High Life Versus High Wealth: 12 Common Traits of Millionaires – Part One – by Terry Moore, CCIM

Our culture confuses living “the high life” with being wealthy. In America, many thousands of families with middle class incomes are wealthier than those with higher incomes, who are assumed to be “rich.” This two-part article considers a dozen things that Transcript subscribers, millionaires and income property investors have in common. You’ll read three reasons…

The Legality of Using Criminal Background Checks in Light of HUD’s 2016 Guidance Memo – by Eviction Attorney, Michael A. Brennan

In April, 2016, HUD issued a Guidance Memo concerning the applicability of the Fair Housing Act to the use of information found in criminal background checks to deny housing to applicants with criminal histories. While some believe the Guidance Memo has raised more questions than answers, the truth is that landlords may still use criminal…

Avoiding Familial Status Discrimination – by The Utah Apartment Association

Many landlords aren’t familiar with their responsibilities when it comes to renting to families with children or don’t even know that families with children enjoy a protected status under federal housing discrimination laws. The Fair Housing Act (FHA) protects tenants against discrimination based on seven protected classes including “familial status.  This means that if you…