There’s only one reason why the housing crash wasn’t any worse than it was on the nation’s homeowners, mortgage lenders and local communities – and it wasn’t the federal government. Private investors have accounted for 15 to 25 percent of home sales since 2008—most of them foreclosures that are poisonous to local home values. In…
[Editor’s Note: As reported on April 18, 2013, two landlords were fined an EPA penalty of $13,900 for violations of federal
While the stock markets continue to rally, [also, the real estate market], due in large part to the Fed’s continued QE bond and mortgage buying, there are some troubling signs in the economic data. If we drill down a little deeper, we find
Something to Think About # 11 – Samantha, Part 2 – By Klarise Yahya, Commercial Loan Broker, DRE: 0095710 MLO: 249261
Every once in a while it’s appropriate to devote a column to young people trying to get started. An adult grandchild reading this might be willing to engage in a conversation that needs to be started.
Question 1: When I have many rental applicants for a unit, I will select one as the primary ‘winner’ of the unit, but let at least two to three others know they are acceptable but are on a wait list. In those circumstances, I would like to
Owning rental properties that produce income is without question a very profitable and worthwhile achievement. Most folks, who buy properties and stick with it, end up a whole lot richer than those who
In an October 2010 Digest, we cited new Social Security statistics and characterized recipients as “on the dole.” Our feedback was inundated with angry e-mails. We published many of them over the next two days… Then on October 21, Porter responded in his Friday Digest with the following discussion of how Social Security’s
The next generation of renters is equipped with more access to information than ever before. Recent survey data published by ForRent.com, sister site of Homes.com, sheds light on what renters are looking for and the methods they’re using to find it. With more than 8,000 responses, the month-long survey revealed
Question One: We are thinking of re-piping our building. I know that this will be a capital improvement. Is there a way of passing this cost to my tenants? I have a rent controlled building in the City of Los Angeles.