All of our thoughts turn to family during the Holiday season even more than the rest of the year. That makes this a great time to consider whether the Estate Plan you have for your family is still “up to code.” No “inspector” will drop by unannounced to see if yourDetails
The following true story highlights how tenants can take advantage of a generous landlord and the procedural nightmares that can come into play when attempting to regain possession of rental property. A discussion the procedural history follows. (Keep in mind that the article was written with Texas law in mind. The time periods referenced for…Details
In 2015, more households were formed as the share of buyers who previously lived with their parents increased to 12%, according to the California Association of Realtors®’ “2015 Survey of California Home Buyers.”
By now everyone reading this knows that the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) decided to leave the Fed Funds rate unchanged at 0.00%-0.25%. That decision probably means the key interest rate won’t be raised until the Fed’s December policy meeting, or maybe not until sometime next year. As I discussed The Fed is concerned that…Details
Conventional wisdom says buy as many rental units as possible. After all it’s good for your financial future and great for your ego. Collecting rentals is a well-worn path to financial freedom, but more needs to be said about profitability. Placing an emphasis on profitability is a must. Try to double the profitability of your…Details
Every landlord would like to lower the turnover in their properties. It’s costly to attract and retain good tenants, not to mention the costs you incur when they move out and you have to turn a vacant rental. It just makes good business sense to strive to have happy, long term tenants in your properties.…Details
Electric lighting is responsible for over one quarter of the energy used in commercial buildings in the USA. One reason why it continues to be a major contributor to operating costs is because many commercial buildings are still equipped with T12 light bulbs.
George Phillips, an elderly man from Meridian, Mississippi, was going up to bed when his wife told him that he’d left the light on in the garden shed, which she could see from the bedroom window.
Something to Think About #39 – Uncle Sally’s Nephew, Part 2 – By Klarise Yahya, Commercial Loan Broker, BRE: 00957107 MLO: 249261
We’re continuing our annual review for the benefit of new readers. Last month we discussed What is an investment? What is an investor? Why Invest? We talked about the 4% Rule. We referenced stocks rather than income properties, and noted that the reason was twofold.