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About MRU

MRU provides easy to understand property management advice focused on the small to mid-size residential housing provider in California.  MRU is dedicated to providing property owners and managers access to best practice advice, forms, sample policies, product news, tools and reviews. 

Join  in the MRU conversation, join  the MRU team and tell us what you need to help you manage your property effectively and efficiently! 

Features, Tools & Tips

 Rental Property Ownership & Management

It requires you to know something about everything.  And, it’s a 7x24 hour job.  If you own rental property, there are no days off.  That means you never have enough time in your busy day. 

To help you, we share our experiences, good and bad.  We research and write about the issues rental property owners face every day.  The results of our hard work end up in the content of We look for information, tools, opinions, books, articles and updates from the experts, the government and the news makers.  We digest it, analyze it, organize it and place it and links to it, within the pages of  All that is missing is you!

In order to truly appreciate, you must register and log in.  Most of our content is password protected.  Registration is fast and easy so please register today!  We know you won’t be disappointed! 

  • Create a Member Account

    Registration should take no more than 2-3 minutes and most of that is waiting for the confirmation e-mail to arrive in your In-Box.  Your name, email address and the answer to a few questions about you is all you need for Membership Registration. 

  • Tenancy Lifecycle

    We’ve broken down our property management advice by the life-cycle of a tenancy - from the beginning to end.  Have a questions about marketing?  Look at the Beginning of a Tenancy section.  Concerns about security deposit refunds?  Look at the End of a Tenancy section. 

  • Resource Centers

    From Business to Finance, from Marketing to Technology….we have broken up and organized the information topics you need to know about into bite-sized sections.  This makes finding the information you need faster and simpler. 

  • MRU Features

    Our trademarked Orange Pages, Shortcuts and Lists for the Best of Property Management Essentials, real estate Video, news feeds and real estate blogs. Reviews for property management tools and ideas. Landlording 101. And more………….

  • MRU Tools

    Iin this Section, we’ve gathered all of the BEST Property Management Tools to help you in the management of your residential rental real estate.

  • MRU Tips

    Good ideas on every page.  Don’t miss out!

  • MRU Libraries

    We are gathering all of the public domain forms, as well as other items we know you will find useful and placing them in one convenient location for you.  

  • MRU Preferred Member Content

    When you join as a Preferred Member, you gain access to additional content.  Join as a Preferred Member today!

  • Vendor Referrals

    We’d like to become Yelp for property owners.  (Perhaps too lofty a goal, but it never hurts to aim high!)  Have a vendor you’d like to recommend?  Please let the MRU team know about your favorite vendors in California.  While this feature is currently limited to California, when the demand is there, we will respond by expanding our content to include other states. 

  • Advertise on MRU

    Promote your company to rental housing providers big and small!  We have complementary no-cost advertising solutions, as well as other solutions, designed to suite and complement all budgets.  Promote your company on and we can grow together!