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5 Need to Know Things About OS X Yosemite

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With Apple announcing the release of OS X Yosemite coming some time this fall, here are 5 things you need to know. Spotlight Spotlight searches will now display information from Wikipedia, Bing, news, Maps, movies, and more.  This will make searching much easier, all from one place, instead of having to open Safari and searching […]

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5 New iOS 8 Features

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  With Apple previewing iOS 8, there are a bunch of new features that users will find extremely useful.  Here are 5 new iOS 8 features that we learned from Monday’s keynote. Battery Usage Indicator One of the most common complaints about the iPhone is the battery drains too fast.  Besides closing unused apps and […]

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New FASB– Part Five

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In the last installment of our 5 part new FASB series, I’ll outline the new procedures for balance sheet offsetting, revenue recognition, comprehensive income and multiemployer pension plans. Once again, I want to congratulate you on making it through the arduous task of reading about these changes—and don’t worry, if your eyes glazed over or […]

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New FASB– Part Four

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Part Four starts off with a little summary on the impairment changes, goes through the lessor accounting model and ends with a brief outline on insurance contracts. During their discussions, FASB and IASB came up with a “three bucket” expected loss approach for impairment of financial assets. They are as follows: Bucket 1 holds assets […]

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New FASB– Part Three

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You’ve made it this far, so I’m not going to bore you with any more quips about FASB or their new regulations—it’s already boring enough. Onto business, then. Lessees will use the incremental borrowing rates at the lease commencement to calculate the amount capitalized. Leases with interim funding will have deferred and amortized earnings on […]

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New FASB Rules– Part Two

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So you made it through Part One and were curious enough to move on to Part Two? I commend your bravery. In this article, I’ll continue outlining the expected changes FASB is working on implementing. This will include modifications in: lessee profit and loss pattern, purchase options, variable payments, residual guarantees, short term leases, and […]

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New FASB Rules– Part One

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Are you ready for the new FASB rules? If you’re like 99% of us, the answer is probably no. But the deadline is fast approaching and we are all running out of time to get organized and prepared. As most of you have probably heard, the new FASB is designed to make companies more transparent—especially […]

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Keep Calm and Rent On, America

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In light of the recent turnaround in the commercial real-estate sector, the market has, so far, shown an increase in the amount of occupied office space in the first and second quarters of 2011. The first quarter showed an increase of 5.5 million square feet of inhabited office space, while the second measured a close […]

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Beware: SEC to Investigate Nontraded REITs

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As of late, the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) has begun to crack down on lucrative REITs that aren’t being traded on the stock exchange. It’s been estimated that REITs have made over $73 billion for investors in the past 10 years, despite the recession and since 1990, SEC has approved around 90 nontraded REITs. […]

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Factors to Consider for the Future of CRE Transactions

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Predicting the future of commercial real estate sales transactions is a risky business for anyone, considering the market is only just starting to recover. In this delicate stage, one small factor could send us sliding back into a recession, but for those brave souls who are looking to shed a little light on the forecast […]

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