CA Housing Industry

Politicians Continue to Destroy California’s Housing Industry

It’s been over two years since the eviction moratorium, and some landlords have collected no rent for that entire period.  Many housing providers received no relief from housingiskey.com while others have given up on the whole idea of providing housing and sold their units.  Investors are avoiding California and are investing in more “landlord-friendly” environments.  …

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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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Prop 13

Proposition 13: Same Song, Different Decade by Jon Coupal, President of Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

More than 42 years ago, California voters overwhelmingly enacted Proposition 13 in response to out-of-control property taxes. Even with the passage of time, Prop. 13 remains very popular among citizens of all political stripes. Nonetheless, many politicians and bureaucrats hate Prop. 13 because it prevents them from taking unlimited cash from the taxpaying public. In…

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IN THE NEWS: AB 2203 and SB 1335 Would Prohibit Rental Property Owners from Using Credit Reports!

A newly introduced bill, in February, would have prohibited landlords from using credit reports while screening prospective tenants. AB 2527 by Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva, D-Fullerton, would have also banned property owners from asking about anything that would be included in a report, such as payment history or evictions.  That bill, fortunately, has been shelved for…

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AB 2527 Would Prohibit Rental Property Owners from Using Credit Reports!

Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels A newly introduced bill, in February, would prohibit landlords from using credit reports while screening prospective tenants. AB 2527 by Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva, D-Fullerton, would also ban property owners from asking about anything that would be included in a report, such as payment history or evictions. This bill would,…

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Security Deposit Itemizations and Rent Payment Applications

Landlords are still required to provide an itemization of deductions made to the security deposit to their former tenants within 21 days after the tenant vacates. Even with all of the COVID moratorium laws and rent deferments, landlords’ obligations to provide itemizations have not been waived. In fact, in February 2021, the State Legislature enacted…

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Santa Ana Enacts a 3% Rent Cap Bad News for the City and Landlords By Mercedes Shaffer

Santa Ana is a city with beautiful historical architecture and an emerging art district that is surrounded by trendy restaurants. In addition, there’s many great attractions such as the Bowers Museum, the Lyon Air Museum and the Discovery Cube Museum.  Santa Ana has the advantage of being centrally located in Orange County and has a…

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