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Utilities NOT Included — Now More than Ever

Posted by Written with love by the Livable Content Team on Sep 1, 2020 6:36:00 PM

At Livable we provide utility management and cost recovery solutions for commercial and residential properties. Although you can't regulate the rates, you can take steps to keep costs at a minimum. In the fall of 2020, over 7 million in California were filing jobless claims since businesses began closing in March, many moved in with loved ones to save money or left the state altogether.

Livable is Committed to Teaching your Team About Ratio Utility Billing

Posted by Written with love by the Livable Content Team on Sep 1, 2020 12:21:00 PM

At Livable we provide a Ratio Utility Billing System designed to help reduce your environmental footprint while generating revenue for your property. You may have started a conservation program in your properties, let the Livable team further your savings and teach you new and improved ways to save. 

How Livable has Dealt with the Covid-19 Pandemic

Posted by Written with love by the Livable Content Team on Jul 1, 2020 4:58:00 PM

Across the board, since 2020 Livable staff have continued to be a productive team while spending valued time with family and even taking time to give back while dealing with lockdowns and restrictions.  

Help for the Housing Industry during the Pandemic

Posted by Written with love by the Livable Content Team on Jun 1, 2020 4:17:00 PM

In 2020 the push and pull between lockdowns and eased restrictions impacted housing and housing providers. The rental housing industry was hit hard by the economic downturn brought on by shelter-in-place laws

Covid-19 Pandemic and Renter Habits

Posted by Written with love by the Livable Content Team on May 1, 2020 4:03:00 PM

During the Corona Virus pandemic, there have been several lockdowns resulting in weeks of remaining sheltered in place. From construction to real estate and property management, many of the vendors that property owners rely on have been put at a standstill time and time again. In turn, renters have been anxious to make a move when there is a window of opportunity offered.  Are your units ready to be shown?

Covid-19 Pandemic: The Effects on Utilities From the Beginning

Posted by Written with love by the Livable Content Team on Apr 1, 2020 3:39:00 PM

At the beginning of the pandemic in early 2020 Livable along with several utility-based companies did our part to make sure that residents were able to afford their utilities. In April 2020 Livable announced that we were suspending all late fees until July 1, 2020. Throughout the pandemic, we have remained committed to promoting conservation through billing and education, and with no minimums.

Charging For Utilities: A Renter’s Pros And Cons

Posted by Written with love by the Livable Content Team on Mar 1, 2020 3:00:00 PM

At Livable we create custom utility management and cost recovery solutions for commercial and residential properties, and it seems our expertise is needed now more than ever! It used the be that the “American Dream” was synonymous with homeownership, however, Millennials don’t seem to be putting the same emphasis on buying property as previous generations, thus renting has become more the norm.

What you need to know for 2020

Posted by Written with love by the Livable Content Team on Dec 1, 2019 1:44:00 PM

 As we get ready to say goodbye to 2019, it’s only natural to look ahead. In addition to what is sure to be a heated national political season in 2020, there are several statewide measures in California to keep an eye on, including a possible overhaul of Prop. 13 and another proposition that would allow municipalities to extend rent control to most units that are at least 15 years old. 

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Smart saver tip of the month

Insulating water pipes is a quick and inexpensive way to lower water-heating costs. The easy upgrade reduces heat loss and allows you to lower your buildings’ water temperature setting by two to four degrees. Plus, since water doesn’t take as long to heat up, less of this precious resource is wasted waiting for faucets and showers to get to the appropriate temperature.

On smaller buildings, this is a definite DIY job that should take less than a day to complete. Check out the U.S. Department of Energy’s website for a comprehensive shopping list and step-by-step instructions.