Real Estate Handbook

Real Estate Handbook

Hardcover(Eighth Edition)

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764165610
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/01/2013
Edition description: Eighth Edition
Pages: 816
Sales rank: 807,002
Product dimensions: 9.26(w) x 6.32(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

Jack P. Friedman earned a BBA degree in Finance from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem N.C., an MBA in Accounting from Pace University in New York, and a PhD in Business Administration with a major in Real Estate from Georgia State University in Atlanta Georgia.

Friedman is a State Certified General Appraiser with licenses in Illinois, Texas, Florida, Georgia and Kentucky. He holds the MAI, SRA and SREA designations from the Appraisal Institute; and the ASA designation from the American Society of Appraisers. He is a Counselor of Real Estate (CRE) awarded by the American Society of Real Estate Counselors, and a stockholder of the Real Estate Consulting Group of America. He is a Weimer Fellow in the Homer Hoyt Institute. Friedman has been licensed as a real estate broker in Texas for 40 years.

Friedman is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) originally earned in New York in 1969, licensed in Texas since 1976. He holds additional credentials awarded by the American Institute of CPAs including: Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF), Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV), Certified Global Management Accountant (CGMA).

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

  • 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)


    Graduated-Payment Mortgages (Monthly Payment per

    $1,000 of Principal)


    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

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