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Archive for July, 2013

Security Deposits – The Dos and Don’ts – By Michael A. Brennan, Esq.

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As many landlords already know, the single biggest source of litigation between landlords and tenants is the security deposit. It’s no surprise, really. Tenants consistently feel they are entitled to a refund of the entire deposit because, they say, they

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Investors Looking for Replacement Solutions – By Don Meredith

Posted on 01. Jul, 2013 by .

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An investor at one of my recent seminars asked several important and pertinent questions, the answers to which I’d like to focus on in this article. Question: You’re a financial advisor, why so much focus in real estate?

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Landlords Ordered to Pay Over $500,000 in Companion Animal Cases – By Judy Drickey-Prohow, Esq.

Posted on 01. Jul, 2013 by .

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The question comes up a lot – does a property have to grant a tenant’s request for a companion animal the same way that it has to consider a request for a service dog or an assistive animal? The answer is pretty clear.  Regardless of what the animal is called, service animal, assistive animal, therapeutic […]

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How to Combat Rising Insurance Premiums in 2013 – By Hub International

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Businesses are entering an era of increased risk, rising insurance premiums, and for some, reduced availability of coverage. While these trends vary by industry, type of coverage and geography, it is becoming increasingly clear that managing the cost

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6 Tips That Can Save Landlords Money – By Erin Gleason

Posted on 01. Jul, 2013 by .

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As a landlord, it is easy to overlook minor issues.  Performing regular maintenance on your property can help you catch a small problem before it turns into a large expense.  Here are some property maintenance tips that can help save you

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Tenant Screening Tips – By Megan McCormick

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Check Photo IDs When Accepting Applications I cannot stress enough the importance of checking a valid photo ID when an applicant submits an application for tenancy. Checking a government form of photo ID can assist you in making sure

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Everything You Need to Know About AOA Forms and Why You Should Be Using Them© – By Patricia A. Harris

Posted on 01. Jul, 2013 by .

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Are you using all of the rental forms as required by California state law and if so, are you also using the most current and up-to-date forms?  AOA forms are reviewed by attorneys and when laws change, our forms change.  If you’re not using the most current versions of the FREE AOA forms, NOW IS […]

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Forecast for the Economy – By Gary Halbert

Posted on 01. Jul, 2013 by .

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The Fed Open Market Committee (FOMC) met to review monetary policy and its massive “quantitative easing” effort. The official policy statement released at the end of the meeting was little changed from those in previous months. The FOMC voted to continue

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Complying With San Francisco’s New Mandatory Soft-Story Retrofit Ordinance – By Gideon Kramer, SPOSFI News Editor

Posted on 01. Jul, 2013 by .

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Now that the Board of Supervisors has passed the city’s first mandatory soft-story retrofit ordinance, there appears to be much confusion as to how it will be implemented and what the role

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Something to Think About #10 – Samantha – By Klarise Yahya, Commercial Loan Broker, DRE: 0095710 MLO: 249261

Posted on 01. Jul, 2013 by .

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Every once in a while it’s appropriate to devote a column to young people trying to get started.  An adult grandchild reading this might be willing to engage in a conversation that needs to be started. This article will hypothesize a 17 year investment horizon because

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