What’s Happening in the Housing Market By Lloyd Segal, President of the Los Angeles Real Estate Investor’s Club

  Below is an excerpt from the Monday Morning Quarterback from June 26, 2023. Adding Affordable Housing Is ‘Essential’ to Fixing California’s Homelessness Crisis  The main barrier to fixing California’s homelessness crisis is the massive shortage of affordable housing for people with very low incomes, and fixing that is “essential” to solving homelessness, according to a…

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A Defensive Response Can Damage Your Reputation by Doug Pike, Linnell Taylor Marketing

Negative online reviews are a thorn in the bicycle tire of every property manager. Everything may be rolling along smoothly until they strike and they can be completely deflating. The frustration that accompanies negative online feedback, especially when it’s unwarranted or unfounded, can trigger property managers to react defensively.   However, countering a damaging review…

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Something to Think About #130: The California Missions – The Beginning by Klarise Yahya, Commercial Mortgage Broker, BRE: 00957107 – MLO: 249261

Mission San Diego de Alcalá, San Diego  The Missions The King of Spain, in the spring of 1769, ordered Inspector-General Jose de Galvez to build and occupy (in the military sense), two fortified missions in Alta California. One mission was to be in San Diego and the other in Monterey. In the end, 21 missions…

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Are You Prepared for Fair Housing Testing? Tips to Help You Pass With Flying Colors By the Fair Housing Institute

Fair housing testing is an essential tool for ensuring that property owners and managers comply with fair housing laws. The practice involves sending testers, who pose as potential renters, to assess whether landlords and property managers are engaging in discriminatory practices. As a landlord or property manager, it’s crucial to be prepared for when a…

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Finding a Great Tenant in 2023: What’s Changed and What Hasn’t

How has tenant screening in California changed in 2023? For starters, the maximum allowable rental application fee that a housing provider can charge is now up to $59.67, thanks to inflation related to the CPI.  The mystery shoppers are back out on the job, looking for landlords who might discriminate against applicants with Section 8…

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