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Archive for August, 2015

Who Pays Income Taxes in America and Who Doesn’t and Interest Rates Rising? – By Gary Halbert

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April 15 came and went and most of Americans who owed taxes dutifully paid them. Today, I thought we would look at the latest data showing who pays income taxes and who doesn’t. The numbers from 2014 may surprise you. [...]

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Take Our Jobs, Please – By Jon Coupal

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There’s a joke about public sector union bosses making the rounds in Sacramento lately: What happens when the California Legislature hands over a blank check to the California Teachers Association (CTA)? It’s returned the next day marked “insufficient.” [...]

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Three-Day Notice to Pay Rent or Quit – “Five Common Mistakes” Landlords Make – By The Law Offices of Harris, Rosales & Harris

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As a landlord, you have to serve legal notices to enforce the terms and conditions of the lease. Below is a list of the five common mistakes when serving a Three-Day Notice to Pay Rent or Quit: [...]

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Stop the Trash Monopoly! – By David Hernandez

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The Issue:

The Los Angeles City Council and Mayor have passed Ordinance number 182986 titled Citywide Exclusive Franchise System for the Municipal Solid Waste Collection and Handling Program. The Ordinance became effective on May 28, 2014. [...]

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“It’s Closing Time!” How to Lease More Apartments – By Cathy Macaione

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Have you met your goals for the first quarter of the year? Or has traffic come to a screeching halt? Perhaps you are worried about how you are going to secure more leases. Or maybe you have so much competition that your team and your community is getting lost. [...]

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The Top 5 Mistakes Self-Managing Landlords Make – By Shawnee Ament

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Keeping Poor Files on Your Tenants             

  1. “If you don’t start paying your rent on time, I’m gonna…” [...]

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Legal Q & A – By Richard Beckman, Attorney

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Question 1: I have a tenant who moved in August 2014.The lease is for one year. He has now violated the lease three times. First time, I witnessed and spoke to him about installing a curtain rod when the lease clearly says it is not allowed. Second violation was that he was seen with a cat in and around his unit by my contractor and apartment manager in [...]

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What to Do When a Tenant Sues You in Small Claims Court – By Grayce Long, Attorney

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Have you ever been sued by your tenant because you did not return their entire security deposit?  Has your tenant ever left your building and destroyed your unit?  If the answer is yes to either of these questions, then it would be beneficial for you to learn more about small claims and the process. [...]

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There is Never a Time for Rent Control in Southern CA – By Richard S. Davis

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While economists may quibble about the effects of minimum-wage hikes, there’s no such debate about rent control’s adverse effects. [...]

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The Ultimate Leasing Tool – Fair Housing – By Rick Ellis, CPM

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Looking to rev up your leasing efforts?  Here is a hot tip – practice Fair Housing!  What?  Practice Fair Housing?  You mean treat everyone the same regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, gender, family status or handicap?  Isn’t that a given? [...]

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