Dear Dan: Is it weird or just my imagination? The learned folks downtown treat rental housing as a business – that is to say (the man, big brother). Yet, they don’t tell Safeway or Wal-Mart how much to sell their products for. They don’t tell the town barber how much to charge for a haircut. …Details
I received an email recently asking me what steps a landlord should take when a tenant is late with rent and I was kind of taken aback. You see, this is one of those issues that is so easy once you’ve gone through it a couple hundred times. The problem for me is it was so…Details
As I advised AOA members in this column five years ago, the biggest pitfall in any arbitration or litigation, including unlawful detainers, brought or defended by a family living trust is the failure of the pleadings to properly identify the trustees of the trust as parties to the proceeding.
A surprising new report from FORBES: Here’s the dirty little secret that we don’t like to talk about – when it comes to income tax, top earners really do pay more in federal income taxes. According to recent Internal Revenue Service (IRS) data, Americans earning over $100,000 paid 79.5% of federal income taxes in 2014.
Something to Think About #51 – Uncle Sally’s Nephew, Part 14 – By Klarise Yahya, Commercial Loan Broker, BRE: 00957107 – MLO – 249261
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.
Here’s a statement you don’t hear too often – “Wow … my landlord gave me a gift this holiday season!” Sending/giving holiday gifts once a year to your tenants (customers) promotes good will, lets them know you appreciate them, can turn bad tenants into better ones and makes it a little easier for them to…Details
Web design can be a definite pain point in multifamily, yet it’s a major factor in whether prospective renters are able to find the information they need about your property. As more and more people access the internet from mobile devices, responsive website design has become the most important feature for apartment websites. Here’s what…Details
Dictionary.com defines make-ready as the act or process of making something ready for use; the maintenance team’s definition can span everything from A to Z with the clock ticking every minute a new resident is waiting to move in to their new or “nearly’ new” apartment.
Landlords Fined Thousands of Dollars for Discriminating Against Felons! – By Rental Housing Journal.com
The State of Washington’s attorney general’s office has filed another consent decree against a landlord for illegally discriminating against potential tenants who are felons, according to news reports. A recent court filing indicates that the Washington State Attorney General’s Office believes that denying a prospective tenant with a felony conviction is racially discriminatory, according to…Details
Question 1: A company would like to rent one of our apartments for their out-of-town employees. An employee would stay 3-4 months and then a new employee would come in. My questions: How do I verify a company’s credit and integrity? What should I be leery of, if anything?