How will you know when you are successful? If you believe you are successful now, how do you know? Most people, landlords included, cannot simply point to a goal and state definitively that they have accomplished it. Every landlord had the plan to be successful when he or she bought their first rental property.
When you think of mold, do you imagine a relentless, living growth set on taking over multiple apartment units and draining your community’s finances? Search the internet for answers to what exactly mold is, how it affects one’s health and budget and what it takes to get rid of the dreaded nuisance and it is…Details
2017 Renters Survey: Understanding Where, How and Why Tenants Choose to Rent – by Buildium / buildium.com
The 2017 American Renters Survey was conducted by Buildium from April 18 – 29, 2017 and had 1166 respondents. The survey responses were a random sample commissioned from Market Tools. The survey had an incidence rate of 94% with a 95% level of confidence and a margin of error of +/- 3%. The respondents were…Details
Should You Create a “Beneficiary Flex-Protect TrustSM” for YOUR Heirs? – by Kenneth Ziskin, Attorney
My clients always want to provide for maximum protection for their heirs. Yet, they usually want it coupled with flexibility so that heirs get the maximum benefits from their inheritance. Traditionally, getting more protection often came at a price: Less benefit, less flexibility, and/or less attractive tax consequences.Details
California Taxpayers Aren’t Thankful For Much, But There is Hope in Republican Tax Reform – by Jon Coupal, President of Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association
In this season of [giving thanks], please don’t blame battered taxpayers if they pause when asked for what are they grateful. Considering the punishment being dished out to working Californians and the middle class by the Legislature and the governor, it may take them a moment to refocus on the good.
WOW! We are really being hit in 2018. As the front cover depicts, many cities have raped housing providers and businesses by giving a monopoly to one trash company to pick up your trash. Then, they empower their new trash company friends to double and quadruple your price thereby increasing the total tax that the…Details
Hello everybody. Most everyone hopes that 2018 will bring about a strong economy, an end to high taxes, world peace, and other important things like that. As the legal writer for the Apartment Owners Association, my hope and 2018 New Year’s Resolution wish for AOA members is more modest, but nonetheless extremely important. In fact,…Details
If you’ve missed some of the prior articles, basic guidelines on successful investing are in my book “Stairway to Wealth” available at LuLu.com. Continued from Part 26: William J. Bernstein has written on this. In terms of loss to overall wealth, he identified four sources of risk: (1) inflation; (2) deflation; (3) devastation, and (4)…Details
Q: I have tenants who have not paid rent and are claiming they have bed bugs. Can I give them a three day notice to pay rent or quit before I inspect the unit?
Rent Control Update: Statewide Initiative To Repeal Costa-Hawkins Fair Housing Act – by Michael Millman, Esq.
Michael Weinstein, the leader of AIDS Health Care Foundation which underwrote the Proposition measure “MS” that would have restricted housing developments within the City of Los Angeles to a voting protocol, apparently has sufficient “bonus” funds to underwrite a statewide ballot measure which would repeal and eliminate the protections afforded to apartment owners throughout the…Details