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Archive for June, 2016

Cities to Watch: 2016′s Fastest-Growing Places – by Realtor®Mag

Posted on 01. Jun, 2016 by .

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After being overthrown last year by Houston, Austin regains the number one spot as the fastest-growing city in the U.S., according to a new analysis by Forbes. Adding to its allure, Austin boasts booming technology, pharmaceutical and biotech industries as well as low-cost of living. [...]

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Legal Q & A The Importance of the Move-In and Move-Out Inspections – By Franco Simone, Esq.

Posted on 01. Jun, 2016 by .

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Q: I just remodeled my unit and am going to rent it out this month. I know everything in the unit is new; do I still have to do a pre-move in walk through with my new tenant? [...]

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Legal Q & A by Dennis Block, Attorney

Posted on 01. Jun, 2016 by .

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Question One: My property is located in a rent control area.  I have the front unit available and wanted to know if a lease can be drawn where no rent control rules apply. In other words, the tenant understands and accepts that the property is under rent control, but that either party may cancel the lease with a 30 day notice. [...]

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Five Attributes of a Successful Leasing Agent – By Donald Davidoff

Posted on 01. Jun, 2016 by .

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The job of a leasing associate is quite unique. Their primary responsibility is to sell successfully, yet they must be able to do so in an environment where they also maintain a service-oriented mindset. On a day-to-day basis, they’ve got a very predictable routine, yet they must be able to quickly adjust, as every interaction with a potential prospect or resident is, by definition, unique. [...]

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Seven Deadly Sins of Estate Planning For Apartment Owners – By Attorney Kenneth Ziskin

Posted on 01. Jun, 2016 by .

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The key word in “Estate Planning for Apartment Owners” is PLANNING.   When owners do not plan, or plan poorly, their heirs suffer financially from unnecessary taxes, wasted inheritances or losses to creditors and predators. [I use the latter term to refer to ex-spouses who may want to get their hands on the inheritance you meant for your children and grandchildren.] [...]

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What Will Trigger the Next Financial Crisis? – By Gary D. Halbert

Posted on 01. Jun, 2016 by .

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A decade after homeowners used a soaring real estate market to go on a borrowing binge against their own home equity; many across the country are now falling behind on their payments. This looming crisis threatens to leave banks on the hook for hundreds of billions of dollars. [...]

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Unlawful Discrimination Based on Criminal Records – By Dale Alberstone, Esq.

Posted on 01. Jun, 2016 by .

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Hello everybody.  AOA members may recall my discussion of age discrimination in the February 2015 issue of this magazine entitled “Discrimination Against Children: Traps and Pitfalls.”  As I explained in that article, there are two types of age discrimination under California law:  those acts that intentionally discriminate and those which have an adverse disparate impact on minors or adults. [...]

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Tips When Showing an Occupied Unit – By Julie Johnson

Posted on 01. Jun, 2016 by .

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Having a vacant rental can sometimes be stressful.  Many rental property owners want to minimize the time the property is vacant and would like to find a tenant before the last tenant has even moved.  After all, having a vacancy means lost rent and hidden costs such as utilities and turnover costs. [...]

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Murder and Crime by Illegal Aliens Continues! Join the Fight to End Sanctuary Cities – By Ted Hilton

Posted on 01. Jun, 2016 by .

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Dear Patriotic Americans for Secure Borders:  Taxpayer Revolution is very grateful to each of you for your assistance.  Thank you very much to all of our patriotic donors who ensure our work continues to end sanctuary cities. [...]

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Hesperia’s Crime-Free Rental Housing Program: Sheriff’s Must Approve Your Tenants

Posted on 01. Jun, 2016 by .

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[AOA: Are you a housing provider in the city of Hesperia?  If so, you have our sympathy.  A new law was passed and became effective on January 1st of this year. The program and your requirements are listed below.] 

Effective January 1st, 2016, any rental property within the city limits of Hesperia is required to participate in the Crime Free Rental Housing Program. This ordinance covers: [...]

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