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Property rights are under constant threat in California

Property rights are under constant threat in California Los Angeles’ proposed 2024 ballot measure to compel hotels to accept homeless guests with vouchers is not only bad policy, but it should concern everyone. First, it’s just bad policy. It’s not hotels’ responsibility to solve homelessness. It would put hotel staff in a bad position and […]

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When raise property taxes when revenues are way up?

When raise property taxes when revenues are way up? During this past summer there were dozens of media stories about big increases in property tax revenues. Orange County was typical. The taxable value of real estate went up $ 33 billion to over $ 600 billion. Assessments increased in all of Orange County’s 34 cities. […]

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What Is an Easement, and Why You Might Have to Share Your Property

What Is an Easement, and Why You Might Have to Share Your Property Spaces Images/Getty Images What is an easement? Sure, it has the word “ease” in it, but most home buyers don’t find it easy to understand. (See what we did there?) The term often crops up after buyers have made an offer on a home […]

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Warning signal? What O.C. property index’s first dip since recession might mean

Warning signal? What O.C. property index’s first dip since recession might mean The Big Orange Index, a compilation of three dozen measures of local economic patterns, reveals weakness in its Property Index for the spring quarter. FILE PHOTO: JEBB HARRIS , ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER The local real estate slice of the Big Orange Index is […]

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SAN BERNARDINO: New office for property owners, taxpayers

SAN BERNARDINO: New office for property owners, taxpayers San Bernardino County property owners and taxpayers, take note. The auditor, controller, treasurer and tax collector office for San Bernardino County has completed its move to a new location: 268 W. Hospitality Lane. The new office is located on the fourth floor of the building. While the […]

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Splitting up property is hard to do

Splitting up property is hard to do Property partnerships end for a variety of reasons. Ideally, the ending is wanted and agreed upon, financially and emotionally enriching all parties. But when things go bad, stuff hits the fan. Likely circumstances are a broken relationship, a property investing business partnership that went south or siblings who […]

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Real estate briefly: Hager Pacific acquires industrial property in San Marcos.

Real estate briefly: Hager Pacific acquires industrial property in San Marcos. On the move Scott Lanni joined Irvine-based Koll Co. as principal. He previously led the investment management group for Newport Beach-based Lyon Communities. Before Lyon, he worked for the Irvine Co., leading acquisition and investments. Affordable housing veteran Wendy Yan was promoted to vice […]

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Freddie Mac Funds $1 Billion in Small Property Loans in Less Than a Year

Freddie Mac Funds Billion in Small Property Loans in Less Than a Year MCLEAN, VA–(Marketwired – Sep 10, 2015) –  Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) this week reached a milestone of funding more than $ 1 billion in small multifamily property loans. Close to one-third of renters live in smaller properties with five to 50 units, […]

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REAL ESTATE: Refinanced bond for RCCD to trim district property taxes

REAL ESTATE: Refinanced bond for RCCD to trim district property taxes The Riverside Community College District has refinanced a portion of its 2004 general obligation bonds, a move that will trim more than $ 4.1 million from property tax bills within the district through 2032. With home values going up, the RCCD bond obligation decrease […]

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Freddie Mac to Purchase Its Largest Single Property Loan — $878 Million Loan for Park La Brea in Los Angeles

Freddie Mac to Purchase Its Largest Single Property Loan — 8 Million Loan for Park La Brea in Los Angeles MCLEAN, VA–(Marketwired – Apr 9, 2015) – Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) Multifamily and HFF announce the closing of an $ 878 million loan for Los Angeles’ historic Park La Brea, the largest apartment community on […]

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