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10 Ways to Catch Fraudulent Applications

10 Ways to Catch Fraudulent Applications By Robert L. Cain, Copyright 2020 Cain Publications, Inc. One in three rental applications contain some kind of fraud, reports snappt.com. in 2020, the company surveyed property managers and came up with that figure … Continue reading

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The New Normal After Coronavirus

By Robert L. Cain, Copyright 2020 Cain Publications, Inc. The country will reopen sooner or later, and it will look far different when we become the “new normal.” More and more small businesses won’t be able to make a profit. … Continue reading

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Applicant Screening During the Coronavirus Pandemic

By Robert L. Cain, Copyright 2020 Cain Publications, Inc. You would think that no one is looking to move right now what with the coronavirus issue, but people are.  A RentCafe study in February (of course before all the “shelter … Continue reading

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Posted byu/wacgphtndlops15 hours ago Notes from UCSF Expert panel – March 10 … no link version MetaNotes from UCSF Expert panel – March 10 Published on March 12, 2020University of California, San Francisco BioHub Panel on COVID-19Panelists: Joe DeRisi: UCSF’s … Continue reading

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Would Open Hiring Work? Published on March 9, 2020 By Robert L. Cain, Copyright 2020 A mini movement is afoot. It’s one step beyond the ban-the-box edict and known as “open hiring.” That means that people with “nontraditional” work histories can get hired, … Continue reading

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New Laws Keep Landlords from Refusing to Rent to Felons

By Robert L. Cain In Texas, if a landlord rents to a convicted felon, he or she can be sued for negligence.  No, so far it hasn’t happened, but certainly could. Granted the felony has to be one of the … Continue reading

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Retire? Maybe Not

By Robert L. Cain A Nationwide Insurance study found that 31 is the average age people begin saving for retirement.  But will they ever be able to retire?  Are most people in a position, or will they ever be in … Continue reading

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Slower Wage Growth Could Mean Future Problems

By Robert L. Cain “Wage growth has hit a wall,” economist Joseph Song, wrote in a report for Bank of America.  Analysts had expected 4 percent growth but were taken aback at 3 percent and sometimes lower depending on an … Continue reading

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The Unconscious Tenant

By Robert L. Cain They don’t mean to, but things just happen to them. They aren’t conniving and deceitful, just unconscious. These are people who go through their lives making one bad decision after another, who have a black cloud … Continue reading

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The Plight of the Innumerate

By Robert L. Cain They are innumerate. That means exactly what you think it does; it’s like illiterate except with math. Give innumerate people a simple math problem such as “Which of the following numbers represents the biggest risk of getting a … Continue reading

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