Why Smart Meters Are Not Smart For You! – by Ellen and Tobie Cecil

Introduction to Smart Meters As Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) in Northern California along with Southern California Edison (SCE) and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) in Southern California roll out a combined total of 11.7 million new electric and 10.6 new, gas Smart Meters (so-called), we as a property management team see Californians’ Constitutional…

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How to Keep Your Resident Manager Professional – by Shoptalk Service Evaluations

Many apartment communities strive to create a welcoming office environment in order to put prospective residents at ease.  From aromatic scents and freshly baked cookies to a warm faire, these comforts communicate a feeling of home.  However, when managers have an office connected to their apartment or even inside their apartment home, sometimes the lines…

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IRS Approved QPRTs Are Like Legalized Stealing – by Edgar Saenz, Esq.

A Qualified Personal Residential Trust or QPRT (pronounced CUE-pert) is a trust whose only asset is a residence.  The QPRT removes the value of a home from the estate and shelters appreciation.  It also provides asset protection associated with irrevocable trusts. The homeowner transfers the home into a QPRT, continuing to live there throughout the…

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