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Archive for October, 2016

5 Secrets You Need to Know About Apartment Marketing – By Matt Easton

Posted on 01. Oct, 2016 by .

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Congratulations, you are the marketing manager of the best apartment portfolio, or property manager of the best community in town, or:  […]

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Can My Living Trust Protect and Regulate My Children’s Inheritance? – By, Attorney Michael K. Elson

Posted on 01. Oct, 2016 by .

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Although it is very common for people to leave their assets to their heirs outright, with no strings attached, you can set up an alternative to your heirs receiving 100% of inheritance outright.  By including testamentary trust provisions embedded within your living trust, upon your death your living trust can regulate the transfer of assets (including principal and/or income) to heirs who are prone to mismanagement, who may quickly squander their inheritance, or who may be subject to creditors or an ex-spouse. […]

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Los Angeles Housing Department Ignores Its Own Law! – By Patricia A. Harris

Posted on 01. Oct, 2016 by .

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The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles, (HACLA), recently reviewed their rental rates on a city-owned, senior apartment building in Eagle Rock and proposed a 6 PERCENT rent increase on those tenants.  They chose to ignore their own allowable 3% increase that is enforced on all owners under the L.A. Rent Control Law stating that a 6% increase would bring them closer to current market rates!  What a joke!  This is the case for most apartment owners who were caught with low rents at the inception of rent control. […]

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12 Important Steps for Apartment Owners and Investors to Prepare for the Big Court Trial – Part One – By Nate Bernstein, Esq. – LA Real Estate Law Group

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Most civil cases that are filed in the state or federal courthouse eventually settle- some cases settle early in the action, some cases settle after 6 months, and other cases settle on the eve of trial.    A few cases may settle during the course of a multi day trial! Some cases are disposed of by a motion for summary judgment or even a demurrer.  There are a certain handful of cases that for whatever reason will not settle, and the case will go to trial if the plaintiff wants to go forward and will try the case, or the defendant cannot or will not settle and has to go forward to take its chances at trial.   […]

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