18 Months of Outstanding Rent Growth Coming to An End By John Triplett and Editors of the Rental Housing Journal

Asking rents are falling in many national multifamily markets, bringing an end to 18 months of record-breaking rent growth, according to a special bulletin from Yardi Matrix. The rent growth coming to an end and the decline in rent growth has been steadily expanding in multiple multifamily markets. “Of the 136 multifamily markets that Yardi Matrix…

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Why Being Actively Involved in Your Real Estate Investments is So Important By Clifford Hockley, Senior Advisor and Principal Broker

George owned a three-plex in a quiet neighborhood. He had no trouble getting tenants to apply when there was a vacancy because he made a point of keeping his units clean and up to date. In his 30’s and 40’s he had worked on the properties making repairs, so he was at his property on…

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Five Ways to Avoid Paying Capital Gains Tax By Austin Bowlin, CPA – Partner at Real Estate Transition Solutions

Never has there been so much pressure on Californian residents to pay more in taxes. It seems like the barrage of proposed new taxes and tax rate increases strengthens with each passing year. Not all proposals will be implemented, and many will be tried in court, however, there is a clear trend toward increasing the…

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ESA Fraud and Renters – Are Your Pet Policies Contributing?

Emotional Support Animals and Renters – Are Your Pet Policies Actually Contributing to Fraudulent Requests?  Written by Judy Bellack, Industry Principal, Pet-Inclusive Housing, Michelson Found Animals  October, 24, 2022  The Rise of ESA Accommodation Requests  It’s no secret that Emotional Support Animal (ESA) accommodation requests are on the rise in the multifamily housing industry. Due…

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Legal Q & A By Richard Beckman, Esq.

Below are questions asked by rental property owners regarding California rent control laws followed by answers provided by Attorney Richard Beckman. Question 1:  Is there any update on the lawsuits against the eviction moratoriums in Oakland and Alameda County? Answer 1: Somewhat surprisingly, there is no news from the appellate court as to either of…

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Proposition 13 is Working as Intended By Jon Coupal, President of Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

We were a bit taken aback with the recent article in the Register by reporter Teri Sforza rhetorically asking if major businesses in Orange County are paying enough property taxes. Only toward the end of the piece was there an acknowledgement that in 2020, California voters rejected the “split roll” proposal by voting against Proposition…

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