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Commercial real estate

Hey Mike! Guess what day it is! Nope, its not hump day!

Computing time lines in your real estate contract With Thanksgiving coming up, its a good time to review the terms of local real estate contracts as they relate to dates… at least those pre-packaged purchase and sales contracts provided by the Northwest MLS or the Commercial Brokers’ Association. Clients and even agents can be confused…

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I’m starting a new business, why won’t landlords talk to me?

I often hear from startup business owners that they have trouble getting responses from landlords and leasing brokers.  While I can understand the frustration of not getting a return phone call or email, I also understand the view of landlords and agents. After listening to, and commiserating with, the business owner, I start asking some questions. It usually…

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What happens if I default on a commercial lease?

Commercial leases are generally much longer than a typical residential lease. The tenant is making a much larger financial commitment. In fact, the financial commitment is so large that new accounting rules were put in place to make sure that financial reporting by public companies reflected this commitment. For details see this NY Times article:…

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Dupre+Scott takes the mystery out of vacancy rates

The fine folks at Dupre+Scott are demystifying vacancy rates this past week. My takeaway from the info they’ve been sharing lately? Smaller units are a better investment than larger one (aka, for multifamily go 1-bedroom, not 3-bedroom). Of course, I’m sometimes accused of oversimplifying things. Check out the video (always entertaining): Patagonia Vs. Apartments from…

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Multifamily update from Dupre+Scott at RHA’s Spring Workshop

On Wednesday before last we helped sponsor RHA’s (http://www.rha-ps.com) Spring Workshop. One of the featured speakers was Mike Scott of Dupre + Scott (www.duprescott.com). This weeks’ update is a summary of his presentation. Check out the article that goes with the video at the Dupre + Scott blog http://www.duprescott.com/productsservices/articleinfo.cfm?ArticleId=606

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Multifamily update from Dupre+Scott (Feb 8, 2013)

Dupre + Scott (www.duprescott.com) has released their latest apartment update for the Puget Sound market. Check it out and let us know what you think.  This week’s article is on expenses Check out the article that goes with the video at the Dupre + Scott blog http://www.duprescott.com/productsservices/articleinfo.cfm?ArticleId=602  

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Apartment update from Dupre+Scott (Feb , 2013)

Dupre + Scott (www.duprescott.com) has released their latest apartment update for the Puget Sound market. Check it out and let us know what you think.  This is a great article on prices, especially for new apartment buildings. Check out the article that goes with the video at the Dupre + Scott blog http://www.duprescott.com/productsservices/articleinfo.cfm?ArticleId=597  

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