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Wishing you and your family a meaningful and blessed Yom Kippur! ~From the Ingenious Family

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Wishing you and your family a meaningful and blessed Yom Kippur! ~From the Ingenious Family

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Consumer Alert - Loan Modification & Foreclosure Rescue Scams!

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As housing costs skyrocket, and homeowners continue to feel the lingering effects from the recession, delinquencies, defaults, and foreclosures continue to be a nightmare faced by California residents. The number of scammers and con artists who capitalize on people afraid to lose their homes is growing at a staggering rate. The FBI has said that a “rampant mortgage fraud climate” currently exists, and that California is one of the top states for loan fraud. Here is some important information on how to protect yourself from these predators.

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Real Estate Tip of the Week: #2 Social Media Marketing

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This is the second installment of our new weekly video series featuring real employees of Ingenious Asset Group sharing their personal tips of the trade, and real estate advice.

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k9 Interior Design: 10 Tips to Pet Friendly Decor

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K9 Design Tips This article covers 10 tips to make your home pet friendly while still being stylish and chic

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Real Estate Tip of the Week

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This is the first in our upcoming video series which we will update weekly. These videos will feature real employees of Ingenious Asset Group sharing their personal tips of the trade

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10 Unbelievable (but totally true) Real Estate Facts

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When it comes to people, money, land and properties, situations can be outrageous! These 10 unbelievable, but totally true, real estate facts remind us that there is never a dull moment in Real Estate!

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$250mil Bel Air Megamansion is the Most Expensive Home For Sale in US

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Move over Playboy Mansion. Your $100 million selling price may have been impressive, but now a $250,000,000 spec house listed in Bel-Air by designer Bruce Makowsky may take the title of the most expensive house sold in US history. Did we mention it comes with $30,000,000 in cars and a helicopter?

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10 Stunning Celebrity Kitchens

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Many of the design elements in these fantastic celebrity kitchens are not out of your reach. The trends we see in today's celebrity kitchen seems to be exposed beams, minimal deco, ample seating and warm, natural wood tones. These celebrity kitchens are the epitome of style and design and are a great place to gain some inspiration.

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How to Winterproof Your Apartment

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As a renter, you may not be able to control if, or how much your unit is insulated, however, you can fight against poor insulation, and other problems in keeping an apartment warm with the following DIY tips

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Creating Effective Craigslist Ads: The Dos and Don'ts

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It's no secret that Craigslist is a powerful tool for property managers looking to fill vacancies. However, creating effective craigslist ads can be challenging to even the most experienced property manager. Do you know the do's and don'ts of effective marketing on craigslist? This article discusses ways to make your ad more visible and effective.

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LA's Sky-High Rents keep Rising

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It's no secret to anyone living in, or around Los Angeles that the cost of housing in LA is steep. However, did you know that the cost of a house in California is double the national average? This article looks at the Residential Real estate situation in california in an attempt to conclude why the houses and rental payments in LA are expected to keep rising through 2018

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Exterior Home Improvement Projects and Their Respective ROIs

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It is a question that troubles many homeowners, and home sellers alike. What to tackle first? What projects have the highest likely hood to increase resale value or make a house sell more quickly? We take a look at some of the home improvements that have done well universally across these various studies and let you know what kind of return you can reasonably expect on your investment.

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5 New Years Resolutions for Successful Property Management 2017

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As 2017 rapidly approaches, it is time to take stock of your current business practices and set yourself on the path of new, or continued success. If your industry is property management, then these 5 new years resolutions  may help you on your path to working a little smarter, instead of a little harder in 2017

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What is Dodd-Frank, and Why Should SoCal Real Estate Investors Care?

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The media has been in a fire storm regarding the President Elect's announcement of his intention to repeal the Dodd-Frank Bank Regulations. This article aims to give an unbiased examination of these regulations, and objectively review the effects these regulations have on SoCal business; especially Real Estate.

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Package Lockers : Are They Worth the Investment?

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The holiday season means a substantial increase in the volume of packages delivered. This influx of packages means stress for tenants and property management alike, as confrontations may arise over when & how packages can be picked up by tenants, space for storing packages, and liability over lost/damaged packages. Many property managers are turning to temporary package lockers to solve the problem. THis article examines pros and cons of using package storage lockers.

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10 Insanely Clever Uses for Shower Curtain Rings that Save Space and De-Clutter

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If you're renting, you probably understand the frustration of clutter. Space is at a premium, and as apartments seem to get smaller and smaller, sometimes it feels impossible to find storage. Here are some clever ways to use shower curtain rings to create unique storage spaces perfect for small apartments.

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Smart Los Angeles Property Managers Maximize Building's Usable Space for Big Profit

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With square footage at such a high premium, building owners and property managers are forced to squeeze out every last usable inch of their properties. In a growing trend, savvy property managers are looking to the skies to find a once forgotten area of every building, can be repurposed to add amenities which fetch top dollar for renters.

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Insane Amenities Offered by Luxury Apartments in LA

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Competition for Luxury Apartment Seekers in Los Angeles is incredibly fierce. This has resulted in some of the most opulent, and nearly absurd luxury amenities that the west coast has ever seen. You won't believe some of the amenities we discovered available... to anyone who can afford them.  

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Free Download: 1st Time Home Buyers' Tool Kit

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If you're considering making the purchase of your first home, congratulations! We have put together this absolutely free, downloadable kit FULL of tools to help you every step of the way to buying a home.

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8 Signs You Need to Change Property Managers

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There are numerous benefits which come as a result of hiring reliable, trustworthy property management company. Conversely, hiring a sub-par property management company can cause a ton of costly problems. How can you tell if your property management company needs to hit the bricks? Here are some good indications. 

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10 Most Essential Apartment Amenities for Los Angeles Slideshow

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We looked at multiple national surverys from the top ranked authorities in rental and property management to create this top ten list. We also discuss how to use this information to create effective property management strategies which can increase tenant counts and reduce vacancies

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Small Balcony Decor Ideas Perfect For Renters


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To most people, there is no rule that says that small balcony must all feel cluttered or cramped. Here are some balcony design ideas sure to fire up your inspiration and help you prepare for summer!

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5 Safest Neighborhoods in Los Angeles 2016

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LAPD does a great job of regularly releasing COMPSTATs (computer statistics) regarding crimes in Los Angeles. We look at these statistics to determine the 5 safest neighborhoods to live in Los Angeles

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Property Managers & Renters Both Benefit From Growth in Unexpected LA Suburb

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Renters and property managers are moveing away from the city center to seek releif from LA's competitive real estate climate; and they're both benefiting from a mini rental boom in an unexpected LA suburb

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Downtown LA Property Managers Are Doing Something Shocking

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There is something happening in downtown LA that is causing property managers to do something the rest of Los Angeles might find shocking. It is something that hasn't happened in years. Will this trend spread to the rest of LA? Only time will tell.

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