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REAL ESTATE HANDBOOK
REAL ESTATE HANDBOOK
9780764165610
$35.00







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8th Edition
Jack P. Friedman, Ph.D., MAI, CPA, CRE, ASA, Jack C. Harris, Ph.D., and Barry A. Diskin, Ph.D., MAI, CRE - All books by this author

This comprehensive reference book has been updated to reflect the country’s gradually recovering real estate market. It 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 most important features include—
  • An up-to-date summary of federal real estate legislation and regulations
  • 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 show 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
Here in one volume is a compendium of facts, figures, and general information that covers virtually every aspect of today’s real estate industry. Features hundreds of charts, tables, and line illustrations.

Table of Contents
    PREFACE
  • THE PAST AND FUTURE OUTLOOK FOR HOUSING MARKETS IN THE UNITED STATES
  • HOME BUYERS GUIDE
  • HOME SELLERS GUIDE
  • MEDIAN SALES PRICES OF EXISTING SINGLE-FAMILY HOMES FOR METROPOLITAN AREAS, 2004–2011
  • ANALYZING REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES
  • FEDERAL LEGISLATION AND REGULATIONS AFFECTING REAL ESTATE
  • CAREERS IN REAL ESTATE
  • REAL ESTATE APPRAISAL AND APPRAISAL REVIEW
  • GLOSSARY OF REAL ESTATE TERMS
  • REAL ESTATE–RELATED WEB SITES
  • TABLES
    Monthly Amortizing Mortgage Payments
    Loan Progress Tables (Remaining Balance per $1,000 Original Loan)
    Discount Point Tables (Effective Annual Interest Rates on Loan Held to Maturity)
    Depreciation Rates
    The Tax Reform Act of 1986
    Proration Percentages
  • APPENDIX
    Parts of a House
    Selected Construction Terms
    Abbreviations
    Measurement Tables
    English System
    Metric System
    Equivalents Between English and Metric Systems
    Mathematical Formulas
    Real Estate Forms and Worksheets
  • INDEX

About The Authors:
Jack P. Friedman, Ph.D., MAI, CPA, CRE, ASA
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, CRE is a professor on the Real Estate Faculty, 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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Hardcover w/jacket / 816 Pages / 6 x 9 / 2013

 





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