How to Earn Money While You Sleep as a Landlord

For many millennials completing college, reality strikes with an ugly blow. After years of studying towards their dreams, the truth can be stark. Numerous people are left wondering what went wrong, with no idea how they will ever afford the typical American lifestyle. Heavy debt from studies, … [Read more...]

Renters More Concerned About Utility Bills Than Rents, Give High Marks to Environmentally-Friendly Properties

MCLEAN, VA--(Marketwired - Nov 15, 2016) - The latest Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) research shows more renters are worried about rising utility bills than rising rents and nearly half of the renters surveyed say they are willing to pay more for rentals with cost-saving water and energy … [Read more...]

Largest-ever’ Silicon Valley eviction to displace hundreds of tenants

In yet another sign of the tech industry's growing impact on local housing markets in the Bay Area and Silicon Valley, local housing advocates are lamenting the region's largest-ever mass eviction of rent-controlled tenants. The evictions are the latest example of rising income inequality in a … [Read more...]

Mold in the Home – California Property Owners Update

If you are a property owner in California that is renting out your property, it is important that you know the law when it comes to mold in the home. California Civil Code 1941.7 went into effect January 1, 2016.  This new law is designed to protect both property owners and tenants.  One section … [Read more...]

Investors and Dealers

By Fernando Nunez Most real estate investors are aware of the advantages of the “investor” designation on their tax return. “Investor” is indicative of a rentier who parks their wealth, lays back and lives off its income. However, when a property sells, many investors do not weigh the … [Read more...]

Renters Face Affordability Challenges When it Comes to Buying a Home, C.A.R. Survey Finds

Renters face affordability challenges - The value homeownership and want to buy a home but many are encountering affordability and financial obstacles that prevent them from buying, according to the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) 2016 Renter Survey. Making sense of the story … [Read more...]

California Real Estate Investors shift to niche properties; fewer paying all cash, C.A.R. survey finds

Location tops main reason for California Real Estate Investors to buy LOS ANGELES (April 14) – More California real estate investors are turning to niche properties and away from investing in single-family homes and multifamily properties than they have in recent years, according to a CALIFORNIA … [Read more...]

Legal News Update for San Jose Property Owners

Residential Fireplace Disclosure Bay Area Air Quality Management District (Air District) has adopted amendments to regulations on fine particulate emissions from residential wood burning.  Effective June 1, 2016, the regulation requires anyone who is selling, renting or leasing property in the nine … [Read more...]

High Rents May Force Buyers Into the Market

Rents have been on the rise for several months now as demand for rental housing has increased due to a short supply of homes for sale, particularly among starter homes, and high down payments. A recent survey showed that the pendulum may be swinging in the other direction, however. According to … [Read more...]