Real Estate Handbook (Barron's Real Estate Handbook)

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9780764161100: Real Estate Handbook (Barron's Real Estate Handbook)

Updated to reflect real estate market conditions in today’s post-subprime mortgage era, this comprehensive reference book covers virtually every aspect of buying and selling, understanding mortgages, analyzing real estate investment opportunities, getting and understanding appraisal reports, and more. The book’s main features include?

  • A summary of federal legislation and regulations relating to real estate
  • An overview and general description of careers in real estate
  • A 400-plus-page real estate glossary with A-to-Z short-entry definitions of real estate terms, financing terms, house styles and parts, and real estate organizations
  • An extensive set of tables that give readers monthly mortgage payment figures calculated across a wide range of annual interest rates
  • Facsimile real estate forms and worksheets to familiarize potential buyers with the paperwork involved in getting a mortgage and purchasing real estate . . . and much more

    Here in one volume is a compendium of facts, figures, and general information that covers virtually every aspect of the contemporary real estate industry. Includes charts, tables, and line illustrations.
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    From the Back Cover:

    [back cover]
    BARRON’S REAL ESTATE HANDBOOK
    Sixth Edition
    You’ll find these valuable features and more

  • A Dictionary of Commercial and Residential Real Estate Terms

  • Real Estate Forms and Worksheets

  • Real Estate Organizations and Web Sites

  • Real Estate Licensing Agencies

  • Up-to-Date Information on Mortgages and Tax Law

  • Advice on Buying and Selling Properties

  • Architectural Styles

  • General Overview of Zoning Regulations

  • Careers in Real Estate

  • Mortgage Payment Tables
    [front flap]
    BARRON’S
    Real Estate
    HANDBOOK
    Sixth Edition



    Jack P. Friedman, Ph.D., MAI, CPA, CRE
    Jack C. Harris, Ph.D.
    and Barry A. Diskin, Ph.D., MAI
    Virtually every aspect of real estate is covered in the new sixth edition of this encyclopedic volume. This book is a veritable goldmine of information for real estate brokers and salespersons, for anybody buying or selling real estate, or for those considering real estate as a business investment. It includes an up-to-date dictionary of more than 2,500 commercial and residential real estate terms with definitions, illustrative legal and financial forms, the most current information on mortgages and tax law, advice on buying and selling properties, architectural styles and details, a directory of real estate web sites, an overview of zoning regulations, and much more. Readers will also find newly updated quick-reference financial tables to help them figure mortgage payments for a wide range of interest rates and time periods. Line drawings illustrate architectural styles and details.
    [back flap]
    THE AUTHORS:
    Jack P. Friedman, Ph.D., MAI, CPA, CRE, has written many books and articles on real estate and real estate financing. He is currently a real estate consultant and was formerly chair professor of the Real Estate Research Center and Department of Finance at Texas A&M University.
    Jack C. Harris, Ph.D., is on the faculty of the Real Estate Research Center at Texas A&M University. He is a research economist with an engineering and policy planning background.
    Barry A. Diskin, Ph.D., MAI, is a full professor on the Real Estate Faculty of the College of Business, Florida State University. He is also a real estate consultant active in both the public and private sectors.
  • From the Inside Flap:

    (back cover)
    You'll find these valuable features and more in
    BARRON'S REAL ESTATE HANDBOOK
    Seventh Edition


  • A-to-Z Dictionary of Commercial and Residential Real Estate Terms
  • Real Estate Forms and Worksheets
  • Real Estate Organizations and Websites
  • Real Estate Licensing Agencies
  • Latest Information on Mortgages and Tax Laws
  • Advice for Buyers and Sellers
  • Architectural Styles
  • General Overview of Zoning Regulations
  • Careers in Real Estate
  • Mortgage Payment Tables

    (front flap)
    Updated to reflect real estate market conditions in today's post-subprime mortgage crisis era, this comprehensive reference book covers virtually every aspect of buying and selling, understanding mortgages, analyzing real estate investment opportunities, obtaining and understanding appraisal reports, and more. Among this book's many informative features you'll find an up-to-date dictionary of more than 2,500 commercial and residential real estate terms with definitions, illustrative legal and financial forms, the most current information on mortgages and tax law, advice on buying and selling properties, information on architectural styles and details, a directory of real estate websites, an overview of zoning regulations, and much more. Also helpful are the updated quick-reference financial tables to help you calculate mortgage payments for a wide range of interest rates and time periods.

    (back flap)
    THE AUTHORS:
    Jack P. Friedman, Ph.D., MAI, CPA, CRE has written many books and articles on real estate and real estate financing. He is currently a real estate consultant and was formerly chair professor of the Real Estate Research Center and Department of Finance at Texas A&M University.

    Jack C. Harris, Ph.D. was formerly on the faculty of the Real Estate Research Center at Texas A&M University. He is a research economist with an engineering and policy planning background.

    Barry A. Diskin, Ph.D., MAI, CRE, is a full professor on the Real Estate Faculty of the College of Business, Florida State University. He is also a real estate consultant active in both the public and private sectors.
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