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Archive for June, 2013

ACA 8: A Direct Assault on Prop. 13

Posted on 19. Jun, 2013 by .

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Note from AOA: HIGHER PROPERTY TAXES NOW BEING PROPOSED BY YOUR REPRESENTITVES! PLEASE ACT NOW!  TELL YOUR ASSEMBLY REPRESENTATIVE “NO ON HIGHER PROPERTY TAXES!  NO ON

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Letters to the Editor…

Posted on 01. Jun, 2013 by .

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Dear AOA:    Many thanks for a great conference today!  [Long BeachMillion Dollar Trade Show and Landlording Conference.]  We got so much useful information. At Mr. Duringer’s presentation, I got a huge thrill

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Massive Changes in the Housing Market… What to Do

Posted on 01. Jun, 2013 by .

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“Steve, I can’t manage to buy a house,” an attendee told me over the weekend in San Diego at Everbank’s Global Currency Expo. “The last house I tried to buy had

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Is This the Worst Economic Recovery on Record? – By Gary D. Halbert

Posted on 01. Jun, 2013 by .

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The Great Recession officially ended in June of 2009. Yet, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) recently estimated that real GDP will grow by only

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How to Stop Bad Tenants Cold – By Robert L. Cain

Posted on 01. Jun, 2013 by .

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“When I started out, I was hungry to get renters in.  My hunger for tenants cost me over $10,000–that’s how much it cost to deal with one

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Something to Think About #9 – An Inflation Primer: The Tedford Model – By Klarise Yahya, Commercial Loan Broker, DRE: 0095710, MLO: 249261

Posted on 01. Jun, 2013 by .

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Goldman Sachs         Recently, Goldman Sachs forecasted that by the end of 2013 the yield on the 10 year Treasury will jump to 2.40%. This is almost a 30% rise from current levels and that’s a huge increase for a supposedly riskless investment. The most likely reason is it’s

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Update on the Sargent Shriver Civil Counsel Act – by Brett Wright, Esq., Owens & Wright, Attorneys at Law

Posted on 01. Jun, 2013 by .

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“You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed for you.” This admonition accurately characterizes the spirit and intent of the Sargent Shriver Civil Counsel Act (SSCCA), implementation of which has made Californiathe first state in the nation

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Legal Q & A – by Franco Simone, Esq.

Posted on 01. Jun, 2013 by .

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Q:  My tenant didn’t pay their rent this month so I want to give him a Three Day Notice to Pay Rent or Quit.  How can I

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Legal Q & A – by Richard Beckman, Attorney

Posted on 01. Jun, 2013 by .

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Question 1: In regards to “service” animals or “emotional support” animals, please describe what documents a prospective tenant should present to

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Legal Q & A – by Dennis P. Block, Attorney

Posted on 01. Jun, 2013 by .

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Question One: As a landlord, I have made a practice of never renting to family or friends. I find that it is very difficult

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Biggest and Most Common Mistakes Landlords Make – By Patricia A. Harris

Posted on 01. Jun, 2013 by .

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 Over the years, your AOA Advisors have been presented with several scenarios that again and again cause landlords unnecessary grief, time and money.  Below is a compiled list of members’ questions we have received and mistakes

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Adverse Possession, Easements, and a New Twist – by Dale S. Alberstone Esq.

Posted on 01. Jun, 2013 by .

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Hello everybody.  My discussion this month focuses on a surprising ruling concerning adverse possession in a case just decided by the California Court of Appeal.  Specifically, the Court endorsed an

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Visitor’s Service Animal and Transgender Tenants

Posted on 01. Jun, 2013 by .

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Question: I manage a 12-unit apartment complex.  My complex has a strict no pets policy.  We understand that under federal and state Fair Housing law, we may need to make an exception to our no-pet policy for

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Tenant Screening: Critical to Your Success as a Landlord – By Cliff Hockley

Posted on 01. Jun, 2013 by .

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A True Story We had a friend who called us up and asked us to rent an apartment unit to his daughter. He asked us if we would make an exception and not screen her if

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Bed Bugs May Be in Your Area! – By Nataly Bryce

Posted on 01. Jun, 2013 by .

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Bed Bug infestations can quickly cripple any business or multi-family living complex. Even the cleanest and best-maintained buildings have bed bug problems. They

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What’s Happening in the Multi-Family Market? – By Randy Drummer

Posted on 01. Jun, 2013 by .

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2013 to See Developers Add Largest – Number of Multifamily Units Since 2009 With continued strong demand for apartments being met by a legitimate multifamily building boom in many U.S.cities, increasing apartment rents are expected to

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Homeowners Locked Out – By Jon Coupal

Posted on 01. Jun, 2013 by .

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Readers of our articles are fully aware that the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association is the leading voice for California’s beleaguered homeowners and

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Parking Issues: Seven Tips for Towing Cars – By Nick Frantz

Posted on 01. Jun, 2013 by .

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I don’t know a property manager who doesn’t grapple with parking issues.   At best, they’re a hassle.  At worst, they threaten resident safety, satisfaction and

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Strategies for Avoiding Fair Housing Complaints – Part 3 – By Michael A. Brennan, Esq.

Posted on 01. Jun, 2013 by .

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In the last article, I gave a brief overview of the Fair Housing laws, who enforces them, and who can be found liable for the violation of those laws. In this article, I will address the most common mistakes

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Living Small – The Micro-Apartment Craze – By Ethan Epstein

Posted on 01. Jun, 2013 by .

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New York Citymayor Michael Bloomberg has always been interested in real estate. The billionaire media tycoon owns – as The Weekly Standard goes to press

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Six Tips to Protect Your Rental Property – by www.hubinternational.com

Posted on 01. Jun, 2013 by .

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Knowing when and where to take a risk is an important trait for any successful business owner, however, taking a risk on

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What Were You Thinking Moments! Abandonment of Personal Property – By Dana Brown and Zach Howell

Posted on 01. Jun, 2013 by .

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Hello, property management teams in the best industry ever! We’ve seen a lot of costly mistakes made in this industry and the purpose of this column is to help you avoid

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