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Cost Segregation a Smart Move for Businesses

Cost segregation is a relatively new practice that allows businesses to divide a building into multiple asset classes. Specifically, it is a tax planning strategy for both owners and renters that identifies tax savings and uses accelerated depreciation deductions to … Continue reading

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S&P/ Case-Shiller Home Prices Continue Decline

While apartment building values are not driven by the same market factors that move housing prices, there is an undeniable correlation between the two asset classes. When single family home prices begin to slow, apartment building owners should take notice. Home prices … Continue reading

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Story of the 3 Day Close!

Last week I closed the fastest deal of my life, in just three days! That is not to say that this was a goal of mine but here is how the story unfolded. I met a new client named Ken … Continue reading

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1031 Exchanges and Extensions

1031 Exchanges and Extensions Due dates for completing a 1031 Exchange are hard and fast, usually. Once you close on the sale of  a property, you’ve got 45 days to identify a new property and 180 days to complete the close of a replacement property.  In … Continue reading

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Telegraph Temescal and Uptown Apartments

This outstanding apartment unit was renovated and turned over by Nick Myerhoff and Myerhoff & Associates. Rents went from $950/mo to $1575/mo. The project took approximately 30 days at a cost of $8900. This small studio apartment was also turned … Continue reading

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Top Ten Cities with High Rents

Wow, for once Oakland can say it beat San Francisco at something. Oakland had one of the highest apartment rent spikes in the U.S. I have always thought Oakland had great potential for rental properties. We are finally starting to … Continue reading

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Temescal District of Oakland

Oakland’s Temescal district radiates with energy even at lunchtime on weekdays.   Restaurants abound, the area is filled with families and couples at Bakesale Betty and Genova Delicatessen. It was a common sight (until they closed) to see tiny tots playing in the … Continue reading

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Oakland Art Murmur Goes National

Oakland has a prolific population of creative, cross cultural artisans that specialize in everything from music to food to graffiti and street art. Every month thousands of people gather for the city’s high-spirited art peek and street revelry on Telegraph Ave in … Continue reading

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Bay Area rents are rising in 2012

It seems like after six long years of stagnant rental growth the East Bay has finally got a run up in apartment rents. Driven by the strong tech job market in San Francisco and a flourishing new art and restaurant … Continue reading

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SOLD – 1550 Bridge St. 7-Units Oakland

1550 Bridge Street, Oakland, CA 94601 – IN ESCROW 10% Cash on Cash Return Turn-key Remodeled Building! – Offered at $735,000 PROPERTY SUMMARY The Bridge Street Apartments is a bread and butter, wood frame and stucco, seven unit apartment building. … Continue reading

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