Monthly Archives: January 2011

Just What Is That Rate Increase Comprised Of?

Just What Is That Rate Increase Comprised Of? By: Nicholas A. Dunlap, CPM It’s a question we have learned to ask in recent years. Public agencies or committees, their boards and decision-makers voting to increase rates exponentially in order to increase their pensions and benefits. In turn, they lobby politicians to support their cause or […]

Stocks & Bonds Vs. Real Estate

Stocks & Bonds Vs. Real EstateBy: Nicholas A. Dunlap, CPM Stock & Bond guys love to dog Real Estate. They see it as non-liquid and labor intensive. They see it as one headache after another, from roof leaks to angry tenants. What’s more, they lack the expertise to locate, identify and acquire real estate investments. […]

Chasing My Tale Thanks to Chase Bank

Chasing My Tail Thanks to Chase BankBy: Nicholas A. Dunlap, CPM Throughout the 90s on until 2008 when it became Chase, Washington Mutual or WAMU was a great source of financing for both residential and commercial properties. Service was good, selection varied and loan costs were inexpensive. Now, in their somewhat recent merge with Chase […]

Why the Estate Tax Sucks

Why the Estate Tax SucksBy: Nicholas A. Dunlap, CPM If you think it’s bad now, just wait until 2013. When Obama signed H.R. 4853 last month, he agreed to increase the Estate Tax from 0 to 35% in less than two years on individuals with an estate value of $5 million and couples with an […]

Coming Soon…The Four Benefits!

After a lot of coffee, hard work and dedication, my book is almost done. I am putting the finishing touches on it and should have it fully edited, revised and published by the end of the month. I am going to sell it out of my trunk, in the office and through my blog at […]

A Word on Redevelopment

A Word on RedvelopmentBy: Nicholas A. Dunlap, CPM Redevelopment has helped keep cities thriving and local economies churning for decades. Through recognizing and understanding the fundamentals of a neighborhood, local CRA or Community Redevelopment Agencies have helped bring new life to blocks, neighborhoods and communities that have become blighted or forgotten over time. A partnership […]

Ripe For the Picking

Ripe For The Picking By: Nicholas A. Dunlap, CPM A new year brings new resolutions both in our personal and professional lives and something about 2011 just feels better. The way our economy has been functioning of late, the generally upbeat and optimistic consumer outlook and the fact jobs are being added to the marketplace […]