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Is a Bridge Loan a Good Idea?

By Jon Alan Enochs |

Flipping real estate, especially if you’re a relatively new investor, may entail purchasing a new property before the sale of a previous investment is complete. This may mean that funds critical to a new purchase are tied up but will soon become available. In these cases, some real estate investors opt to take out… Read More »

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California Passes New Statutory CEQA Exemption

By Jon Alan Enochs |

As readers of this blog know, the regulatory requirements imposed by the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) can increase the cost, time, and overall difficulty of real estate development. Any new exemption or other limitation on CEQA’s purview is a boon for real estate developers looking to limit cost. The California Legislature recently enacted… Read More »

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What Rights in a California Lease Remain After the Stated Term Ends?

By Jon Alan Enochs |

Most landlords are familiar with the concept of a “holdover” tenant: When a lease sets a specific term such as 12 months, then the term expires without the parties explicitly renewing or ending the lease, and the tenant continues to occupy the space and pay rent. The lease generally continues under the same principal… Read More »

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California Appeals Court Approves Class 3 Exemption to CEQA Over Landslide Concerns

By Jon Alan Enochs |

A California appellate court governing the city of Berkeley recently issued a decision favorable to developers looking for ways to get outside of the purview of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). As we have previously discussed, CEQA can pose a serious burden to real estate developers. The law requires state and local agencies… Read More »

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California Supreme Court Grants Review Of Regulatory Taking Issues

By Jon Alan Enochs |

Regulations can functionally destroy the value of a property. Limiting buildings to a certain size or for certain uses, or denying permits to operate certain types of businesses or build buildings of a particular size in a given locale can render an otherwise promising plot of land worthless. When the actions of regulators destroy… Read More »

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Challenging Zoning Decisions in San Diego

By Jon Alan Enochs |

Local governments use zoning decisions to organize land use across cities. The City and County of San Diego have zoning ordinances that establish which types of buildings and uses for buildings are permitted in various parts of the city, and investors need to be familiar with the zoning requirements in a given area before… Read More »

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3 Benefits of Hiring a Property Manager

By Jon Alan Enochs |

If you’ve entered the field of real estate investment by purchasing a rental property, you may feel daunted at adding the handling of your tenants’ day-to-day needs to your list of existing responsibilities. Professional property managers can help to ensure that your property remains in good condition and that your tenants’ requests are handled… Read More »

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Choosing a Home Inspector

By Jon Alan Enochs |

If you’re purchasing an investment property that you plan to renovate and resell, it’s important that you understand the full extent of the necessary repairs before the sale is final, so that you can feel confident that you’ll receive a worthwhile return on your investment. This requires you to choose a thorough, knowledgeable inspector… Read More »

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Four Ways that Escrow Can Go Wrong

By Jon Alan Enochs |

Whether you’re buying or selling a residential property, you’re hoping that nothing new or surprising arises during the escrow period. Escrow is typically uneventful, but on the occasions where things go wrong, the entire deal can be thrown into jeopardy and go wrong in closing. Learn more about the problems that can arise during… Read More »

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When Contractors Aren’t Licensed, Property Owners May Face Liability

By Jon Alan Enochs |

When you’re rehabilitating an investment property, you have to be careful not to put more money into the renovations than you can expect to make from a subsequent sale. This often means shopping for contractors who can do the job well on a reasonable budget. This balancing of capability with budget concerns leads some… Read More »

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