Here is an update on last month’s Concord City Council meeting regarding city recommendations: Just Cause Defeated!Details
I watched with resignation the vote in the State Assembly on our own David Chiu’s AB 1482 that would bring statewide rent control to California. The pro-housing forces were quite successful in diluting some of the harm and there’s always a (slight) chance that the bill will be defeated in the State Senate.
In the management industry, tenants aren’t the only ones coming and going; owners commonly “move” their properties between different property management companies until they’re satisfied with a service. Bringing buildings and entire portfolios under new management is a process well worth proper preparation, so here are five steps I always take to ensure this all-important…Details
Energy efficiency means doing more with less. By leveraging technology to meet consumer needs while using less energy, California is reducing the need for new electricity generation, which reduces air pollution and saves consumers money. Many energy efficiency strategies also create more comfortable homes and workspaces.
To avoid lawsuits for discrimination, every landlord should have a list of written rental criteria that describes your minimum acceptable rental qualifications. This list may or may not be shared with your rental applicants when you give them an application. However, by giving a prospective renter this list, it may save you time in processing…Details
Great apartment investors differ from other investors. For a generation, I’ve served 200+ successful investors and 2000+ others who never closed any investment escrow. These five major differences set great apartment investors apart from the pack.
My readership has long been dominated by free-market conservatives who believe in lower taxes, less regulation and smaller government. Yet I have always had a smaller contingent of readers who are big government liberals, but they like reading me to help them understand how conservatives think. I appreciate everyone who reads my work.Details
People with disabilities face particular challenges when it comes to housing and have special protections under fair housing law. Disabilities include both physical and mental impairments. It may not always be obvious that someone has a disability, which can make complying with fair housing law in this area a little tricky.
The temporary rent control measures in unincorporated Los Angeles will remain in place through the end of the year. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted 4 to 1 to extend—and expand the ordinance. The measure was originally set to expire in June, but will remain in effect until December 31st when a permanent…Details