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Archive for February, 2017

Fighting for Property Rights! – By John Groen, Pacific Legal Foundation

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When William Murr enlisted in the Army to serve his country during World War II, he swore an oath to “defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic.” He took that oath seriously, which is why he would roll over in his grave if he could see how Big Government bureaucrats are trying to deprive his six children of their Constitutional right to the property he left them. [...]

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“No on Section 8?” – by Michael Millman, Esq.

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The below article was written by Michael Millman, Esq.  Mr.  Millman is an Attorney and a Mar Vista activist and can be reached at (310) 477-1201.   

Happy New Year.  2017 appears to be a very interesting and unique time in the Rental Housing Industry.  As we recall, President-Elect Donald Trump and his father had many subsidized rentals in the New York area and had to deal with many of the challenges and problems associated with Section 8 Housing. [...]

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Something to Think About #53 – Uncle Sally’s Nephew, Part 16 – by Klarise Yahya

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If you’ve missed some of the prior articles, basic guidelines on successful investing are in my book “Stairway to Wealth” available at LuLu.com.

Continued from Part 15:    The postcards were mailed. People started driving slowly past, some of them stopping on the street to examine the property more closely. Every week or so there were calls to inspect the interior, which Emily finessed by stating “It’s a day care center. They don’t want strangers upsetting the children. Let’s make the inspection for Saturday, when it’s empty.” A few low offers dribbled in. Every time it happened, and even sometimes when it didn’t, Emily reported to Shortsy, “Another offer came in, an owner-user this time. Maybe we’ll have a bidding war.” [...]

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PRESS RELEASE – Apartment Industry Looks Forward to Working with the Trump Administration and Dr. Ben Carson

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WASHINGTON – (Business Wire) – NMHC and NAA issued the following statement to congratulate Dr. Ben Carson on his nomination to serve as Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD): [...]

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Unite Now or Pay Big Later! Trash Fees to Double! – by David Hernandez, Lead Proponent & Executive Director

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With the 2014, Los Angeles Exclusive Trash Franchise set to take effect in July of 2017, a sense of urgency has evolved in the Commercial Housing and Business Community.

A recent article in the Los Angeles Times outlining the new policy and the pitfalls which many believe will be suffered by apartment owners and building owners as well as added cost to the bottom line of all doing business in Los Angeles has awaken the masses to the issue.  [...]

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Recent Developments Pertaining to Real Estate Agents – by Dale Alberstone, Esq.

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Hello everybody.  Real estate agents, including brokers and salespersons, are back in our legal news.  In separate cases, the California Supreme Court and the California Court of Appeal have once again ruled against real estate licensees for not strictly complying with their obligations under real estate law.  One case involved the failure of the real estate broker to obtain a $925,000 commission on a $46,000,000 sale of a home in Bel Air, and the other involved the potential liability of a seller’s individual agent to disclose that the home he advertised as approximately 15,000 sq. ft. in his marketing flyer might only have been 9,434 sq. ft. [...]

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Help Protect Your Building From Sewage Backups And Overflows – by Greg Martin

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Most homes in the Bay Area were built decades ago and still have their original pipes that connect the home to the sewer line in the street. Over time, these Private Sewer Laterals (PSL), crack which allows your sewage to seep out into the ground around your home.  It also allows rain water that has absorbed into the earth to seep into the sewer system. If your private sewer lateral is cracked, winter storms can fill your pipes with water, tree roots and mud. Those things can clog your pipe and, farther down the line, can lead to sewage spills into the San Francisco Bay, polluting our ocean. [...]

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Economics 101 Today – by Stansberry & Associates Investment Research

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A version of this article first appeared on November 8, 2016 in the Stansberry Digest, published by Stansberry & Associates Investment Research, an independent investment research firm.  You can visit them at www.stansberryresearch.com.

As we always tell our subscribers – There’s no such thing as teaching, only learning.  What we mean is, no matter how valuable the information we’re giving you is, and no matter how urgently we deliver it … we can’t do anything to help you unless you’re willing to think and study the materials.  You have to open your mind and you have to read carefully. [...]

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How to Determine the Effectiveness of Your Advertising Sources – by Joyce Kirby-Bica

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All apartment communities use various means to attract new renters.  Many forms of advertising have minimal costs in dollars, (i.e. online ads, signs, banners, word of mouth referrals, etc.).  Yet the time and money it takes to create and design some of these ads AND make sure they are well placed to capture attention, is worth tracking the results! [...]

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Legal Q & A – Roommates – by Franco Simone, Esq.

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Q:  My tenant is requesting to add a roommate to her lease; do I have to allow my tenant to have a roommate?
A: First, you will need to review your lease or rental agreement with this tenant. As a landlord, you may include a clause in your lease or rental agreement that authorizes or prohibits your tenant from having a roommate. [...]

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