There are many clients who inquire about different 1031 exchange options. Some investors have inquired about the 721 UPREIT (Umbrella Partnership Real Estate Investment Trust) mechanism in both DSTs and Private and Publicly Registered Non-Traded REITS. The question that many investors ask is – Can I 1031 Exchange into a REIT? The 721 UPREIT can…Details
Lyndsey and Sharon Ballinger didn’t expect a cakewalk when a job change took them clear across the country and back, especially with two young children. What took them by surprise, however, was that moving back into their own house would cost them their savings and property rights.
When I started practicing law decades ago, the tax part of estate planning focused almost exclusively on minimizing estate, gift and generation-skipping taxes (collectively, “Transfer Taxes”). Back then, the highest Transfer Tax rate was 70%, and the exclusion was only about $120,000.
Oregon to Become 1st State with Mandatory Rent Controls! By – the Editors of the Rental Housing Journal
The Oregon Senate has passed SB 608, a rent-control and evictions bill, which limits landlords’ rights in Oregon. The Senate majority leader’s office released a statement after the bill passed, saying, “Rent stabilization will help prevent price gouging,” and that “healthy and thriving families need safe and stable housing.”
The following is a letter to our 15 year-old Grandson, Jack who asked how we became successful landlords. Dear Jack: We can tell you are well on your way to being a successful businessman, by asking for our advice. So here goes!!!Details
New Tax Proposals are Unnecessary and Hurt the Middle-Class By – Jon Coupal, President of Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association
No one disputes that California has a big budget surplus. According to the Office of the Legislative Analyst,California has budget reserves in excess of $18 billion. Our budget reserves exceed the entire state budget of eighteen other states. One would think that the funds available for discretionary spending would chill any appetite for higher taxes.…Details
Fed Chair Jerome Powell recently used the “patient” word again. He also added new words that the Fed can “wait and watch” before raising rates again. And he added another new word, that whenever interest rate increases resume, they will be “gradual.” The stock markets loved it! There are growing calls for President Trump and…Details
Accepting Rent If you serve a Notice to Quit on your tenant, you cannot accept rent past the expiration of that notice. Acceptance of the rent would invalidate your termination notice. If the tenant tenders you the full rental amount, you cannot accept it and then tender back that portion which extends beyond the expiration…Details
On February 21, 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom issued a Proclamation of a State of Emergency in California. This proclamation affects quite a few counties, including Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Barbara, and Ventura. Upon the issuance of a Proclamation of a State of Emergency, the provisions of CA Penal Code section…Details
What is Making This Real Estate Cycle Different and Are We Going Back Down in Price? By – Bruce Norris
What a difference six months make! During the summer, California zoomed to a $600,000 median price. I had been surprised that prices moved that quickly and had passed the previous highs set in 2007. Over the past six months, prices have softened along with sales volume. What was once at $600,000 in mid-summer turned to…Details