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City of Los Angeles Approves Way to Legalize Bootleg Units

The Los Angeles Times reports that the City of Los Angeles has approved a way to legalize unpermitted units. The City of Los Angeles has agreed to relax some of the rules regulating illegal units as long as the landlord agrees to charge affordable rent for a fifty-five year period.

More information from the L.A. Times […]

By |May 17th, 2017|Landlord-Tenant|Comments Off on City of Los Angeles Approves Way to Legalize Bootleg Units

Want to Be An Incredible Landlord? Follow These Tips!

Generally, being an exceptional landlord means that you are likely to attract better tenants. It also means that your tenants will be happy, and we all know that happy tenants will stay for longer periods of time. A landlord will normally spend an average of 20 to 40 hours filling one vacancy. Some required tasks […]

By |February 24th, 2017|Landlord-Tenant|Comments Off on Want to Be An Incredible Landlord? Follow These Tips!

Charlie Chaplin’s Cottage is Coming Back to Life

Hollywood filmmaker Charlie Chaplin built the Chaplin Court bungalows in the year 1923 on  North Formosa Avenue with the aim of providing a living place for crew and cast working at his studio that was a couple of blocks away. He also wanted to provide a place to stay for those who were just visiting […]

By |February 17th, 2017|Real Estate|Comments Off on Charlie Chaplin’s Cottage is Coming Back to Life

What You Need to Know About Digital Wills for Your Passwords

Many times, death comes so abruptly. In order to avoid inconveniences in the time of your passing or that of loved ones; it’s important to make some early arrangements. When one dies, he/she oftentimes has something to leave to specific loved ones. It could be physical assets, monetary assets or even vital online accounts, business […]

By |February 10th, 2017|Estate Planning|Comments Off on What You Need to Know About Digital Wills for Your Passwords

How to Handle Sibling Conflicts When a Parent’s Will is Contested

When a parent passes away, it is an extremely difficult time that sometimes brings out the best or the worst in a family.  Sometimes it can cause further divides between siblings, and money and possessions often have a special way of fueling the fire of existing issues.  If a sibling or another person named in […]

By |February 3rd, 2017|Estate Planning|Comments Off on How to Handle Sibling Conflicts When a Parent’s Will is Contested

Proper Steps for Executing a Will After Death

The term “execute a will” simply means for the “executor,” the person named in the will, to follow the instruction in the text of the will.  This might seem obvious, but the first step to properly execute a will is to make sure it is the original signed will and not a copy. Next, is […]

By |January 27th, 2017|Estate Planning|Comments Off on Proper Steps for Executing a Will After Death

Can You Guess Who Wrote These Famous Unusual Wills?

The term “last will and testament” seems to have a somber, legal, and even boring tone, however, these famous people used their unusual Wills to make one final point or just to give their loved ones a chuckle. In life, these were unique individuals. Their Wills were no different.

1.) “Burn it!” said this philosopher who […]

By |January 23rd, 2017|Estate Planning|Comments Off on Can You Guess Who Wrote These Famous Unusual Wills?

Probate Facts Everyone Should Know

The term “probate” gets thrown around quite loosely, but many people (even attorneys!) don’t always understand what “probate” actually means.  To be fair, probate refers to a two different processes.  First, you may hear that someone needs to “probate a will,” which means the act of filing a will with the court after a person […]

By |January 15th, 2017|Estate Planning|Comments Off on Probate Facts Everyone Should Know

Buyer or Seller: Who Do Brokers Benefit When They Are With The Same Firm?

A recent California Supreme Court ruling stated that in the instance of one brokerage firm handling a single transaction, brokers are duty-bound to act in the interest of both the seller and buyer.

According to the ruling, agents representing sellers and workers that work in different offices of the same brokerage company are still duty-bound […]

By |January 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Buyer or Seller: Who Do Brokers Benefit When They Are With The Same Firm?

Tiny Home Competition Keeps California Colleges Busy

Is bigger better or is less really more? The counterculture tiny home movement has hit the California college campuses searching for innovation and inspiration. In 1978 the average American home was about 1700 square feet with an average of 3.5 people living in it.  Fast forward to 2013 when the average home increased by almost […]

By |December 30th, 2016|Real Estate|Comments Off on Tiny Home Competition Keeps California Colleges Busy