While it may seem like the property management industry is about “managing properties,” it’s really about managing and caring for people.
Nearly 40 percent of all ADA accessibility lawsuits in the United States are filed in the State of California. Typically, the alleged violations involve lack of disabled parking and inaccessible restrooms at businesses such as restaurants, motels, retail stores, office and apartment buildings.
Do you remember the Clint Eastwood western movie, “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly”? Renting to Section 8 tenants is pretty much the same. Some landlords love Section 8, and some landlords try it and find it is bad and ugly to deal with.
With predictions of heavy El Niño rains this winter, it is timely to review the laws pertaining to liability for property damage caused by rainwater run-off, surface water flow and landslides.
We have been living with drought in the Western United States for a long time now. So the prediction of a strong, wet El Niño year is quite appealing. Will it fill our reservoirs, recharge our aquafers and bring us back to normal? Hard to tell; many experts say we may need multiple years of…Details
Demanding Congress End Birthright Citizenship – By Ted Hilton, President of the Taxpayer Revolution Foundation
The media filmed our rally to end automatic citizenship outside the Reagan Library. I gave interviews to the L.A. Times and others but there was only coverage of the debate. It was good that we were there, because across the street were the Azteca dancers waiving the Mexican flags; many were yelling at us, as…Details
What would you give for a peek inside the minds of your residents? Thanks to the results of a recent apartment resident customer satisfaction survey from leading marketing research firm, J Turner Research, you may be closer to understanding than you think. Let’s take a closer look at the study findings, along with what they…Details
The best way to look forward to 2016 is to look back at 2015. In January 2015, these important charts were flashing “price boom” signals in the single-family residential market.
The End of Rent Control: The Epiphany in Silicon Valley – By George Drysdale Mostly because of Prop 13, rent controls got stuck in California. The financial and moral damage to the state has been enormous. This is best evidenced in the San Francisco Bay Area (now almost all part of Silicon Valley). Because of…Details
Remove stains from the wall before you slap on another coat. It’s the first commandment of painting. Here’s how to wash seven common stains off your walls and in most cases, requires low effort and low cost.