LA vs Airbnb
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LA vs Airbnb

Los Angeles Cracks Down On Short-Term Vacation Rentals   Los Angeles city officials are proposing new rules as they contend with a housing shortage that activists blame partly on businesses that convert large swaths of apartments into short-term rentals, which …
Tax Benefits of Income Property
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Tax Benefits of Income Property

  Income properties have many financial advantages, including some tax benefits.  Learn how to take advantage of tax laws for income property ownership.   One advantage of investing in real estate is the tax benefits.  People considering the purchase of …
What Millennials Want
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What Millennials Want

  Millennials are influencing the marketplace, prioritizing integrated technology and storage solutions in modern home design.   The next generation of homeowners wants smart, stylish homes that enable them to connect with friends and family.  Millennials will lead the way …
The Evolution of Houses
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The Evolution of Houses

    My, how houses have changed!  Everything changes over the years to reflect consumer’s taste and improvements in technologies, and the housing industry is no exception.    Taking a look back at the evolution of housing from the 1950s …
Understanding Easements
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Understanding Easements

  An easement can affect the value of a property.  If your property is subject to an easement, it is important to understand the type of easement in place to know how it will affect the use, control, or profitability …
California’s Solar Initiative
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California’s Solar Initiative

California Makes Solar Power Easy! What better place to take advantage of the sun’s rays then sunny California?  The state has been at the forefront of new and sustainable energy initiatives, with solar power being one of the most popular …
Understanding Tax Proration
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Understanding Tax Proration

Property taxes are paid current when a property is sold.  Find out how to calculate tax proration at the close of escrow.   Closing costs for the sale of real property will include property tax proration.  The purpose of a …
Calculating ROI
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Calculating ROI

Real estate investors use the return on investment equation to evaluate the profitability of real estate investments.   What is ROI? Return on investment (ROI) is an accounting term that indicates the percentage of invested money returned to an investor after …