Garbage Monopoly

City of Glendale Talking Trash! By Patricia A. Harris

As you are probably now aware, commercial trash, recycling and organics and bulky item collection services in Glendale are now being provided by city-selected franchised haulers, forcing all commercial properties to subscribe to services provided by their hauler, and to provide for source-separate recyclables and organic material from trash. Another Trash Monopoly? Several years ago…

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Rent Control

Property Owners of Units in Alameda Subject to Rent Control! By the City of Alameda

Beginning May 1, 2022, landlords of most Alameda rental units may serve their tenant with rent increase notices of no more than 2.7%, after the Alameda City Council adopted new legislation altering the moratorium on rent increases. The change applies to multi-unit properties built prior to February 1995, which are subject to a cap on the annual…

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Letters to the Editor …

Dear Dan: I read your excellent article in a previous AOA issue about statewide protests.  Thank you for representing landlords who are the most hated and victimized people in the world!  You wrote that people who are damaged can write to you. For about two years, I have kept my house vacant because I am…

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Equity Theft

Stop Home Equity Theft by the State of California! By Jon Coupal, President of Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association and Joshua Polk, Attorney at Pacific Legal Foundation

Property rights are one of the most fundamental constitutional provisions that protect Americans against government abuse. Unfortunately, these rights are regularly under assault by state and local tax collectors who aggressively target homeowners who have fallen behind on their property tax payments. Constant vigilance is necessary to protect property owners against any government encroachments on…

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Potential New Bills

Legislators Introduce Three New Bills to Discourage Real Estate Speculation By Gideon Kramer, SPOSFI News Editor

Democratic legislators in the State Assembly have introduced three major bills designed to curb real estate speculation. According to Randy Shaw, executive director of the Tenderloin Housing Clinic, “their passage would be the most transformative advance for tenants and affordable housing since at least the passage of AB 1482 – which imposed statewide rent increase…

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1031 Exchanges

Comparing 1031 Replacement Property: Fee Simple vs. DSTs Austin Bowlin, CPA – Partner at Real Estate Transition Solutions

There are many different reasons why an investment property owner may be considering a 1031 Exchange. As a 1031 Exchange consulting firm, we have found that three of the most common reasons an owner considers doing an Exchange are to capitalize on new opportunities, eliminate active property management, and reduce the risk associated with their…

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