Landlord to Pay Tenants $300,000 to Settle Eviction Moratorium Lawsuit By- the Editors of the Rental Housing Journal

[A landlord] violated the Washington eviction moratorium by threatening tenants and starting to evict 14 of them, and will pay $350,000 to settle a lawsuit, according to a release from Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson. A Nevada corporation, headquartered in Los Angeles, will pay almost $300,000 directly to tenants in the form of refunds, payments…

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Something to Think About #95: Information, Not Advice – Part 15 The Effect of Long Term Inflation on Real Estate: Part 3 By- Klarise Yahya

Continued . . .  In the mid 1600’s the Dutch Republic was beginning its climb to global power. The Dutch traders, having a monopoly of trade with Japan and the East Indies, had become the middlemen between European nations and the Far East. For a period, Amsterdam’s population was doubling every 20 years (an annual…

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Should I Pay the Taxes or Defer? Why Doing a 1031 Exchange May Be Smart Financial Planning By- Ehud Gersten

When selling real estate investment property, investors generally have two options:  Pay the taxes on any gains from the sale, or,  Conduct a 1031 exchange and defer the taxes owed.    Recently, because of the financial uncertainty surrounding 01and the overall state of the economy, some investors are choosing to pay the taxes on any…

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Legal Q & A By- Franco Simone

Q: I own an apartment complex and have a strict “no pet” policy. One of my tenants verbally requested a reasonable accommodation to allow him to have a dog. What does “reasonable accommodation” mean and how should I respond to him? A: The term “reasonable accommodation,” as defined by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban…

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