Complete Guide to Buying and Selling Apartment Buildings

ISBN-10: 0471684058

ISBN-13: 9780471684053

Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)

Authors: Steve Berges

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'The Complete Guide to Buying and Selling Apartment Buildings' will help investors identify opportunities, analyse the respective property's value, seek out appropriate financing alternatives and finally, close the deal.
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Book details

List price: $32.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/20/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 324
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Steve Berges (Lake Orion, MI) is Principal of Symphony Homes and the author of The Complete Guide to Flipping Properties, The Complete Guide to Buying and Selling Apartment Buildings, and 101 Cost-Effective Ways to Increase the Value of Your Home.

Introduction to Multifamily Ownership
Holistic Approach
Market Outlook
Regional Trends
Advantages of Multifamily Ownership
Time and Efficiency
Market Liquidity
Transaction Costs
Concentration of Units
Management and Labor Considerations
Tax and Record Keeping Considerations
Divestiture of Property
Bridging the Gap
Leverage-The OPM Principle
Clearly Defined Objectives
Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
Conquering Your Fears
The Value-Play Strategy
Buy and Hold versus Buy and Sell
Ten Ways to Create Value
Diamonds in the Rough
How to Tell a Diamond from a Lump of Coal
Establishing Your Niche and Locating Properties
Establishing Your Niche
Availability of Resources
Property Size
Property Age
Holding Period
Six Ways to Locate Properties
Real Estate Brokers
Classified Advertisements
Industry-Specific Real Estate Publications
Local and National Web Sites
Associations and Real Estate Investment Clubs
Financial Analysis
Valuation-How Much is That Property Really Worth?
Two Crucial Principles That Saved Me $345,000
Valuation Methodologies
Financial Statements
Five Key Ratios You Must Know
The One-Minute Assessment
How to Read Between the Lines
Case Study Analysis
52 Units in Flint-My Way or the Highway
12 Units in Saginaw-Below-Market Rents
16 Units in Beaumont-A Banker's REO
98 Units in Houston-Creating Synergism through Consolidation
Negotiation Strategies and the Due Diligence Process
Five Cardinal Rules of Successful Negotiation
The Due Diligence Process
Financing Your Acquisition
Traditional Financing Alternatives
Secondary Financing Alternatives
Additional Financing Considerations
Closing the Deal
Closing Fundamentals
Closing Credits Can Add Up
Managing Your Property
Hiring a Professional Property Management Firm
Your Role as a Strategic Manager
Expect the Unexpected
Four Effective Exit Strategies
Outright Sale
Equity Partnership
Exchange of Properties
Combining Methods
Five Keys to Your Success
Understanding Risk
Overcoming Fear of Failure
Accepting Responsibility
Willingness to Persevere
Defining Your Sense of Purpose
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