101 Streetsmart Condo Buying Tips for Canadians Douglas Gray Informative and comprehensive, this book is a must-have guide for people who are shopping for a condominium. Condominiums are fast becoming the purchase of choice for people who are looking for the amenities of an urban lifestyle, hands-off maintenance, and an entry into the real estate market for often less than the price of a detached single-family home. The appeal of a condominium lifestyle has resulted in incresed demand and consequently higher purchase prices. So it is crucial that prospective buyers understand what makes a condominium differnt from other types of real estate and what is involved when they decide to invest. In 101 Streetsmart Condo Buying Tips for Canadians, bestselling real estate author Douglas Gray offers condo shoppers everything they need to know to make their purchase a pleasant and profitableexperience. Realders will learn about matching the purchase to their needs and risk tolerance, financing strategies, negotiation tactics, and how to close the deal and pitfalls to avoid. In addition to the many streetsmart tips, the appendix includes a glossary of real estate terms, useful websites, and helpful checklists. 101 Streetsmart Condo Buying Tips for Canadians will appeal to condo purchasers who want reliable and objective information to help them make an informed, insightful, and confident decision when they buy.
209 Fast Spare-Time Ways to Build Zero Cash into 7 Figures a Year in Real Estate Tyler Hicks G. More fortunes are built in real estate on borrowed money than in any other business. And you can build your fortune in real estate using borrowed money too-if you follow the advice and tips in this book. Whether you're making your first foray into real estate investing or have invested for a number of years, 209 Fast Spare-Time Ways to Build Zero Cash into 7 Figures a Year in Real Estate will show you how to acquire income-producing real estate and build your wealth by using borrowed money. Long-time real estate advisor Tyler Hicks offers proven strategies and real-world examples to illustrate how much MIF-Money in Fist-you can realistically earn by investing in real estate. A valuable guide for new, experienced, or affluent real estate investors, 209 Fast Spare-Time Ways to Build Zero Cash into 7 Figures a Year in Real Estate covers all the bases, from finding loans to hiring an accountant and an attorney to help with the business. Letters from individuals who have successfully followed the strategies outlined in this book are also included to help you understand exactly what you must do to make this plan work for you. Filled with in-depth insights and practical advice, 209 Fast Spare-Time Ways to Build Zero Cash into 7 Figures a Year in Real Estate discusses important real estate topics-including creative financing, acquiring single-family homes, and becoming a private lender client-to allow you to make the most of your investments in real estate.
51 Success Stories from Canadian Real Estate Investors Don Campbell R. 51 Success Stories from Canadian Real Estate Investors chronicles the incredible successes – and near-misses – of Canadian investors who employ strategies designed by Canada's best-selling real estate author, Don R. Campbell. In his first two best-sellers, Real Estate Investing in Canada and 97 Tips for Canadian Real Estate Investors, Campbell shows what it takes to succeed in real estate investing. In his third book, Campbell casts a spotlight on the success stories of investors as well as exploring examples of occasions when investing initiatives do not go so well. In his assessments, Campbell illustrates how to avoid these circumstances and what to learn from them. The end result is further proof that Campbell's time-proven techniques and in-depth knowledge are essential reading for every real estate investor in Canada.
A Master Guide to Income Property Brokerage. Boost Your Income By Selling Commercial and Income Properties John M. Peckham, III The reliable, classic guide to INCOME PROPERTY BROKERAGE–now updated for the 21st century For more than thirty-five years, this guide has been the most reliable, trustworthy resource for real estate brokers and agents who want to increase their commissions and start selling income property. Now in a new Fourth Edition, A Master Guide to Income Property Brokerage is back and better than ever. With significant new material on the Internet and powerful, up-to-date tactics, brokers and agents alike will find in these pages all of the high-quality information they need to succeed. Sixteen power-packed chapters feature step-by-step income-building information that will help you: * Profit from five quick ways to find property owners who will sell * Turn your leads into listings that sell * Nail down sales using today's new and ingenious ways to finance income properties * Price income property to sell quickly * Set up operating statements that promote sales * Present the unique benefits of income property * Access thirteen immediate sources of buyers * Easily qualify buyers * Advertise income property–and make it pay off big * Show income properties for fast-action sales * Master the fine points of selling income properties * Work on condominium conversions: an exciting new wealth-builder * Sell like a giant using online tools * Make a final presentation that clinches the sale * And much more
A Primer on Property Tax. Administration and Policy Gary Cornia C. 'The chapters in this book explore in detail the choices regarding both the structure and administration of the property tax, drawing on the extensive knowledge the authors have acquired in studying property taxes around the world. The chapters provide a wide-ranging treatment of the design choices and administrative tasks, both in terms of the breadth of design options and administrative tasks covered and the depth of the discussion. The authors describe the range of design choices, discuss the associated issues and the advantages and disadvantages for each, and present the criteria to help choose among the options.’ From the book’s Foreword by David L. Sjoquist, Professor of Economics and Dan E. Sweat Scholar Chair in Educational and Community Policy, Georgia State University Property taxation is a key element in providing a solid foundation and a stable funding source for basic public services. Developing and implementing a property tax system is a complex task. This complexity is compounded by the diversity of legal, cultural and historical contexts of policymakers and tax administrators. The World Development Report (1999-2000), Entering the 21st Century puts fiscal decentralization at the top of the development agenda. This makes local taxation – and especially the property tax option – of critical importance to both tax and land policy, as well as the broader development agenda. A Primer on Property Tax: Administration and Policy provides the reader with an analysis of issues surrounding property tax, including economics, law, public finance, decentralisation, valuation, GIS and property tax reform. A key strength of the book lies in the vast international experience of the authors and the book will provide for the first time material which is topical, cutting-edge and highly relevant to many of the disciplines involved in property taxation. The authors examine the criteria applied to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of property tax, discuss the main valuation methods and the economic principles underpinning them and review the legal and administrative aspects of property tax worldwide.
Broker to Broker. Management Lessons From America's Most Successful Real Estate Companies Robert Freedman Praise for Realtor? Magazine's BROKER to BROKER «By providing best practice management tips with thought-provoking ideas, Broker to Broker offers invaluable guidance on virtually every aspect of our dynamic industry. The book's easy-to-read format, with in-depth supporting material available online, is an innovative approach to helping the country's brokers and managers find effective solutions to today's challenges.» –Ron Peltier, President and CEO, HomeServices of America, Inc., Minneapolis, Minnesota «This compilation of the latest Realtor? Magazine articles on real estate brokerage management could be of help to brokers and managers looking for practical ideas to boost their operations. The book quotes extensively from veteran brokers and managers who are trying new ways to build sales and tackle problems. Within the book's range of articles could be helpful ideas for you.» –J. Lennox Scott, Chairman and CEO, John L. Scott Real Estate, Seattle, Washington «The editors did their homework. The pace of change in our business is a constant challenge. Even if you don't want to lead the charge in industry change, brokers would do well to study the innovative concepts (such as the employee-agent model) illustrated here. The section on operations is particularly useful for brokers of a multi-office/multi-region operation.» –Steve Brown, ABR?, CRB, Vice President and General Manager, Crye-Leike, Realtors?, Memphis, Tennessee «The editors of Realtor? Magazine do a fantastic job of keeping Realtors? on top of all real estate concerns. No issue is more timely or essential to building good business than brokerage practices.» –Blanche Evans, Publisher, Agent News, and Editor, Realty Times, Dallas, Texas
Building a Successful Home Staging Business. Proven Strategies from the Creator of Home Staging Barb Schwarz Let Barb Schwarz—the creator of the Home Staging concept—show you what it takes to make it in the Home Staging industry. In 1972, Barb Schwarz coined the term «Staging» to refer to the process of preparing a home for sale, and turned her idea into a brand new industry. Today, thanks to Schwarz's pioneering efforts, Home Staging has become a big business with enormous profit potential. If you are thinking about starting a Home Staging business of your own or just want to improve upon an existing one, then Building a Successful Home Staging Business is the book for you. Written in a straightforward and accessible style, this practical guide will show you exactly how to set up a Home Staging business, and help you run and maintain the business as it grows. Some of the issues outlined throughout these pages include: How to write a business plan, market your company, and make the most of your resources How to work through the consulting, bidding, and Staging processes How to establish solid relationships with real estate agents and brokers How to obtain your Accredited Staging Professional (ASP) designation Filled with in-depth insights, expert advice, and proven strategies that Schwarz has developed over the course of her stellar career, Building a Successful Home Staging Business will put you in the perfect position to profit from the many opportunities that exist in this dynamic market.
Building Cycles. Growth and Instability Richard Barras The global economic crisis of 2008 was precipitated by a housing market crash, thus highlighting the destabilizing influence of the property cycle upon the wider economy. This timely book by a world authority explores why cycles occur and how they affect the behaviour of real estate markets. The central argument put forward is that growth and instability are inextricably linked, and that building investment acts both as a key driver of growth and as the source of the most volatile cyclical fluctuations in an economy. The role of building cycles in both economic growth and urban development is explored through a theoretical review and a comparative historical analysis of UK and US national data stretching back to the start of the nineteenth century, together with a case study of the development of London since the start of the eighteenth century. A simulation model of the building cycle is presented and tested using data for the City of London office market. The analysis is then broadened to examine the operation of property cycles in global investment markets during the post-war period, focussing on their contribution to the diffusion of innovation, the accumulation of wealth and the propagation of market instability. Building Cycles: growth & instability concludes by synthesizing the main themes into a theoretical framework, which can guide our understanding of the operation and impact of building cycles on the modern economy. Postgraduate students on courses in property and in urban development as well as professional property researchers, urban economists and planners will find this a stimulating read – demanding but accessible.
Buying and Selling a Home For Canadians For Dummies Tony Ioannou Buying and selling a home are the biggest financial transactions most people will ever tackle. Well, help has arrived. This revised edition of Buying and Selling a Home For Canadians For Dummies prepares you to get what you need and want when buying a new home or selling the one you're in. Everything from arranging your finances and hiring an agent, to inspecting prospective homes and assessing home values, to making or fielding offers is presented in a clear and humorous way to help you get the most out of the process.
Buying and Selling a Home For Dummies Melanie Bien No-one obsesses over property quite like the British, even though buying and selling a home can be a personal headache and a financial lucky-dip. British newspapers groan under the weight of property supplements; TV reports constantly track house prices; young people fret about getting on the property ladder, while established homeowners worry about how to increase the value of their home or the market crashing. Buying a property is rarely straightforward and can be very time-consuming. There are numerous choices to make, from the style of building and location, to proximity to schools and other amenities. Most of all, there are plenty of opportunities to make the wrong decisions. Selling your home is also fraught with stress; from deciding to move and evaluating your property’s worth to finding an estate agent and putting your home on the market, every step comes with it’s own difficulties. Plus the advent of the Home Information Packs has also created a new headache for potential vendors. Buying and Selling a Home For Dummies, 2nd Edition covers everything from finding a property and getting a mortgage to preparing your home for sale and moving on. It is also one of the few guides to cover England, Wales and Northern Ireland as separate entitles from Scotland, and to cover the Scottish property market. This updated guide also contains coverage of HIPS (Home Information Packs), which were made compulsory in September 2007 and apply to all properties with three or more bedrooms.
Buying U.S. Real Estate. The Proven and Reliable Guide for Canadians David Franklin I would consider this the bible for any Canadians wanting to invest in US real estate. —W. Brett Wilson, Entrepreneur, Recipient of the Order of Canada, and former Dragon The thought of buying property in the United States has been on your mind. Perhaps family members or friends already own real estate in the Sunbelt and you've enjoyed the occasional visit. You sense the market isn't as frenzied as it once was but there is still very good value to be found. Whether you are looking for a vacation home or an investment property, you are certainly not alone. Canadians continue to buy U.S. real estate at a record pace. But as the economy and laws change around ownership of U.S. property, Canadians need to have the most current information possible at their fingertips. Buying U.S. Real Estate: The Proven and Reliable Guide for Canadians is written by experts who own U.S. property and addresses the many cross-border issues and requirements, such as: How to begin your search and find relevant data Finding the experts you need on your side Knowing that a property meets your lifestyle needs and wants Knowing all of your finance options How to proceed with renovations or upgrades What you need to know about U.S. tax laws What type of ownership is best aligned with your strategy How to create an estate plan For Canadians generally, and boomers especially, the right property in the right destination point is integral to their life-rich philosophy. Buying U.S. Real Estate: The Proven and Reliable Guide for Canadians puts all of the pieces of the puzzle together and is an essential guide to reaching one's ultimate destination.
Cashing in on Pre-foreclosures and Short Sales. A Real Estate Investor's Guide to Making a Fortune Even in a Down Market Chip Cummings Cashing in on Pre-foreclosures and Short Sales shows investors exactly how to take advantage of what many are calling the best upcoming investment real estate market we have experienced in decades! Chip distinguishes the difference between good deals and bad deals, reveals just how easy it is to find, evaluate, and obtain foreclosure properties, tells how to negotiate a profitable transaction, and unveils the power of using short sales and other strategies to create a win-win situation for the investor, the seller, and the bank. Even first-time buyers looking to score a bargain on purchasing their own home will be armed with all the tools they need to confidently evaluate and pursue a profitable deal – and save thousands in the process. Cashing In on Pre-foreclosures and Short Sales incorporates quotes and advice from top industry professionals, as well as a healthy appendix packed with state and national foreclosure guidelines, including valuable contacts and websites, sample forms, checklists, and all the necessary tools you need to find, evaluate, secure and profit from foreclosure properties.
Clients First. The Two Word Miracle Joseph Callaway How honesty, competency, and caring will make you rich Throw out the sales manual. Get off the motivation elevator. Clients First is a two word miracle that can change your life. This book outlines a powerful path to riches that authors Joseph and JoAnn Callaway used to sell a billion dollars in real estate in just ten years—a feat never before achieved. Here, they explain the three keys to putting your clients first that helped them create one of the most successful realty firms in the U.S. Each of the three keys is important and can stand on its own. However, the success you can achieve when following the Clients First program can only be reached when all three keys are used in coordination. Explains how honesty ensures a strong client relationship Details the ways in which competency pervades all aspects of a client's perception of you Shows how being a caring individual can win over a client on a personal level Unlock your potential by putting these to use in your life and your business.
Commercial Real Estate Investing. A Creative Guide to Succesfully Making Money Dolf Roos de Dolf de Roos’s Commercial Real Estate Investing reveals all the differences between residential and commercial investing and shows you how to make a bundle. De Roos explores the different sectors—retail, office space, industrial, hospitality, or specialist—to help you discover which is right for you. He shares key insights on finding tenants and avoiding vacancies, financing large investments, managing property, setting a tax-smart corporate structure, and take full advantage of tax breaks.
Confessions of a Subprime Lender. An Insider's Tale of Greed, Fraud, and Ignorance Richard Bitner Former subprime lender Richard Bitner once worked in an industry that started out helping disadvantaged customers but collapsed due to greed, lack of financial control and willful ignorance. In Confessions of a Subprime Lender: An Insider's Tale of Greed, Fraud, and Ignorance, he reveals the truth about how the subprime lending business spiraled out of control, pushed home prices to unsustainable levels, and turned unqualified applicants into qualified borrowers through creative financing. Learn about the ways the mortgage industry can be fixed with his twenty suggestions for critical change.
Dynamics of Housing in East Asia Bertrand Renaud This book is the first to evaluate the organisation, behaviour and performance of six major East Asian real estate markets. It offers a unique analysis of the growth and transformation of the real estate sector across East Asia. The authors examine the interactions between volatility in the sector and the overall stability of the economy, in particular during the Asia financial crisis of 1997-98, and the global financial crisis of 2008-09. draws on the best available theoretical and empirical literature applies analytic tools in the context of East Asian institutions and policies helps understand factors affecting resilience and stability in East Asian real estate markets.
Emerging Real Estate Markets. How to Find and Profit from Up-and-Coming Areas David Lindahl Praise for Emerging Real Estate Markets «In this book, you'll discover how to snatch real estate opportunities at low prices, before their value becomes common knowledge. Buy all the copies on the bookshelf before your competitor does!» –Frank McKinney, «The Maverick Daredevil Real Estate Entrepreneur» and author of Frank McKinney's Maverick Approach to Real Estate Success «I've never seen another real estate book even come close to laying out a profit road map the way this one does. If your local economy is too hot or too cold, Lindahl's guide will show you how to invest in the up-and-coming markets with the greatest profit potential.» –Stacy Kellams, President, www.RealEstateCourseReviews.com «Lindahl shows you how to look into the future and see where the next hot real estate markets will be. It's the closest thing I've found to a real estate crystal ball.» –Jeff Adams, President, www.FreeRealEstateMentoring.com «The brilliant thing about this book is Lindahl's approach to investing by 'remote control.' He has a real-world system for living in one place and making money from investments in another.» –William Bronchick, attorney and coauthor of Flipping Properties «In the crowded field of real estate gurus, Lindahl stands head-and-shoulders above the rest. This book is must reading for any serious investor–beginner or veteran.» –Justin Ford, author of Seeds of Wealth and Main Street Millionaire
Everything You Need to Know (But Forget to Ask) When Buying or Selling Property Mary Smits When it comes to buying and selling real estate, knowledge is power – and this book lets you in on the secrets. Everything You Need to Know (But Forget to Ask) When Buying or Selling Property is a concise, authoritative guide. In plain, simple language, real estate agent Mary Smits looks at the many issues that confront both buyers and sellers, including: choosing a home or investment property wisely negotiating to save money understanding the paperwork dealing with and choosing real estate agents preparing to sell your property moving home. Mary explains how to search for property on the internet and provides tips to help you use buying and selling tactics to your advantage and avoid potential traps. The book features useful check lists to take with you to inspections, along with sound, practical advice.
Find the Right Property, Buy at the Right Price Melissa Opie The essential guide to buying the perfect investment property Interest in buying property is at an all time high. But while everyone’s talking about it, the number of people actually doing it isn’t escalating at the same rate. The reason is simple: would-be buyers are being held back by fears that they’ll choose the wrong property, and pay too much for it, too. Find the Right Property, Buy at the Right Price is here to help, putting author Melissa Opie’s 25-year history in real estate at your fingertips so that you can be certain you’re making the right decision. Part of the reason buyers are so worried about making a bad deal is that the market moves so fast and ‘current’ information dates quickly. Every quarter, newspapers all over Australia print median house prices, indicating which areas have gone up and by how much. But there’s so much more information a buyer needs to feel confident before dipping their toes in the property-buying waters. With this book in hand, you’ll have that all-important extra knowledge. Answers key questions like ‘Which properties should I target in these “boom” areas?’ and ‘How do I know I’m paying the right price?’ Distils property-buying rhetoric in a simple, easy-to-follow way Features numerous case studies and real-life examples to help illustrate strategies and potential pitfalls Includes checklists to help you make sure you aren’t missing anything when buying a property Find the Right Property, Buy at the Right Price is here to allay your property-buying fears. From a respected expert with an impeccable track record, it’s the only book you need to make a responsible, informed, and profitable purchase.
Fix and Flip. The Canadian How-To Guide for Buying, Renovating and Selling Property for Fast Profit Mark Loeffler The ultimate how-to guide to fixing-and-flipping properties Judging from the number of reality TV shows devoted to home renovation, it's easy to think that fixing-and-flipping is a sure-fire, straightforward way to make money, fast. But there's a lot more to the real estate business than a little hard work and some basic DIY skills. Just like every other business venture, to be successful you need to understand the potential pitfalls as well as the possible profits before diving in, and Fix and Flip: The Canadian How-To Guide for Buying, Renovating and Selling Property for Fast Profit is designed to help you do just that. Putting everything you need to know about how the business of fix-and-flips work right at your fingertips, authors Mark Loeffler and Ian Szabo are the perfect pair for the job, bringing you both the financing and contracting expertise that has made their own renovation business a huge success. Offering step-by-step guidance on exactly how to effectively renovate and sell, Loeffler and Szabo walk you through the skills you need to get started, how to identify properties with potential, saving money on materials, preparing to sell, and much, much more. Packed with expert advice on both the financing and contracting aspects of fixing-and-flipping properties Filled with checklists and practical techniques to help you get to work right away Explains the pitfalls to avoid and the profits to be made in the fix-and-flip business Packed with invaluable tips, handy checklists, and time- and cost-saving techniques to help you make the most money you can from distressed properties, this is the only book you need to start fixing-and-flipping like a pro.