In this second edition, the authors provide seven practice exams for real estate sales and broker licensing in Florida plus three exams for appraisers at all appraisal certification levels. Also included are more than 1,000 clearly answered questions, math examples and a general review of Florida real estate law and marketing practices. From the Barron’s Test Preparation Series. Author: Jack P. Friedman, Ph.D., CRE
This book guides prospective home buyers through the process of evaluating and choosing what is likely the largest single investment they will ever make – buying a new home. It includes facts and advice to help anyone through this sometimes confusing journey. From the Barron’s Smart Consumer Guides series. Author: Jack P. Friedman, Ph.D., CRE
The authors provide a comprehensive review of the commercial lease negotiation process, from both the landlord and tenant perspective. A resource for property managers, leasing agents, developers, investors and tenants alike, in commercial buildings such as office (including medical), shopping centers and industrial properties. Topics include landlord and tenant issues such as negotiating the brokerage agreement, determining rent and pass-through charges, market conditions (and how they affect leasing), concessions and options that may be granted, communications strategies, dealing with legal and support staff and more. Author: Richard F. Muhlebach, CRE.
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