Trends, Issues, and Outlook in Home Remodeling

National Association of REALTORS

In this video, Dr. Kermit Baker discusses trends, issues, and outlook in home remodeling. He talks about home designs and remodeling projects that are in demand, especially by the largest demographic groups, the baby boomers and millennials. Find out which home renovation projects appeal most to home sellers and buyers.Dr. Kermit Baker is a Senior Research Fellow, Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University and Chief Economist at the American Institute of Architects.
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Comprehensive business continuity strategies, employee safety and physical plant management command the headlines, and demand the attention of real estate managers and CEO’s. Post 9/11, there is a heightened awareness of risks from system failures, power interruptions, dislocation of employees and loss of data and information systems.

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Workers' Compensation Issues for the Construction Industry

lorman

The goal of this topic is to provide an overview of Workers' Compensation systems, with a particular emphasis on their impact on the construction industry. The material will address the basis of these systems, the classification of employees, and the calculation of insurance premiums. It will also outline issues that often arise following a work injury on a construction site, and strategies to both reduce these injuries and effectively address them after their occurrence. The topic will assist those in the industry with reducing premium costs, benefit exposure, and helping ensure the safety of their employees.
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Mindset & the Future of Real Estate

Breakthrough Broker President, Eric Sachs and guest speaker, Tristan Ahumada, Founder of Facebook group, Lab Coat Agents and Brilliant Tribe Coaching discuss how our mindset can either fuel or discourage our success day-to-day. If you’re looking to leave better, then this webinar is sure to give you the motivation you need! What to expect: The importance of positive self-talk Best practices for end-of-day reflection Portraying your best self externally Why you should adapt (not complain) to the changing market How to apply yourself with intent and purpose online
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Structuring Landlord Lien Waivers and Collateral Access Agreements

In construction loans, the lender advances a small portion (or none) of the loan at closing since the proceeds are intended to fund construction costs as incurred. The conditions for advancing funds are often complicated because there are three participants--the lender, the borrower, and the contractor--and in part, because actual costs may vary from the construction budget. Most construction loan agreements provide for shifting cost savings for one item to another item in the budget. Construction budgets will usually incorporate "contingency" to be applied by the borrower to pay for cost overruns for items in the budget, subject to certain conditions. Documents must provide for retainage for unforeseen costs to ensure the completion of the project. A construction loan is unique for title insurance because disbursements are made post-closing, and property increases in value with each disbursement. Title insurance must be in place to cover the loan amount as it is funded. Counsel to the lender must structure the loan to ensure the priority of advances and procure title insurance (including appropriate endorsements at closing) consistent with that priority. Also, the borrower will typically need to obtain lien waivers or lien subordination as disbursements are made. Listen as our authoritative panel discusses the construction loan funding process and the need for increasing title insurance coverage as funds are disbursed. The panel will discuss budgeting and construction draw provisions in loan agreements, future advance clauses, and other practices for preserving the senior position of the mortgage over mechanic's liens and the title endorsements to obtain at closing.
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How to Tap Unlimited Funding for Your Real Estate Deals

BiggerPockets, LLC.

If you poll a group of real estate investors on what they need right now in their business, 9 out of 10 of these investors would say “money” to do more deals! One of the best unlimited funding sources is utilizing retirement accounts. A recent statistic states that there are two TRILLION dollars held in retirement accounts; however, only 2% of these accounts are invested in real estate! In this free webinar, Matt Faircloth (Author of BP’s book on Raising Private Capital) is going to teach you how to tap one of the best unlimited funding sources for your real estate deals!
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Comprehensive business continuity strategies, employee safety and physical plant management command the headlines, and demand the attention of real estate managers and CEO’s. Post 9/11, there is a heightened awareness of risks from system failures, power interruptions, dislocation of employees and loss of data and information systems.

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