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Top 5 Tax Tips for Real Estate Investors – by Phil Pustejovsky

Posted on 01. Mar, 2017 by .

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Are you maximizing your tax savings in your real estate investing business? Now is a great time for you to make sure you have structured your investing operation properly, so you take full advantage of the tax benefits of being a real estate investor. 

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Legal Q & A – by Richard Beckman, Attorney

Posted on 01. Mar, 2017 by .

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Question 1: I am in the process of renting my single family home in Danville, CA, and I did specify in the ad that “no pets” are allowed. I have two legal questions: 1) A potential applicant called me and told me that she has a “service” dog. Can I legally tell her, over the [...]

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Dear Gabby: The Anatomy of a Perfect Property Manager – by “Gabby”

Posted on 01. Mar, 2017 by .

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Dear Gabby: I knew being a property manager isn’t easy, but it’s proving to be a lot harder than I imagined. There are so many responsibilities to balance, but I’m still determined to be the best in the biz. Any tips?  Sincerely,  IWannaBeTheVeryBest

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Five Secrets Your Residents are Hiding – by Jeff Taylor, “Mr. Landlord”

Posted on 01. Mar, 2017 by .

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Show It Occupied! Some landlords prefer to show upcoming vacancies to prospective residents while the current resident is still living there. Others prefer to wait until the property is empty. I personally think it’s better financially (for you and the residents) to get the full cooperation of the current resident and to show properties while [...]

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What to Expect in President Trump’s First 100 Days – by Gary D. Halbert

Posted on 01. Mar, 2017 by .

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Many of America’s voters are still stunned that Donald Trump was elected president and that includes some who voted for him but didn’t think he could win. As such, American voters on both sides of the political aisle are scrambling to get a handle on what President Trump will try to get done in the [...]

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The Perils of Hiring an Unlicensed Contractor to Work on Your Property – by Sean Makarin, Esq., SPOSFI Business Member

Posted on 01. Mar, 2017 by .

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Many property owners hire unlicensed contractors to work on their rental buildings. Sometimes it works out just fine, but when things go south, as they often do, a nightmare can unfold. By hiring an unlicensed contractor, owners forgo basic legal protections, exposing their property to a loss in value, costly lawsuits, and costly repairs. In [...]

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Estate Planning for Apartment Owners in the Trump Era – by Kenneth Ziskin, Attorney

Posted on 01. Mar, 2017 by .

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We are likely, but not assured, to see more tax changes in this administration than we have seen in decades, maybe more than any of us have seen in any other administration during our lifetimes. As I write this, we do not yet know the precise parameters that will result from tax reform after the [...]

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Pacific Legal Foundation Defends Property Rights from Coast to Coast!

Posted on 01. Mar, 2017 by .

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The below article was written by Steven Anderson who serves as President and CEO of the Pacific Legal Foundation, joining in 2016. Founded in 1973, PLF litigates cases nationwide to vindicate the rights fundamental to a free society. With nine consecutive U.S. Supreme Court victories and counting, PLF fights on the front lines, ensuring individual [...]

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7 Tips for Investors to Manage Their Property Managers – by Larry Arth

Posted on 01. Mar, 2017 by .

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Passive real estate investments are great, but it is really important for real estate investors to properly manage their property managers! Everyone knows that we believe in looking forward and seeing all of the possibilities. To focus more on what benefits an investment may offer and how we can make them better.

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California Politicians Behave Like Confederates – by Jon Coupal, President of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

Posted on 01. Mar, 2017 by .

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For fiscal conservatives and free market advocates, the national elections in 2008 and 2012 brought no small measure of disappointment. In its eight-year run, the Obama Administration imposed a host of new taxes – including several as part of the failed “Affordable Care Act” – and, just as egregious, nearly doubling the national debt from [...]

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