Top 5 Tax Write-offs For Landlords

No one really likes to deal with taxes, but avoiding them until the end of the year can result in missed opportunities to write-off expenses. Thinking about deductible expenses now can really help you save money—especially if you’re a landlord. Owning a rental property can provide more tax benefits than you might think. Let's take [...]

Proposed California Bill AB1335 to Increase Filing Taxes by 1,250%

Over the past two years, California Bill 1335 has been making its way through the California Legislature. AB1335, named the Building Homes and Jobs Act, is attempting to establish “permanent, ongoing sources of funding dedicated to affordable housing development.” As a real estate investor and homeowner, this bill may peak your interest. Here’s a quick [...]

Governor Jerry Brown Vetoes Tax Relief Bill for Mortgage Debt Forgiveness in 2014

On Saturday, October 10, Governor Jerry Brown vetoed AB 99, a bill that sought to extend the federal Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act to California borrowers. AB 99 would have provided state income tax relief to borrowers whose mortgage debt had been forgiven by their lender in 2014. What does this mean? Californians with mortgage [...]

5 Common Lease Violations and How to Deal With Them

For landlords, lease violations are a headache. If you thought that your detailed lease contract would prevent lease violations, but despite your best efforts your tenants still won't follow the rules, then this is an article for you. These are five of the most common lease violations and how you should deal with them. Tenants have rights, but [...]

Selling Rental Property with Tenants

"Can I sell my rental property with tenants in it?"  This is a common question many landlords face at sometime or another.  The answer is yes, but it is a bit more complicated than a regular, straightforward sale.  The property is yours and you have the right to sell it, but your tenants are an [...]
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