Hello everybody. It is rare that the California Supreme Court issues a decision addressing ordinary traffic laws, such as stopping at a red light. However, on June 5, 2014, the high Court did just that. It determined that red light cameras mounted adjacent to traffic signals are
Court Decision on Earthquake Liability is of “Profound Importance” to California Landlords – By Gideon Kramer, SPOSFI News Editor
In our September 2013 issue, Southern California attorney Lee Kanon Alpert wrote about the 1994 Northridge Earthquake and the lessons he learned from that devastating experience, in particular with regard to a residential rental property owner’s potential legal exposure in the event of a major temblor.
If first impressions are formed by a new resident within 10-12 seconds of meeting those on your leasing teams, what impressions do the walls in your office make? Can your walls sell? Can your walls motivate and inspire you and your leasing teams? You bet they can! This article will show you three easy steps…
Most real estate investors tend to operate their properties with a simple rule in mind – If money appears in their checking account by the end of the month, their property is healthy. As long as they see the same amount every month, they’re happy. However
The anti-productive-work mindset of Progressives is stunning. They celebrate the fact that Obamacare creates an incentive for millions of individuals not to work. They admit the minimum wage increase they have proposed will eliminate 500,000 to
Recently, Gov. Jerry Brown delivered the keynote address at a sustainability summit hosted by the Los Angeles Business Council. While the summit focused onCalifornia’s environmental, energy and water policy, we have to wonder whether the governor will exert the same effort in support of fiscal sustainability now that he has called a special
Beginning at the beginning – after you get the property cleaned and ready to rent, it’s time to get a new tenant. Most landlords run an ad in the local newspaper. They do that because it works if
We rented a unit to an L.A. County Sheriff. What could be better – a steady income and a “badge” at the property. Perhaps even free donuts! We were confident that this tenancy would be a long term and fruitful relationship between my client (the Landlord) and the tenant (the Sheriff).
1. I like to think that I am a good judge of character but I’ve been fooled before. Always verify your applicant’s credit, employment and rental history.
Housing stocks have always been an essential part of a well-diversified portfolio, and recent trends confirm that the rental housing market is heating up faster than single-family homes. But let’s face it: Few of us have the stomach for midnight maintenance calls and rowdy tenants, so thankfully there’s another way to play this