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Thanksgiving – Closed
Christmas Eve – 9am to 2pm
Christmas – Closed
New Year’s Eve – Normal Hours
New Year’s Day – Closed

Here is a snapshot of our holiday hours so you can plan accordingly.  Our regular hours will take place on all other days.  If you have any questions, please feel free to call our office at (916) 685-6601.

Wishing everyone a spectacular holiday season!

Why the Benefits of Renting a Home Outweigh Buying

For decades, buying a home was viewed as an integral part of achieving the American Dream. Yet, today’s young adults are avoiding the milestone at a higher rate than generations past. The decision to not dive into ownership isn’t a surprise once you consider all the benefits of rental homes. Below is a brief guide to why the benefits of renting can outweigh buying a house.

Level of Investment

One of the biggest shocks for new buyers is the additional costs of homeownership. Outside of the mortgage and insurance, buying a house also results in yearly maintenance fees and property taxes. There’s also plenty of opportunity for unexpected repairs — all of which are out-of-pocket expenses. With a rental home, the landlord handles these responsibilities, so you only have to worry about paying rent and utilities.

Opting to rent is also a low-commitment choice. Most leases are set for 12 months, so you don’t have to worry about being stuck in a property or area that you dislike long-term. If you love your location, it’s easy to renew the lease for another year. Such freedom stands in stark contrast to a home purchase, which is traditionally a multi-year or -decade obligation.

Access to Additional Perks

While it depends on the property, most rental homes come with supplemental perks. Many locations offer access to amenities, like pools and gyms, without additional monthly costs. Renting also opens up access to desirable neighborhoods, like downtown districts. As such, more people can afford to live in the area by bypassing the higher costs of ownership, like property taxes and a down payment.

Are you looking for a rental home in the Sacramento County or San Joaquin County, CA? Turn to Realty Roundup to find the ideal option for your circumstances. Since 1978, the full-service property management company has successfully met the needs of renters throughout the Central Valley area, including Elk Grove, Galt, and Stockton. The team has built a reputation for their level of professionalism and reliability. Begin your rental home search on their website or call (916) 685-6601 today.

Happy 4th of July!

We are wishing you happy and safe 4th of July!  Happy Independence Day!

From the Staff at Realty Roundup

4 Reasons You Should Hire a Property Management Company

Rental properties are a great way to generate additional income. They can also be a great deal of work. That’s why many owners choose to employ the services of a property management company. Hiring a reputable professional ensures your investment is taken care of while saving you time and stress.

4 Benefits of Working With a Property Management Company

1. Improved Tenant Screening

Property owners can see hundreds of applications when the rental market is hot. A trained professional will quickly spot the red flags that signal a prospective tenant is a risk. They can also guide you in drafting your approval requirements, such as adding a credit score minimum.

2. Efficient Maintenance Processes

When maintenance issues inevitably arise, they are the property owner’s responsibility. Having a management company on-call with ample staff means these problems are fixed quickly before escalating into expensive repairs. This is especially helpful to anyone who owns more than one rental property.

3. Improved Rent Collection

Most management companies are paid as a percentage of the rental income. In other words, if you don’t get paid, neither will they. This encourages the company to receive rent in a timely manner and quickly address those who are overdue.

4. Legal Protection

property-managementFinding a property management company with adequate legal knowledge can save you a headache. Managers must keep themselves updated on new tenant and landlord laws to ensure you are protected. For example, there are stipulations regarding eviction notices or allowable screening processes that must be followed to avoid a lawsuit.

 

If you need help with your rentals, Realty Roundup Property Management has been assisting landlords for over 30 years. Their services include tenant screening, routine inspections, and maintenance. To speak with a representative from the property management company today, call (916) 685-6601 or reach out online. With locations in Stockton, Galt, and Elk Grove, the team is here for your convenience.

Stockton Office Has Moved!

Our new location is located at:

5405 N. Pershing Ave., Suite 10
Stockton, CA 95207

We will have the same phone number (209) 477-1594.

Please be patient as we get moved and settled in.

Thank you,

Realty Roundup

Galt Office has Moved!!

Our Galt Office has Moved!!

Our new location will be at

908 C St., Suite H
Galt, CA 95632

 We will still have the same phone number if you have any questions! (209) 745-5100

Thank you,

Realty Roundup

 

5 Questions to Ask Before Signing a Rental Agreement

A thorough understanding of the terms included in your home rental lease agreement is essential, as this document — once signed — will serve as a legally binding contract. Before penning your John Hancock, the property management experts here at Realty Roundup, recommend you take the proper time to research, inquire about, and negotiate all pertinent details.

Here, they share a few questions you should ask before signing the rental agreement:

1. What Are the Lease Terms?

Renters should be acutely aware of the rules contained in the document, including its length and the penalties for breaking it early. Inquire about what you will be charged for a security deposit as well as how this amount will be adjusted when you vacate the property. You may also want to find out about rent increases and advance payments.

2. What Does Rent Cover?

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Certain amenities in a rental property may be included in the price, but it’s important to budget for those that are not. Prior to signing the lease agreement, ask whether the landlord charges for electric connections, gas, and cable.

3. Are There Rules Against Decorating?

It’s good to know what alterations you are allowed to make in advance. If you plan to paint your walls, take down the carpeting, or hang up framed photos, it’s important to discuss your plans with the landlord to avoid losing your deposit down the road.

4. Are Pets Allowed?

If you are a pet owner or plan to become one, inquire about their policy. Some landlords are wary of anything that could potentially damage their property. Others request a separate deposit, charge monthly fees, or impose weight restrictions.

5. What Is the Maintenance Policy?

In most leases, tenants are responsible for all maintenance pertaining to the aesthetic upkeep of the property. This can include mowing the lawn, handling the trash, and paying HOA fees. On the other hand, a broken garbage disposal, AC unit, or electricity meter will often fall under the landlord’s jurisdiction.

Serving Stockton, Elk Grove, and Galt, CA, Realty Roundup is a full-service property management company specializing in move-ins, maintenance, owner and tenant relations, and vacancy.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving from the staff at Realty Roundup.  We are thankful for clients like you!

3 Reasons Why Leasing Is Better Than Home Ownership

For decades, home ownership has been viewed as the American dream. However, that perspective has shifted for many people who find renting to be a more reasonable option. Buying a home is a major financial and life commitment, and it’s not necessarily the right choice for everyone. The property management team here at Realty Roundup has worked with hundreds of Sacramento County and San Joaquin County residents to help them find the perfect rental home where they can enjoy all the benefits of being a tenant.

Here, we share the top advantages of renting a home over becoming a homeowner:

  • More Money in Your Pocket: Although mortgage payments are comparable to rent, there are many other expenses associated with owning a home to consider. You must pay upfront costs for the down payment and closing fees, as well as out of pocket for repairs and home improvements. As a renter, you don’t have any of these financial obligations and can save the extra money or spend it elsewhere.home
  • Fewer Maintenance Responsibilities: When you’re a homeowner, you must put time and effort into maintaining your home. If you rent your living space, the landlord or property management company will take care of the maintenance responsibilities, and you will be free to spend your time however you wish.
  • More Flexibility to Move: Purchasing a home is a long-term commitment, so you must know you’re ready to live in one location for the foreseeable future. Renting gives you the flexibility to relocate at any time for work, to be closer to family, or to simply try out a new neighborhood.

If you’re on the fence about whether you should rent or buy a home, it’s important to weigh your options carefully. Keep in mind with so many excellent reasons to rent, there’s no need to rush into home ownership.  Contact our office for more information on rentals and availability.

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