BASTA – A Year Later – By Grayce Long, Attorney

The bad news for landlords is that BASTA is still going strong and appears to be growing.  Recently, I was in the Downtown L.A. courthouse in Department 94, where all evictions are heard.  There was a calendar of 54 unlawful detainer cases and of those 54 cases, BASTA represented 15 of the defendants.   That means…

Something to Think About #34 – Negative Interest Rates – By Klarise Yahya, Commercial Loan Broker – BRE: 00957107 – MLO: 249261

For a variety of reasons, widespread negative interest rates probably won’t happen in America, at least in the near future. Below zero interest rates are hugely stimulative and wouldn’t be appropriate when government figures indicate growth over the last 12 months is somewhere above zero, depending on who is