Douglas Before and AfterScott Safadi presents a dramatic before and after image of a property we redeveloped in Burlingame, California. This property is located steps from downtown Burlginame, as well as a Cal Train station. “Prime Location” is simply an understatement when it comes to describing this property. With the help of our remodeling expertise, we were able to make the look of the property match the quality of the location.

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Scott Safadi 62 Duane 205 Before AfterScott Safadi presents a before and after image of a kitchen remodel in Redwood City. With the majority of apartment buildings in the Bay Area having been built in the 1960’s and 1970’s, most apartments are in dire need of updating. These updates usually include critical improvements to plumbing and electrical infrastructure so that we are not only improving aesthetics, but also overall safety. Scott Safadi believes that overly oppressive rent control policies will make it impossible for landlords to give their properties much needed updates. Scott Safadi does not oppose rent control in all of its forms, but some of the proposed ordinances on this November’s ballots will prove to cause more harm than good. For an example of a well thought out and effective rent control policy, one need not look further than the City of Hayward.

City of Hayward Rent Control Ordinance

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Apartment Supply Starts to Increase in Wake of Demand Slump

November 20, 2015

Starting in August 2015, we saw a drop in demand for apartment rentals. This slump lasted about 3 months, albeit we are not out of the weeds yet, by any stretch of the imagination. While demand his picked up since the slump, now we have ourselves a supply problem. Vacant units have been piling on […]

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Scott Safadi Discusses Current Rental Trends

October 30, 2015

Scott Safadi has observed roughly a 15% reduction in Bay Area asking rents over the course of the last 3 months.  The reason for this appears to be a hiring slump in the tech sector, which has been the sector driving rent increases over the past several years. In fact, nearly 90% of our applicants […]

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Scott Safadi Discusses Interest Rates

September 18, 2015

Rumors about the fed wanting to raise interest rates have been circling around for over a year now, and we haven’t seen them move a bit. If it isn’t Europe’s problems, it’s China’s. The entire world is on thin ice, as far a economies go, and even though we’re much better off than we were […]

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Scott Safadi Discusses Politics

January 20, 2015

Scott Safadi believes that political agreements are hard to come by whether you’re talking about the house, the senate, or even just a casual gathering of friends at the coffee shop. But, there is one thing that Scott Safadi believes that most people could agree about, only if they understood the issue entirely. The issue […]

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Scott Safadi Discusses the Mountain View Tenant Relocation Program

October 22, 2014

Scott Safadi recently encountered a recently new bill that was passed in the City of Mountain View. This new bill requires landlords, who want to displace more than 4 apartment units in a one year period for the purpose of remodeling, to pay towards the relocation costs of certain tenants. Not all tenants can benefit […]

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Scott Safadi addresses furnishing apartments

September 9, 2014

Scott Safadi believes that in special circumstances, it could be worth the landlord’s while to furnish an apartment, rather than try to rent it unfurnished. What sorts of situations are most appropriate for this strategy? Scott Safadi thinks that one of the ideal circumstances you can have for furnishing an apartment is if you are […]

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Scott Safadi Discusses Affordability

August 26, 2014

Scott Safadi would like to address the issue of affordability in the housing sector, specifically regarding apartments in the Bay Area. Scott Safadi has witnessed double digit annual rent growth in this area over the course of the past 4 years. While this is very beneficial to landlords who experienced major dips in rents over […]

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Scott Safadi discusses tenant screening

January 14, 2013

Scott Safadi would like to take a moment to discuss tenant screening, specifically how we do it in our company. Scott Safadi believes that the screening of applicants is best handled by a third party agency, such as On-Site.com. By using a third party agency, the landlord can establish a portfolio-wide set of screening criteria […]

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