Carlsbad Blog

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

Explore Lake Calavera

Carlsbad may be a community on the rise, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a bit of the wilderness within city limits. Lake Calavera is a sprawling nature reserve located off of College in the northeastern part of the city. If you still haven’t heard about this wonderful spot in 2016, carve out some […]

February 16th, 2016 by Property Alliance

Best Places to Watch the Sunset in Carlsbad and Nearby North County

Sitting on Sand at South Carlsbad State Beach

There’s nothing more relaxing than watching the sun set. Fortunately, Carlsbad offers plenty of wonderful places to do just that this January. Start 2016 on a laid-back note by heading to our picks for the area’s top sunset-watching sites. Coast Highway walkway Swami’s State Beach stairs Grandview Beach South Carlsbad State Beach Mt. Soledad National […]

January 23rd, 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

Best Places for a Carlsbad Staycation

Group of happy girls enjoying the beach in Carlsbad, CA

Are you ready to get away from it all but don’t have time for a full-on vacation? Keep it local with a Carlsbad staycation. This December, we’ve compiled a list of the top area destinations for relaxing and recharging. As you say goodbye to 2015 and look forward to a great new year, carve out […]

December 17th, 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

Top Carlsbad Parks for Kids

Skateboarding at Alga Norte Community Park in Carlsbad, CA

Whether the kids are craving some outdoor time, you’re looking for a day of fun in the sun, or the whole family needs a little fresh air, Carlsbad parks offer something for everyone this November. Make the most of this pleasant November 2015 weather with a day at these and other area parks: Hosp Grove Park Alga […]

November 18th, 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

Hidden Gems in North County San Diego

Ice cream sundae from Pepper Tree Frosty in Vista, CA

Tired of hanging out at your same old haunts every weekend? Pick up some new Carlsbad favorites this October from our list of lesser-known gems for Fall 2015 in North County San Diego. Stone Farms Pepper Tree Frosty It’s all about craft beer in 2015, but there’s plenty to do for everyone in the family […]

October 28th, 2015 by Property Alliance

10 Inexpensive Renovations to Boost the Value of Your Home

Modern Dream Kitchen Renovation - Property Alliance

Make this October the time you finally boost the value of your rental. Autumn 2015 is the perfect season to make your property more attractive to prospective renters and buyers while increasing the home’s value. Whip up a dream kitchen Lighten up Floor them Make an easy addition Get back to basics Add storage space Beautify […]

October 22nd, 2015 by Property Alliance