Bed Bugs – A Property Manager’s Nightmare How to Avoid Introducing Bed Bugs Into Your Community! – By Chuck H. Payton

Bed bugs, once thought of as a rare pest spoken of only in bedtime rhymes, are an all too real nightmare for property managers across the country including California.  The presence of bed bugs in multi-unit housing cannot be tolerated.  Tenants dealing with a bed bug infestation suffer itchy, bothersome bites, and go to sleep…

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Ode to the Welfare State

The following article was published in the Daily News on November 4th, 1949. Mr. Truman’s St. Paul, Minn., pie-for-everybody speech last night reminded us that at the tail-end of the recent session of Congress, Representative Clarence J. Brown (R-Ohio) jammed into the Congressional Record the following poem, describing its author only as “a prominent Democrat…

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‘How Many Divisions Does the Pope Have?’ – By Jon Coupal, President, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

In the waning days of WW II, during a discussion of the future of Eastern Europe, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill cautioned Joseph Stalin to consider the views of the Vatican. To this the Soviet leader responded, “How many divisions does the Pope of Rome have?” Stalin’s brutal sense of humor demonstrated that he only…

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Capital Improvements and Strategies for Dealing with Capital Expenses – By Cliff Hockley

Typically, when investors consider purchasing an investment property, they inspect the property as part of their due diligence and also review the proforma income and expense reports provided by the seller.  In addition, the investors review the rental income and expenses to make a decision according to their comfort level and ability to raise cash…

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