Is the “California Dream” Still Alive? By Lloyd Segal

Fortunately, there are still parts of the Golden State that qualify as “affordable” according to a new study of the “Most Affordable Places to Live in California” by SmartAsset. Sounds like an oxymoron, but it’s not. The company crunched the numbers on taxes, homeowners’ insurance, and home costs relative to the local median income to come up with…

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Legal Q & A by Richard Beckman

Below are questions asked by rental property owners regarding California rent control laws followed by answers provided by Attorney Richard Beckman.   Question 1: Is there a bill in the Legislature that is supposed to end the Ellis Act? Answer 1:  AB 854, which was moving forward in the legislature and appeared to be heading…

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Legal Q & A by Franco Simone

Below are questions asked by rental property owners regarding California property management and resident manager laws followed by answers provided by Attorney Franco Simone.   Q: I am a landlord of a small apartment building.  I am reviewing the new lease that I want to use this year. I want to make sure I can…

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How to Keep a Leasing Call Positive By Lori Hammond

Keeping a leasing call positive is the foundation for the first impression.  As the leasing inquiry begins with a question, its 50/50 – will the answer be yes or no? We don’t have any three-bedroom apartments. We don’t supply washing machines and dryers in our apartment homes. We don’t have any one-bedrooms available. We don’t…

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