Category Archives: Real Estate

Buying a Home: The Missing Manual

Home ownership is a cornerstone of the American dream, but it’s a complex process that, without the right guidance, can seem like a nightmare. This Missing Manual takes you through the process of buying a home, from start to finish. … Continue reading

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Homebuyers Beware: Who’s Ripping You Off Now?–What You Must Know About the New Rules of Mortgage and Credit

“Carolyn Warren is my go-to expert for mortgage industry information. She not only helps you avoid rip-offs, she helps you know what questions to ask and how to ask them. Full of tips, scripts, and sample letters, Homebuyers Beware is … Continue reading

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Groundwater Economics

From the western United States to the Indian subcontinent, water issues have always been economic issues. Considered ubiquitous under the continents, groundwater varies considerably in depth, quality, accessibility, and availability. A unified discussion of groundwater and its economic importance, Groundwater … Continue reading

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Freshwater Resources and Interstate Cooperation: Strategies to Mitigate an Environmental Risk

Examines state cooperation over increasingly scarce water resources.

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Wind EnergyThe Facts: A Guide to the Technology, Economics and Future of Wind Power (European Wind Energy Associati)

Wind power is often held up as the most accessible and cost effective route to reducing our reliance on fossil fuels and improving our energy independence, yet knowledge of what it offers is often clouded by myths and misunderstandings, which … Continue reading

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More Mortgage Meltdown: 6 Ways to Profit in These Bad Times

A clear look at how to capture investment profits during difficult financial times The U.S. economy has become crippled by the credit and real estate catastrophe. Even though we’ve all been affected by the calamity and have heard no shortage … Continue reading

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The Complete Guide to Property Development for the Small Investor

“The Complete Guide to Property Development for the Small Investor” covers every stage of property development. Including both practical ‘how-to’ advice and important guidance on making a profit from property, this new edition constitutes an essential handbook that is both … Continue reading

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Property Derivatives: Pricing, Hedging and Applications (The Wiley Finance Series)

Property derivatives have the potential to revolutionize real estate – the last major asset class without a liquid derivatives market. The new instruments offer ease and flexibility in the management of property risk and return. Property funds, insurance companies, pension … Continue reading

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Houseonomics: Why Owning a Home is Still a Great Investment

“This book couldn’t be timelier. With hundreds of thousands of Americans expected to lose their homes because they took out mortgages beyond their ability to pay, it is clear that home buyers need assistance—beyond the reassurance of the mortgage broker … Continue reading

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Financial Shock: A 360º Look at the Subprime Mortgage Implosion, and How to Avoid the Next Financial Crisis

“The obvious place to start is the financial crisis and the clearest guide to it that I’ve read is Financial Shock by Mark Zandi. … it is an impressively lucid guide to the big issues.” —The New York Times “In … Continue reading

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