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Click-by lawsuits may target your hotel website

If you own a hotel in California, you are probably aware that you are a target for drive-by lawsuits for non-compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. This act requires you to provide access for those with disabilities to all public areas of your building. A drive-by complaint typically involves someone who comes to your establishment specifically looking for areas in which you are not conforming to ADA standards.

Buyers may not know that their homes are haunted

If California homeowners believe that their homes are haunted, they may not share that belief with potential buyers. A poll from Realtor.com found that 60% of those who purchased an allegedly haunted house didn't know about its haunted status prior to doing so. The poll also found that home buyers weren't necessarily concerned about living in a haunted house or living next to a house that neighbors thought was haunted.

How the economy impacts real estate

California residents may have heard predictions of an upcoming economic slowdown. However, there is no way to tell when the economy may start to slow, and there are many signs that the economic conditions may remain strong through 2020. Regardless of what the economy does, real estate professionals say that the housing market has upside to it. This is partially because there is a lack of homes available to buy today, which means that more will need to be built.

Unique lending options can support commercial investors

When people plan to get involved in the California real estate market, they may be planning to finance their investments in a variety of ways. Some people might be investing cash, while others may use FHA loans or home equity loans to get started buying commercial real estate. There are also special commercial real estate mortgages that are especially designed for investors. Unlike a traditional residential mortgage, these types of loans close quickly and qualifications are based on rental income and investment history. Typically, they offer shorter lending terms and some are designed specifically for short-term financing processes.

Tips for selling a home in less time

Selling a home can be an effective way for property owners in California or elsewhere to cash out equity that has accrued in them. Generally speaking, homeowners want to sell their homes as quickly as possible, and there are many different ways that they can accomplish that goal. The first tip is to hire a professional to take photos of the home in an effort to make a good first impression on a buyer.

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