In the California real estate and lending community, and especially for non real estate attorneys (normal people!), there is some misunderstanding and hidden mystery about what a notice of lis pendens is, what is its function, and what is its place in the law and the world of California real estate. This article will unravel…Details
Every Property Manager Can Keep These 4 New Years Resolutions – by Mary Girsch-Bock, for PropertyManager.com, a Service of AppFolio
Well, it’s the New Year – as you think about your resolutions, why not resolve to tackle the issues that have proven to be your nemesis? While the list of resolutions will vary widely from manager to manager, there’s likely a few things that all will agree would be of help in 2017. Here are…Details
A King’s Ransom for ‘Public Servants’? – by Jon Coupal, President of Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association
Once upon a time we called them “public servants.” Today, most taxpayers struggle to keep a straight face when this term is used to describe the well-paid, elite who govern us.
Have you ever heard of or perhaps spoken the words “If I knew then what I know now I would have done things differently?” I believe most of us have … I know I certainly have. I often wished I had the ability to do some things over with the wisdom I have acquired over…Details
Eight out of 10 renters use online resources in their search, and most reach out to at least five landlords or property managers in the process of searching for their new place, according to a new report on home buying and renting from Zillow.
Phone calls, emails, leasing tours, resident interactions … these are just a few of the things taking place in a leasing office on any given day. Leasing teams are the definition of walking, talking multitaskers – creating inefficiencies on the best days and organized chaos on the worst. With leasing quotas to reach and individual…Details
LOS ANGELES – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a settlement with Powerstar Home Energy Solutions for failing to comply with federal lead-based paint rules at several residential properties in Southern California. The company will pay a civil penalty of $11,429.00.
Are you a new landlord? A reluctant landlord? Or perhaps just an accidental landlord? Just starting out investing in Real Estate or worse being thrown into the position of being a landlord can be rather eye opening. Often new landlords get lulled into the business by its apparent simplicity. At first glance it’s just collecting…Details
Question One: I was talking with an applicant to one of my buildings, and he mentioned that he is a big gun enthusiast and owns many weapons. While I am sure that he possesses these weapons legally, I am not comfortable in allowing this person to move into my building. Am I legally allowed to…Details
There have always been problems with our toilets. More than 5,000 years ago, primitive systems in several ancient civilizations utilized a constant stream of water that carried waste away from centralized, public latrine systems. Unfortunately, the water from those latrines often flowed back into the same river or stream that was the main water supply. …Details