Articles in the Summer 2003 Category

My Mentor Told Me: Bringing Value to the Transaction
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Posted in Society Columns, Summer 2003 on July 2003
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As real estate professionals, if we do not bring value to a transaction, we will not be in this business very long. The days of order takers are over! Now buyers, sellers, potential tenants and landlords can access so much information on the different web sites that they can actually cut us out of the […]

Investment Fundamentals
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Posted in Society Columns, Summer 2003 on July 2003
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Once upon a time, a very successful developer hired me to assist marketing his one unsuccessful project. Handsomely designed, located on a prime site in one of the world’s most beautiful locations, built and furnished by skilled craftsmen using the finest materials, the project hadn’t sold and it was presently costing the developer in excess […]

Trust Deed Split Provision
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Posted in Formulas and Strategies, Summer 2003 on July 2003
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When purchasing land that can be subdivided, ask the Seller to carry back a Note and Trust Deed, each of which contains a provision that will require the Note holder to create multiple substitute Notes and Trust Deeds after the land has been subdivided. This will permit landowner to sell off parcels and allow each […]

Environmental Insurance – Will It Help You Make Money?
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Posted in Society Columns, Summer 2003 on July 2003
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The commercial lenders’ newest hot button is environmental insurance. The product they are talking about usually costs less than a Phase I Site Assessment and can be written in a few days. Is this a way to save time and money? Who is actually protected against loss? What is the coverage and who is the […]

Risk vs. Profit: How much is enough? (A Case Study)
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Posted in Feature Articles, Summer 2003 on July 2003
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I was approached by a broker (“Broker Bob”) who had a client/owner of 12.65 acres of land who needed a land loan to pay off a first lien that had come due weeks earlier, with foreclosure procedures to commence within the next 10 days. Broker Bob was seeking a $300,000 loan for his client at […]

The G5 Partnership Concept
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Posted in Feature Articles, Summer 2003 on July 2003
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There are many ways to form a partnership, but over time, most profit sharing methods in partnerships don’t work. Here’s a way that does work. The traditional share-and-share-alike agreement seems like a fair arrangement at the beginning of every partnership. Does this sound familiar, “We will both share the effort and split the profits 50/50.” […]

Summertime and the livin is…
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Posted in S.E.C. President's Message, Summer 2003 on July 2003
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Wow, it has been 95 degrees in the shade, the sun is hot and the humidity is 80% plus. Does that sound like summer? Is summer a time of the year when things change in the business world? Does your family have expectations for the summer? Do your clients have expectations for summer? Is it […]

Inside this Issue – Summer 2003
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Posted in Inside this Issue, Summer 2003 on July 2003
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Welcome to the Summer 2003 issue of the S.E.C. Real Estate Observer. As summer fades, we turn our attention from thoughts of vacations and outdoor activities to the challenge and the fun of making money in our chosen profession, creative real estate. This issue of the S.E.C. Observer will assist you in meeting your goals. […]