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Burt M. Polson, CCIM is a Commercial Real Estate Advisor with ACRES Real Estate Services, Inc. He has been assisting clients in the sale, leasing, management and consulting of commercial real estate in the Napa Valley since 1992.

Post-pandemic predictions – part 2

This post originally appeared on Burt M. Polson's Real Estate Journal and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. Photo by Dejan Zakic on Unsplash You may be like me waking up some days feeling like Phil Connors in the movie Groundhog Day. It is not all bad, many good and exciting […]

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Post-pandemic predictions – part 1

This post originally appeared on Burt M. Polson's Real Estate Journal and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. Photo by Rock’n Roll Monkey on Unsplash You may be like me looking for a bit of normalcy each day, hoping to get back to my old routine sooner rather […]

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The CARES Act — What the real estate investor needs to know

This post originally appeared on Burt M. Polson's Real Estate Journal and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. Photo by Terry Tan De Hao on Unsplash Many taxpayers are receiving temporary relief as their stimulus deposit from the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act is being driven. Businesses anticipate […]

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The distracted turtle

This post originally appeared on Burt M. Polson's Real Estate Journal and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. Photo by Jolo Diaz from Pexels Starting around April each year in the warmer climate coastal beaches, female sea turtles emerge from the ocean to lay their eggs. After digging […]

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Your story

This post originally appeared on Burt M. Polson's Real Estate Journal and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. Photo by Florian Klauer on Unsplash I read an article describing our current condition being our generation’s greatest test. Though every generation has a significant test to overcome, we are […]

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Two examples of code violations

This post originally appeared on Burt M. Polson's Real Estate Journal and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. Photo by JC Falcon on Unsplash Is the neighbor’s dog barking all night incessantly? Does your other neighbor park their recreational vehicle in the street right in front of your house for weeks […]

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The bloated gas station and getting the boot from your exchange

This post originally appeared on Burt M. Polson's Real Estate Journal and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. Photo by Harrison Haines from Pexels I love talking with my clients and helping them look at their current challenges more as an opportunity. Below are a couple of problems my clients are […]

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Use an escrow when selling a business and more on the surprise deed of trust

This post originally appeared on Burt M. Polson's Real Estate Journal and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. Photo by GEORGE DESIPRIS from Pexels Selling a business In my career, I have only sold a handful of businesses, the majority a part of a real estate transaction. I […]

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New real estate laws for 2020

This post originally appeared on Burt M. Polson's Real Estate Journal and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. Photo by j zamora on Unsplash With the new year comes new laws. Here is my annual review of some of the new real estate-related laws in California for 2020. Significant impacts to […]

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Foreclosure not necessarily the nail in the coffin – part 3

This post originally appeared on Burt M. Polson's Real Estate Journal and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. Photo by Mike from Pexels Developing a shopping center from the ground up can be a speculative undertaking, especially when you do not have tenants lined-up for all available space. […]

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Lien on me – the surprise deed of trust

This post originally appeared on Burt M. Polson's Real Estate Journal and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. Photo by Porapak Apichodilok from Pexels My nephew, hearing a knock on his front door, found a real estate broker asking if he knew Robert and Marianna Polson, my parents. […]

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Foreclosure not necessarily the nail in the coffin – part 2

This post originally appeared on Burt M. Polson's Real Estate Journal and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. Napa Crossing South is an 81,440 square foot shopping center on Soscol Avenue – a trophy property with quality tenants. Unfortunately, the delays in filling vacant space may have hurt […]

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Foreclosure not necessarily the nail in the coffin – part 1

This post originally appeared on Burt M. Polson's Real Estate Journal and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. Photo by Kevin Jarrett on Unsplash You may have heard in a recent article in the Napa Valley Register the new Soscol Avenue shopping center is in foreclosure for an […]

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Megaregions vs. Hometown America

This post originally appeared on Burt M. Polson's Real Estate Journal and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. Photo by Christian Wagner on Unsplash Not to be confused with the next Transformers or Godzilla movie, trends are showing much of the country’s growth will be in ten megaregions. […]

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Losing Prop 13 and property rights

This post originally appeared on Burt M. Polson's Real Estate Journal and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. Photo by Laura Stanley from Pexels The news seldom paints a positive picture, but it is always good to get the entire story on the matter. There is another side […]

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California on cusp of toughest rent control in country

This post originally appeared on Burt M. Polson's Real Estate Journal and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. Photo by Scott Webb from Pexels Governor Gavin Newsom met with apartment property owners and developers in August to present on a new bill, Assembly Bill 1482, authored by Democratic […]

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How to know if it’s a good investment? Part 3

This post originally appeared on Burt M. Polson's Real Estate Journal and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. Photo by Carson Masterson on Unsplash The prudent investor takes an objective look at an investment property before they consider a purchase. For example, a multi-unit residential investment property I […]

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How to know if it’s a good investment? Part 2

This post originally appeared on Burt M. Polson's Real Estate Journal and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. Photo by Gemma Evans on Unsplash We are taking an objective look at what makes a rental property a good investment and are analyzing a six-unit residential property I have […]

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How to know if it’s a good investment? Part 1

This post originally appeared on Burt M. Polson's Real Estate Journal and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. Photo by Volkan Olmez on Unsplash If you are purchasing an investment property, you will want to perform a financial analysis to determine if it is a good investment. A […]

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Common title obstacles that could delay an escrow

This post originally appeared on Burt M. Polson's Real Estate Journal and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. Photo by Tim Collins on Unsplash When selling real estate, most buyers and sellers in my locale of Northern California hire an escrow company to handle the escrow and also provide title insurance […]

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Eight often forgotten rules of a 1031 exchange

This post originally appeared on Burt M. Polson's Real Estate Journal and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. Photo by Oziel Gómez on Unsplash An investment property owner selling a property can potentially owe up to four different taxes: deprecation recapture of 25 percent, federal capital gains of […]

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“How do I qualify?” and other questions

This post originally appeared on Burt M. Polson's Real Estate Journal and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. Photo by Camylla Battani on Unsplash I am asked questions daily by my clients. Problem-solving is what us brokers do because there will always be issues, conflicts, and dilemmas that come about. Below […]

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Illegal units – two case studies

This post originally appeared on Burt M. Polson's Real Estate Journal and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. Photo by Katy Cao on Unsplash You may find yourself in a situation where you own a property with an illegal unit, or perhaps you are buying or selling a […]

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17 reasons why someone would sell

This post originally appeared on Burt M. Polson's Real Estate Journal and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. Investment property owners have different reasons for selling, but some may fail to see the big picture and miss an excellent opportunity to sell. I’ve counseled many investors on both […]

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Commercial vs residential real estate salespeople

This post originally appeared on Burt M. Polson's Real Estate Journal and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. Photo by rawpixel.com from Pexels If you sold or purchased a house, there is a good chance a residential agent assisted you. If you are a business owner or an investor, then you […]

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Coming soon to a city near you…Qualified Opportunity Zones

This post originally appeared on Burt M. Polson's Real Estate Journal and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. Photo by Scott Webb from Pexels Taxes play a significant role in the bottom line for commercial real estate investors, therefore any chance to delay or eliminate tax consequences of […]

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Proforma “pixie dust”

This post originally appeared on Burt M. Polson's Real Estate Journal and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList.  Photo by Mervyn Chan on Unsplash You will find several opinions regarding a proforma financial report for an investment property. Some descriptions used may be “working magic,”  “pie in the sky,” and […]

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