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 […]
August 18, 2023

How Long Does It Take to Sell a Commercial Property in CA?

Selling commercial real estate is a complex process, no matter where you are. How long it takes can depend on a lot of different factors – and indeed, we’ve all seen properties stay vacant for years – but there has to be an average length of time it takes to sell such a property. So, what does the whole process […]
August 11, 2023

Incentives and Grants for Commercial Real Estate in San Diego

San Diego is a hot market in real estate of all sorts, and commercial real estate investors are always eyeing the city with a mind for opportunities. San Diego is more than happy to oblige and has a constant rotation of incentives, grants, and other financial benefits to investing in the city. What kinds of incentives and grants are available? […]
August 7, 2023

1031 Exchanges in California: Guide, Rules, Timelines & More

Real estate investors have a lot on their plates, and managing expenses can be a key difference between a property that breaks even and a property that turns a profit. Given that taxes are frequently one of the largest expenses involved in real estate investment, it makes sense to want to find ways to avoid them. In the case of […]
July 30, 2023

Will California Prop 19 Be Repealed? Here’s The Latest Updates

Property taxes are a huge deal. They’re often one of the largest regular expenses for property owners, but there are protections in place to prevent those taxes from increasing to undue burden at the drop of a hat. Property owners have leeway and a guarantee that the property taxes they’re assessed won’t go up by more than a small amount […]
July 22, 2023

Do You Need to Pay Capital Gains Tax on Inherited CA Property?

One of the indelible facts of life is that, sooner or later, it ends. Each and every one of us will experience loss at some time in our lives, and in many cases, the social and financial repercussions of that loss can be felt for a long time. For some people, an inheritance is an unexpected windfall. For others, it’s […]