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  • So Long Private Property, We Had a Good Run: Why I'm not looking to Denver for real estate investment any time soon

    05/04/2021 7:32:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Red State ^ | 05/04/2021 | Scott Hounsell
    In 2017, I moved 15 minutes north of my prior home in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles to Santa Clarita. We decided to keep that home as a rental property, so I prepared it for the rental market. While we certainly hoped to be making some money beyond our monthly mortgage/tax/insurance expenses, that amount would not exceed more than a few hundred dollars. After listing the house we received a great deal of interest, most of which we ignored, such as the inquiry from a group of college-aged guys we expected would turn it into a party...
  • Diamond Life: BLM founder dropped $26,000 at luxury Malibu resort, Daily Caller report; Seems it's not just mansions...

    04/28/2021 7:02:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/28/2021 | Monica Showalter
    Looks like it's not just mansions for smooth operator Patrisse Cullors, who co-founded Black Lives Matter.She's also into stretches at luxury resorts, with some very curious accounting. According to an investigative report from the Daily Caller:Los Angeles-based jail reform group led by BLM co-founder Patrisse Cullors spent nearly $26,000 for “meetings” at a luxury Malibu beach resort in 2019, according to campaign finance records reviewed by the Daily Caller News Foundation.The records show that the payments were made on behalf of the jail reform group by a consulting firm owned by Asha Bandele, a longtime mentor of Cullors and co-author...
  • The No. 1 emerging property market in America isn’t in Texas or Florida — you may never even have heard of it

    04/27/2021 1:32:21 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 148 replies
    Marketwatch / Realtor.com / NewsCorp ^ | April 27, 2021 | Jacob Passy
    Previously overlooked real-estate markets brace for the ‘New American Consumer’Home prices are rising across the country as Americans rush to purchase houses, driven in part by a newfound ability to work remotely as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. But where are they set to rise the most? Not in the Sun Belt, by and large, according to a new index. The Emerging Housing Markets Index from the Wall Street Journal and Realtor.com analyzed the 300 largest metropolitan areas across the country. Each housing market was evaluated based on a range of factors related to real estate, economic vitality and...
  • San Francisco Ordinance Requires Property Owners to Make Lifetime Rental Offer to Tenants — for Real

    04/18/2021 1:40:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Red State ^ | 04/18/2021 | Shipwreckedcrew
    So, you and your spouse are living in a medium-sized middle American community and after coming into a little extra money you decided you want to do some planning for your retirement. You come across an investment opportunity in a cosmopolitan city in another state — a six-unit apartment building where you can purchase a co-ownership interest with a plan to move into that building when you retire. The purchase agreement includes a provision that the co-owners will convert the six-unit building into separately owned condominium units by a specified date, and you and your spouse will obtain the right...
  • New York Black Lives Matter Activist Wants Cofounder Patrisse Cullors Audited After Her Multi-Million Dollar Home Purchases

    04/16/2021 5:52:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Red State ^ | 04/16/2021 | Brandon Morse
    For a “trained Marxist,” Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors has very expensive taste in homes, which is pretty characteristic for “Marxists.” However, the backlash coming at her for her purchases is mounting, and now one of her old rivals, a New York activist, is demanding she be audited.According to the Daily Caller, Hank Newsome is the leader of an organization called “Black Lives Matter Greater New York, which is unaffiliated with the Black Lives Matter national movement. Cullors has sent Newsome cease-and-desist letters telling him to stop using the BLM name for his organization, but even Black Lives Matter...
  • Mystery of how BLM co-founder could afford millions for 4 houses only beginning to be solved as documents surface

    04/14/2021 6:51:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/14/2021 | Thomas Lifson
    Kudos to Andrew Kerr of the Daily Caller News Foundation for digging up documents filed with the state of California that reveal some of the big bucks that Patrisse Cullors, aka Patrisse Khan Cullors, has raked in to help pay for her amazing real estate buying binge. So far, she her spouse Janaya Khan have reportedly laid out $3.2 million for four properties across the United States, including a hideaway in lily white Topanga Canyon, suitable for watching rioters burn urban neighborhoods in complete safety.Other black activists have been outraged and calling for investigations into where the $90 million reportedly...
  • Twitter does not want you to know that the co-founder of BLM just bought a $1.4 million house in an exclusive lily-white neighborhood

    04/10/2021 12:46:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/10/2021 | Thomas Lifson
    Social media censorship is escalating and ever more blatant. Unfettered knowledge is dangerous to the phony narratives that progressives wish to brainwash the public into accepting, and with social media, the blockade imposed by mainstream media potentially can be breached by people posting otherwise obscure media sources to their social media accounts. The latest prominent victim is Jason Whitlock, originally a sportswriter but now a social critic who brings insightful commentary on many issues, including race. (For the record, Whitlock is Black, a fact that seems to make a difference to most people on the left.)Yesterday, Jason Whitlock posted a...
  • IRS Terrifies Taxpayers With Baseless Threats to Seize Their Property

    04/06/2021 3:00:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 6, 2021 | Noah Manskar and Bruce Golding
    The IRS is mailing out “probably thousands” of threatening letters that warn taxpayers their property is about to be seized for unpaid taxes — even though the government already got its money, The Post has learned. The scary situation is the latest snafu involving the hated agency, which last year issued similarly baseless threats to confiscate state tax refunds to cover purportedly unpaid federal taxes, CNBC reported at the time. That blunder came after House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal (D-Mass.) in August called on the IRS to stop sending out notices for unpaid taxes because it had...
  • WHY PROPERTY RIGHTS MATTER: PART 4 – HOW TO FIGHT BACK

    03/25/2021 5:33:15 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    American Policy Center ^ | 22 MAR 2021 | Tom DeWeese
    How do we effectively fight to restore private property, and our freedom of movement in America? Most think that just getting a president elected is the answer, but what if we lose that race? Or, what if we win the Presidency but lose the House of Representatives and the Senate? What chance do we then have to make any progress in protecting liberty? We have to live in the days after an election. We have to make our way forward in our lives. So, do we simply surrender and accept our fate? Or do we create a new path to...
  • WHY PROPERTY RIGHTS MATTER: PART 3 – THE GROWING ATTACK ON PROPERTY RIGHTS

    03/21/2021 7:44:04 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    American Policy Center ^ | 16 MAR 2021 | Tom DeWeese
    The increasing encroachment of government regulations, pontificating politicians and the enforcement of Social Justice schemes have led to a loss of understanding of the terms private property and property rights. Once it was understood that the unauthorized entering of private property was a violation to the utmost. The property owner was justified and supported in taking necessary actions to remove the trespasser and secure that land. Today, such ideas in the new America are considered radical, old fashioned, out of touch, and even reprehensible. The homeowner can be arrested for defending against an armed intruder. The intruder can actually sue...
  • WHY PRIVATE PROPERTY MATTERS: PART 1 – PROSPERITY – STABILITY – FREEDOM

    03/18/2021 12:54:18 PM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    American Policy Center ^ | 04 MAR 2021 | Tom DeWeese
    Most Americans tend to think of private property simply as a home – the place where the family resides, store their belongings and find shelter and safety from the elements. It’s where you live. It’s yours because you pay the mortgage and the taxes. Most people don’t give property ownership much more thought than that. There was a time when property ownership was considered to be much more. Property, and the ability to own and control it, was life itself. The great economist, John Locke, whose writings and ideas had major influence on the nation’s founders, believed that “life and...
  • Why is the Army regulating farms?

    03/13/2021 6:45:00 AM PST · by Twotone · 40 replies
    Pacific Legal Foundation ^ | March 10, 2021 | Brittany Hunter
    Jack LaPant didn’t come from a farming family and had no personal knowledge of agriculture. But once he switched careers in his early 20s and bought a ranch in a remote area of Northern California, farming became his life and his livelihood. He never expected this decision would lead to his being targeted by the U.S. Army over an environmental law they had no authority to enforce. Yet, after 47 years in the industry, Jack found himself in an eight-year legal battle in which he suffered losses of upward of $1.2 million. As a young man, Jack worked for Pacific...
  • Hendrickson & Cannon: Truth-in-Taxation: A Needed Reform for Iowa’s Property Taxpayers

    02/23/2021 6:00:41 PM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 7 replies
    The Iowa Torch ^ | 02/22/21 | John Hendrickson and Rusty Cannon
    Iowa’s high property taxes are a growing concern. The Tax Foundation examined the “effective tax rates on owner-occupied housing” across the United States. Iowa ranked 12th highest in the nation. At the heart of high property taxes is local government spending. Unless spending is controlled, any property tax relief will be limited. Iowa’s property tax system is complex, and more transparency is needed. Iowa should look to Utah’s Truth-in-Taxation law, which since 1985 has been controlling the growth of property taxes and providing transparency and accountability for taxpayers. Utah’s Truth-in-Taxation is the gold standard model for any property tax reform.
  • A Third Of All US Homeowners Own Property Worth Double The Underlying Mortgage

    02/10/2021 7:42:29 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Truly Times ^ | 02/10/2021 | Tyler Durden
    In the midst of a virus pandemic, with millions of Americans out of work facing housing and food insecurities, the Federal Reserve has managed to keep interest rates near zero, unleashing a real estate boom, the likes of which hasn't been seen in years. The central-planning mega brains at the Marriner Eccles building in Washington, D.C., have managed to boost home prices almost everywhere. The latest S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller index of property values is accelerating at the fastest pace since May 2014. Although the full history of the pandemic's impact on the housing market is yet to be determined, housing...
  • E. Idaho Man Shot and Killed While Police Search for Fleeing Suspect

    02/09/2021 3:39:26 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 79 replies
    KMVT ^ | Feb. 9, 2021
    A law enforcement officer shot and killed an Idaho Falls man who was in the location where a suspect fled following a traffic stop early Monday morning. The Idaho Falls Police Department hosted a news conference explaining the situation. Police Chief Bryce Johnson said the man shot was a homeowner in his backyard and was holding a gun. The suspect was found in the vicinity a short time later. Neither of the names of the victim or suspect is being released at this time. According to a news release, IDPD said shortly after midnight a Bonneville County Sheriff’s deputy pulled...
  • Value of GOP Sen. Kelly Loeffler's $10.5m mansion 60% to $4.15m overnight, saving Loefflers $110,000 in property tax each year

    12/17/2020 12:23:51 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 65 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 16 December 2020 | Luke Kenton
    The appraised value of Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler and her husband’s Atlanta mansion, known as ‘Descante’, dropped suddenly – and mysteriously - by more than $6 million in 2016, saving the couple tens of thousands of dollars in taxes every year since, according to the Daily Beast. Loeffler and her New York Stock Exchange CEO husband, Jeffrey Sprecher, bought the 15,000-square-foot mansion for $10.5 million in 2009, making it the most expensive private home purchase in the city’s history at the time. The property held its value steady for the next seven years, based on appraisals conducted by the Fulton...
  • Portland's 'Red House on Mississippi' owner in talks to possibly sell it back, as protests hit tipping point

    12/11/2020 8:03:40 AM PST · by Bubba_Leroy · 57 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 11, 2020 | Peter Aitken
    The real estate developer at the heart of Portland's “Red House on Mississippi” controversy has discussed selling the home back after months of protests hit a tipping point over the past week, according to reports. Roman Ozeruga, 33, bought the house, which is located on Mississippi Ave in North Portland, through a foreclosure sale in 2018 for $260,000. The attempt to evict the Kinney family, a Black and Indigenous family that has owned the house since the 1950s, set off protests from left-wing activists. Protesters started to camp out around the house, expressing outrage against gentrification and the eviction of...
  • #Prop19 finally passed last night, allowing older/disabled/fire-displaced Californians to keep lower property taxes when they move.

    11/12/2020 10:43:17 AM PST · by rintintin · 16 replies
    Jeremy B White ^ | Nov 12 2020 | Jeremy B White
    @JeremyBWhite Good morning! ICYMI: #Prop19 finally passed last night, allowing older/disabled/fire-displaced Californians to keep lower property taxes when they move. Only #Prop14 stem cell research remains to be called (and House and #CALeg contests) 8:46 AM · Nov 12, 2020·TweetDeck
  • Sign-Stealing Snowflake… Famous Last Words…

    09/29/2020 11:30:53 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 30 replies
    www.citizenfreepress.com ^ | on September 29, 2020 1:32 pm | Kane
    Famous last words — ‘It’s not property’ Actions have consequences. It looks like Gilbert Police are getting involved. oiledsoul @_mfmf_3 · Sep 27, 2020 Warner and Lindsay in Gilbert AZ. Let’s make them famous. @POTUS Profile photo, opens profile page on Twitter in a new tab Todd Cefaratti @ToddJCefaratti I live in Gilbert, AZ about a mile from there. It is the CVS drug store parking lot on Lindsay and Warner. I have a friend that works for Gilbert PD. Just sent him the video. They are about to learn that actions have consequences. Something their parents never taught them....
  • Dan Crenshaw blasts Teen Vogue op-ed advocating end to private property rights

    08/07/2020 5:05:34 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7 August 2020
    U.S. Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, blasted Teen Vogue on Thursday over a July column in which the writer advocates for the eventual end of private property rights. Columnist Kandist Mallett, who has recently focused on issues related to racial injustice protests, centered her argument around those struggling financially during the coronavirus pandemic -- such as those dealing with rent and eviction issues. “It’s been four months since the onslaught of the coronavirus pandemic first highlighted the failures of capitalism and the incompetence of the United States government,” Mallett wrote in the piece, which was titled "An Eviction Crisis Is Coming...