Legal Q & A by Richard Beckman

Question 1: Did Oakland change its rent control law to remove the exemption for owner-occupied buildings? Answer 1: Currently, Oakland’s ‘Just Cause’ eviction control law (and its companion rent control ordinance) has an exemption for owner-occupied buildings of three units or less. On July 24, the Oakland City Council approved a ballot measure for the…

Legal Q & A by Dennis Block

Question One: I was wondering if there is a legal procedure for holding a unit. This is my situation:  I have a prospective tenant who would like to give me a deposit to move in two months from now. I have never done this before, but feel this tenant would be a good fit for my building.…

Delaware Statutory Trust 1031 Exchange Advantages – by Dwight Kay

Delaware Statutory Trusts (DSTs) offer a number of potential advantages to investors. Used correctly, they can be an effective tool for building and preserving wealth. This article discusses a handful of the potential advantages that are available to investors using DSTs for their 1031 exchange. Please remember that Delaware Statutory Trusts also have a number…

Something to Think About #71 – by Klarise Yahya

If you’ve missed some of the prior articles, basic guidelines on successful investing are in my book “Stairway to Wealth” available at LuLu.com. Continued from Part 70:  Diversification Emily, after reviewing once again the positives and negatives of property ownership, thought there was no question about it: the benefits heavily outweighed the risks . .…