Another Reason to Stay Debt Free in a 1031 DST Exchange By Dwight Kay, Founder & CEO, Kay Properties and Investments

It seems like everyday there is another reason showcasing the reason why more and more investors are choosing to stay debt-free when investing in Delaware Statutory Trust (DST) properties in a 1031 exchange  Headlines Show Dangers Surrounding Leveraged Real Estate  Just look at any business or real estate-related publication, and you will see the headlines…

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Brancati v. Cachuma Village, LLC – Lowering the Bar for California Mold Claims? By Patrick Schoenburg, Esq.

On October 16, 2023, the California Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District reversed an order by the Santa Barbara County Superior Court granting a motion in limine excluding the testimony of plaintiff, Dana Brancati’s medical expert, in a mold bodily injury case. That exclusion order resulted in the dismissal of the plaintiff’s action.…

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What’s Happening in the Real Estate World By Lloyd Segal, President of The Los Angeles County Real Estate Investors Association

[In October], a Missouri court found the National Association of Realtors and two real-estate brokerages guilty of conspiring to inflate real-estate commissions. A decision that will likely rock the U.S. housing market and undoubtedly alter the way Realtors conduct business. The NAR, the largest industry group in the U.S., as well as brokerages, HomeServices of…

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Understanding the “Source of Income” in Fair Housing By the Fair Housing Institute

The landscape of fair housing has been continuously evolving. One of the emerging focal points is the protection against discrimination based on the “Source of Income.” While not federally recognized under the Fair Housing Act, this classification has steadily gained traction at state and local levels, expanding the purview of housing rights.   Defining “Source…

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Legal Q & A By Richard Beckman, Esq.

Below are questions asked by rental property owners regarding California rent control laws followed by answers provided by Attorney Richard Beckman.   Question 1: When does Assembly Bill 12 go into effect in California? How does it affect landlords and is the bill retroactive? Will landlords have to return security deposits that they already hold…

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