Mike's Articles
1031 Exchanges and Tenant-in-Common (TIC) Investments
Mike and Doug Richards wrote an article on a relatively new option for investors to consider. The 1031 TIC defers taxes and provides income, but unlike other 1031 exchanges it also eliminates an investor’s tenant and property management tasks.

The Real Estate Educators Association (REEA) published the article in the REEA Journal, Exit Strategies for Investment Properties: 1031 Exchanges and Tenant-in-Common Investments.

Details are one of the highlights in Mike’s Investment Seminar -- Attack the Market: Invest! -- which he has taught frequently for the Tri-State Real Estate School (Conshohocken, PA) and presented at Triple Play in December 2006.

(reprinted from the REEA Web site)

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How to Work with Real Estate Investors
Mike wrote articles recently for New York and Pennsylvania REALTOR® publications. Based on his recent book, Attack the Market: Invest!®, the articles provide a general overview about working with investors.

Working with real estate investors is an ‘ideal’ niche market

(Reprinted from New York State REALTOR®, November/December 2006)

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Realty Times' Agent News
Mike’s column at Realty Times’ Agent News offers a series of short articles on serving consumers with services they value today. Specifically, the articles detail how an agent can use real estate finance as a specialty to generate a steady stream of personal referrals.

Click On the Realty Times icon above to read the articles below!

Use Your Real Estate Finance Skills In Personal Marketing - October 16, 2002
Why The Mortgage Is More Important Than The Property Price  - October 4, 2002
Getting Wealthy Buyers Pre-qualified  - August 29, 2002
Learn The Differences Between Lenders  - August 15, 2002
Down Payment Gifts: The Kiss of Death  - July 8, 2002
Setting Referral Guidelines With Lenders  - July 5, 2002
Mortgage Web Sites: What You Need To Know To Help Your Buyers  - June 21, 2002
Help Your Buyers Get The Best Mortgage  - June 11, 2002
Convert More Listings Using Your Knowledge Of Financing  - June 6, 2002
FICO Scores: Learn Their Significance And Succeed  - May 24, 2002
Acting In The Buyer's Best Interests  - April 16, 2002
The Two-part Promise Between You and Your Buyers  - April 9, 2002
Pre-qualifying Buyers With PITI  - March 26, 2002
Preparing To Flex Your Financial Expertise  - March 25, 2002
How To Work With A Poor Credit Risk  - March 7, 2002
Position Yourself With Better Skills  - March 5, 2002
Attack The Market: Specialize To Succeed  - February 13, 2002
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Unleash Your Negotiating Power
At the 1999 NAR Convention in Orlando, Mike was presented with the Quill Pen Award.  His article "Unleash Your Negotiating Power," published in the January 1999 edition of Real Estate Business, "was judged to be the best member-authored work published in 1998/1999."

Recognized nationally, this award was given to Mike as the "one author whose work has contributed significantly to the overall quality and value of either Management Issues and Trends (the CRB newsletter) or Real Estate Business (the CRS magazine)...."

(reprinted from the RSCouncil Web site)

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Other Articles by Mike

"Agency: A Pennsylvania Perspective and a Smile", Michael G. Merin, Real Estate Educators Association Journal, Spring 1999.

"A Home Office and 'The New Tax Law':  Watch Out!", Michael G. Merin, DELAWARE REALTOR, January/February 1999.

"Understanding Between The United States and The Republic of Korea on Government Procurement", 15 February, 1990.

"U.S. Firms Get Better Reception In Moscow As Dialogue Resumes", Michael G. Merin, Business America, 16 September 1985.

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