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The other side of Tenopah (access required)

Dear Mr. Berko: We have two questions. You suggested a reader watch your columns for high-yield convertible bonds and preferred stocks. Our paper stopped printing your column, so we don’t have access to investments paying 9 percent or better. We ...

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Commercial property owners need disaster plan (access required)

The greatest recession in the nation’s history is finally showing signs of recovery in commercial real estate, with parts of North Carolina among national leaders in appreciation of apartment values in 2011. Yet nature could quickly reverse those hard-fought gains if a tornado, hurricane or other severe weather strikes.

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Beware of first-year-free condo fees (access required)

DEAR BENNY: I am a real estate developer, homebuilder and property manager in California. The California Department of Real Estate requires extensive disclosure documents for the sale of property in all common-interest subdivisions. Those disclose great detail on the use ...

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No best way to invest in copper (access required)

Dear Mr. Berko: My IRA has performed poorly this year and last year. I own some of the supposedly better mutual funds, and for the past two years my $88,000 account has only increased in value to $101,000. This is ...

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