Articles in the Autumn 2004 Category

Litigation Insurance
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Posted in Autumn 2004, Feature Articles on September 2004
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Premium of $850,000 Equals $1,000,000 in Coverage In Southern California, there is a high demand for affordable housing, yet a growing segment of the population is being excluded from home ownership because of escalating prices. Some wonder why the cost of housing is so high in California. Some of the many factors contributing to the […]

Partners with Different Wants and Needs
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Posted in Autumn 2004, Feature Articles on September 2004
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Roger and three partners own a well-maintained 80-unit apartment complex that they developed 17 years ago. The property is free and clear of debt and virtually all of the depreciation deductions have been taken. The after-tax return on the current equity is MUCH lower than acceptable to the partners and Roger is ready to be […]

Creative 1031 Facilitator Tactics
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Posted in Autumn 2004, Feature Articles on September 2004
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As we or our client’s sell property for cash, the funds are often put into a 1031 facilitator account in order to defer capital gain taxes by acquiring a replacement property. Other than the timing challenges, 45/days/180 days, this is a fairly simple process. What if the deal is not so simple? While marketing a […]

The Readers’ Forum
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Posted in Autumn 2004, Message from the Editor on September 2004
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The S.E.C. Observer’s “Reader’s Forum” is the Society’s community bulletin board for our fellow exchangors and believers in the power of creative real estate. We invite our readers to write to us about their experiences, creative ideas, transaction case studies, formulas in action, reflections on S.E.C. meetings and comments about each issue of The Observer…. […]

The S.E.C.: A Unique Collaborative Environment
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Posted in Autumn 2004, S.E.C. President's Message on September 2004
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When first attending an S.E.C. meeting, guests are often surprised by the warm and sincere welcome they receive. On the first morning, there is a private breakfast, where the guests get together with an S.E.C. member and receive advice on how to make their meeting as effective as possible. They are each assigned an experienced […]

Inside this Issue – Autumn 2004
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Posted in Autumn 2004, Inside this Issue on September 2004
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Welcome to the Autumn Issue of the S.E.C. Real Estate Observer, the electronic journal of the Society of Exchange Counselors. Creating the S.E.C. magic requires an active and warm heart in addition to intellect and talent. Inside this issue, you will read about the power of collaboration in our national marketing meetings. Collaboration is essential, […]