How to Buy Real Estate for 60%, 70% or 80% Below the Tax Assessed Value with No Mortgage or Deed of Trust Loan By Ted Thomas

You have a choice, watch others make a small fortune with small amounts of cash while you stand on the sidelines or you can take action and learn more.  A father and son from Ventura using funds from an IRA retirement account purchased five acres and quickly resold for an impressive profit of $125,000.  A…

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Duplex Housing Law Met with Fierce Resistance – by California Cities By CalMatters

Cities around the state are trying to circumvent California’s new law allowing duplexes to be built on properties previously zoned as single-family. Their methods include everything from removing parking and forbidding vehicle ownership to requiring arbitrary amounts of mature vegetation. The state housing department is gearing up to send stern warnings to cities trying to…

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It’s Here! The FREE “Million Dollar” Trade Show and Landlording Conference!

It’s Here!   The FREE “Million Dollar” Trade Show and Landlording Conference! Thursday, October 27th at the Long Beach Convention Center, Hall C! Mark your calendars for Thursday, October 27th for AOA’s “Million Dollar Trade Show and Landlording Conference” in Long Beach. You will meet just about every contractor and vendor you will ever need……

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IN THE NEWS: More Cities Adopt Rent Control!

California state law that allows rent hikes to rise with inflation and landlords are allowed rent increases up to 10% — as long as those properties aren’t covered by local rent control. That has increased pressure to pass stricter forms of local rent control in some cities.  Below are cities that have recently adopted their own…

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6 Trigger Words and Questions Every Landlord Should Listen For – By the Editors of the Rental Housing Journal

You can hardly turn on a television or read a newsfeed where you don’t encounter the term “trigger words.”  While there are some universally accepted trigger words, like racial or ethnic slurs, most people or groups have their own unique lexicon of words that send them immediately into orbit.  Our industry is no different, and…

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What Are the 3 Most Important Things to Tenants Post-Pandemic? By Justin Becker

Tenants are thinking a little differently now post-pandemic, so what are the 3 most important things to tenants and what things in rentals are they are looking for these days? There is no argument that the best tenants are the ones who pay rent on time, have long-term leases, and respect the properties they occupy. As…

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Are Your Assets Protected from Lawsuits? By Larry Oxenham, Senior Advisor, American Society for Asset Protection

Apartment owners need to consider the possibility of a lawsuit, with the ultimate goal of ensuring your personal and business assets are shielded from seizure to satisfy a judgment. The first step to shielding assets is understanding how lawsuits work. Fortunately, proceedings of a lawsuit can be broken into six simple steps. 1. Injury or…

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What’s Happening with the Current Housing Market By Lloyd Segal

The house-buying craze, [especially in Los Angeles], has lost momentum, in some cases forcing sellers to lower list prices, forget about bidding wars and multiple offers, and in certain scenarios, heaven forbid, cut commissions. Shouldered by the pandemic, the housing market was seeing homes sold at record prices, sometimes tens of thousands of dollars over…

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1031 Exchange FAQs: Popular Questions from Rental Property Owners By Austin Bowlin, CPA – Partner at Real Estate Transition Solutions

If you are thinking about selling your rental property, a tax-deferred 1031 exchange may be a path to consider. The deferral of taxes resulting from the sale of investment property allows for investors to reposition investment real estate to help meet their objectives while preserving all of their equity so it continues to work for…

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