EV Charging Station

Apartment EV Charging: A Progressive, Sustainable Management Strategy By The Editors of The Rental Housing Journal

Apartment hunting can be challenging for electric vehicle owners since they see charging stations as a necessity, not an amenity, in the community. Electric vehicle charging stations, and other next-gen amenities, can be effective tools for marketing a property, but only if used effectively. The landscape of property management and ownership is expected to undergo…

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LA Mansion

L.A.’s Rich Already Scheming to Avoid New “Mansion Tax” By Lloyd Segal, President of Los Angeles County Real Estate Investors Association

Just weeks after Los Angeles voters backed a new measure that puts a one-time transfer tax on property sales above $5 million (to generate money for affordable housing and homelessness prevention), the city’s affluent homeowners are already exploring potential ways of avoiding the tax. Known as Measure ULA (for “United to House LA”) the ordinance…

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AB 2559: The Reusable Tenant Screening Report Becomes Law – By Peter Reitz, SPOSF/SPOSFI Executive Director

On September 13, Governor Newsom signed into law AB 2559, a bill sponsored by Assemblyman Chris Ward, “to standardize reusable screening reports (RTSR) for rental applicants that can be used multiple times within a 30-day window.” Their purpose is to reduce a tenant’s cumulative financial burden of rental application screening fees, which may be as…

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Six Potential Benefits of Exchanging into Delaware Statutory Trust Properties By Dwight Kay, Founder and CEO Kay Properties & Investments

There are a number of potential benefits associated with exchanging into a Delaware Statutory Trust (DST) 1031 property. However, it is important to note that these potential benefits should also always be carefully weighed with the potential risks that are possible with DST investments, and as with all real estate investments, investors should consult their…

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Is California’s Drought Over? Water Providers Still Predict Shortages for 2023 By CalMatters

December has delivered a powerful punch of storms to California. But the wet weather comes with a dry dose of reality: The state’s largest reservoirs remain badly depleted, projected water deliveries are low, wells are drying up, and the Colorado River’s water, already diminished by a megadrought, is severely overallocated. Throughout California, urban water managers…

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Steps to Making Public Facilities Comply With the ADA and CA Laws and Codes By Anthony C. Guichard

Owners, franchisors, architects, designers and building contractors who participate in the design and construction of shopping centers, strip centers, hotels, apartment buildings, restaurants and other places that are open to the public must ensure that these facilities comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). Preventing ADA mistakes is much less expensive if the mistakes…

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California’s Residential Solar Rules Overhauled After Highly Charged Debate – by CalMatters

After a unanimous vote [in December] by the CPUC, homeowners get smaller payments from utilities, which solar companies say will slow construction of new rooftop solar projects. But new state incentives will be available. The California Public Utilities Commission overhauled the state’s rooftop solar regulations, reducing payments to homeowners for excess power but providing nearly…

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