Evicting Grandma – by Zachary Lawrence JD

There are situations in life when a landlord is presented with a problem to solve and the choices for solving the problem are all lousy. A Florida woman was arrested just days before her 94th birthday, when she refused to leave her home after being evicted, police said. As of this writing, the woman remains held…

Your Privilege Not to Testify – by Dale Alberstone, Esq.

Hello everybody.  From what I have observed over the decades, most apartment owners are law abiding investors who endeavor to conduct their business ethically and with integrity.  Indeed, they have too much to lose to intentionally violate the myriad of federal, state and local laws that apply to residential income property. However, occasionally some transgressions…

Repositioning Apartments: A Wealth-Building Strategy to be Proud Of – (Part 2 of 4) – by Terry Moore CCIM

There are many ways to build legacy wealth. Wise investors select the strategy which best fits their personality, capacity, and goals. The four-part series describes proven legacy wealth strategies. This article is about repositioning.  In my first piece, I covered rehabilitation. The next articles will cover owning classic properties, and maintaining capital with low-risk and…

Local Housing Authorities (Section 8) Changing to Meet Landlord Needs – by Kristin Maithonis

The Housing Choice Voucher Program (commonly called Section 8) provides rental subsidies to low-income tenants to rent from private landlords. This program, established in the 1970s, currently provides assistance to 2.1 million tenants. Key to the program’s success is the participation of rental property owners and managers, who often have a choice of whether to…

Why Rent Control Raises Housing Costs – by Charles Hughes

Rent control policies have come back in vogue for some cities grappling with higher housing rents and people worried they will not be able to live in growing, prospering cities. Perhaps no city in the country encapsulates the concerns about housing affordability and availability more clearly than San Francisco, where the median rent for a…