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Archive for February, 2015

Discrimination Against Children: Traps And Pitfalls – By Dale Alberstone, Esq.

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Hello Everybody.  All Apartment Owner Association members know the general rule:  It is unlawful for a landlord to discriminate against children, or to discriminate against tenants on account of their minors.  The California Supreme Court first imposed the prohibition of discriminating against families with children in 1982, relying on the [...]

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Four Steps to Get Your Tenants to Comply – By Tia Politi

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I often say that my experience as a mom has helped me in my career as a property manager.  I sometimes feel as though I am responsible for parenting more than 800 unruly teenagers and in my experience, educating residents about being good tenants and neighbors regularly becomes part of my job as a landlord and likely, yours as well. [...]

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How to Prepare Your Rental Property Business for the New Year – by Susan Burnett Luten, Esq.

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Do you begin each year with a list of New Year’s resolutions? We are all so busy that it is difficult to find the time to reflect on what we do and how we do it. So, even if you have never followed up on New Year’s resolutions before, this year, it’s time! [...]

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What is the Best Way to Increase Rent? – By Clifford A. Hockley

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As owners of investment property we continuously look for ways to cover our expenses. As the cost of maintenance, utilities and taxes rise, we need to find ways to offset those increases.  [...]

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The Prop. 30 Tax Hike Should Retire on Schedule – By Jon Coupal, President of Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

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No matter how high taxes are increased it’s never enough for public officials and bureaucrats who live off taxpayer funded paychecks.  According to these people, there is always one more dollar that is needed to make government “whole” … and being made “whole” in California means maintaining the highest paid government employees in all 50 states. [...]

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MrLandlord.com Tips on Management – By Jeff Taylor, “Mr. Landlord”

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The following tip is shared by a regular contributor to LandlordingAdvice.com. Thanks Roy(AL)! [...]

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Why You Should Use Guest Cards – By Joyce Kirby

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Whether you have several vacancies and upcoming notices to lease or you are down to that last “net to rent”, you must still qualify your prospects in order to ultimately secure the rental.  How you remember and record needs and preferences of your callers and visitors is just as important as obtaining the information [...]

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How to Avoid Trouble, Stay out of Court and Save Money in 2015! Southern CA – by Patricia A. Harris

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Along with the ever-changing laws, AOA advisors encounter landlord situations that are overlooked, can be confusing, are sometimes neglected and have become very costly to many property owners. [...]

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The California Housing Crisis – Who is Responsible? – By Roger Sanders

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It is time that we acknowledged that Bay Area housing regulations and development have failed to create housing for most people, whether that housing is for rental or home ownership.  The discussion on who is responsible for the overpriced market never acknowledges that everyone involved needs to accept some of the responsibility.  Whether it be [...]

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How to Avoid Trouble, Stay Out of Court and Save Money in 2015! Northern CA – By Patricia A. Harris

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Along with the ever-changing and newly adopted laws, AOA advisors encounter landlord situations that are overlooked, can be confusing, are sometimes neglected and have become very costly to many property owners. [...]

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