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In a market like this one, commercial mortgage brokers can expect to be called upon for advice and information. And yet many newer real estate finance professionals are experiencing a bear market for the first time. In a sense, the entire industry needs to relearn concepts and terms of a decade ago, when distressed properties were common and the commercial real estate market was facing a credit crisis during the Great Recession.
“Get your agent to ask the seller or the seller’s agent what prices have been rejected,” suggests Suzanne Hollander, a real estate attorney, broker, and professor of real estate at Florida International University.....“Low interest rates combined with increased working from home have dramatically driven demand upward for single-family homes in many areas and reduced inventory....This increased demand and scarce supply situation give sellers the luxury to choose the best offer they receive,” she says.
Suzanne Hollander, an attorney and real estate professor at Florida International University in Miami, agrees. “Perhaps a drawn-out contested legal battle regarding who is the winner could impact confidence in the U.S. economy and perhaps interest rates,” she cautions.
The company or lawyer generally does the sleuthing at the office of the county or municipal clerk where the property is. Many of the necessary records are now available online. “This person reviews many sources of information related to the property,” such as deeds, land records, liens, divorce cases, bankruptcy records, and probate cases, said Suzanne Hollander, a lawyer and real estate professor at Florida International University in Miami.

A thorough title search will also likely include details about mortgages attached to the property, street and sewer assessments, taxes, and any other title problems present, she says.

“How will I choose to spend the years of my life?” I think about Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s impact during her 87 years of life and ask myself this question. You, like me, can choose how to make an impact, when to speak up, dissent, stand up and how your actions or inactions will be remembered....I see the transformative power of teaching. Teaching is the way to plant a seed to make people learn and care about issues and each other, to take a stand and steps to improve their futures and others
In the last several years, the foreclosure rate has decreased due to a strong economy and job market. However, many expect foreclosures to tick up across the nation due to the recent rise in unemployment….That’s due to the coronavirus and economic downturn,” says >Suzanne Hollander, an attorney and real estate professor at Florida International University in Miami. “As moratoriums on foreclosures are beginning to lift in states across the country, there may be more foreclosures.

Hollander opened the presentation with the Maya Angelo quote “each time a woman stands up for herself she stands up for all women.” Most women face a time in their careers when, due to their gender, they’re harassed, evaluated unfairly, or excluded from conversations. For example, the wage gap between men and women in commercial real estate has widened over the past five years, leaving women at all levels underpaid, underrepresented and increasingly unsatisfied with their careers in 2020, according to a new benchmark study report by the Commercial Real Estate Women Network.

Hollander pointed that critical times to stand up for oneself and other women are during promotion, hiring, compensation discussions, appointment to corporate boards, leadership and senior positions of authority and selecting panelists for presentations.

You are not a very good real estate broker if you are in the office anyway,” said Suzanne Hollander, professor at the Jerome Bain Research Institute at Florida International University. “Many agents just collect their commission check, and fill out some paperwork there.Despite that, Hollander noted, brokerages from Fisher Island to Beverly Hills have spent millions of dollars on glamour offices.
Because you’re obligated to fully repay your mortgage, you and your lender have to agree to the short sale before it can proceed, says Suzanne Hollander, attorney and real estate professor at Florida International University in Miami. “The ‘due on sale’ clause of a mortgage is a type of acceleration clause that requires the borrower to pay the entire debt at the time of the property sale,” Hollander says. “
Another benefit is that the area or neighborhood may be your dream location. Many people buy homes in a flood zone because they want to live in a waterfront or beachfront community, and many of these are in low-lying coastal areas designated as FEMA flood zones.

“The homebuyer must then weigh the risk of purchasing a waterfront property in a flood zone versus buying a home in an area that does not offer the same lifestyle,” says Suzanne Hollander, an attorney and real estate professor at Florida International University in Miami.

Suzanne Hollander, a real estate professor at Florida International University, thinks these numbers could be legit. “The Realtors I regularly deal with as a broker, professor, and attorney tell me that single-family homes are flying off the charts,” says Hollander.
Now more than ever, sharing good news is a way to turn your quarantine time into Quarantine Quality Time. Last week,Suzanne Hollander was invited by Commercial Real Estate Women Miami to Speak about 5 Reasons to share your Good News Now!
Suzanne Hollander is a Miami-based attorney and part of the real estate faculty at Florida International University. She explains that home title fraud is often misunderstood. "Home title fraud is essentially a burglar stealing your entire house and maybe even selling it to someone else while you are living in it - and without your knowing about it," she says.
"Explained in the simplest terms, brownfields are ‘dirty sites' located in areas where the demand for land is often high," says Suzanne Hollander, a Florida International University real estate faculty and Miami-based property attorney.
Property Management is an “Essential Industry.” No matter what is happening in the external environment Property Management continues. This is true today during the COVID 19 pandemic as it was true during the Housing Crisis in 2008
Suzanne Hollander was a Panelist in Latin America on a distinguished attorney panel, Suzanne gave "U.S. Perspective: Commercial Real Estate Retail Contracts" in Spanish discussing the 4 points below: 1. COVID's Impact on Shopping Center Retail in U.S. and Latin America 2. Growth of Non Store Retailers in U.S. and Latin America (retailers selling by internet using distribution systems instead of a store/physical real estate) 3. Landlord Tenant Law in U.S. and Latin America 4. COVID's Impact on "Informal Economy" Real Estate and Business in Latin America
"Women today feel more empowered to enter into business areas traditionally known as male bastions. And businesses today are making it a core value to promote women to visible senior leadership positions and appoint them to corporate boards. People in senior leadership roles and on corporate boards are, for example, often invited to join a commercial real estate syndication deal," says Hollander.
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