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The California Apartment Association would like to thank Fresno-area members who are helping residents bounce back after a fire at Scottsmen Apartments in Clovis. The July 30 fire destroyed 18 units and displaced 40 residents, according to this article in the Fresno Bee. In response to an email from CAA soliciting assistance, the following members stepped up: Clovis Apartment Group ConAm Management Corporation Fox Property Management GSF Properties, Inc. Manco Abbott, Inc. Omninet Property Management Robert L. Jensen & Associates Royal T Management San Mar Properties, Inc. Vandenberghe Management Westco Equities, Inc. Winn Residential These companies helped displaced tenants in… Read More

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Question: I have a two-bedroom apartment rented to two roommates. One roommate always pays the rent on time. The other roommate is habitually late. Can I do an eviction based on a partial payment even though the month is not over? Answer: Both tenants are responsible for the entire amount of the rent so long as they are on the same rental agreement/lease. You should serve a three-day notice to pay rent or quit for the balance of the rent and name both roommates. If they do not comply, commence an unlawful detainer action naming both. Question: I believe that… Read More

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Landlords, cross your fingers that job growth will keep fueling demand for apartments, especially in San Jose, where rent prices jumped 6.7 percent in the second quarter. That $134 rent spike followed a surge in San Jose’s workforce. Last year, the city added 34,200 jobs, with an estimated 27,500 more on the way, reports RealFacts, citing a study by Marcus & Millichap. Read this RealFacts article for the national perspective on rent growth, plus predictions on whether rent prices will continue climbing as more apartments come on line.

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The California State Legislature is finishing up its summer recess and will return in August to wrap up the first year of the 2013-14 Legislative sessions. To date, 2013 has been one of the most challenging Legislative sessions for the apartment industry in a decade. The California Apartment Association has actively lobbied on 75 bills to make certain that the industry is protected from over-reaching legislative proposals. Three measures in particular would have had far-reaching economic impacts on the industry but were successfully stopped or amended by CAA. Senate Bill 750 – Water sub-metering and RUBS The issue of ratio-utility… Read More

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The California Apartment Association’s Greater Inland Empire Division has endorsed Brian Johsz for the Chino Valley Fire District Board. Johsz was recently appointed to fill the vacancy on the Chino Valley Fire District when Ray Marquez was elected to the Chino Hills City Council this past March. Johsz hopes to maintain his position as director of the Chino Valley Fire District in an Aug. 27 consolidated, mail-in ballot election. “The Chino Valley Fire District Board is responsible for the oversight and protection of our members’ properties,” said Kelly Vickers, chairwoman of CAA-AAGIE’s Government Affairs Committee. “Mr. Johsz has a track… Read More

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E&S Ring Management has won approval to build a mixed-use development in Pleasanton that will boast nearly 350 apartment units and almost 40,000 square feet of retail. The approval can by the unanimous vote of the Planning Commission on July 10, according to this article in the Contra Costa Times. The development will stand on 16 acres at Stanley Boulevard and Bernal Avenue. “I’m thrilled we’re at this point,” Commission Chairwoman Jennifer Pearce said, according to The Times. “This is a great use for this site. The architect has stepped up, and it looks great.”    

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In the Silicon Valley, apartment rent prices jumped an average of $134 in the second quarter. “It shows there’s plenty of demand,” says Joshua Howard, executive director of the California Apartment Association’s Tri-County Division. “With the lack of homes available for sale, more people are renting. And with home prices going up, some consumers are figuring out it’s less expensive to make a rent payment.” For more specifics on average rents in the state’s top markets, check out this article in the Silicon Valley Business Journal. Despite high demand, occupancy dropped slightly in the Silicon Valley, something Howard attributes to… Read More

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The California Apartment Association would like to thank Fresno-area members who are helping residents bounce back after a fire at Scottsmen Apartments in Clovis. The July 30 fire destroyed 18 units and displaced 40 residents, according to this article in the Fresno Bee. In response to an email from CAA soliciting assistance, the following members […]

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The San Diego U-T reports that despite rising rental prices, vacancies continue to shrink, a trend especially evident in the downtown area. The article also offers a forecast for demand — both single-family homes and rentals — construction and financing.

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The California Apartment Association and Vallejo Fire Department have extinguished some confusion over the city’s new Fire and Life Safety inspection program. After notifying property owners in mid-January that annual inspections would begin, the Vallejo Fire Department began the checkups on multifamily residences this past spring. The Vallejo Fire Department had not conducted fire inspections in more than 15 years, and most small-income property owners had no idea what to expect. Moreover, the Fire Department hadn’t told owners they could schedule and be present for the inspection. Instead, fire inspectors began arriving unannounced and listed violations in poor handwriting that… Read More

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