The Plaza: The Secret Life of America’s Most Famous Hotel

Journalist Julie Satow’s thrilling, unforgettable history of how one illustrious hotel has defined our understanding of money and glamour, from the Gilded Age to the Go-Go Eighties to today’s Billionaire Row.

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From the moment in 1907 when New York millionaire Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt strode through the Plaza Hotel’s revolving doors to become its first guest, to the afternoon in 2007 when a mysterious Russian oligarch paid a record price for the hotel’s largest penthouse, the eighteen-story white marble edifice at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 59th Street has radiated wealth and luxury.

For some, the hotel evokes images of F. Scott Fitzgerald frolicking in the Pulitzer Fountain, or Eloise, the impish young guest who pours water down the mail chute. But the true stories captured in THE PLAZA also include dark, hidden secrets: the cold-blooded murder perpetrated by the construction workers in charge of building the hotel, how Donald J. Trump came to be the only owner to ever bankrupt the Plaza, and the tale of the disgraced Indian tycoon who ran the hotel from a maximum-security prison cell, 7,000 miles away in Delhi.

In this definitive history, award-winning journalist Julie Satow not only pulls back the curtain on Truman Capote’s Black and White Ball and The Beatles’ first stateside visit-she also follows the money trail. THE PLAZA reveals how a handful of rich, dowager widows were the financial lifeline that saved the hotel during the Great Depression, and how, today, foreign money and anonymous shell companies have transformed iconic guest rooms into condominiums that shield ill-gotten gains-hollowing out parts of the hotel as well as the city around it.

THE PLAZA is the account of one vaunted New York City address that has become synonymous with wealth and scandal, opportunity and tragedy. With glamour on the surface and strife behind the scenes, it is the story of how one hotel became a mirror reflecting New York’s place at the center of the country’s cultural narrative for over a century.

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How to Buy Real Estate Overseas

Practical advice on how to enjoy the unique benefits and avoid the pitfalls of investing in real estate abroad

In the current uncertain investment climate, foreign real estate represents a more important opportunity than ever before, for both the investor who wants to move a portion of their wealth abroad and the retiree looking for affordable living options. How to Buy Real Estate Overseas explains one of the best options available today for diversification, asset protection, and a safe haven for wealth. Foreign property is a hard asset that, unlike stocks, for example, can’t go bankrupt and collapse to zero.

This book is an expert guide to the advantages and the challenges of investing in real estate overseas.

Author Kathleen Peddicord, an American currently based in Panama, is considered the world’s foremost authority on overseas retirement and foreign property investment. She has traveled to more than 50 countries, invested in real estate in 18, established businesses in 7, renovated historic properties in 6, and educated her children in 4. She knows from personal experience how foreign real estate can appreciate significantly over time, throw off an annual cash flow, and provide personal enjoyment for you and your family.

An investment in a piece of real estate in a foreign country is a chance for both profit and fun. How to Buy Real Estate Overseas offers practical advice on how to find great deals, buy and manage property profitably in unfamiliar and potentially volatile foreign markets.

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Beach House Flamingo Real Estate Journal: Home Buying Planner From House-Hunting to Moving Day

Planning a move or buying a beach house? This practical journal helps potential home buyers keep track of their important home buying information. From house hunting to designing the new home, this handy notebook will help record useful home-buying information. Features of this unique journal include:Important Contact LogsHouse Hunting ChecklistsProperty Inspection LogsBudget PlannersMoving Day Planning GuideMoving Box Inventory SheetsInterior Design Planners

Buying a home can be stressful. Let this creative real estate journal help you feel organized. Fun flamingo design will get you excited for your move somewhere tropical. Great moving journal for those moving to Florida or the Caribbean.This journal is an organization tool used at your risk. It is not intended to be an all-encompassing real-estate guide and should not be used in place of advice from a licensed realtor.

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Fundamentals of Corporate Finance Standard Edition (McGraw-Hill/Irwin Series in Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate)

NOTE: This book DOES NOT come with access code

The best-selling Fundamentals of Corporate Finance (FCF) has three basic themes that are the central focus of the book:
1) An emphasis on intuition-the authors separate and explain the principles at work on a common sense, intuitive level before launching into any specifics.
2) A unified valuation approach-net present value (NPV) is treated as the basic concept underlying corporate finance.
3) A managerial focus-the authors emphasize the role of the financial manager as decision maker, and they stress the need for managerial input and judgment.

The Tenth Edition continues the tradition of excellence that has earned Fundamentals of Corporate Finance its status as market leader. Every chapter has been updated to provide the most current examples that reflect corporate finance in today’s world. The supplements package has been updated and improved, and with the enhanced Connect Finance and Excel Master, student and instructor support has never been stronger.

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Complete Guide to Real Estate Tax Liens and Foreclosure Deeds: Learn in 7 Days: Investing Without Losing Series

“The language in the book is easily graspable and can be understood even by novices in tax liens or real estate foreclosure.” —Real Estate Author Reviews

The Complete Guide to Real Estate Tax Liens and Foreclosure Deeds introduces you to the best investment alternative of stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. Every month, smart investors are placing their money in fixed interest rates of 16 percent or more in government-sponsored tax liens. Plus, learn how to invest in foreclosure tax deeds. All of this in 7 days! From the publishers of Investing Without Losing, ISBN 0978834607.

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Surreal Estate

Terri sat among twenty other people desiring to become real estate agents at Florida School of Real Estate. It was their first day of class. Students ranged from 18 to 65 years old. To Terri’s right sat Ray. He had a gold incisor and a bald, tattooed head. He offered Terri Adderall at a ‘really good’ price. To Terri’s left sat an older man wearing shorts and a t-shirt. His arms, here and there, were wrapped in gauze. Terri steadily inched away from him. Ray jiggled his little bag of Adderall at her. The three women seated in front of Terri were dressed for tennis and drenched in perfume dense enough to taste.The teacher arrived. He made a general announcement not to park in the faculty parking spaces or we’d be towed off, and if any of us were felons we were ineligible to take this licensing course. Felons? How many felons could there be in one, random real estate class? Turns out seven, which is how many people got up and left. Including one of the scented, tennis players.Terri remained seated with the non-felonious, thinking this is surreal. She just didn’t know how surreal until she listed an iconic Palm Beach mansion and discovered Mar a Lago wasn’t the only greed and corruption filled estate on the block.

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Modern Real Estate Investing: The Delaware Statutory Trust

Modern Real Estate Investing introduces the nation to a new concept in real estate investment known as the Delaware Statutory Trust (DST). The DST is a synthesis of one hundred years of real estate, securities, and tax laws that provide an investment entity that allows the modern real estate investor to build a diversified portfolio of institutional grade real estate under protective securities regulations and enjoy the tax advantages of gain nonrecognition using IRC section 1031 like-kind exchanges. The book not only introduces the DST but also guides the reader through the investment process by providing perspective in the choosing of brokers, sponsors, and properties as well as a more in-depth analysis of the DST offering (John Harvey, CPA, MBT, author). The book provides a clear explanation of DST’s and how they provide opportunities for smaller investors access to institutional properties otherwise not available to them, because of the large equity requirements and access to reasonable financing. The 1031 exchange is linked very nicely, explaining the DST opportunity for diversification in more than one investment that helps balance overall risk in the 1031 exchange. Trump tax plan is expertly explained and its impact on the DST structure. Book describes clear example of the tax savings of a 1031 exchange and the benefit of compounding on deferred taxes avoided at time sale. Good examples of dos and don’ts in the 1031 exchange (Kosmas G. Toskos, DST investor).

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The Drone Pilot’s Guide to Real Estate Imaging: Using Drones for Real Estate Photography and Video (Commercial Drone Applications)

Drones greatly enhance Real Estate photography and video. The Drone Pilot’s Guide to Real Estate Imaging provides information, resources, tools, and techniques for drone (UAS, UAV, RPAS) pilots and offers tips to Real Estate Agencies looking to hire sUAS (drone) pilots. Photography/Video settings, risk mitigation, neighborhood notifications, flight techniques, editing photos/video, creating a policy/procedures manual, “staging” a home, and much more are found in this in-depth guide to how to best capture great images and video of real estate property, whether residential, commercial, industrial, or land. The book is broken down into areas for real estate agents hoping to become pilots, agencies seeking to hire outside pilots, or pilots wanting to break into the world of real estate video. Additionally, the book covers choosing the “right” drone for real estate use, accessories, tools, software, and other practical needs for any successful real estate program. With many basic, intermediate, and advanced flight techniques, any reader should find a path to proficient use of a drone in the real estate environment. Beginning with the FAA certification process and ending with best practices for output to Zillow and other real estate sites, this book covers all subjects relevant to drones and real estate.

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The New Rules of Real Estate Investing: 24 Leading Experts Reveal Their Real Estate Secrets

The New Rules of Real Estate Investing provides both aspiring and current real estate investors with the hard-won lessons and wisdom of successful real estate investors. These accomplished entrepreneurs openly share their biggest wins and failures, their daily productivity habits, and what they would do over again if they could. This book provides a shortcut for those who want to avoid common mistakes and fast-forward their success. Chris Prefontaine, an industry leader in the lease-purchase, owner financing, and subject-to-terms business, shares his secrets from 25+ years in real estate that can be applied to any niche. From simple yet life-changing insights like starting your day with meditation and exercise to the admonishment of “stick to the scripts” when calling prospective buyers and sellers, Chris, along with his son Nick Prefontaine and son-in-law Zach Beach, offers easy-to-follow advice for starting or scaling your real estate business. Fitting with the family’s core business value’s, they offer blunt, transparent experience for you to learn from. The entrepreneur’s entrepreneur Joe Fairless, AirBnB innovator Brian Page, tech pioneer Dan Schwartz, Little Things Matter author Todd Smith and a slew of other industry leaders also share their wisdom, compassion, and even kick you in the pants with their proven formulas for success in business and in life. Learn how to build your day with discipline and positivity, choose the right mentor, turn mistakes into opportunity, and achieve an income well beyond your expectations. This is the book that will change how you see real estate investing, and put you on a path to your dreams. Get all of the free resources at http://www.thenewrulesbook.com

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Historic Map | Estate of Long Beach, Bay’s Channels, Baldwin Harbor | Nassau County (N.Y.)| New York (State) | Nassau County | Vintage Wall Art | 60in x 36in

Historic Map | Estate of Long Beach, Bay’s Channels, Baldwin Harbor | Nassau County (N.Y.) | Maps | New York (State) | Nassau County

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  • MADE TO ORDER IN THE USA: We make each reprint only when you order it. We edit every antique map for image quality, color and vibrance, so it can look its best while retaining historical character. Makes a great gift!
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Starbucks VIA Ready Brew Coffee, Colombia, 3.3-Gram Packages,50 Count (packaging may vary)

Just tear open a packet of Starbucks VIA® Ready Brew Colombia, add hot water, wait 10 seconds, and stir. Then enjoy the rich, smooth taste of 100% Colombian Arabica coffee with that signature walnut flavor.

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WellnessMats Estates Linen Beach Glass Polyuerthrane 3 x 2 Feet Anti-Fatigue Mat

Work comfortably with this anti-fatigue mat from WellnessMat. Made from polyurethane, this mat has a woven linen fabric pattern that is beautiful to look at. Feel safe using it with its nonslip qualities on top and bottom to prevent accidents. Become everyone’s favorite person when you gift this to cooks, teachers, office workers or anyone who does work while standing. This mat is stain, dirt, puncture, and heat resistant so it is sure to last you a long time. It has a manufacturer’s 20 year warranty and is made in the USA.

36″ L x 24″ W x 5/8″ H

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Simple Modern Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Double-Walled Wave Bottle, 17oz – Winter White

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  • Premium Copper Coated Insulation Layer: The exterior of the inner wall, in the vacuum sealed area, is coated in a thin layer of copper for added insulation
  • Take it With You: narrow mouth reduces spills and sloshing while you drink; 9oz and 17oz sizes fit in most cupholders, the 25oz and 34oz bottles are too big
  • Why Simple Modern: Our core principles of Generosity and Excellence have inspired us to sell high quality products, act as great partners with everyone we interact with, and give away a minimum of 10% of our profits

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WellnessMats EB32WMRWGRY Estates Collection Anti-Fatigue 3 x 2 Foot Kitchen Mat Beach Glass

Say hello to comfort and goodbye to back, knee, and foot pain. WellnessMats revolutionary anti-fatigue floor mats are ergonomically engineered and medically proven to provide unsurpassed comfort, safety, relief, and support while you stand, wherever you stand. By suspending body weight and reducing stress and strain on the joints, WellnessMats interact with your body providing comfort and relief while improving posture and muscle conditioning. Advocated by healthcare professionals, WellnessMats are medically proven to promote proper circulation and reduce fatigue. Our main goal has always been to provide the very best Premium Standing Solutions that would alleviate aches & pains, while increasing energy and productivity. Our success in meeting this goal is why our anti-fatigue products are the #1choice for the Department of Homeland Security, TSA, and millions of line workers, salon owners, chefs, and consumers like you around the world.  Our mats are unlike any other. Made from our proprietary Advanced Polyurethane Technology (APT), our mats are ‘one piece construction,’ 100% made in the USA and backed by an unprecedented 20-Year Warranty.

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  • Easy care: simply wipe clean with a damp cloth or sponge, use any common household cleaner or sweep clean of dirt and dust

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Home Comforts Canvas Print California Beach Estate San Diego Architecture Stretched Canvas 32 x 24

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  • Size 32 x 24, Canvas

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The 2013 Vol 9 Lake Chapala

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A Good Old Fashioned Orgy

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Gay Weddings

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A Good Old Fashioned Orgy (Unrated)

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Summer Rental

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