Persistence
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Posted in Summer 2008, The S.E.C. History Files on July 2008
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There is an element in man’s makeup that seems to be formed early in his adult life. It is persistence. It can be learned. It can be improved upon. It can be acquired by someone who is motivated enough to want it. And it is something that you can tell about a person when you know him. […]

Loans Away from Home
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Posted in Spring 2008, The S.E.C. History Files on April 2008
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When you or your client tackles properties out of an area where you are known it generally requires some sort of capital – and if possible you will probably want to borrow it […]

Creative Paper Techniques
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Posted in The S.E.C. History Files, Winter 2008 on January 2008
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My banker recently said that money is getting tight again. If he is right (and he usually is), you may need to do some creative paperwork to solve real estate financing problems. […]

Real Estate Financing – Creatively
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Posted in Summer 2007, The S.E.C. History Files on July 2007
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Editor’s Note: This article first appeared in the December 1972 issue of the R.E. News Observer. It may soon be time to sharpen your skills in this area due to the changing real estate market. All real estate transactions involve some sort of financing. It is in this arena that most doomed transactions fall. Given […]

Life and Three Martinis
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Posted in Summer 2006, The S.E.C. History Files on July 2006
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Editor’s Note: This article first appeared in the April 1972 issue of the Real Estate Observer. The plane is grounded here and I am virtually alone on it. Just sat in the chief pilot’s seat and went through all the controls – fascinating. We are waiting for air to be pumped into the struts – […]

The Velvet Hammer
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Posted in Formulas and Strategies, Winter 2006 on February 2006
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Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in the November 1973 issue of the Real Estate Observer. You know – a lot of us tend to forget the “velvet hammer” in making real estate transactions for our clients who are buying with cash or are exchanging desirable vehicles. The term applies to the position the new […]

Jim Misko to Teach Creative Real Estate Financing
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Posted in Society News Briefs, Winter 2005 on January 2005
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The S.E.C. Education Foundation Proudly presents: “How to Finance Any Real Estate Any Place Any Time” by Jim Misko Jim Misko, CCIM, will present his highly acclaimed real estate education program, “How to Finance Any Real Estate, Any Place, Any Time” at the Scottsdale Hilton Hotel on January 23, 2005. Jim is a past member […]

Down is Up
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Posted in Autumn 2004, The S.E.C. History Files on September 2004
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Editor’s Note: This article was published in the September, 1973 issue of the Real Estate News Observer. Mistakes are easy to correct. I know. I have corrected hundreds of them. They are not difficult to recognize after awhile. They are difficult to recognize when you first make them – but as time speeds on, your […]

Learning It All Myself
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Posted in Autumn 2002, The S.E.C. History Files on September 2002
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I have finally learned the fallacy of experiencing everything myself. It took a small boy at an airport running his hand across the cyclone fence to bring it to me. Having run my hand across similar fences and gotten cut on strips of galvanizing, I was urged to tell him this and save him cutting […]