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On January 02, 2018

Five Reasons to Buy Commercial Real Estate

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Investors often think about buying commercial real estate for cash flow, with the difference between the rental income, operating expenses, and the mortgage payment resulting in income. But what if your primary motivation is to grow your business operations in a new location?

If you have read Five Reasons to Lease Commercial Real Estate you may have already started asking questions about the real estate solution that best fits your needs. Here’s why you should consider keeping the option to buy on the table until you have consulted your real estate professional.

 

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On November 30, 2017

Five Reasons to Lease Commercial Real Estate

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Business is growing or changing, and it’s time to move? There’s nothing quite like owning your own building to house your organization and to meet the special requirements of your processes, equipment, etc. But is owning really the best way to go?

Before you start scouting for an existing building or contemplating new construction, consider these five reasons to lease. If any of these clicks, make a call to your real estate professional ...

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On November 08, 2017

Student housing complex at Shippensburg University sold for $1.7M

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From Central Penn Business Journal

A California-based investor has paid $1.7 million to buy a student housing complex near Shippensburg University.

Matthew Wolf and Mike Bowser of High Associates Ltd. represented the buyer and the seller in the deal for Britton Court, a 24-unit housing complex at 20 Britton Court in Shippensburg Township. The deal closed on Oct. 25.

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On October 04, 2017

Harrisburg Area Properties

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On October 04, 2017

Lancaster Available Properties

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On June 20, 2017

Must-Reads in 2017

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“You will be the same person in five years as you are today except for the people you meet and the books you read.”

 

Heading to the beach? Choose from these must-reads to help change the way you think, learn about topics of interest, and help reinforce your personal financial strategy.

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On December 20, 2016

Superforecasting: How to Ensure a Successful Closing

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“Superforecasting: How to Ensure a Successful Closing” is the eleventh and final step in our key issues in all real estate transactions.

At closing, the final stage of a real estate transaction, missing even the smallest detail can have a critical impact on the overall success or failure of the deal, as well as client satisfaction. It is the responsibility of the broker to carefully coordinate and manage these final steps to ensure a successful transaction. In order to do that, one must learn to “predict the future.”

 

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On November 17, 2016

NAR’s 4Q2016 Commercial Real Estate Outlook Report

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Overall projections for four major commercial sectors and analyzes quarterly data in the office, industrial, retail and multifamily markets.

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On September 20, 2016

Time is Everything in a Contract

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We need to always be aware of time provisions in contracts.  Time provisions mean what they say and cannot be ignored.  A recent Minnesota case, Contractors Edge, Inc. v. City of Mankato, illustrates this point.  This case involved a public works project, the owner being a municipality.  The holding of the case, however, applies to all contracts. 

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On July 27, 2016

Is That Your Final Answer? Settling an Agreement of Sale

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“Finalizing Transaction Agreements” is the tenth step in our key issues in all real estate transactions.

After putting forth the necessary time and effort into building a trustworthy relationship and negotiating a deal, there is one document that is the most significant component of the entire transaction: The Agreement of Sale. Every conversation, discussion and negotiation leads up to this crucial step in securing an arrangement for the buying and selling of a property. 

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On July 13, 2016

Let’s Shake On It: The Art of Successful Negotiation

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“Negotiating Terms of the Transaction” is the ninth step in our key issues in all real estate transactions.

The foundation of any effective business deal is a trustworthy relationship. In real estate, we must understand four crucial components of the transaction in order to be successful: Letters of Intent, Agreements, Offer Language, and Counter Offers. Whether you are buying or selling, understanding how to interact positively and proactively throughout the transaction will allow you to come away with the best deal you can get.

 

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The Executive Offices at Rossmoyne

On June 22, 2016

Executive offices set up fast & offer a big firm presence

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The executive office concept allows tenants to have executive suites completely operational within just a few days. This is attractive to new entrepreneurs with startups, as they need to start work immediately to recruit new business.  This concept also offers flexible, short-term leases for businesses attempting to expand into new regions.

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Commercial Real Estate - Financing 101

On April 08, 2016

Know the Differences Between Commercial and Residential Lending

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Commercial Real Estate - Financing 101

By Gregory C. Cassel, CCIM, Commercial Asset Manager, High Associates Ltd.

How does financing your corporate office building compare to getting a mortgage on your home?

To answer that question you need to know the key differences between commercial real estate and residential properties. 

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NAR Q12016 Commercial Real Estate Report

On March 03, 2016

NAR’s 1Q2016 Commercial Real Estate Outlook Report

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A stronger labor market and increasing household formation should keep commercial real estate demand on a gradual incline.

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The Basics of a Real Estate Tax Appeal in Lancaster County, Pa. Richard Cornogg blog post February 16, 2016

On February 16, 2016

The Basics of a Real Estate Tax Appeal in Lancaster County, Pa.

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2018 Reassessment: What to Know If Your Taxes Are Too High

Lancaster is a third class county (based on population), and the Lancaster County Property Assessment Office is administered under the Pennsylvania Third Class Assessment Law, the Pennsylvania General County Assessment Law, and the Pennsylvania Consolidated County Assessment Law. The Property Assessment Office is required to develop an assessment for each property within the county based on the concepts of fair market value and uniformity.  

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The Value Creation Process

On September 03, 2015

The Value Creation Process—Developing a Strategic Marketing Plan

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"Developing a Strategic Marketing Plan" is the sixth step in our key issues in all real estate transactions.

Here’s the question: What’s a home run to you? Is it actually going to the ballgame and hearing the roar of the crowd when the hometown team hits the ball over the fence? Or is it something much deeper in business or personal achievements?

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On July 29, 2015

Constructing a Dream: Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences

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The Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is growing and moving to Greenfield Corporate Center in Lancaster, Pa. Here are interviews with college president Mary Grace Simcox and members of the High project team discussing the vision and construction of the new learning environment.

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What Do I Believe That Is False?

On July 01, 2015

What is it that I currently believe that is false?

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"Researching The Subject Property Information" is the fifth step in our key issues in all real estate transactions.

Perhaps this question pales in comparison to philosophical quotes of Socrates like; the unexamined life is not worth living, but for a moment it surprises us enough to make us pause and consider our thoughts. Are we right in our assumptions, have we thought it through, are our research results sufficient to make the correct decision? Or are our beliefs based on myths, or something our family members told us with great emphasis and so we believe without further inspection?

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On April 29, 2015

50 Shades of Green

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The sense of smell conjures up memories and visions of years ago, whether it be opening a fresh jar of peanut butter, twisting the key on a fresh can of coffee, or unsealing a brand new box of crayons. Crayons represented the magic of childhood in that they unleashed the creative instinct in all kids. Those boxes of 64 perfectly sharpened rods of colored wax along with a new coloring book transformed a rainy Saturday into a colorful journey of imagination. The greenies were, by far, my …

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On April 28, 2015

Combined Heat and Power Systems Can Be an Economical and Efficient Option

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For our blog post this week, we welcome and thank contributor Steven G. Cook, who is Business Development Director for UGI Utilities, Inc. Combined heat and power (CHP) is an efficient, economical way to generate electric power and useful thermal energy from one fuel source ...

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On April 01, 2015

Heads I Win Tails You Lose

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"Researching The Subject Property Information" is the fourth step in our key issues in all real estate transactions. 

Picture yourself flipping a coin and for twenty consecutive flips it comes up heads. Exciting perhaps, but assuming it is not a trick coin, what are your chances...

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On March 23, 2015

Establishing a Timeline of Events

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"Establising a Timeline of Events" is the third step in our key issues in all real estate transactions. 

Time Keeps On Slippin’ Into The Future Picture yourself on a white sandy beach with a warm breeze, sun, palm trees, and beautiful turquoise water.  Your mind begins to wander … you think, Wouldn’t it be great to own a beachfront condo? Hmmm, when is the right time to buy or sell? How do intelligent real estate investors make the right moves?

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On March 17, 2015

Hope Is Not a Strategy

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"Hope is Not a Strategy" is the second step in our key ingredients in all real estate transactions.

View Part 1. Two things move prices—supply and demand. That’s it! Shocking, but true. In Ken Fisher’s book, The Only Three Questions That Count, he states that supply and demand are about eagerness. ...

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On March 10, 2015

Selecting a Qualified Real Estate Professional

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"Selecting a Qualified Real Estate Professional" is the first step in our key issues in all real estate transactions. 

How about a little brain exercise or walk down memory lane? How many business clichés can you mention in two minutes? To get you started, here are a few: “thinking outside the box;” “pushing the envelope;” or perhaps “seamless integration” ...  

 

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On March 03, 2015

Letters of Intent – Binding or Not?

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At one time or another, and in a variety of settings. businesses enter letters of intent. Some come about after lengthy discussions, some come about after a few conversations. Few letters of intent contain all of the deal details and many lack pertinent, important details. If the letter of intent is a result of a few conversations, the parties may not have thought about the legal enforceability of the letter of intent. Conscious thought must be given to that consideration because letters of intent run the gamut …

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On June 04, 2014

High Associates’ Office Building on Harrisburg Pa.'s West Shore Places Fifth in National EPA ENERGY STAR® Competition

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Named top performer, the Harrisburg, Pa.-area Rossmoyne Business Center building in Mechanicsburg reduced energy use by 39.2 percent in 2013.

Harrisburg, PA June 04, 2014
High Associates Ltd. announced that its Building 105 office building in Rossmoyne Business Center placed fifth overall in the EPA’s 2013 Battle of the Buildings.

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On November 12, 2013

High Associates’ Linford L. Good elected president of Philadelphia SIOR

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High Associates Ltd. is pleased to announce that Linford L. Good, SIOR, CCIM, was elected president of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS® (SIOR) effective August, 2013. Good is senior vice president, brokerage services, for High Associates.

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