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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

Best Weekend Getaways from the San Diego Area

Older Couple by Poolside at The Parker Palm Springs in California

You deserve a getaway this February, and if you live in the San Diego area, you’re in luck. With plenty of wonderful options just a few hours’ drive away, there’s no reason not to treat yourself. We’ve compiled our 2016 list of the best weekend getaways. The Oaks at Ojai Estancia La Jolla Hotel and […]

February 9th, 2016 by Property Alliance

Fun Family Winter Activities in San Diego

Whale Breaching in Ocean in San Diego, CA

Looking for a way to stay occupied during the post-holiday lull? Transition into the 2016 spring season by exploring San Diego this January. Our list of top activities for locals and visitors is sure to get everyone off the couch. San Diego Museum of Man Whale watching Spreckels Organ Pavillion Torrey Pines State Beach San […]

January 30th, 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

10 of San Diego’s Most Romantic Places

Sunset at Oceanside Pier in San Diego, CA

December is a great time to re-connect with the one you love. End 2015 on a romantic note by heading to these charming San Diego destinations with that special someone. Spend some just-the-two-of-you time doing the following: Romantic walks Intimate dinners Enjoying incredible views Wining and dining Go back to a simpler time with a […]

December 28th, 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

Exploring the Gas Lamp District: Best Date Night Restaurants

Dinner date nights in San Diego, CA

The Gaslamp District is home to some of the best date-night restaurants in San Diego. Cozy hideaways and sleek hot spots provide equally romantic backdrops for November nights out with your sweetie. Whether it’s your third date or 30th anniversary, dinner at one of these destinations can make your Autumn 2015 dates extra special. Side […]

November 22nd, 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 Restaurants of San Diego

3 Women Enjoying Cocktails at Cellar Door in San Diego, CA

October brings out the mystery lover in many of us. If you’re in search of a dining experience requiring a little detective work, enjoy one or more of these hidden San Diego restaurants during the Fall 2015 season. Brabant Bar and Cafe Fathom Bistro, Bait & Tackle Cellar Door Brabant Bar and Cafe is a lesser-known […]

October 26th, 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