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Real Estate

5
Dec

What to Think About When Renting to College Students

What real estate investors need to know about renting to college students. College students are considered a high-risk market for real estate investors.  When you imagine raging college parties hosted in a broken-down apartment, it’s easy to see why this is such a risky proposition.  However, it’s important to remember that not all renters fit this stereotypical image of a

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21
Nov

How Landlords are Getting Creative with Vacant Retail Spaces

How landlords are repurposing vacant retail locations. It’s no secret the retail real estate sector has been hit hard this year.  With several major brands closing their doors, 2019 has seen more store closures than any year in recent history.  This major shift in the retail sector has left many landlords to lose money every day as they manage their

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14
Nov

Updated Progress on Huntington Beach’s Desalinization Plant

Here is an update on the proposed Poseidon Water desalinization plant in Huntington Beach. Despite being proposed in 1998, the Huntington Beach location of Poseidon Water’s desalinization operations remains stalled.  While its sister location in Carlsbad has been operational for the last four years, plans for the desalinization plant in Huntington Beach are still being reviewed.  Poseidon Water’s $1 billion

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7
Nov

Why It’s Challenging to Sell Locations that Were Previously Gas Stations

Why sellers have trouble with former gas station locations. Because locations that served at gas stations are usually located on busy street corners and easy to access, you would think that they are prime real estate for developers.  However, this isn’t usually the case.  This is because former gas stations are almost always considered contaminated sites.  But why does this

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24
Oct

Timeline Marking the Contentious History of the Bolsa Chica Wetlands

The ongoing battle between environmentalists and developers regarding the Bolsa Chica Wetlands. The Bolsa Chica Wetlands near Huntington Beach has long been prized by historians and environmentalists. As the site of an important ecological reserve and with 95% of the state’s coastal wetlands already destroyed, preservationists have fought to save the Wetlands for years and years. However, with coastal properties

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17
Oct

News on Huntington Beach’s New Housing Developments

Housing shortages and development news in Huntington Beach. Over the next few decades, the city of Huntington Beach is projected to build fewer than 5,000 housing units.  This low number is an issue as Orange County struggles with a housing deficit of over 58,000 units, which is expected to increase to about 115,000 by 2045.  But why is Huntington Beach

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10
Oct

Experts Predict 12,000 Store Closings by the End of 2019

The “retail apocalypse” continues with more store closings on the way. 2019 has already seen 7,888 store closures, with major companies such as Payless ShoeSource, Gymboree, Gap, and Dressbarn announcing nationwide closings.  This number already outpaces the 5,844 total store closures seen in 2018.  Experts point out that, if these high rates continue, then we could see as many as

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26
Sep

Why Now is the Best Time to Purchase Commercial Real Estate

Why small business owners should buy their commercial properties. While many business owners choose to rent their buildings, there are some compelling reasons for buying these properties.  With the economy growing and interest rates at historic lows, now is a fantastic time to invest.  Here’s why small business owners should buy their commercial properties. No More Rent Small business owners

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19
Sep

How Rental Property Owners Can Get Ready for New Cannabis Legislation

How rental owners can anticipate new marijuana laws. As more and more states legalize marijuana, rental property owners need to understand how this affects their investments.  By keeping an eye on developing trends and new legislation, you can maximize your returns while reducing the opportunity for legal action against you.  Here’s how rental owners can anticipate new marijuana laws. Consider

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