensure that your tenants stay warm and happy throughout the 2015 winter season with these tips. Use foil Hang thermal curtains Close gaps Stop drafts Cover up One […]

December 2nd, 2015 by Property Alliance

The Bay Area’s Best Beach Hikes

Kirby Cove by the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco

There’s no better way to enjoy fall than with a November hike along your favorite Bay Area beach. Make the most of Autumn 2015 by visiting these fantastic beaches on brisk, alluringly moody days when crowds are at a minimum. Kirby Cove Fort Funston Alamere Falls Cross the Golden Gate Bridge, and you’ll find a […]

November 24th, 2015 by Property Alliance

5 Tips For Maintaining Electrical Safety At Your Rental Homes

Messy Extensions Cords at Rental Property

Keep your rental property safe this November and all year round. These five tips will keep your rentals free from electrical issues throughout 2015 and well into the future. Nix extension cords. Perform an electrical cord check-up. Inspect circuit interrupters monthly. Heed warning signs. Hire a pro for all electrical work. Extension cords are intended as a […]

November 12th, 2015 by Property Alliance