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Archive for March, 2014

The Basement Beneath the Wage Floor – By Jeffrey Tucker

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There are certain sounds that tend to make people crazy. Think of nails on a chalkboard. An infant screaming nonstop on a long flight. A piercing whistle that won’t go away.
Now we need to add [...]

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Finding the “Upside” and “Value-Added” Opportunities in Your Property – By Peter Wright and Ryan Iles

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As real estate brokers specializing in the sale of multi-family properties, we are constantly hearing the terms “upside” and “value-added.”  Whether speaking with [...]

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Tenants Awarded Over $200,000 in Discrimination Settlements! – From Utah Rental Housing Journal

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HOA Pays $150,000 in Discrimination Settlement

In August of last year, a condominium association in Florida and their former management company agreed to settle a fair housing claim for $150,000.

The claim arose because a family with [...]

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Property Management with Safety in Mind – Workplace Hazard Precautions – By Hub International, Inc.

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As a property manager, you have an important responsibility. Building tenants and owners all rely on you to keep the property safe, orderly and functioning. However, there are also many hazards relating to your [...]

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The Tax Advantages of Being a Landlord – By Bill Bischoff

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Are you sure you want to be a landlord?  I have clients who love to regale me with stories about their fun experiences with tenants.  Like the one who took almost every fixture when moved [...]

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East Bay Apartments Remain on Growth Track – By David Weglarz

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As an East Bay apartment owner, you either experienced robust dividends in 2013 or you were left standing at the station.  If you think you missed the train, do not fret. The East Bay market is charging full steam [...]

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Small Property Owners of San Francisco Files Lawsuit to Block Law – By SPOSFI

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The Small Property Owners of San Francisco Institute filed a lawsuit challenging Supervisor John Avalos’ Nonconforming Unit Ordinance on the grounds that the ordinance violates state law and fails to [...]

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What to Do With Applicants With No Credit Record – By Robert Griswold

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You get the credit bureau report back on your applicant and the bureau never heard of him.  That will make you think, won’t it?  Of course, you immediately think [...]

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The Resident Who “Ran Out of Checks” – By Dan Arnold

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If you thought that the broken-down-car excuse was a good one, you haven’t heard anything yet.  The level of creativity desperate residents can achieve is only limited by the gullibility of the landlord [...]

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2013 Year-End Rent Growth Favors California – By Sarah Bridge, Founder of RealFacts, LLC.

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Our 2013 year-end apartment round-up shows sustained nationwide rent growth.  However, the distribution is heavily weighted towards the California markets.  Six of the top ten ranked are [...]

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