Government Moves to Purchase Apartments for Homeless by: Mercedes Shaffer, Realtor

In Los Angeles, Mayor Karen Bass’ ambitious initiative, LA4LA, aimed at purchasing apartments to house the city’s homeless population, is extremely concerning for L.A. ‘s apartment industry, especially against the backdrop of some of the nation’s most restrictive rent control laws.  The potential for further government intervention could exacerbate challenges for housing providers.   Skyscraper…

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How You Can Improve Resident Retention By: Marcel Ford of Genuine Property Management

Owning rental property comes with several important elements, and resident retention is a key factor. Effective management in this area not only stabilizes your rental income but also reduces the time and money spent on finding new residents. Understanding the dynamics of resident retention can transform the way you manage your properties. Fortunately, there are…

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The Era of Saying ‘No’ to Housing is Coming to an End – New California Building Laws for 2024 By CalMatters

If California wants to build its way out of its long-term housing shortage, plenty of things stand in its way in 2024: high interest rates, sluggish local approval processes and a persistent shortage of skilled construction workers, among others. But a slew of housing bills from the 2023 legislative session going into effect on Jan.…

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Legal Q & A -Dennis Block

Below are questions asked by rental property owners regarding California and Orange County rent control laws, followed by answers provided by eviction attorney Dennis Block. Question 1: I had served a 3-day notice to pay rent. My tenant’s check arrived five days later. Do I have the right to return the rent check and continue…

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Why You Should Consider Using a Specialized R.E. Broker for Listing Investment Properties By: Seth Watje & Adam Cairo

In the realm of investment real estate, the decision to list a property for sale is not one to be taken lightly. Whether it’s a commercial building, multifamily complex or a mixed-use project the key goal is to maximize profits while minimizing risks. While property managers are essential for operations, using a specialized investment real…

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