Category Archives: Property Ownership

HAVE OFFICE BUILDNGS RECOVERED?

The January 5th New York Times Business Section contained an interesting article reporting resurgence in office building transaction activity. The article pointed out that the activity was pretty much confined to primary markets like New York and Washington D C … Continue reading

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GET RICH QUICK

A few days ago, while eating lunch, I caught an “infomercial” on television sponsored by Armando Montelongo of “Flip This House” fame. Armando was promoting his course that is described as teaching how to make millions in the residential foreclosure … Continue reading

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COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE – WHAT IS IT REALLY WORTH

Ever since the commercial real estate (CRE) market began its decline in 2008 there have been all manner of reports indicating the level of decline. At the outset, market makers generally did not foresee a decline of the magnitude now … Continue reading

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THE REAL ESTATE BUBBLE

By now, if someone doesn’t know that real estate has declined in value, by a substantial amount, from its highs in 2007, they have just awoken from a three year sleep. There is no doubt that there was a real … Continue reading

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DEVELOPERS WIN-PRIVATE OWNERS LOSE

On November 24, 2009 the New York Court of Appeals ruled 6-1 that it is lawful for the State to seize private property for use by private developers. This case involves taking, though eminent domain, private property to turn over … Continue reading

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