This book fills a gap in the existing resources available to students and professionals requiring an academically rigorous, but practically orientated source of knowledge about real estate finance. Written byÃ¿a bank vice-president who for many years has practiced as a commercial lender and who teaches real estate investment at university level, and an academic whose area of study is finance and particularly valuation, this book will lead readers to truly understand the fundamentals of making a sound real estate investment decision. The focus is primarily on the valuation of leased properties such as apartment buildings, office buildings, retail centers, and warehouse space, rather than on owner occupied residential property.
California real estate practitioners should understand that their real estate license actually allows them to operate under an exception to the general rule that people are not allowed to practice law without being an active member of the State Bar of California. In other words California real estate licensees are in effect permitted to "practice law" within a narrow defined field covered by the California real estate licensing laws. This manual will address the scope of permitted activities and how not to cross over the line into areas where an attorney should be involved.
Many unsuspecting souls think that realty is an easy, get-rich-quick job that requires few special skills and even less hard work. Before you launch a new career, let this wise, witty, straight-shooting guide deliver the cold, hard facts about what it really takes to get started and to do well in realty. A successful California Realtor for the last twenty years, Hank Myers offers seasoned advice, much-needed perspective, and candid information for new and prospective real estate agents everywhere. Unlike other "how-to" books on realty that gloss over the level of commitment-financial and otherwise-required, "The First Steps to Becoming a Real Estate Agent" is upfront about the stark reality: just how much time and energy it takes; what up-front, on-going, and hidden costs are necessary; and the amount of personal and relationship sacrifice needed to begin and maintain a career in realty. If you remain undaunted by book's end, you can trust that you are making a well-thought-out, informed decision to join the industry and that you are armed with down-to-earth expectations, the proper tools, and the know-how to set yourself up for a balanced, rewarding, and lucrative career in real estate
What are the reasons for believing scientific theories to be true? The contemporary debate around scientific realism exposes questions about the very nature of scientific knowledge.A Critical Introduction to Scientific Realism explores and advances the main topics of the debate, allowing epistemologists to make new connections with the philosophy of science.
Moving from its origins in logical positivism to some of the most recent issues discussed in the literature, this critical introduction covers the no-miracles argument, the pessimistic meta-induction and structural realism. Placing arguments in their historical context, Paul Dicken approaches scientific realism debate as a particular instance of our more general epistemological investigations. The recurrent theme is that the scientific realism debate is in fact a pseudo-philosophical question.
Concerned with the methodology of the scientific realism debate, Dicken asks what it means to offer an epistemological assessment of our scientific practices. Taking those practices as a guide to our epistemological reflections,A Critical Introduction to Scientific Realism fills a gap in current introductory texts and presents a fresh approach to understanding a crucial debate.
The great house at Okebourne Chace stands in the midst of the park, and from the southern windows no dwellings are visible. Near at hand the trees appear isolated, but further away insensibly gather together, and above them rises the distant Down crowned with four tumuli. Among several private paths which traverse the park there is one that, passing through a belt of ash wood, enters the meadows. Sometimes following the hedges and sometimes crossing the angles, this path finally ends, after about a mile, in the garden surrounding a large thatched farmhouse. In the maps of the parish it has probably another name, but from being so long inhabited by the Lucketts it is always spoken of as Lucketts' Place.
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