PG&E Wildfire Season & Safety Reminders

As many of you may know, California is very prone to wildfires during this dry and hot season of the year. To ensure that residents are as safe as possible when wildfires become a threat PG&E has issued a notice that in order to limit danger and damages they may temporarily turn off electricity to […]

Distinct is a Santa Cruz Green Certified Business

Distinct Property Management became certified as a Green Business through the California Green Business Program on March 22, 2017. At this time, Distinct is the only Property Management company within Santa Cruz County that is Green Certified. Certified Green Businesses in the City of Santa Cruz have gone above and beyond regulatory requirements to prevent […]

Distinct Property Management’s Green Living Tips*

Distinct Property Management’s Green Living Tips As a homeowner or renter in Santa Cruz there are many little steps you can take to live a more “green” life and conserve natural resources. Please see the useful tips below. Save Energy Switch interior lights to LEDs.  They’re inexpensive (oftentimes under $3 a bulb), last much longer than other […]

Property Maintenance: What not to put down your kitchen sink

How to avoid kitchen sink backups after dinner As a homeowner or renter in Santa Cruz there are many little steps you can take that help you prevent having to deal with an after hours emergency and plumbing ones usually can get pricey. Best example the kitchen sink!  Even if you have a garbage disposal, certain foods can […]

Holiday Season & Safety Reminders

How to be safe and sound this season The winter season is here and along with it the holiday season; both provide the opportunity for some recommended annual maintenance around your rental property or home. Fire  Extinguishers: Every homeowner or tenant should have at least one fire extinguisher in the home and know how to […]

Santa Cruz Properties – Emergency Procedures

Preparing a Family Emergency Plan Natural disasters affect thousands of people every year, and with the increased risk of severe thunderstorms, flash flooding and tornadoes in the summer months, it’s a good idea to think about having an emergency plan in place. Consider preparing a family emergency plan now before it’s needed. Have an open […]

The Top Twelve Traits of Great HOA Boards

The following is reprinted with permission from ECHO. The original article was written by Julie Adamen, president of Adamen Inc. , and modified for ECHO. Great Santa Cruz HOA Boards Focus on the Big Picture It’s the big picture problems that count for great boards, who spend their time continually reviewing and refining their HOA’s […]

Do you know what insurance you need for your condo?

It is not uncommon for condominium owners in Santa Cruz Owners Associations to be confused about homeowner’s insurance.  If we had a quarter for every time we heard a unit owner say “I don’t need insurance -the HOA’s insurance covers everything” we could probably have retired to a tropical island already. So what type of […]

Distinct Property Management Home for Rent in Santa Cruz

If you have a home for rent in Santa Cruz, Distinct Property Management, Inc. can help you find the right tenants and manage the rental for you.  Distinct Property Management, Inc. is a professional management company that will help you make the most of your rental property and save time and money as a landlord. […]

Stacy Austin acknowledged for her CACM certification in the Santa Cruz Sentinel

We would like to congratulate Distinct’s own Stacy Austin to her accomplishment with this milestone as Certified Community Association Manager (CCAM®) – a certification she received during her continues education with the professional organizations like the California Association of Community Managers. In addition to passing the exam earlier this year, she was acknowledged by her […]