9 Out-of-the-Box Due Diligence Tactics for Multifamily Real Estate Investors – by Richard Montgomery

Investing in multifamily housing and apartments requires extra investigation, sometimes called due diligence by attorneys, for investors who want to be certain they do not make a mistake. This extra investigation and these questions are beyond what a real estate investor may do normally for a typical commercial real estate investment. As a real estate investor,…

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New HUD Criteria Under the Fair Housing Act For Screening Applicants for Prior Criminal Conduct – By Judy Drickey-Prohow, Esq.

On November 30, 2015 the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued new guidance involving the use of criminal background screening in federally assisted properties. In honor of Fair Housing Month, HUD issued new guidance on April 4, 2016 for this topic for all communities. That guidance, which was effective immediately, requires…

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Do Well By Doing Good – Use a Capital Gains Bypass Trust to Save Taxes When You Sell – by Attorney Kenneth Ziskin

Suppose that the time seems right to sell your building, but you cringe at the thought of letting Federal and California taxes confiscate up to 37.1% (and up to 42.1% on depreciation recapture!) of your hard earned gains. Tax laws have long provided a way to escape these confiscatory taxes, by using a Capital Gains…

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