Tenant Placement Services
When you have a vacant unit, you want to locate and contract a properly qualified individual or group of people as promptly as possible. DeDe's will effectively market and advertise your property until rented. We use the press Democrat for local newspaper advertising. Applicants can visit our website (just as you have!), for detailed information, including "virtual tours." Our website is linked through a nationally recognized rental database, for worldwide visibility. Our user-friendly telephone system provides prerecorded information on the properties available for rent at any given time. Finally, our office is open six days a week; we freely provide printouts on available rentals to any interested individuals who stop in.
Investor Consulting Services
Occasionally, you have a unusually perplexing question or problem that arises is association with a property that you handle directly. DeDe's Rentals can often assist in the creation and delivery of certain documents, like rent increases, "3-Day Notices to Pay Rent" or "Notices to Terminate Tenancy." Additionally, we can often provide suggestions and guidance on the arcane and unusual situations that come up in the normal course of landlord/tenant relationships. Even for those situations that we cannot assist in-house, we can usually direct you to an appropriate vendor or resource.
For more than forty years, DeDe's Rentals & Property Management, Inc. has been serving greater
Sonoma County landlords and tenants. Contact us now, to see how we can assist you!
"I approached DeDe's to manage my triplex many years ago. The decision was a good one. DeDe's has been excellent in finding good tenants, getting the bills paid, finding quality repairmen when needed, and doing management in a most professional way. I highly recommend them without reservation." - GENE B., SANTA ROSA, CA
"A big THANK YOU for renting three of our properties so quickly. We were worried that we had three come up at the same time. Thanks to you and your great staff, the process went quickly and smoothly. We know that when you call us with the news that you have found good candidates to choose from, the hard part is over. You have simplified a process that we thought was so complicated!" - HARRY AND SHEREE F., SANTA ROSA, CA
Cotati Area Information
Cotati's hexagonal plaza and street grid plan was designed during the 1890s by Newton Smyth as an alternative to the traditional grid. Dr. Thomas Page's barn once stood where the plaza is today, and each of the streets surrounding the plaza is named after one of his sons. In 1892, the Page family created the Cotati Land Company to subdivide their ranch into parcels of five to twenty acres (two to eight hectares). By 1901, good land was selling for $30 to $60 per acre. Page family ownership ended in 1944.
The Cotati area was shaken up by the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. After the quake, Drury Butler reported that "the chimneys were as a rule thrown down".
The Northwestern Pacific Railroad built the Cotati Depot in 1907. It was located near the East Cotati Avenue crossing, almost 1 mi east of the plaza. The planned Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit station will be in this area.
Prior to 1915, the major north-south roads (Petaluma Hill Road and Stony Point Road) bypassed Cotati. In that year, the state routed the Redwood Highway (part of U.S. Route 101) onto the mostly-unpaved Cotati Boulevard. U.S. 101 passed through the downtown plaza until 1955, when the highway was re-routed further west. U.S. 101 still bisects Cotati, and the former route is called Old Redwood Highway.
In February 1921, the old schoolhouse at 201 West Sierra burned down. A new school built on the same site opened in 1922. This building has served as City Hall since 1971. The rear of this building housed the Cotati Police Department until September 3, 2003 when the department moved into a new building next door.
The Cotati Speedway, a wooden oval track for automobile racing, was built near the depot around 1921. It was about 1.25 mi in circumference. World records were set there, but it failed in its first season and was torn down in 1922.