Fall 2013: Advancing Beyond the Horizon

The rise of technology and advancements in communication are enabling commercial practitioners and investors to advance beyond the borders and limitations which would have been hurdles not long ago. Also, find out how NAR continues the fight on Capitol Hill to protect private property rights and check out the top events for commercial practitioners at year's REALTORS® Conference & Expo.

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No matter where in the world you practice real estate, globalization impacts business. To a significant degree international investors view U.S. commercial real estate as a desirable investment. Foreign purchases of U.S.commercial properties are estimated at $24.1 billion in 2012 − up 5 percent from 2011 and up 55 percent from 2010.

Types of markets international buyers appear to...

Tax Reform

CONGRESS HAS EXPRESSED THE DESIRE to overhaul the tax system, with some indicating that “everything is on the table.” While there are no specific proposals yet, both the House Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee have begun discussions to look at all current-law tax provisions, which may include the following issues of importance to...


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