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Why we have video cameras at our buildings

Hint: It’s not what you think. We have cameras because they’re very, very useful in resolving disputes with tenants. Here are a few examples: We had a tenant in 2516 Kent St. who insisted that she didn’t have a dog. She hadn’t disclosed a dog when she applied for the apartment and certainly hadn’t paid

How I feel about Frost / Chaddock invading Sunset Junction

I, for one, welcome our new mixed-use overlords. You’d think I’d be pissed about a developer coming into Silver Lake and building 300+ rental units. After all, the rules of supply and demand would seem to indicate that this new competition will drive down the rents on my units in the area. But I’m thrilled

When to hire a professional to lease your units

I’m all in favor of new landlords learning the business by doing. It’s only by making mistakes that we learn. But there is one scenario where I definitely recommend new landlords get some help: When they absolutely must, at all costs, lease out a unit. No one wants to buy from a desperate salesman. Period.

Thank you!

I’ve been writing this blog for around three months now, give or take. And I just want to take the time today to say “thank you” to all of you. I have met amazing people here: first timers, seriously experienced investors, flippers, money guys, brokers, you name it. Without giving away names, I can tell

Grandfathered zoning in LA

What does “grandfathered zoning” mean with respect to apartment buildings? To understand that, you first need to understand that zoning in Los Angeles has generally become stricter over time. For a long time, there wasn’t any zoning. You could just buy a few single family homes, rip them down, and put up an apartment building.

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