Commercial Real Estate Investing 12 Easy Steps to Getting Started

ISBN-10: 0471647144
ISBN-13: 9780471647140
Edition: 2005
Authors: Jack Cummings
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/19/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Simple & straight to the point, this guide offers 12 easy-to-follow steps that anyone can use to build a life of financial independence. From financing & due diligence to making contracts & closing the deal, readers will find proven advice on every page.

Foreword
Introduction
How to Get Started Investing in Commercial Real Estate
Commercial Real Estate Defined
Investment versus Use
Comfort Zone
Setting Realistic Goals
How to Get the Most out of This Book
Why Commercial Real Estate Is a Dynamic Investment
Invested Amount = Cash + Debt + Time
Other People's Money
Leveraged Cash Flow
Equity Buildup
Appreciation You Can Accelerate
Management Postures 1, 2, 3, and 4
Supply and Demand
The Seven Dynamics of Commercial Real Estate
How Not to Be Intimidated by Commercial Real Estate
The Four Real Estate Myths That Need to Be Unveiled
What Makes Real Estate Value Go Up or Down
Community Planning
Departments of Transportation
Fire and Health Codes
Lack of Concurrency
Land Use Changes
Condemnation and Eminent Domain Proceedings
Building Moratoriums
Economic Obsolescence
The Rule of Small
Six Primary Factors That Make Real Estate Value Go Up or Down
How to Build an Effective Commercial Real Estate Comfort Zone
Listing Services
FSBO
Active Listings
Tax Assessor
MapQuest
Zoning Maps
Elements Common to All Initial Comfort Zones
Key Factors to Becoming an Expert in Your Own Backyard
Learn How to Let Your Computer Lead the Way to Your Success
How to Choose Your Comfort Zone
How to Accomplish Effective Due Diligence
Due Diligence by Definition
Letter of Intent
Formal Agreement
Inspection and Review Period
Environmental Inspections
Easements
Encroachments
Code Violations
Zoning Use
Allowed Use
The Eight Most Important Elements of Due Diligence
The Four Elements to Prepare for Due Diligence
Eight Things You Can Do When You Find Problems
The Effects of Leverage
How Positive Leverage Works to Your Benefit
Cheap Money + Cash-Flowing Investments = Opportunities
Three Magical Factors to High Positive Leverage
How Constant Rates in Mortgages Work
How to Use the Annual Constant Rate Chart
How to Determine If Negative Leverage Is Bad
Six Elements for Maximum Leverage
Pitfalls in Highly Leveraged Mortgages
How to Maximize Your Financing
Seller-Held Financing
Loan Officer
Wall Street Financing
Acquisition and Development Loans
Income and Expense Projections
Loan Draw Schedule
Seven Important Factors to Maximize Your Financing
How to Become a Commercial Real Estate Insider
A Real Estate Insider Defined
Local Governmental Control over Real Estate
The Board of Adjustment
The Planning and Zoning Board
The Nine Stages of Becoming a Real Estate Insider
How to Build Effective Contacts
Interim Goals
Fine-Tune Your Positive Attitude
Sharpen Your People Skills
Shorten Your Path to Becoming a Real Estate Insider
Recognizing Positive People
Negative Washing
Fluid Interim Goals
Building Self-Confidence
Effective Listening
Cutting out the Blah Blah Blah
Ten Ways to Effectively Build a Contact into a Profitable Relationship
Join Quality-Building Organizations
The Three Most Important Words: Use, Location, and Approval
Access
Demographics
Traffic Count
Traffic Flow
School Districts
Plats
Why Zoning Ordinances Are the Key that Opens the Door to Use
The Power of Absolute Approval
Future Vision
Land Use Master Plan
Current Uses Allowed
Already Approved Infrastructure Changes
Rezoning Possibilities
Project Economics
Economic Conversion
Discover the Magic of Economic Conversion
The Six Most Powerful Negotiating Tactics
Rent Adjustments
Contract Negotiations
The Six Powerful Negotiating Tactics
Graduation Time
Index

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