Pending Legislation Seeks to get a Handle on Short-Term Rentals in San Francisco – By Noni Richen

San Francisco is the nation’s top destination for travelers of all ages. Our city’s attributes, within tight geographical boundaries, make for hotel rates that exceed those of many other cities, thereby creating an incentive for visitors to seek alternatives to pricey hotels. The short-term rental is a form of lodging that is very attractive to…

It’s Here! The FREE “Million Dollar Trade Show and Landlording Conference”!

Thursday, April 25th at theLong BeachConvention Center Hall C Mark your calendars for Thursday, April 25th for AOA’s “Million Dollar Trade Show and Landlording Conference” in Long Beach. You will meet just about every contractor and vendor you will ever need… it’s called the “Million Dollar Event” of the year. Be sure to attend  and…

More Data Suggests a New Housing Boom Has Begun – By Cullen Roche

A version of this article first appeared on February 7, 2013 in the Daily Crux, published by Stansberry & Associates Investment Research, an independent investment research firm.  You can visit them at www.stansberryresearch.com. From PragCap If you’re looking for things I’ve been wrong about recently you can chalk housing up on the list.  Last year…

Something to Think About #7 – Secular Shift – By Klarise Yahya, Commercial Loan Broker, DRE: 0095710 MLO: 249261

If you’ve missed some of the prior articles, basic “beginner” guidelines on successful investing are in my book “Stairway to Wealth” available at www.LuLu.com. Arithmetic Net Operating Income (NOI) divided by Price equals Cap Rate. Ex 1: If we have an investment valued at $100,000 and it pops out a $5,000 NOI, we’re making a…

House Prices, Real House Prices and Price-to-Rent Ratio – By Bill McBride

There is a clear seasonal pattern for house prices, and earlier this year I predicted that the Case-Shiller indexes would turn negative month-to-month in October 2012 on a Not Seasonally Adjusted (NSA) basis.  That is the normal seasonal pattern. Also I expected smaller month-to-month declines this winter than for the same months last year. Sure enough,…