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I have been doing property management for over 10 years now. I have always enjoyed the challenges it brings and how natural it felt to me. But like any profession, there is no one right way to do it. Today, my guest is Kenson Goo, CEO and Co-Founder of RentZend, an app that lets property...

Music has different meanings to all of us. Each artist and each song carries their own small story. Each of those stories comes from somewhere. Today on the podcast, straight out of Pittsburg, we have Dontae Blinks, aka, Blinks aka Last Name Blinks. Dontae’s style of music is a mix of feel good...

“Millennials: Walking around as if they rent the place.” Perhaps no demographic in the Bay Area has felt the pain of the housing crunch worse than the millennials. With low income, paying off student loans and having to deal with rising rents, trying to start a life of your own can be incredibly...

Everyone gets the munchies. Sometimes you just find yourself craving something that simply hits the spot. And living in the Bay Area, one thing you start to notice is the best munchie food usually is made in a truck. Today we have Yogi, the founder of Munchie House, a food truck out of Oakland...

Rarely does a week go by when the California Housing Crisis is not brought up. This week is more of the same, as once again, more and more news is coming out regarding Bay Area residents leaving the Bay Area, citing the high cost and lack of housing available. Today on Highest and Beat, we have...

For the past 19 years, Congressman Mike Thompson has represented the 5th district of California in the US House of Representatives. One of the first moves he made when he joined The House was to create the Congressional Wine Caucus, which is composed of over 140 members of Congress, and works to...

Today on Highest and Best, we are continuing our preview of the June 5th Primary election. Our guests today are Denise Kees of Kees Realty in Oakland, and Ryan Bettancourt of Summit Funding in Richmond. Both of our guests have extensive knowledge of the Bay Area real estate landscape. Today we...

There are many ways one can be a leader, but not every way is an effective method of leading. There are many aspects as to what makes a good leader, and one of those traits is listening. Our guest today is Shane Safir, who wrote the book “The Listening Leader: Creating the Conditions for...

On June 5th, Bay Area voters will be faced with a decision, and not just in primary elections for several state leadership positions. Next months ballot includes Regional Measure 3, which seeks to raise bridge tolls by $3 to help funds 35 projects that include expanding and fixing highways and...

Going over a few common questions I get:

1) If a neighborhood 'appears' to be dangerous, is the landlord suppose to disclose criminal/drug rate information to the tenants if asked?

2) Can a landlord raise my rent in the middle of my lease?

3) Can a tenant be held responsible...

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