It's summer in The Hamptons and people are behaving badly. Renters and buyers-the rich, the famous, the bad, and the ugly-are out in full force with one mission: to nd the perfect house. Do they care that they are mistreating everyone, including the valiant real estate agents working for them? Absolutely not. They have abandoned civility (if they ever had any). In these stories, so revealing that the two authors-who together have logged some 50 years in real estate-must remain anonymous, the seamy underbelly of Hamptons Real Estate is exposed to the bright, often hilarious, light of day. An email screeches, "You and your cougar girlfriend should read the f'n lease!" A landlord accuses, "Your dog dug up my lawn!" (Reply from dog owner: "I don't have a dog!") A woman demands, "I MUST have a house South of the Highway-by the way, what is 'South of the Highway'?" Towels aren't u y enough; birds are "too noisy" and should be "eliminated"; "No Viking Range? Forget it!" "You get me a beach sticker or I'll badmouth your name all over town!" These true tales give a broker's-eye view of what really happens in the Hamptons Real Estate scene. You couldn't make this stu up-and these two authors didn't."
Requires students to evaluate problems, relationships, and hypothetical situations from a liability point of view. This book helps the real estate agent when dealing with complex situations. It includes many case studies based on real situations and end of chapter questions to highlight ethical questions and solutions.
New how-to details on staging and curb appeal The fun and easy way? to minimize selling hassles and get top dollar for your house Want to stand out to homebuyers in today's crowded market? America's #1 bestselling real estate authors have revised their classic guide to save you time and money as you prepare to sell your property. They'll show you when to put your house on the market, the pros and cons of FSBO, and the best ways to utilize the Internet, from online listings to digital photos. Discover how to: * Prepare your property to attract buyers * Determine your asking price * Hire the right real estate agent * Market and show your house * Negotiate for the best offer
You have been named the executor of a will by a friend or family member. Are you prepared to meet the challenge and do you know how to avoid personal liability? Thousands of individuals each year face the daunting and often painful task of settling the estate of a loved one, and even with professional guidance from attorneys, accountants, and financial advisors, they are often ill-equipped to deal with many of the tasks necessary to manage and settle an estate. The Executor's Guide is the definitive instruction manual for anyone administering an estate under a will. Written by a practicing probate attorney, and featuring step-by-step instructions, worksheets, checklists, and timetables, and other resource, The Executor's Guide will help you avoid costly mistakes and navigate successfully through the entire process--from the time of death to the final closing of the estate.
Law reports, digests, etc by Augustus Loring Rhodes
CCH's Federal Tax Compliance Manual (formerly published under title, "CCH Federal Tax Manual") is a comprehensive source for explanations, practical examples, filled-in tax return forms, key tax facts, federal tax tables and other information that will assist practitioners in accurately complete federal tax returns. This convenient and authoritative resource covers the preparation of tax returns and tax compliance -- providing helpful guidance on the basic federal tax rules and forms affecting individuals and businesses. The rules applied to everyday business and personal income tax decisions are thoroughly discussed with special emphasis on how these issues should be handled on the return.Among the topics covered are: - Individuals - Corporations - Pass-Through Entities - Income, Deductions and Credits - Tax Accounting Rules - Dividends, Interest, Rents and Royalties - Retirement Plans and Distributions - Depreciation - Sales and Exchanges - Gains and Losses - Decedents, Estates and Trusts - Exempt Organizations - Foreign Income - Estimated Tax and Withholding - Returns, Refunds and Credits - Estate, Gift and Generation-Skipping Transfer Taxes - Tax Planning
An expert guide to the ins and outs of real estate financing Secrets of Buying and Selling Real Estate . . .Without Using Your Own Money! is the definitive insider's guide to traditional and creative (yet legal and ethical!) real estate financing. In understandable, step-by-step language, it walks you through explanations and examples of conventional real estate financing so you understand clearly how most financing works. It examines all the available creative or unusual financing strategies that seasoned investors and homebuyers use every day to buy and finance properties. Drawing on his long experience as a successful real estate investor, Robert Shemin spotlights the advantages and disadvantages of various types of mortgages, terms, and financing strategies so you know all your best options. He also includes informative material on how credit scoring works and understanding credit ratings and credit problems that could scuttle your loan. Offering proven techniques, expert tips, and creative alternatives along the way, Shemin details every important aspect of the financing process, with in-depth discussion of topics such as: * Owners' terms * Contracts for deed, land contracts, and lease options * How to use partners or cosigners * How to get approval after a mortgage company turns you down * How to buy property even if the bank says "no" * Creative ways to obtain down payments, getting the seller to contribute using nonprofit programs
Describes the characteristics of a top salesperson, tells how to acquire and maintain listings, and offers practical tips on finding clients, holding effective open houses, establishing a fair price, and closing sales, in an updated guide to the art of real-estate sales. 20,000 first printing.
This book provides an overview of private real estate markets and investments. The 14 chapters are divided into three sections for conventional and alternative real estate investments and regulatory issues. Conventional investable real assets examined are retail spaces, apartments, offices, and industrial facilities owned by corporate entities. Alternative real estate assets are uniquely and extensively addressed. These include healthcare, both for facilities and the pricing to make it an investable asset; infrastructure contains roads, bridges, and public utilities; and resources are in land, agriculture, oil, and gas. The regulatory section includes appraisal and valuation, brokerage and transaction costs, sustainability, and green buildings. Readers should gain a greater appreciation of what is needed to be successful when investing in private real estate markets. The share of real estate in institutional portfolios has risen above a previous 5% target, as investors avoid the risks of low interest rates. The world's wealth is shifting to emerging markets where real estate is already a dominant asset class and public securities markets are limited. Institutions with long horizons avoid publicly traded markets because they want to capture any premium from illiquidity. Real estate involves local and cultural restrictions on land usage, sustainability and on the regulation of the illiquidity. For information about public real estate, read Public Real Estate Markets and Investments.
The Fundamentals of Listing and Selling Commercial Real Estate provides a complete foundation for a career in the Commercial Real Estate Industry. The text contains a comprehensive study of property and investment analysis, mortgages and leases, as well as practice techniques such as prospecting, presentations, and negotiating.