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Dorota Dyman Associates Tips: How to Make Billions While Making People Happy and Saving the Planet

Dorota Dyman Associates Tips: How to Make Billions While Making People Happy and Saving the Planet | Dorota Dyman & Associates | Scoop.it
Real-estate legend Sam Zell said recently that the "End of Suburbia" might be happening. Right here and now. Of course, all the suburban dreck that was built in the last six decades isn't going to vaporize. But, in terms of new construction -- in other words, the real estate development business [...]
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Real-estate legend Sam Zell said recently that the “End of Suburbia” might be happening. Right here and now.

 

Of course, all the suburban dreck that was built in the last six decades isn’t going to vaporize. But, in terms of new construction — in other words, the real estate development business — reproducing the postwar, automobile-dependent Suburbia pattern is a money-losing proposition.

 

“You’re drawing all the young people in America to these 24/7 cities,” said Zell last October. “The last thing they want to do is live in the suburbs.”

 

Of course, as people get a little older, compromises ensue. But, that doesn’t mean they like it. “Why would anyone live in the suburbs, except to provide schools for their kids?” Zell asked.

 

The first criticisms of the American automobile suburb began about the same time as the suburbs themselves appeared in the 1920s and expanded in the postwar period. “There’s no there there,” lamented Gertrude Stein about Oakland, California, in 1937. She would know — she grew up there.

 

But, if we aren’t going to build suburbs, what should we build?

 

I propose that we build what I call the Traditional City — the normal form of human urban living for the last five thousand years. The Traditional City is the basic form of historic cities in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, and both pre-Columbian and post-Columbian Americas.

 

It is the form of ancient Rome, of the Aztecs’ capital city Tenochtitlan, of ancient Cuzco and Machu Picchu, of Alexandria in Egypt, and medieval Kyoto. It is also the basic form of most of modern Tokyo (built after 1950), central Paris, and Kathmandu, Nepal.

 

Hundreds of millions of people — perhaps billions — are living in Traditional City environments today, throughout Europe and Asia. You could hardly think of anything that has a longer track record of proven success.

 

Read full article at http://www.forbes.com/sites/nathanlewis/2014/04/10/how-to-make-billions-while-making-people-happy-and-saving-the-planet/

                                                                 

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http://www.dailystrength.org/groups/dorota-dyman--associates/discussions/messages/18656231

http://www.myvideo.de/watch/9483077/Real_Estate_Dorota_Dyman_Associates_Blog_Five_Tips_for_Anyone_Wanting_to_become_a_Real_Estate_Investor

 

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Dorota Dyman & Associates Real Estate Fee hike would fund Solano Real Estate Fraud Unit

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The Real Estate Fraud Unit in Solano County is looking to increase a fee to help cover additional costs.
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The Real Estate Fraud Unit in Solano County is looking to increase a fee to help cover additional costs.

 

Tuesday, the Solano County Board of Supervisors will consider raising the fee for real estate fraud investigation and prosecution from $3 to $10. Supervisors also consider expanding the type of documents subject to the fee.

 

In a report to the board, county staff explains that the District Attorney's Real Estate Fraud Unit is looking for grant funding to support itself; however, it will still lack sufficient funding for a full-time paralegal and part-time forensic accountant, "both of whom are critical to the unit."

 

"The increase in the fee would allow for the necessary funding for the addition of both positions and for the expansion of outreach efforts and the establishment of preventative and detective controls necessary to deter and detect the instances of real estate fraud in Solano County," staff said in the report.

 

Staff explained that if the fee is increased to $10 for every eligible real estate instrument, paper or notice, the county might expect to collect $750,000 in fees each year. Keeping with Government Code, 10 percent of the fees collected, about $75,000, would be distributed to the Assessor-Recorder and the Auditor-Controller to pay for costs incurred in collecting the fee.

 

The rest, or $675,000, according to staff, would be distributed to the Real Estate Fraud Prosecution Trust Fund, to be used by the District Attorney to "deter, investigate and prosecute real estate fraud crimes."

 

The District Attorney, according to the report, anticipates allocating money to pay for existing staff salaries and benefits and expanding staffing to include a full-time paralegal and a part-time forensic accountant. The rest will be used to pay expenses associated with establishing preventive and detective controls, public outreach and administrative costs.

 

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