The New Prop. 10: Rent Control Could Be On State Ballot Again In 2020 by – Gideon Kramer, SPOSFI News Editor

Prop. 10’s defeat in the 2018 election has not dampened enthusiasm for a statewide rent control measure. Despite the resounding defeat of Prop. 10 in last November’s election—the initiative lost in all but one of the state’s 58 counties, with only San Franciscans giving it majority support—original sponsor Michael Weinstein and his Los Angeles-based AIDS…

Financing Your Property in 7 Steps By – Nick Schoch

As a lender, I underwrote numerous properties. The easiest loans are permanent mortgages on stabilized multifamily properties especially if it is a low leverage request (loan-to-value no greater than 60% and debt service coverage of at least 1.30x). If your loan request looks like that, lenders will be eager to lend on your property. This…

Letters to the Editor …

RENT CONTROL PUNISHES LANDLORDS! To the City Council: Hello, I believe a landlord should have some hope of getting to, or, very close to market over a reasonable period of time (not 50 to 100 years!) I came up with two ways this can be accomplished, while at the same time, tenants will have protections…