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Barron's real estate handbook
Harris, Jack C., 1945-
Personal Author:
Fifth edition.
Publication Information:
Hauppauge, NY : Barron's Educational Series, [2001]

Physical Description:
iv, 828 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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HD1375 .H349 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating

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This huge compendium of information on virtually every aspect of real estate operations includes a dictionary of more than 2,000 real estate terms and definitions, illustrative legal and financial forms, up-to-date information on mortgages and tax law, advice on buying and selling both business and residential properties, understanding the role and functions of real estate agencies, architectural engineering and standards, architectural styles and details, zoning regulations, and much more. Financial tables provide quick-reference shortcuts to mortgage payments. Bibliography and line drawings. This valuable reference source belongs in every real estate office and on the personal book shelf of everybody in the business of buying and selling real estate.

Author Notes

Jack C. Harris, Ph.D., is on the faculty of the Real Estate Research Center at Texas AandM University, and is a research economist with an engineering and policy planning background.
Jack P. Friedman, Ph.D., CPA, MAI, CRE, is currently a real estate consultant, and was formerly chair professor of the Real Estate Research Center and Department of Finance at Texas AandM University.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. iv
Home Buyers Guidep. 1
Home Sellers Guidep. 20
Median Sales Prices of Existing Single-Family Homes 1992-1999p. 34
Analyzing Real Estate Investment Opportunitiesp. 39
Real Estate Investment Trusts, by Property Type and Sizep. 61
How to Read an Appraisal Reportp. 74
Federal Legislation and Regulations Affecting Real Estatep. 85
Careers in Real Estatep. 100
Glossaryp. 120
How to Use This Glossary Effectivelyp. 120
Useful Real Estate Referencesp. 557
Tablesp. 590
Monthly Mortgage Paymentsp. 590
Loan Progress Tables (Balance per $1,000 Original Loan)p. 660
Mortgage Value Tables (Value of Amortizing Mortgage Loans as Percentage of Face Value)p. 686
Premiums for Assumable Loans (Maximum Premiums for Assumable Loans as Percentage of Loan Balance)p. 735
Discount Point Tables (Effective Annual Interest Rates on Loan Held to Maturity)p. 779
Graduated-payment Mortgages (Monthly Payment per $1,000 of Principal)p. 788
Depreciation Ratesp. 791
The Tax Reform Act of 1986p. 791
Proration Percentagesp. 796
Parts of a Housep. 799
Abbreviationsp. 800
Measurement Tablesp. 804
English Systemp. 804
Metric Systemp. 805
Equivalents Between English and Metric Systemsp. 805
Mathematical Formulasp. 807
Real Estate Forms and Worksheetsp. 808
Indexp. 827