Articles in the Spring 2003 Category

Caution: State Taves vs. 1301
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Posted in Society Columns, Spring 2003 on April 2003
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Robbie Robertson, S.E.C. recently shared a report he had read that made it clear that, as real estate investors and exchangors, we need to be knowledgeable about the state-by-state tax aspects of like-kind exchanges of real estate. In most states, 1031 exchange transactions that are exempt from federal income tax are also exempt from state […]

My Mentor Told Me
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Posted in Society Columns, Spring 2003 on April 2003
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Editor’s note: This column is an ongoing series of vignettes recalling the sage counsel and advice received by SEC members and candidates from their mentors that have made a difference in the way they do business. Please feel free to jump in and tell us how your mentor changed your business life. Send your insights […]

On Becoming Rich
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Posted in Feature Articles, Spring 2003 on April 2003
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Most of us are not spectacular athletes, software gurus, or CEOs of major corporations. We have not patented a marketable invention, starred in a major motion picture, or won a lottery. Most of us spend our working lives trying to keep our bills paid, educate our kids, and provide enough for a meaningful retirement. For […]

The CRT, Another Planning Tool
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Posted in Feature Articles, Spring 2003 on April 2003
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Many property owners face the problem of disposing of property that has appreciated so much in value that a sale would result in a huge tax liability. Even if the real estate is returning only a small return on their equity, they are still unwilling to sell because of the large tax bill. The most […]

Selling Land to a Developer
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Posted in Feature Articles, Spring 2003 on April 2003
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So, you have this great parcel of land you just listed. It is the best site in the marketplace. The seller told you that zoning and all entitlements are in place; all right-of-way has been fully dedicated; a clean title report, current survey, soils report and environmental report are all available, the parcel is free […]

Your Transaction Went Bad?
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Posted in Feature Articles, Spring 2003 on April 2003
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As entrepreneurs and risk takers we admit that occasionally great projections and optimism fades into reality. This investment isn’t working. It is a bad deal. What should we do? How should we handle this situation? How do we save face? Save our assets? Can we save important relationships? As many who lived through the real […]

It’s Your Decision
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Posted in S.E.C. President's Message, Spring 2003 on April 2003
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Picture yourself on the bank of small lake early in the morning. The water is clear and smooth, the birds are singing and the world appears to be perfect in many ways. You pick up a rock and throw it into the lake. Is there a change? Of course there is, the water is no […]

Inside this Issue – Spring 2003
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Posted in Inside this Issue, Spring 2003 on April 2003
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Welcome to the Spring 2003 issue of the S.E.C. Real Estate Observer. Spring is the season of renewal. It is a time of re-awakening. Each Spring brings with it the hope of a new beginning. This issue of the S.E.C. Observer represents the renewal of the spirit we enjoy every spring. Our mission is to […]