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Teo Spengler

Make Your Vacation Rental Ready for Summer 2020

The entire country is taking a timeout from real life to follow the hunkering-down, stay-at-home orders, as the government tries to limit the spread of Coronavirus. As a result, traditional spring break vacations have been postponed or canceled. But once this pandemic has passed, many people will be eager to celebrate with a vacation.  That means that real property investors…

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How COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Is Impacting the Real Estate Market

Property owners know how red-hot the housing market was in this country in 2019 and even into the first few months of 2020. But then came the COVID-19 outbreak, causing disruption in the economy, closed businesses and soaring unemployment.   It is no surprise that the coronavirus called COVID-19 is impacting the housing market. Few sellers are listing homes, and…

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Social Distancing with Smart Tech

Our vocabulary is changing rapidly in these days of coronavirus. Suddenly, the words on everyone’s lips are shelter-in-place, hunkering-down, social distancing and hand sanitizer. It’s a new world out there, and we don’t have any choice but to cope. While people handle this pressure differently, everyone is trying to avoid transmission of the virus by avoiding person-to-person contact. Smart home…

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Choosing the Right Smart Home Upgrades for Your Winter Rental Property

Anyone who loves skiing or snowboarding is likely to head to the mountains in the upcoming months to relax and enjoy the winter sports. That means that smart homeowners and investors will take the time to review the amenities in their winter vacation rental property before these vacationing guests arrive.  Winter vacation rental properties can be great investments depending on…

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California IoT Law and Regulating the Internet of Things

As the world has come to rely increasingly on technology, everything has shifted to reflect that focus, including criminal activity. Hardly a month goes by without news of a new hacking incident in which criminals accessed the private information of consumers. This is particularly an issue given the vast numbers of interrelated computing devices on the market today. California is…

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Keeping Safe with Smoke and CO Alarms in Short-Term Rentals

Smoke alarm in house

When choosing a short-term rental (STR), people tend to look carefully at location, amenities and price. But don’t forget personal safety, and we’re talking about more than a lock on the door.  Think of the safety devices you’ve installed at your own house—like smoke and carbon dioxide (CO) alarms. While they are required in many states for regular rental properties,…

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