SB 337 Passes: Owners Cannot Prohibit Renters From Posting Political Signs on the Property – By Gideon Kramer, SPOSFI News Editor

In our June, 2011 issue we reported that State Senator Christine Kehoe (D-San Diego) had introduced SB 337, a bill that would require property owners to allow tenants to post almost any type of non-commmercial sign, banner, or flag at the property—including posting on exterior-facing windows visible to other tenants or to the public right…

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Increasing Capital Gains Taxes Are Motivating Owners to Sell – By Clifford A. Hockley, CCIM, CPM

Setting the Stage Owners Who Are Selling Their Real Estate Assets Are Doing So For Many Reasons: 1.    Large Class-A properties (“core assets”) are currently achieving high premiums upon sale. 2.    Partnerships are breaking up because investor partners need money. 3.    Many properties bought in the run-up (2005-2008) are not performing so sellers must unload,…

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Landlords Pay Over $2 Million in Harassment Complaints! – By Judy Drickey-Prohow, Esq.

How do you deal with issues of harassment on property? Don’t ask, don’t tell doesn’t work any more. Over the last five years HUD and other enforcement agencies have seen increasing numbers of fair housing complaints alleging that properties are failing to deal with issues of harassment. In some instances, the claims involve harassment by…

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An Exchange of Opinions # 23- Investing Before Inflation – By Klarise Yahya, Commercial Loan Broker, DRE: 0095710 MLO: 249261

If you’ve missed some of the prior articles, basic “beginner” guidelines on successful investing are in my book “Stairway to Wealth” available at LuLu.com. Last month we discussed Investing After Inflation.  The thinking was that high inflation will generate offsetting high interest rates and high interest rates will naturally reduce property values. The takeaways were…

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