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California City Makes It Illegal To Do Criminal Background Checks!

Real Estate Realities With Robert "The RebelBroker" Whitelaw

Release Date: 01/29/2020

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Real Estate Realities With Robert "The RebelBroker" Whitelaw

What does the CDC say and how should we move forward We will start with a quick look at what we can learn from the CDC website. More information is better than less, so we will go over what I am seeing reported by the CDC and try to calibrate expectations to that. Next, we will talk about how buyers, sellers and investors in real estate might move forward. In one case, we will discuss a trend I am seeing that is CRITICAL for folks who must get their home sold to understand and avoid at all costs. https://youtu.be/TjAet09oflY To check out the latest from the CDC and...

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Landlords in Oakland, CA can no longer do criminal background checks. Here is why that is a stupid idea. Yeah, sorry, spoiler alert - a city government did something stupid - shocker. This one is a big deal tho. It reveals not only the Oakland city councils hypocrisy but also their general stupidity on how to actually solve a problem. We are going to talk about this one today and bring up some very unpleasant facts. For one thing, Oakland is basically asking landlords to flip a coin - you have a 50/50 chance that the person you rent to will commit a crime with this law. The really amazing part...

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According to the folks at TurboTenant, these cities will give you the highest ROI! There are always plenty of opinions when it comes to where you should invest in real estate. Today, we will take a look at the research done by the folks at to see what cities they suggest as the top places for investors, entrepreneurs and landlords to focus their attention! While we will be covering the top 10 cities for real estate investors on this list, the folks at TurboTenant actually run down the details on 31 different cities - so no matter where you are there should be at least 1 city that just might...

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Landlords in Oakland, CA can no longer do criminal background checks. Here is why that is a stupid idea.

Yeah, sorry, spoiler alert - a city government did something stupid - shocker. This one is a big deal tho. It reveals not only the Oakland city councils hypocrisy but also their general stupidity on how to actually solve a problem. We are going to talk about this one today and bring up some very unpleasant facts.

For one thing, Oakland is basically asking landlords to flip a coin - you have a 50/50 chance that the person you rent to will commit a crime with this law. The really amazing part is that you are forced to be ignorant of that fact. Of course, my first opinion is that no government should be able to tell a land owner what they can or cannot do when it comes to renting their property. In this case tho, they are not even solving the problem they claim to be solving AND they are putting all the risk, cost and liability on the shoulders of landlords.

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