Alameda County Announces New Property Owner Incentive Program

Alameda County Announces New Property Owner Incentive Program By AC Homes   Alameda County seeks property owners with available apartments to rent to residents supported by our programs.  Our program offers guaranteed rent payments, enhanced damage security and a signing bonus for the owner.  Our Alameda County Landlord Hotline (510-777-2100) connects interested property owners with…

Have San Francisco Rents Declined?

Have San Francisco Rents Declined? By the Small Property Owners Association of San Francisco After reviewing all of the responses to this month’s question, it appears that San Francisco rents have declined generally in the 10-12% range overall, although some members have seen larger declines while others are weathering the storm fairly unscathed. Despite the…

Major Victory for California Taxpayers

Major Victory for California Taxpayers – L.A. County Fined $1.3 Million! By Jon Coupal, President of Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association   The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) imposed one of the largest fines ever against Los Angeles County for using taxpayer funds for political ads touting Measure H, a sales tax increase on the ballot…

How to Effectively Manage Property

How to Effectively Manage Property by Rob Chiang   Have you ever felt overwhelmed by your apartment operations?  You are not alone!  Whether you own 10 units or 200 units, managing both portfolio sizes could take eight hours a day.  We want to share with you where to put your time, energy, and resources.  Once…

Five Tips for a Healthier Thanksgiving

Five Tips for a Healthier Thanksgiving                                       by The American Institute for Cancer Research Looking for ways to keep from piling on the food and the pounds over the holidays? Here are five things to keep in mind before, during, and after next week’s big gathering. Tip # 1: Vary it Up As you go about…