property management

What Would You Do If There Was an Active Shooter at Your Workplace?

Workplace preparedness for fires and earthquakes are commonplace, but with the growing occurrences of workplace violence, employers can potentially save lives with a simple 10 minute training video.
According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, since 2006, the U.S. averages an active shooter event with four or more deaths every 2.9 months. Understanding that these incidents are on the rise; the sheriff’s department launched a training video Jan. 29, to help prepare you and your staff.

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property management

Fight ID Thieves and Hackers Throughout the New Year

Identity theft and computer system hacking is on the rise and many Americans are unknowingly at risk. This threat to consumers comes in various forms, many of which you might not have given much thought. The holiday shopping season that just wrapped up routinely sees a spike in the number of identity theft occurrences and with the tax season just around the corner, consumers aren’t out of the woods when it comes to facing this debilitating crime.

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multifamily legislation

California’s New AB 60 Driver’s License for Undocumented Immigrants

Property Managers can expect to see a new form of identification from California residents with the implementation of Assembly Bill 60, which took effect January 2, 2015. The law permits undocumented immigrants who successfully demonstrate proof of identity and California residency to obtain a driver’s license upon successfully passing the vision, written and behind-the-wheel testing requirements.

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multifamily legislation

Use of Marijuana in Multifamily Assisted Properties

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released a memorandum December 29, 2014 regarding the classification of marijuana as a Schedule 1 substance under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). The memorandum states that the manufacture, distribution or possession of marijuana is illegal under federal law even if it is permitted under state law for medical or recreational purpose.

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Tenant Screening Tips

Deconstructing the FICO® Score

According to the Fair Isaac Corporation®, in the 1950’s, Bill Fair and Earl Isaac founded the company, which introduced a new concept of credit scoring to credit grantors. In 1981, FICO® introduced the first credit bureau risk score. Today, the predictive analytics company works with businesses in more than 80 countries to determine creditworthiness.

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Tenant Screening Tips

Your Credit Score and the Holiday Shopping Season

This year, according to the American Research Group, Inc., American shoppers will spend an average of $861 this holiday season. With the busiest shopping season of the year in full-swing, many consumers use credit cards to make their holiday purchases, without considering the potential consequences.

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multifamily legislation

Information About Reporting Criminal Records From NCRA’s Legal Counsel

As the nation’s most trusted provider of criminal and eviction data solutions for the multifamily housing industry, CIC wants help keep you informed of current industry affairs and developments. As such, the following is insight provided by Larry Henry, the National Consumer Reporting Association’s legal counsel.
Mr. Henry’s practice focuses on advising employers employment law matters, including issues related to the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the law governing background checks. He is nationally known for his expertise in the FCRA and employment law matters. He is admitted to the Oklahoma and Iowa Bar Associations, all Oklahoma federal district courts, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.

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property management

Three Expert Tips for Safe Online Shopping

With the holidays quickly approaching, online shopping provides consumers everywhere with a convenient alternative to waiting in long lines and braving the chilly weather. In honor of the busiest time of year for shopping, here are some expert tips from Experian to protect yourself while shopping online this holiday season.

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