Real Estate Advisor

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  • Help from HERA – Housing act could give industry a boost

    January / February 2009
    Newsletter: Real Estate Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 1019

    Abstract: The Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (HERA) was designed to help shore up the United States’ shaky real estate market. Lawmakers crafted the bill with an eye toward bolstering home prices, stimulating home sales, and offering relief to borrowers facing foreclosure. This article describes some tax-related perks — and pitfalls — for strategy-minded investors. A sidebar explains how Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae may also benefit from HERA.

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  • New tools for checking energy use

    January / February 2009
    Newsletter: Real Estate Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 346

    Abstract: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed two online tools to help you assess a building’s energy use. Both tools rely on the EPA energy performance rating to benchmark performance, and both provide an effective way for property investors and developers to quickly understand the financial and environmental impact of energy-saving strategies. This article briefly explains how the tools work.

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  • Infrastructure investment – A bridge to good returns

    January / February 2009
    Newsletter: Real Estate Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 593

    Abstract: Trillions of dollars will be invested in developing and repairing infrastructure in the next few years, and with good reason. From collapsing bridges to crumbling levees, recent events have highlighted the need for costly structural upgrades. With governments strapped for cash, the door is wide open for private investors to get involved in financing infrastructure construction and repair. In light of the risk and high capital requirements, this article explains why index-based investments, such as exchange traded funds, may be the way to go.

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