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In this issue

    • Losing Money? It Could Be A Good Investment

    Real estate activity is picking up throughout the country. Commercial real estate has been less affected than the loan problems in homes. If fact, apartments have benefited. But in investment properties, when cash expenses are more than cash receipts…

    • Contact Your Property Manager Before Your Investment

    If you are about to acquire an income property, consider contacting the management company in advance. The ability to estimate income and expenses and a keen knowledge of the market makes the manager a valuable asset during the preacquisition process. The property manager has the background necessary to provide significant assistance in determining both the location, desirability and economic feasibility of a property…..

    • Profits From Investing In Land

    Land is always a good investment for the long term. With prices down in the recession, land might be better now.
    When investors made real estate investments, one consideration in past years was the tax shelter of certain investments. Now, with fewer shelters, real estate investments must make sense as a dollars and cents return on capital, and must stand alone as a good business move. Land has never been a tax advantaged investment and should be worth considering as a way to increase wealth. The trend has always been up…

    • A Three-Party Exchange

    In a two-way exchange, the owner may use a deferred exchange, which sells the property for cash, which is then held by an intermediary until the owner chooses a replacement property. That property is then purchased for the owner by the intermediary. This may not be satisfactory because of the time limits in this type of exchange.
    Often a tax-free exchange of real estate is a two-party transaction. The owner exchanges some appreciated-in-value business or investment property for similar property, and there is no tax on the trade. But suppose that owner cannot find any similar property that he can take in a tax-free exchange. He has a willing purchaser for his property but all he has is money or some property that is not acceptable….

    • Upgrade In Office Design

    Key executives were the ones who always had the “office with a view.” Now, however, on modern buildings built in the past ten years the atrium is now one of the most popular (and expensive) amenities. It is popular because virtually every office can have a window view, either toward the conventional view, the outdoors, or toward the spaciousness and openness provided by the atrium. It is an example of “keeping key employees happy”….

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