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Archive for November, 2015

Effective Time Management Strategies for Landlords – By Merrie C. Weeks

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If you desire to have good time management, then you need to have a strategy or an action plan.  Following these strategies will help you get the most out of your days. [...]

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AOA Million Dollar Trade Show and Landlording Conference a Huge Success!

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Trade Show a Huge Success!

Our Million Dollar Trade Show and Landlording Conference last month was a huge success!  You should have been there!  Our members were more educated, motivated and stimulated by some very knowledgeable speakers who helped give them that one [...]

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Rent Your Vacancies Faster – Know What a Prospective Tenant Wants – By Joyce Kirby

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Each apartment community has certain features and benefits which are the selling points of that particular community.  It could be its location, friendly staff, spacious floor plans, beautiful landscaping or affordable price – just to name a few. [...]

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4 Big Mistakes Real Estate Investors Should Avoid – By J.P. Vaughn

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Real estate investing mistakes can be costly on so many levels. They can wipe out your potential profit and, if you make one big mistake, it can wipe you out financially and emotionally.

We all make mistakes. The trick is to keep your mistakes small and to learn from them. It’s even better if you can learn from the mistakes of others. [...]

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Tree Law – All You Need to Know! – By Dale Alberstone, Esq.

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Hello everybody.  From time to time AOA members encounter problems with their neighbors’ trees.  Frequently, the issue is with tree limbs which overhang the AOA owner’s property.  Of course, the situation could be reversed whereby the branches of the tree belonging to the AOA owner grow over the neighbor’s land.  [...]

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Six Common Causes of Accidental Water Damage – By Michael Hughart

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One of the most common and preventable causes of property damage to residential properties is the sudden and accidental release of water from the building’s plumbing system.  Residential plumbing systems consist of a water supply piping system and drain or waste line system.  Because the water supply piping system is [...]

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Something to Think About #38 – Uncle Sally’s Nephew, Part I – By Klarise Yahya, Commercial Loan Broker – BRE: 00957107 – MLO: 249261

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We’ve been accumulating new readers with both hands it seems, and for that I’m very grateful. But it’s not all campfires and S’mores. Frankly, it’s difficult for new folks to step into the middle of an ongoing conversation like we’ve been having. Recently, one of my longer-term clients asked me to introduce his nephew to some of the principles we’ve been discussing in [...]

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News Release Northern California

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City Strengthens Tool to Mediate Rent Increases

New Law Took Effect October 1, 2015

The City of Alameda strengthened its procedures to help resolve landlord-tenant disputes over rent increases by adopting two new ordinances [...]

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Service Animals and Special Accommodations – By Project Sentinel

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Prospective Tenant in Wheelchair with Dog

Question:  I am a landlord with a “no pets” policy.  Recently, someone in a wheelchair came to look at an open apartment.  He called me later and told me he was really interested in the apartment, and he mentioned he has a dog.  He didn’t say whether the dog was a service animal or whether the dog helps in any way with his disability.  [...]

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Legal Q & A by Richard Beckman, Attorney

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Question 1:  What is the status of the Richmond rent control law you mentioned in last month’s article? [...]

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