Duplex Housing Law Met with Fierce Resistance – by California Cities By CalMatters

Cities around the state are trying to circumvent California’s new law allowing duplexes to be built on properties previously zoned as single-family. Their methods include everything from removing parking and forbidding vehicle ownership to requiring arbitrary amounts of mature vegetation. The state housing department is gearing up to send stern warnings to cities trying to…

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It’s Here! The FREE “Million Dollar” Trade Show and Landlording Conference!

It’s Here!   The FREE “Million Dollar” Trade Show and Landlording Conference! Thursday, October 27th at the Long Beach Convention Center, Hall C! Mark your calendars for Thursday, October 27th for AOA’s “Million Dollar Trade Show and Landlording Conference” in Long Beach. You will meet just about every contractor and vendor you will ever need……

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IN THE NEWS: More Cities Adopt Rent Control!

California state law that allows rent hikes to rise with inflation and landlords are allowed rent increases up to 10% — as long as those properties aren’t covered by local rent control. That has increased pressure to pass stricter forms of local rent control in some cities.  Below are cities that have recently adopted their own…

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6 Trigger Words and Questions Every Landlord Should Listen For – By the Editors of the Rental Housing Journal

You can hardly turn on a television or read a newsfeed where you don’t encounter the term “trigger words.”  While there are some universally accepted trigger words, like racial or ethnic slurs, most people or groups have their own unique lexicon of words that send them immediately into orbit.  Our industry is no different, and…

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Are Your Assets Protected from Lawsuits? By Larry Oxenham, Senior Advisor, American Society for Asset Protection

Apartment owners need to consider the possibility of a lawsuit, with the ultimate goal of ensuring your personal and business assets are shielded from seizure to satisfy a judgment. The first step to shielding assets is understanding how lawsuits work. Fortunately, proceedings of a lawsuit can be broken into six simple steps. 1. Injury or…

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What Are the 3 Most Important Things to Tenants Post-Pandemic? By Justin Becker

Tenants are thinking a little differently now post-pandemic, so what are the 3 most important things to tenants and what things in rentals are they are looking for these days? There is no argument that the best tenants are the ones who pay rent on time, have long-term leases, and respect the properties they occupy. As…

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Money Savings

Cost Segregation Studies Generate Savings for Real Estate Investors By Cliff Hockley, CPM, CCIM

Cost segregation studies are a very effective way to generate savings when buying investment property. They should be considered by every real estate investor on every transaction. When optimized, they can increase cash flows, reduce tax liability, and uncover missed deductions. What is a Cost Segregation Study? A cost segregation study (CSS) is an engineering/accounting…

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