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.
There's much more to becoming a successful real estate agent than passing the state exam. How to Succeed in Real Estate shows you how you can get a leg up on the competition-if you're willing to make the effort. With a background in marketing, sales, and advertising, author Morgan A. Manos offers valuable tips and tricks that you'll benefit from even if you're an experienced agent. Her buoyant enthusiasm will inspire you to make sure you really know your stuff and encourage you to get out there and do the legwork necessary to grow your business. Topics covered in How to Succeed in Real Estate include: Finding a mentor Choosing a brokerage Building a personal brand Identifying your sphere of influence Paying for leads, networking, and open houses Assessing market value Closing with consistency Manos's focus on marketing and attention to the details of the business make this a must-have resource, while her breezy style makes it an easy-to-read guidebook that you'll turn to again and again.
This book is a step-by-step estate planning guide for married couples. There are individual chapters about estate plans for married couples with minor children; married couples with adult children; married couples without children and married couples with blended families. If you already have an estate plan, use the book to evaluate if your plan is up-to-date or if changes are necessary. Some of the topics included are: wills don't avoid probate; beneficiary designations supersede wills; a power of attorney terminates at your death; always name an alternate power of attorney; estate taxes (updated to reflect 2013 estate tax changes); a properly funded living trust will avoid probate; how to pick an estate planning attorney; and how a living trust differs from living wills. Forms There are no do-it-yourself legal forms, but there are 10 forms and checklists you can download (included in the price of the book) which make estate planning comprehensive, efficient and easy. A Personal Note from the Author "Although I've been an estate planning and probate attorney for 30 years, I'm really in the peace of mind business. Once your affairs are in order, you and your spouse will have made things as easy as possible for your family and you will achieve peace of mind. But there's an even better reason - when you have your affairs in order, you've also made things as easy as possible for your spouse."
Indiana Jones made anthropology sexy. His adventures took him through all corners of the world and made the life of an academic professor seem more fit for a CIA field agent. Very few cinema legends, however, can survive without taking inspiration from real life people--that is certainly the case with Indiana Jones. While some have contended T.E. Lawrence was the inspiration for Jones, a better candidate is someone a little less known in the world of pop culture. His name was V. Gordon Childe. While he may not be known to the mainstream world, his contribution to the world of anthropology were greater than few others. This biography will explore the man and the legend, and let you come to your own conclusion about if he was the real Indiana Jones.
In March 1999, New York University Salomon Center in assocIatIOn with the Department of Finance at NYU Stern held a one-day conference on the impact of real estate cycles on the real estate industry both from a domestic as well as an international perspective. The conference featured the leading research on this topic in the United States, Europe and Asia. Currendy, the real estate industry is at a critical point. New development projects around the world are being put on hold given recent developments in the international capital markets. The industry is hard hit by the decline in real estate investment trust (REIT) share prices and a shrinkÂ ing pool of capital for real estate ventures. This has unfortunately coincided with serious financial problems of very large hedge funds and other institutional investors in the market for commercial mortgage backed securities. There is need for new insights into the implications of U. S. and global real estate cycles on real estate secuÂ rities including REITs and mortgage-backed securities as well as direct real estate investment. This global orientation is important given the high mobility of capital into the real estate, the increasing integration of real estate markets, and the proposed expanÂ sion of real estate investment trusts (REIT) into international real estate. The process of globalization has resulted in increased competition between cities for the attracÂ tion of investment.
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