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Archive for March, 2015

Public Sector Pay: Transparency and Perspective – by Jon Coupal.

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Public sector labor leaders in California would rather that the public remain relatively ignorant about how well their members are compensated. But they are fighting a losing battle.
Because of California’s massive unfunded pension liability and other scandals, the public is demanding answers. Interests as diverse as [...]

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Legal Q & A Serving Proper Notices – by Franco Simone, Esq.

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Q:  My tenant pays their rent on the first of every month, however this month the first fell on a Sunday and the second is a holiday. When is their rent due and if they are late with payment, when can I serve them with a 3 Day Notice to Pay Rent or Quit? [...]

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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 [...]

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How to Reduce Economic Loss from Apartment Fires – By John Simontacchi

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Economic losses from fires in apartment buildings can be catastrophic. A new generation of fire coatings can reduce these losses by effectively preventing a fire from spreading. [...]

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Essential Services: 10 Things That Differentiate A Habitable and Uninhabitable Dwelling – By Cliff Hockley

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Residential landlords are faced with many challenges.  At the top of the list is making sure that their property is well taken care of and complies with the essential services conditions.  This has become an imperative as more [...]

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Something to Think About #30 – Debt Yield – By Klarise Yahya, Commercial Loan Broker, BRE: 00957107 MLO: 249261

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 Executive Summary             

Lenders are preparing for significant foreclosures on income properties. Their greatest risk is with “bullet” loans that require a balloon payment. There is a real possibility the property may not qualify [...]

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California’s New Sick Leave Law – By Dale Alberstone, Esq.

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Hello everybody.  I had in mind to publish this “new sick leave law” article for AOA members in the April 2015 edition of this magazine.  But then I had second thoughts, being concerned that many readers would laugh it off as an April Fool’s joke. [...]

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How Long Should Your Apartment Appliances last? – By RD House Property Management

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 As consumers, we’ve all probably held some unexpected funerals for our appliances.  In property management, conventional wisdom is that they usually break on weekends or [...]

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The Three Biggest Mistakes Landlords Make – By Bill Biko

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1. Choosing the Wrong Property

One of the biggest mistakes I see from investors is getting caught with the wrong property. When property values are moving upwards and vacancies are low almost every property can be a winner as an investment. [...]

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12 Ways to Get People to Want to Do Business with You – By Mark Ford, founder, The Palm Beach Letter

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I like to think of myself as an amiable guy, but I wouldn’t claim to be charismatic. Charismatic is an adjective I would apply to someone like Jay Leno or Tony Robbins. Bill Clinton is supposed to be charismatic. I know die–hard conservatives who changed their views [...]

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