Governor Brown’s recent executive order requiring California residents and businesses to reduce water consumption by at least 25% challenges us to start changing wasteful habits and implement some easy but effective ways to conserve water. Our drought is unlikely to end anytime soon.
Something to Think About #36 – Reading the Market – bu Klarise Yahya, Commercial Loan Broker – BRE: 00957107 MLO: 249261
The “Rich” Get Richer… The values of apartment buildings fluctuate. At a very important level that’s because they can be thought of simply as machines that generate a stream of income (called the Net Operating Income, or NOI). The thing is, as interest rates change the market doesn’t pay
Question One: I am selling my single family residence to a lovely family. Escrow is scheduled to close in 45 days. I have issued my long term tenant a 30-day notice to vacate. My tenant responded that she has lived in the house for over one year and therefore is entitled to a 60-day notice…
Do you have a way to measure your residents’ use of your property and your amenities? Francis Chow, of Ellis Partners, who spoke at a recent Education Conference and Exposition, showed the audience why understanding touch points with your residents can be so critical to understanding your resident’s needs and how to impact their decision…
When your current or former tenants are looking for a new apartment, your contact information may be submitted to their future landlord as a reference. Similar to how you request landlord references and complete a background check on your applicants, it’s a chance for you to help out a fellow landlord and give them an…
What factors can I legally consider when deciding whether or not to rent to someone? As a landlord there are certain factors that you are legally permitted to consider to accept or reject a potential tenant. Permissible factors to consider
Gone in 13 Days: Institute of Justice Holds IRS Accountable in North Carolina – By Robert Everett Johnson
This article was supposed to introduce the Institute of Justice’s (IJ) latest civil forfeiture case, involving a North Carolina convenience store owner named Lyndon McLellan who has his entire bank account – more than $107,000 – seized because, according to the IRS, he made cash bank deposits in the “wrong”
April 15 came and went and most of Americans who owed taxes dutifully paid them. Today, I thought we would look at the latest data showing who pays income taxes and who doesn’t. The numbers from 2014 may surprise you.
There’s a joke about public sector union bosses making the rounds in Sacramento lately: What happens when the California Legislature hands over a blank check to the California Teachers Association (CTA)? It’s returned the next day marked “insufficient.”
The Issue: The Los Angeles City Council and Mayor have passed Ordinance number 182986 titled Citywide Exclusive Franchise System for the Municipal Solid Waste Collection and Handling Program. The Ordinance became effective on May 28, 2014.