How to Choose the Right Property Manager

How to Choose the Right Property Manager

When you own an investment property, there comes a time when maintaining the place yourself, or even having an on-site manager simply doesn’t work anymore. That’s because property management these days means more than just putting up a “For Rent” sign in the window...
Our Winterizer Checklist

Our Winterizer Checklist

Photo: bark via Flickr / Creative Commons License We are blessed in the Bay Area with mild winters, but there are still a number of important actions Gaetani takes with your property before the rainy season sets in. That’s because water, for all it’s life-giving...
ADUs: Are They Right for You?

ADUs: Are They Right for You?

If you have an underutilized outbuilding such as a garage or cottage, or a space inside your property such as a basement, attic, or storage unit, you may be able to generate additional revenue through an Accessory Dwelling Unit, or ADU. After successful pilot programs...
Our Top 5 Inspection Items

Our Top 5 Inspection Items

At Gaetani Real Estate, routine inspections are anything but routine. Whether it’s the annual inspection of an entire building or just a single unit during tenant move-out, we have a list with dozens of points that get a close look by our professional property...
Statewide Rent Control Still On the Agenda

Statewide Rent Control Still On the Agenda

“Get me a good package on rent stability this year and I will sign it.” That was Governor Gavin Newsom in his most recent State of the State Address. Legislators, however, have not yet come up with anything that appeals to California voters, as evidenced by the...
SB50 Sidelined but Other Housing Bills Remain Active

SB50 Sidelined but Other Housing Bills Remain Active

SB50, the legislation authored by state Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and supported by Governor Gavin Newsom that would have encouraged apartment construction around transit hubs, has been sidelined by state Sen. Anthony Portantino, a fellow Democrat from Los...