Something to Think About #126: Legacies? Capitalism! by Klarise Yahya, Commercial Mortgage Broker

Schumpeter – The oft-quoted Joseph Schumpeter wrote the following defense of capitalism in his book “Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy” (1942): “There is no doubt that things available to the modern workman that Louis XIV himself would have delighted to have yet was unable to have – modern dentistry, for instance. On the whole, however, a…

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Legal Q & A Dennis Block – Orange County

Below are questions asked by rental property owners regarding California and Orange County rent control laws followed by answers provided by eviction attorney Dennis Block. Question One: My building is subject to Statewide Rent Control (AB-1482). I have a tenant that is in violation of the lease by having an additional occupant that is not…

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L.A.’s Rich Already Scheming to Avoid New “Mansion Tax” By Lloyd Segal, President of Los Angeles County Real Estate Investors Association

Just weeks after Los Angeles voters backed a new measure that puts a one-time transfer tax on property sales above $5 million (to generate money for affordable housing and homelessness prevention), the city’s affluent homeowners are already exploring potential ways of avoiding the tax. Known as Measure ULA (for “United to House LA”) the ordinance…

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Apartment EV Charging: A Progressive, Sustainable Management Strategy By The Editors of The Rental Housing Journal

Apartment hunting can be challenging for electric vehicle owners since they see charging stations as a necessity, not an amenity, in the community. Electric vehicle charging stations, and other next-gen amenities, can be effective tools for marketing a property, but only if used effectively. The landscape of property management and ownership is expected to undergo…

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AB 2559: The Reusable Tenant Screening Report Becomes Law – By Peter Reitz, SPOSF/SPOSFI Executive Director

On September 13, Governor Newsom signed into law AB 2559, a bill sponsored by Assemblyman Chris Ward, “to standardize reusable screening reports (RTSR) for rental applicants that can be used multiple times within a 30-day window.” Their purpose is to reduce a tenant’s cumulative financial burden of rental application screening fees, which may be as…

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Coming Next Month! The FREE “Million Dollar” Trade Show and Landlording Conference and Landlords of Alameda County: No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

Coming Next Month!  The FREE “Million Dollar” Trade Sholl want to remember to mark your calendars for the big “Million Dollar Trade Show and Landlording Conference” next month.  The big show will be held on Wednesday, April 19 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in West Hall A! You’ll meet vendors galore with new products…

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