Something to Think About #143: Changes at Fair Isaac by Klarise Yahya, Commercial Mortgage Broker BRE: 00957107 – MLO: 249261

Backstory:  Fair Isaac Corporation, which most people know as FICO, might well be the most recognizable name in the individual credit reporting business. It did not start out that way, of course. The company began in 1956 when the engineer Bill Fair met the mathematician Earl Issac. At the time, both were working at the…

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15 Reasons Why You Should VOTE NO on the “Justice for Renters Act” in November!

The below article was written by Michael Millman, Esq., an AOA member. The “Justice for Renters Act” is merely the identical or substantially identical attempt to destroy the protections of Costa Hawkins, i.e., vacancy decontrol as Proposition 10 and Proposition 21, sponsored by Michael Weinstein of the AIDS Foundation that was defeated several years ago.…

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Vital Non-Tax Estate Planning Issues for Apartment Owners by Kenneth Ziskin, Estate Planning Attorney

Apartment owners always want to use estate planning strategies to minimize taxes for themselves and their heirs.  And, this is sometimes the most exciting estate planning for me as well. However, GOOD PLANNING should also emphasize Vital Non-Tax issues if you want to really benefit your heirs.  GOOD PLANNING will help avoid non-tax HAZARDS for…

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Legal Q & A Dennis Block

Below are questions asked by rental property owners regarding California rent control laws followed by answers provided by eviction attorney Dennis Block. Question One: I had served a 3-day notice to rent. My tenant’s check arrived five days later. Do I have the right to return the rent check and continue with an unlawful detainer…

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Income Verification

Income Verification Now Live! You can now receive instant bank verification from AOA Tenant Screening, so that you no longer have to expose yourself to the risk of falsified bank statements or pay stubs. AOA Tenant Screening now provides a process that allows for the immediate and secure verification of an applicant’s bank account information.…

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Many California Cities Say “Yes!” to More Housing – As Long as it’s NOT Affordable Housing

Throughout California, concern about homelessness is routinely cited by local officials as the rationale for imposing repressions on private housing providers. But, IRL (In Real Life), they’re often not that anxious to allow construction of affordable housing in their district, or even in their city. In southern California, the state is suing Huntington Beach, Anaheim…

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