Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
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Thursday, March 25, 2010
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Monday, March 22, 2010
In the interim, Freddie Mac’s commitment to the multifamily industry is on the upswing.
CEO Ed Haldeman says: “There should be no doubt that we are strongly committed to it. It’s a highly profitable business that is growing well, where we have an exceptional record. One would be just crazy to think about less emphasis; in fact, we want to bring more emphasis to that business.” Read More > > >
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Revenue Procedure 2010-14 issued March 5, 2010 creates a safe harbor for Taxpayers who were unable to complete their exchange due to the bankruptcy of their exchange company.
While this Revenue Procedure is complicated, in simple terms, the gain will not be taxable in the year of sale if the Taxpayer reports the gain in accordance with the newly created safe harbor. When the Taxpayer does receive payments out of the bankruptcy estate or other settlement, the gain will be incrementally taxable as and when received, pursuant to a ratio of the profit over the contract sale price.
The safe harbor sets forth strict criteria for eligible transactions. Taxpayers who have experienced losses due to an exchange company bankruptcy should consult with their tax advisor.
Toija J. Beutler, Esq. is Sr. Vice President/Regional Mgr. at Investment Property Exchanges Services, Inc. She can be reached at (503) 223-3911.
Read More UO Index: Economy continues to improve - Portland Business Journal
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Most non-refundable fees have been eliminated. A landlord may not charge an up-front non-refundable fee at the beginning of a tenancy. Landlords are limited to a list of approved fees:
- Late Rent
- Dishonored check
- Smoke detector tampering or removal
- Break lease fee NOT TO EXCEED 1.5 MONTHS RENT. The landlord may NOT charge tenant rent after the lease break or damages related to the cost of re-renting.
- Noncompliance with written rules or policies of $50 or less, and limited to only the following violations
- Late payment of utility or service charge
- Failure to clean up pet waste outside the dwelling unit
- Failure to clean up garbage, rubbish and other waste from a part of the premises other than the dwelling unit
- Parking violations
- Improper use of vehicles within the premises
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Who should attend?
- Property managers and asset managers with five or more units who make budget and energy decisions
- Energy managers or other personnel who plan for facility retrofits
- Building owners and leasing agents
- Mark D. Barry, Appraiser
- Greg Nelson, Energy Engineer at PGE
- Rod Street, Residential Building Consultant with Efficiency Services Group LLC
- Kevin Tippit, Residential Market Outreach Manager for Energy Trust of Oregon
- Mark Whitney, Lighting Specialist at PGE
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