Operating rental properties and dealing with your tenants are not separate jobs. They are inseparable parts of landlording. I owe a great deal of my real estate success to my landlording abilities. Some folks argue that professional property managers are paid a decent percentage of the gross rental income to relieve owners of this thankless…Details
Every apartment investor wants a good deal. But a good deal for one investor may be a poor choice for another investor. Here are four categories of “good deal.” Which one is right for you?
Dear AOA: Today I received my 2020 RSO bill. On the top is reads: “New in 2020: The RSO Fees Per Unit Have Been Increased.” My building is under rent control. This year, I was allowed to raise my rents 4%. My RSO unit fees were INCREASED 18%!! That is crazy. The RSO fee…Details
Use it or Lose It – Regs to Cut Estate and Gift Tax Exemptions in Half After 2025- By Kenneth Ziskin
California apartment owners should have cheered the Tax Cut and Jobs Act (“TCJA”) provisions that doubled Estate and Gift Tax Exclusions beginning in 2018. For many apartment owners, these provisions increased the Exclusion to $11.58 million for a single person, and $23.26 million for a married couple in 2020. Unfortunately, the doubling was only temporary,…Details
Managing Expectations “Mr. Unrealistic Hopes, meet Ms. Unmet Goals.” Somewhere there’s a survey showing that Millennials (b: 1981-1996) who have never experienced a stock market correction (a decline of 10% or more), let alone a bear market (decline of 20% or more) have convinced themselves that the average growth of a diversified basket of large…Details
Ten rental property owners share what they believe is the single best piece of landlording advice that they have ever received. Here are their school of hard knocks words of wisdom:
Man Who Threatened to Kill His Landlords Sentenced to 40 Years- By The Editors of Rental Housing Journal
A Beaverton, Oregon man who threatened to kill his landlords and used mercury to deter people from entering his apartment has been sentenced to 40 years in prison, a sentence “commensurate to the danger he posed to his neighbors in the community,” according to the U.S. Attorney for Oregon. Jason Paul Schaefer, 28, of Beaverton,…Details
New Requirements under Statewide Rent Control As you might be aware, certain residential income property is exempt under AB 1482. This includes properties which received a Certificate of Occupancy within the last 15 years. In addition, Single Family Residences, Townhomes and Condominiums are exempt unless title is held in a corporation or a real estate…Details
SECTION 8 California Landlords Must Accept Section 8 Applicants!- By Kimball, Tirey and St. John, LLP
Under SB 329 and SB 222, all landlords in California will be required to accept Section 8 and VASH vouchers and other forms of rental assistance and to consider them as part of an applicant’s income. Both went into effect on January 1, 2020.
Hopefully, if you own apartments in the City of Los Angeles and are under the L.A. Rent Stabilization Ordinance, you have already paid your building’s registration fee which was due by February 29, 2020. The city raised the fee per unit from 24.50 to 38.75 per unit for 2020. They have also changed how you…Details