How Paint Colors Can Improve the Marketability of Your Rental

Home is where the heart is, that’s why some of the most important decisions when preparing a vacant rental is choosing the right colors. Paint colors directly influence mood. When choosing what color to paint the walls, put aside your personal taste since it may not appeal to the renter. Neutral colors are key for rentals and works with most furniture and design styles.

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Selecting the right paint colors is an easy, affordable way to make a big difference with your rental property. Prior to showing, a fresh coat of paint should be on the to-do list, in addition to fixing any wear and tear or damage and shampooing the carpets. Continue reading

Social Security Number vs Taxpayer Identification Number: Understanding the Difference

SSN versus TINHave you ever wondered what the difference is between a Social Security Number (SSN) and an individual Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN), and how it is used when pulling a background screening report?

According to the IRS, a TIN is only available for certain nonresident and resident aliens, their spouses, and dependents who cannot get a SSN and is used for administering tax laws such as filing tax returns and opening a bank account. Depending on the identification number, it is either issued by the IRS directly or by the Social Security Administration (SSA). TINs are a 9-digit number, beginning with the number “9” and formatted like an SSN.

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Sex Offender Residency Ban in San Diego County Overturned

by: Laura Mowry

Eviction Record_smallBack in 2006 California voted for Proposition 83 known as Jessica’s Law, in an effort to protect children from registered sex offenders.   In a shocking turn of events last week, the California Supreme Court lifted residency restrictions in San Diego County that previously prohibited sex offenders from living within 2,000 feet of a school or park.  What this means, is that registrants may be able to take a San Diego County residence near a school, park or any other place where children congregate.

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