The below article was written by Richard A. Epstein, contributing writer of Defining Issues, a Hoover Institution Journal. Please send a copy of this article to every elected official you know…please. Everyone agrees the most attractive areas in California suffer from a housing crisis that calls for drastic action. The difficult question is deciding what…Details
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 14: The items above are just examples. Some of the clauses may be inappropriate for a home remodeling contract. There could be – probably would be – other provisions…Details
Should you be self managing your property or should you be paying a management company to deal with your property? It’s a question that comes up quite often around here and there really is no one answer that fits everyone.
For this edition of the Q&A column, we are presenting a summary of the various rent control measures that were on local ballots November 8. The summary is an overview of the most relevant aspects of each measure, and is followed by a link to a website where the complete measure can be reviewed for…Details
The passage of Prop. 64 (Marijuana Legalization Initiative) on the California ballot on November 8th is not a “carte blanche” (total permission) for the use of marijuana wherever and whenever people desire and decide to use it. Rather, the result is the de-criminalization of marijuana use accompanied by a complex series of regulations which will…Details
Can California’s Taxpayers Be Thankful for 2016? – by Jon Coupal, President of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association
If taxpayers focus on the results of the recent election, there may not seem to be much to celebrate. While the rest of America took a big step toward fiscal sanity, the same cannot be said of California. At the state level, all three taxes, one on marijuana users, one on smokers and another on…Details
“The biggest mistake many investors make is to ignore the numbers generated by their properties.” Financial Statements Let’s start with financial statements, or lack of them. Many real estate investors only track the results of their real estate investments at tax time. Instead investors should be reviewing their results by reading their financials on a…Details
There is no dispute that the Millennials make up the largest segment of our population. They number around 80 million young adults who were all born between 1978 and 1995. They represent about 25% of the entire population.
Airbnb Wars Continue: Supervisors Seek Hard 60-Day Cap on Short-Term Rentals – by Gideon Kramer, Editor, SPOSFI News
Regulations adopted in 2014—the so-called “Airbnb Law”—formally legalizing short-term rentals under 30 days for the first time, are not achieving the desired compliance goals. According to the city’s Office of Short-Term Rentals, 2,207 hosting applications have been received, but only 1,717 have been approved. That’s a small percentage of the estimated 7,000 to 10,000 hosts…Details
It is one of AOA’s goals to support you in making your business of providing housing for others more profitable, easier and more enjoyable! We also aim to provide information from which you will discover at least one idea that will help you make and/or keep more money than ever before. Our commitment to you…Details