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Laws and Regulations

The Impact of COVID-19 on Real Estate Legislation

Learn how to navigate the changing Bay Area and national legislation during the COVD-19 pandemic, and where to find resources to help you protect yourself as the investor, to protect your properties, but also to protect your tenants while abiding by the law.

Tenant Safety: What's Required of Property Management by Law?

Property managers are tasked with fulfilling the obligations of housing ordinances and tenant safety laws. Discover what’s legally required of a property manager.

What is Oregon’s H.B. 2001 Bill?

Learn more about Oregon’s H.B.2001 bill and how it will affect rent pricing. Why is this an attractive opportunity for entrepreneurial investors?

Laws on Allowing Emotional Support Animals in Your Reno Rental Property

Learn about how emotional support animals are different from pets specifically in the Reno market. If you don’t know this, it’s important that you understand the difference between animals in rental property homes.

Demystifying Rent Control for Prospective Investors

We’re here to help demystify California’s rent control regulations and explain why buying rent controlled properties can actually make a lot of sense.

San Leandro Inches Closer to New Tenant Relocation Policy

For at least the past year, the San Leandro City Council has been weighing whether or not landlords should be required to pay tenant relocation costs.

Hayward Planning Commission Votes to Loosen Restrictions on In-Law Apartments, But Will it Matter?

Last month, the Hayward Planning Commission voted 4-0 to endorse new building and zoning codes that would give homeowners more flexibility in building these in-law apartment.

Doubling the Standard Deduction and Axing the Investment Income Surcharge - How Trump's Tax Reform Plan Will Affect Real Estate Investors (Part III)

In this final post in a three-part series, we look at how doubling the standard deduction and eliminating the 3.8% surcharge on investment income will affect real estate investors – a group of people who are monitoring the President’s proposal closely.

Eliminating the Estate Tax, AMT and Most Personal Deductions - How Trump's Tax Reform Plan Will Affect Real Estate Investors (Part II)

In Part II of this three-part series, we break down the key components of the tax reform plan released last week by the Trump administration.

Fewer Tax Brackets and Lower Corporate Taxes - How Trump's Tax Reform Plan Will Affect Real Estate Investors (Part I)

In this 3-part guide, we provide a rundown of the proposed changes, as well as a recap of how we believe the changes may affect real estate investors.