October 19, 2023

The Senior Citizen’s Guide to Commercial Real Estate in CA

Have you ever thought about how it feels to be a senior citizen real estate owner? Decades of hard work culminated in your properties. But there’s more than just pride in ownership; think tax benefits and financial security. You might ask: How do I maximize these perks? Is there a way to reduce property taxes or manage my assets better? The answers lie […]
October 12, 2023

The Ultimate Guide on Easements in CA Commercial Real Estate

An easement is a legal right or interest in another person’s land or property that allows the holder of the easement to use or access that land or property for a specific purpose. While the person holding the easement does not own the land, they have the legal right to use it in a particular way as specified in the […]
October 5, 2023

New California Laws that Affect Landlords in 2023

If you’ve been a landlord in California for any time, it should be no surprise that the Golden State is very tenant-friendly. One of the first states across the nation to put statewide rent control laws in place, legislators in California are still hard at work passing new laws– many of which impact what it means to be a landlord […]
September 28, 2023

Refinancing in a High-Interest Rate Environment

Refinancing any type of property involves taking out a new loan that replaces your existing mortgage. While the process of refinancing is, at its core, the same between residential and commercial properties, there are some key differences when you start getting into the details. In the recent past, low rates made it highly appealing to refinance in order to take […]
September 21, 2023

Evicting Problem Tenants in CA: Process, Laws & Timeline

Rental properties can be a great way to earn passive income and grow your wealth, but that doesn’t mean owning them doesn’t have its risks. Finding good tenants is arguably one of the most important tasks any landlord can do. Even if you’ve gone to great lengths to screen your tenants before signing the lease, you can never completely avoid […]
September 14, 2023

15 Preventative Maintenance Tips for CA Rental Properties

When people talk about owning rental properties as an investment, one of the biggest perks listed is often the ability to earn passive income. While this is true, the term “passive” here can lead some potential investors to have a misguided sense of how much work goes into running a rental. Depending on your property type, the property’s condition, how […]
September 7, 2023

Cost Segregation & Accelerated Depreciation in CA Real Estate

In the realm of real estate, and particularly commercial real estate, one of the largest (if not the largest) expenses you have is property taxes. Taxes are levied on the value of the property, but there are a lot of complications involved in the calculation, and thus, a lot of loopholes and clauses in tax law that can be used […]
August 31, 2023

Should I Repair or Renovate Inherited Property Before Selling?

Inheritance is one of the main ways people come into properties, both in terms of large commercial properties, smaller commercial properties, and residential properties. Every time it happens, the same questions come up. The big one – do you keep it and rent it, or sell it? – is something I’ve covered before. Today, I’m assuming you’ve decided to sell […]
August 25, 2023

How to Increase the Valuation of a Shopping Center Property

Shopping centers are arguably one of the riskiest forms of commercial real estate investment. A good shopping center with great anchor stores, a prime location, and consistent traffic can be an incredible investment with ongoing returns and continual growth. On the other hand, the fact that Dead Malls aren’t just an occasional tragedy and have reached cultural meme status means […]