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Federal Court Affirms the City’s Rent Control Ordinance’s Application to Maritime Residential Units at Barnhill Marina

In a landmark decision by Chief Magistrate Judge Donna Ryu, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California affirmed the City of Alameda’s Rent Control protections for houseboats and liveaboard vessels at floating home marinas. This decision, the first of its kind with respect to rent control for maritime uses, protects approximately…

Another Reason to Stay Debt Free in a 1031 DST Exchange By Dwight Kay, Founder & CEO, Kay Properties and Investments

It seems like everyday there is another reason showcasing the reason why more and more investors are choosing to stay debt-free when investing in Delaware Statutory Trust (DST) properties in a 1031 exchange  Headlines Show Dangers Surrounding Leveraged Real Estate  Just look at any business or real estate-related publication, and you will see the headlines…

Brancati v. Cachuma Village, LLC – Lowering the Bar for California Mold Claims? By Patrick Schoenburg, Esq.

On October 16, 2023, the California Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District reversed an order by the Santa Barbara County Superior Court granting a motion in limine excluding the testimony of plaintiff, Dana Brancati’s medical expert, in a mold bodily injury case. That exclusion order resulted in the dismissal of the plaintiff’s action.…

What’s Happening in the Real Estate World By Lloyd Segal, President of The Los Angeles County Real Estate Investors Association

[In October], a Missouri court found the National Association of Realtors and two real-estate brokerages guilty of conspiring to inflate real-estate commissions. A decision that will likely rock the U.S. housing market and undoubtedly alter the way Realtors conduct business. The NAR, the largest industry group in the U.S., as well as brokerages, HomeServices of…

Landlord Settles Section 8 Case for $105K

A New Rochelle-based landlord group will pay $105,000 in damages after settling a housing discrimination case for denying housing to applicants with housing vouchers.  The company had a “company policy” barring the use of Section 8 vouchers at some of their residential properties.  Besides the fine, the company also agreed to set aside 20 units…