7 Ways to Upgrade Your Real Estate Game with a 1031 Exchange By Austin Bowlin, CPA – Partner at Real Estate Transition Solutions

Owning investment real estate can be an effective way to build wealth and create financial security. Done properly, it can even generate stable, predictable income without significant management responsibility. However, often property owners need to rebalance their investments to achieve their objectives. Selling investment real estate to acquire different properties better suited to meet an…

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Industry Changes Negatively Impacting Apartment Owners’ Pocket Books! By GSI Insurance

There have been some major changes and developments in the real estate marketplace recently that have had and may continue to be extremely costly for landlords and apartment owners!  The industry is experiencing double digit property insurance rate increases and finding competitive insurance solutions has never been so difficult for apartment owners.  The good news…

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Ignore the Naysayers, Proposition 13 is Still Working After All These Years by Jon Coupal, President of Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

In most of America, one of the worst impacts of high inflation is a sharp rise in property taxes. But that’s not the case in California. True, housing prices are some of the highest in the nation, due mostly to government policies restricting supply. But homeowners are protected by Proposition 13’s cap on annual increases…

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Open Letter to the Board of Supervisors and All Other Politicians Voting for Any Form of Rent Control!

Dear Board of Supervisors: (letter to the board of supervisors and all other politicians voting for any form of rent control., Before you pull the “my constituents need me to do this” card to cast your edict over the realm (sounds feudal, doesn’t it?) and extend the eviction moratorium, or consider some monetary threshold landlords…

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How to Maximize Your Multifamily Property’s NOI with Utility Billing Best Practices in 2023 By Livable

Utility cost recovery is critical to maximizing a multifamily property’s NOI. Non-payments (and late payments) impact cash flow and the homeowner or property manager’s ability to properly budget. Of course, a number of factors impact utility cost recovery. But (arguably) the most important – resident billing itself – is too often overlooked. Why does billing matter…

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