In this book, the author addresses the problem that directly affects (and causes outrage and frustration for) millions of Americans every day – traffic congestion. Included are examinations of the benefits and costs of various anti-congestion strategies, environmental impacts, mass transit, government transportation spending and, unexpectedly, some benefits of congestion. This is a revised and expanded edition of his earlier landmark work Stuck in Traffic. Author: Anthony Downs, CREStill Stuck in Traffic: Coping with Peak Hour Traffic Congestion (revised)
This book is a resource that explains advantages and potential pitfalls of buying foreclosed properties. Includes information about the FHA, HUD, VA, FNMA, FHLMC, MGIC and lending institutions as well as tips on buying at auction. Part of the Barron’s Business Keys series. Author: Jack P. Friedman, Ph.D., CRE
Covering the entire spectrum of the business of managing and leasing commercial properties, this two-volume set includes vital information pertinent to property types from office and industrial buildings to shopping centers and medical buildings. The authors share insights into the intricacies of commercial property management with take-aways for those new to commercial management as well as experienced professionals. Topics include operational issues, marketing and leasing commercial properties, lease negotiations, maintenance, financial concepts and tools unique to managing commercial properties and more. Available only as a two volume set. Author: Richard Muhlebach, CRE.
Explanatory and effective, this book draws from the author’s career in investment banking to illustrate guidelines for ethics in the workplace, making tough ethical decisions and living a balanced lifestyle to achieve personal and professional fulfillment. Mr. McCoy is the former head of real estate at Morgan Stanley. Author: Bowen H. “Buzz” McCoy, CRE
A guide for home buyers including information about obtaining a mortgage to purchase a home, a second mortgage or home improvement loan. Includes sections on a variety of additional topics including appraisals, tax considerations, whether or not to pre-pay or pay down a mortgage, evaluating an adjustable rate mortgage and more. Part of the Barron’s Business Keys series. Author: Jack P. Friedman, Ph.D., CRE
This book offers an explanation of market cycles based on a perspective that spans four decades, through 2006. Mr. McCoy, a former general partner at Morgan Stanley, and president of Morgan Stanley Realty, was a pioneer in linking real estate financing to capital markets. Through a collection of essays, he shows readers the changes that have taken place in the dynamic real estate arena throughout his career. Author: Bowen H. “Buzz” McCoy, CRE
Offering a comprehensive analysis of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Kelo v. City of New London, this book addresses the question of when eminent domain may constitutionally be used to take property for projects that are not publicly owned and operated facilities. It conveys the context of this debate and offers guidance concerning the Kelo decision itself and how it may be used. An accompanying CD-ROM provides over 1,500 pages of information, including the Connecticut Supreme Court Decision. Author: Dwight Merriam, CRE
A guide for salespersons, brokers and appraisers, this book covers all major test topics, including contracts, closing statements, California real estate law, real estate terms and definitions and more. Includes test-taking advice, an overview of exams, how to qualify for a license, six full-length model exams with all questions answered and explained plus additional practice questions with answers. Tables include broker commissions, costs and fees, present and future value of the dollar, various analyses, amortization schedules, etc. Part of the Barron’s Test Preparation series. Author: Jack P. Friedman, Ph.D., CRE.
This book is a comprehensive resource for those who own, manage, or lease any type of shopping center. The authors include valuable information for anyone who wants to learn to manage the challenges unique to shopping centers. Topics covered include working with developers and owners on new shopping center development or renovated properties, analyzing trade areas to create the best tenant mix, establishing effective shopping center management and operations, negotiating shopping center leases and methods to retain shopping center tenants. Author: Richard Muhlebach, CRE.
Part of Barron’s Financial Tables for Better Money Management series, this book answers many questions borrowers need to know about adjustable rate mortgages, as a help to buyers in selecting the most suitable type of loan for their circumstances. Includes sections on types of loans available, how an ARM loan works, loan comparisons, understanding index values and more. Tables include monthly payments under a variety of interest rate scenarios and payment adjustments. A glossary is included along with practical information for better decision making. Author: Jack P. Friedman, Ph.D., CRE.