The City That Never Was
Reconsidering the Speculative Nature of Contemporary Urbanization
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 1616893907
One of the most troubling consequences of the 2008 global financial collapse was the midstream abandonment of several large-scale speculative urban and suburban projects. The resulting scars on the landscape, large subdivisions with only marked-out plots and half-finished roads, are the subject of The City That Never Was, an eye-opening look at what happens when development, particularly what the author calls "speculative urbanism," is out of sync with financial reality. Presenting historical and recent examples from around the world—from the sprawl of the US Sun Belt and the unoccupied towns of western China, to the "ghost estates" of Ireland—and focusing on case studies in Spain, Marcinkoski proposes an ecologically based model in place of the capricious economic and political factors that typically drive development today.
The House Matters in Divorce
Untangling the Legal, Financial and Emotional Ties Before You Sign on the Dotted Line
Paperback ISBN: 1936268450
In divorce, deciding what to do with the house can become a source of strife, confusion, and financial ruin. Most are unprepared for the legal and financial ramifications about keeping or selling their home—their most important financial asset. Divorce is stressful enough by itself. In the midst of other traumas, many divorcing people discover that they aren’t just married to a spouse—they’re married to a house and a mortgage, too. Their most financially and emotionally important asset can become a source of strife, confusion, anxiety—and all too often, financial ruin. As they discover, it’s not enough to divorce their former partner; they must divorce the house—a treacherous process, fraught with risks and unexpected challenges. Navigating it successfully requires expert help—and the kind of practical information provided in this book. Few people fully understand the complexities of real estate transactions, let alone their long-term ramifications. These matters take on even greater weight when they occur in the context of a wrenching, perhaps acrimonious breakup. Divorcing the House is a comprehensive guide written by an expert in divorce real estate that addresses all these issues, from the emotional impact to the dollars-and-cents details. It provides a framework of knowledge that will empower divorcing spouses to emerge financially sound and prepared for the future. The result is a well-rounded view of what divorcing partners can expect, and concrete advice on how to manage the process. Laurel Starks lives with her husband and two boys in Rancho Cucamonga, California.
The Book on Investing in Real Estate With No (and Low) Money Down
Real Life Strategies for Investing in Real Estate Using Other People's Money
Paperback ISBN: 0990711714
Don't let the contents of your wallet define your future. Discover the real life strategies that smart investors are using in today's market to invest in real estate with creativity! In The Book on Investing in Real Estate with No (and Low) Money Down, active real estate investor and co-host of the BiggerPockets Podcast, Brandon Turner takes readers past the hype and dives into real life strategies that investors across the world are using to invest in real estate using creativity - instead of their own cash.
Foreclosure Investing for Dummies
Paperback ISBN: 0470122188
With the housing bubble of the past few years bursting and interest rates on the rise, there has been an upsurge in the number of foreclosures across the country, creating many opportunities for profit. But investing in real estate foreclosure[s?] can be a tough job, especially when a negative stigma is attached. How do you make money while preserving your morals and trust? Foreclosure Investing For Dummies shows you how to invest in foreclosures ethically without being accused of stealing homes from “little old ladies.” This step-by-step guide helps you thoroughly research property, find the best opportunities, purchase foreclosures, and avoid misleading distressed homeowners. This book doesn’t promise quick profits through minimal work, but it will provide you with invaluable information to become a successful investor, including: - Identifying opportunities and understanding risks - Obtaining information, tools, support, and resources - Locating properties prior to foreclosure - Assisting homeowners through the foreclosure process - Acquiring properties below market value prior to the auction - Buying property at an auction, from lending institutions, and government agencies - Repairing, renovating, and selling or leasing property This book provides tips and strategies for refinancing your property and maximizing your profits. It also gives you advice on how to assist homeowners, have them work with you, and common mistakes you should avoid. It’s time to go out and make the most of foreclosure investing, and with Foreclosure Investing For Dummies by your side, your hard work and devotion will bring tons of success!
The Property Brothers' Ultimate Guide to Finding & Fixing Your Perfect House
Hardcover ISBN: 0544715675
The celebrity designers from "Property Brothers" and other hit HGTV series share comprehensive guidelines to buying, selling, and renovating a house in a reference that includes strategic tips on hidden costs and finding good deals on home products.