Renters Beware – Scam “Leasing” Of Foreclosed Properties Is On The Rise

  • October 26th, 2012
  • devinlucas

Renters beware.  A new rental scam is on the rise as foreclosures continue to flood the marketplace… rental properties being “leased” by sham “landlords” with no connection, whatsoever, to the property!  You, the renter, find a great rental property – perhaps on-line or driving by – you fill out your applications, pay a deposit, maybe even […]

Save Water, Save Money, Upgrade Your Home, All For Free – The Weather-Based Irrigation Control Rebate Program From The Municipal Water District of Orange County

  • October 16th, 2012
  • devinlucas

There are many energy-efficient rebate programs still out there.  While Congress let lapse a key federal tax rebate for all kinds of great energy-efficient upgrades, there are still many programs remaining that homeowners, landlords and businesses should jump on. One of the best programs (because it’s completely free for single-family residences), is to upgrade to a Weather-Based Irrigation […]

HOA Investments – Can An HOA Buy A Mutual Fund Or Other Non-FDIC Security??? – Maybe… But It Shouldn’t

  • October 12th, 2012
  • devinlucas

Can a California Homeowner’s Association (“HOA”) invest in mutual funds or other potentially “risky” investments (as opposed to traditional FIDC savings accounts, CD, etc.)?   This appears to be a hot topic right now, given the low/zero interest rates traditional FDIC investments are returning, with HOA Boards, and members alike, eager to get more return on […]

Seriously, Change Your Air Filter Often When In Use

  • October 1st, 2012
  • devinlucas

As I recently reminded myself… When running your Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning unit (your HVAC), check your filter more often.  Routinely check every 2-3 months, and more so in the hot summer and cool winter months. -Devin Lucas Author Devin R. Lucas is a Real Estate Attorney, Broker and REALTOR®, specializing in Newport Beach, Costa Mesa […]