Unlocking the Property Market

The 7 Keys to Property Investment Success

Unlocking the Property Market

The 7 keys to property investment success Brimming with fresh content designed to suit current trends in the market, Unlocking the Property Market shares expert property market analyst John Lindeman's tips and techniques on where to buy, what to buy, how much to pay, and when to sell. Written with your needs in mind, Lindeman reveals the seven keys to property investment success and shows you how to unlock the property market's secrets. The media talks up a housing market boom one minute and then warns of a crash the next, but the housing market's behaviour is predictable. Housing prices move slowly upwards, and then they stagnate for some years?and may even fall for a year or two. However, there are always suburbs in any market that go against the grain and offer property investors a chance to secure the highest returns in the shortest possible time in any market condition. To find these properties, follow John Lindeman in Unlocking the Property Market and successfully discover the seven keys to property investment success including: Understand how the market works and find locations with the best growth potential Know where and when to buy and the best time to sell Narrow down your property search, decide what to buy and determine how much to pay. If you're a private housing investor or just starting out in the field looking for authoritative, accessible information on the topic, Unlocking the Property Market gives you the confidence and know-how to successfully obtain the best possible results from property investment.

Unlocking Land Law

Unlocking Land Law

The Unlocking the Law series makes the law accessible. Each chapter contains activities such as quick quizzes and self-test questions, key facts charts to consolidate your knowledge and diagrams to aid learning. Cases, judgments and primary source quotations are prominently displayed. Summaries help you understand each chapter, there is a glossary of legal terminology. New features include problem questions with guidance on answering, as well as essay questions and answer plans, plus cases and materials exercises. All titles in the series follow the same formula and include the same features so students can move easily from one subject to another. www.unlockingthelaw.co.uk provides free resources such as multiple choice questions, key questions and answers, revision mp3s and cases and materials exercises.

Unlocking markets to smallholders

Lessons from South Africa

Unlocking markets to smallholders

This book assesses the institutional, technical and market constraints as well as opportunities for smallholders, notably, emerging farmers in disadvantaged areas such as the former homelands of South Africa. Emerging farmers are previously disadvantaged black people who started or will start their business with the support of special government programs. Public support programs have been developed as part of the Black Economic Empowerment strategy of the South African government. These programs aim to improve the performance of emerging farmers. This requires, first and foremost, upgrading the emerging farmers skills by providing access to knowledge about agricultural and entrepreneurial practices. To become or to remain good farmers they also need access to suitable agricultural land and sufficient water for irrigation and for feeding their cattle. Finally, for emerging farmers to be engaged in viable farming operations, various factors need to be in place such as marketing and service institutions to give credit for agricultural inputs and investments; input markets for farm machinery, farm implements, fertilizers and quality seeds; and accessible output markets for their end products. This book develops a policy framework and potential institutional responses to unlock the relevant markets for smallholders.

Rembrandts in the Attic

Unlocking the Hidden Value of Patents

Rembrandts in the Attic

From "Forbes" and "Fortune" to the "Wall Street Journal" and "Harvard Business Review", the pundits are calling it the next corporate strategy challenge: how to use patents and other intellectual property not just as legal tools but as weapons of business competition. With "Rembrandts in the Attic", authors Kevin Rivette and David Kline provide the first practical and strategic guide that shows CEOs and other managers how to unlock the enormous financial and competitive power hidden in their patent portfolios. Writing engagingly and citing numerous case studies, the authors warn that firms can no longer ignore the growing power of patents in business competition. The competitive battles once fought for control of markets and raw materials are today increasingly being waged over the exclusive rights to new ideas and innovations. Where once executives may have feared that their competitors might out-market or out-produce them, they must now be concerned that rivals - especially in the booming e-commerce sectors of the Internet - may secure exclusive patent rights to the essential technologies or even to the fundamental business concepts that they need to be in business in the first place. "Rembrandts in the Attic" lifts the veil of secrecy surrounding the use of patents in business competition today, showing how some of the world's most successful firms - market leaders such as Intel and Microsoft, Lucent and Gillette, IBM, and Priceline.com - have used patents to capture and defend markets, outflank rivals, boost bottom-line revenues and shareholder return, and enhance the commercial success of their enterprises. "Rembrandts in the Attic" is a superb strategy guide that demonstrates the cross-functional value companies can gain by using patents and the gold mine of competitive intelligence that they contain. The book will enable readers to map out technology trends and convergences, uncover the strategies and capabilities of friends and foes alike, and strengthen the competitive efforts of every functional unit in the enterprise, from R&D and marketing to finance, human resources, and mergers and acquisitions. CEOs will learn how to use the authors' patent-enhanced 'Grow-Fix-Sell triage' to help them better allocate corporate resources and build a higher growth portfolio of businesses. R&D managers can employ the authors' 'IP-3' strategy to help build category-leading products, amplify the branding and marketing efforts devoted to them, and secure the key 'choke points' that sustain their product or service advantage. And business development executives will discover how to use patents as competitive intelligence tools to uncover the most attractive M&A opportunities, strengthen valuation and due diligence efforts, and configure asset sales and transfers to greatest advantage. If patents are the 'smart bombs' of tomorrow's business wars, then "Rembrandts in the Attic" is the definitive guide to deploying them for profit and competitive advantage.

Unlocking Company Law

Unlocking Company Law

Unlocking Company Law will give you an understanding of the scope of company law, how it is linked to other specialist legal subjects, the sources of company law and the key legal principles. The book explores the legal structures of different types of business organisations and covers the areas which feature most commonly on undergraduate law programmes: * the corporate personality doctrine * shareholders, shares and capital * directors' duties * minority shareholder protection * transparency. The law is illustrated throughout with recent and prominent cases and the Companies Act 2006 is explored and explained in full. Unlocking Company Law will provide you with the tools you need to engage with and understand company law. The Unlocking the Law series is designed specifically to make the subject matter accessible. The text includes features, activities, key facts charts, diagrams, and clear headings and sub-headings to aid you in understanding the different areas within your course. All titles in this series have been written specifically to ensure that you understand fully the concepts required and are able to apply them with confidence. Each book follows the same format and includes the same features so you can move easily from one subject to another.

The Great Property Ponzi Scam

Unlock the Truth, Educate Yourself, and Protect Your Investments

The Great Property Ponzi Scam

According to Richard Houston, you can be one of the educated few who turns an impending disaster to your own financial advantage—but only if you wake up and smell some very fishy facts. Without a basic understanding of the world's money markets and the little-known machinations of how they work, you're likely to fall victim to a long-running scam in which financial services industries and governments use your money to further their own wealth (and debt)—and keep you locked into beliefs and schemes that not only don't serve your best interests, but are ticking financial time bombs. At the heart of this teetering house of cards, argues former mortgage-broker Houston, is the real estate property market—not the safe reliable arena investors have come to trust, but rather a Ponzi scheme built on quicksand. While this may sound preposterous at first, Houston backs up his points with vital explanations and background information that are actually common knowledge—if you just dig a little into the facts. Having left the industry with contempt, Houston's skepticism is based on hard experience. From a fascinating history of money to a scathing exposé of the realities regarding the American Federal Reserve, from the real estate boom of the 70s to the fragile bubbles of the 21st century, Houston takes us on a jaw-dropping journey whose logic does point to only one outcome: a game of financial musical chairs that's been played under your nose for decades. And you'll be left standing when the music stops. Where will you be when it hits, how can you position yourself to capitalize on it rather than be crushed by it...and why did you never learn all this before? Become a Money Warrior NOW: prepare yourself for the education you should have received in school but didn't. Get ready to be outraged at the way the financial apparatus of your nation works—and doesn't. Set yourself up to wake up and rise up from the crowds of “sheep asleep.” Become an aware, informed and savvy consumer who can protect your family, money and property—now and in the future. Gear up for The Great Property Ponzi Scam!

Unlocking Land Values to Finance Urban Infrastructure

Unlocking Land Values to Finance Urban Infrastructure

Land-based financing of urban infrastructure is growing in importance in the developing world. Why is it so difficult to finance urban infrastructure investment, when land values typically increase by more than the cost of investment? Unlocking Land Values to Finance Urban Infrastructure examines the theory underlying different instruments of land-based finance, such as betterment levies, developer exactions, impact fees, and the exchange of publicly owned land assets for infrastructure. It provides a wealth of case-study illustrations of how different land-based financing tools have been implemented, and the lessons learned from these experiences. This practical guide is designed to help expand the role of land-based financing in urban capital budgets in a way that strengthens urban infrastructure finance and urban land markets.

Cracking the Home Seller's Code

The Secret Combination to Unlocking Your Home's Maximum Value

Cracking the Home Seller's Code

In Cracking the Home Seller's Code: The Secret Combination to Unlocking Your Home's Maximum Value, Brian Ernst utilizes his nearly two decades of real estate experience to outline the questions home sellers should really be asking in order to successfully sell their home for the most profit possible.

Mastering the Australian Housing Market

Mastering the Australian Housing Market

Wanting to invest in property but don't know where or what to buy? Feeling overwhelmed by all the property market information that's available? In Mastering the Australian Housing Market property expert John Lindeman provides the information and tools you need to invest with confidence, explaining when to buy, where to buy and what to pay. He also shares some invaluable truths that will help you avoid the mistakes may investors make and get the best people results from your investments. Inside you'll discover: how the Australian housing market works how to test the information you heard about the market where to buy for high capital growth and rental returns techniques and tools to estimate property values and predict expected returns the best time to buy and sell. Easy-to-understand case studies show you how to undertake your own market analysis, using data that is freely available. Mastering the Australian Housing Market is a must-read for anyone looking to succeed on their property investment journey.