Written by two attorneys who specialize in estate planning, this book clarifies all the issues involved in planning an estate and transferring wealth. It offers comprehensive estate planning guidelines, including creating a will, designating power of attorney, trusts, and life insurance, and includes up-to-date estate and inheritance tax information.
This study appraised service quality delivery in real estate agency and examined the factors affecting the provision of quality service in Lagos metropolis with a view to enhancing service delivery in real estate agency market. Data were collected using two sets of questionnaires. The first set of questionnaire was administered on real estate service providers and the second set of questionnaire was administered on real estate service consumers. The study showed that agent's reputation was the most important factor that real estate service consumers considered in making decisions on the choice of estate agent. Also, consumers perceived estate agents to have performed fairly well in terms of consistent courtesy and regular neatness in their appearances. The study further showed that the consumers were of the opinion that real estate agency services needed to be improved. The study concluded that real estate agency service delivery in the study area was above average but could be improved upon with proper regulations to govern the practice of estate agency, improvement in real estate firms' reputations and more continuing education programmes.
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A trust and estate lawyer to the stars offers an engaging look at how to avoid numerous estate planning mistakes In The 101 Biggest Estate Planning Mistakes, author Herbert Nass, an estate planner for some of today's most famous celebrities, offers an entertaining look at what not to do when setting up an estate plan, or administering an estate. By examining the mistakes made by some of the most well-known celebrities-from Bob Marley to John F. Kennedy, Sr. and Jr.-this book will guide readers toward making a successful estate plan and help them avoid many common pitfalls. Chapters cover such topics as: mistakes involving tangible personal property, real estate, executors and trustees, minors, or persons with disabilities; as well as disgruntled family and friends left behind. Puts estate planning in perspective through entertaining examples of mistakes celebrities have made in developing their own plans Taps into the voyeuristic interest we have in the lives of the rich and famous Offers an insider's look at many fascinating wills of the rich and famous Given the emotional, financial, and legal issues that arise from the death of a loved one-and the substantial assets that are transferred from one generation to the next at this time-understanding estate planning is essential. This book will put you in a better position to make more informed estate planning decisions.
Canada's bestselling author on real estate draws back the curtain on real estate investing Investing in real estate has often been viewed as the poor second cousin to the stock and bond markets. The misperception that investing in real estate is somehow difficult has cost Canadians the opportunity to increase both the quality of and income from their investment portfolio. To help provide a new perspective to Canadian investors, Canada's bestselling real estate author speaks about his relationship with real estate as the asset that has consistently delivered value for himself and the Real Estate Investment Network community across the country. Author Don R. Campbell is Canada's most recognizable face in media on matters to do with real estate Offers readers a unique glimpse into Don R. Campbell's views on real estate as an asset class, the opportunities and challenges, and the essential characteristics of a successful real estate investor People want to learn from the best. Investors have no better role model than Don R. Campbell—either to be introduced to the world of real estate or to take away lessons that will embolden success.
Your plain-English guide to administering an estate and/or trust As more and more of the population reach senior ages—including baby boomers, many of whom do not have wills—an increasing number of people are being thrust into the role of executor, administrator, personal representative of an estate, or trustee of a trust after the death of a loved one. This updated edition of Estate & Trust Administration For Dummiesguides you through the confusing process of administering an estate and/or trust. Settling an estate and administering a trust can be complicated, messy, and time-consuming for individuals named as executor or trustee, most of whom have no previous experience with such matters. Estate & Trust Administration For Dummies shows you how to make sound decisions for your unique circumstances. Guides you through the confusing process of administering an estate and/or trust Provides expert advice on unfamiliar estate and trust tax law Gives you a practical checklist to follow for all of your estate and trust administration questions and concerns Whether you're looking for guidance on how to navigate the probate process and estate taxes, settle debts and bequests, fund a trust, comply with tax regulations, or anything in between, this hands-on, friendly guide takes away the mystery and provides detailed answers to all of your estate and trust administration questions.
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Successful real estate investments play an essential role in Canadian investors' portfolios. The growth in wealth in real estate markets has presented investors with tremendous opportunities to capitalize on and expand their range of investments, and has moved real estate investing from a niche product to a pillar of smart portfolio diversification. In Making Money in Real Estate, 2nd Edition, Douglas Gray demystifies the Canadian real estate market for novice investors and presents new strategies for veteran investors. Learn to: Understand the real estate market cycles Find a property and assess its investment potential Build a trustworthy real estate team Arrange financing on good terms Use negotiating tactics that work Understand tax and legal issues Manage a property Avoid the pitfalls that many investors fall into Examine the pros and cons of non-residential property investment options Readers of previous editions will appreciate the vital changes to mortgage rules, taxation and legislation, and the inclusion of information on commercial real estate. Thorough coverage in plain English makes Making Money in Real Estate, 2nd Edition the next logical step for investors who want to begin or expand their real estate portfolios, and is a critical and indispensable tool in investment decision making.
All the fundamentals of accounting and finance of the real estate industry-made easy Providing both the theories and practices of real estate from an accounting and financial perspective, Real Estate Accounting Made Easy is a must-read for anyone who needs a thorough and easier understanding of the real estate industry. Walks you through the audit processes, including how to prepare the audit and the different kinds of audits Helps new auditors, the company being audited, and users of audit reports understand the fundamentals of the financial aspect of the real estate business Includes forms of real estate ownership, sole ownership, partnerships, joint ventures and real estate investment trusts (REITs), including the advantages and disadvantages of these entities covered in detail A practical guide to the field of real estate accounting and finance, this easy-to-understand introductory and intermediary book on the field of real estate begins with the elementary and basic aspects of real estate to ensure that those that are new to the field are comfortable with this often-complicated subject matter.
51 Success Stories from Canadian Real Estate Investors chronicles the incredible successes – and near-misses – of Canadian investors who employ strategies designed by Canada's best-selling real estate author, Don R. Campbell. In his first two best-sellers, Real Estate Investing in Canada and 97 Tips for Canadian Real Estate Investors, Campbell shows what it takes to succeed in real estate investing. In his third book, Campbell casts a spotlight on the success stories of investors as well as exploring examples of occasions when investing initiatives do not go so well. In his assessments, Campbell illustrates how to avoid these circumstances and what to learn from them. The end result is further proof that Campbell's time-proven techniques and in-depth knowledge are essential reading for every real estate investor in Canada.
Your ticket to passing the real estate license exam In order to become a licensed real estate agent, you must pass your state's real estate licensing exam–and with this hands-on guide, you'll get everything you need to succeed. Inside, you'll find the latest and most up-to-date information on contracts, deeds, appraisals, leasing, and mortgage types, plus four full-length practice tests to help prepare you for test day. Before you know it, you'll have all the knowledge you need to pass the exam and join the ranks as a professional real estate agent. Every year, thousands of Americans make the leap to an exciting, rewarding new career in real estate. If you want to get the best possible score, Real Estate License Exams For Dummies will help you pass with flying colors–and get your new career off to a great start! Includes four sample tests with detailed answer explanations and walk-throughs Covers real estate laws for all 50 states Provides proven test-taking strategies and study techniques Offers a glossary of real estate terms If real estate is your dream career, this unbeatable, bestselling guide arms you with the skills to make it a reality.
This guide from bestselling real estate authors de Roos and Kennedy shows you how to use tax-free retirement funds to invest in real estate. Using real estate IRAs, you can combine the tax benefits of retirement funds with the high rates of appreciation in the real estate market, growing your retirement investments by leaps and bounds. This handy book shows you how.
More fortunes are built in real estate on borrowed money than in any other business. And you can build your fortune in real estate using borrowed money too-if you follow the advice and tips in this book. Whether you're making your first foray into real estate investing or have invested for a number of years, 209 Fast Spare-Time Ways to Build Zero Cash into 7 Figures a Year in Real Estate will show you how to acquire income-producing real estate and build your wealth by using borrowed money. Long-time real estate advisor Tyler Hicks offers proven strategies and real-world examples to illustrate how much MIF-Money in Fist-you can realistically earn by investing in real estate. A valuable guide for new, experienced, or affluent real estate investors, 209 Fast Spare-Time Ways to Build Zero Cash into 7 Figures a Year in Real Estate covers all the bases, from finding loans to hiring an accountant and an attorney to help with the business. Letters from individuals who have successfully followed the strategies outlined in this book are also included to help you understand exactly what you must do to make this plan work for you. Filled with in-depth insights and practical advice, 209 Fast Spare-Time Ways to Build Zero Cash into 7 Figures a Year in Real Estate discusses important real estate topics-including creative financing, acquiring single-family homes, and becoming a private lender client-to allow you to make the most of your investments in real estate.