Barry A. Diskin, Ph.D., MAI, is a full professor on the Real Estate Faculty of the College of Business, Florida State University. He is also a real estate consultant active in both the public and private sectors.
This concise, single-source guide for real estate players includes a tersely worded but well-illustrated glossary of terms (making up half the book) and various payment and amortization tables. Home buyers and sellers, real estate investors, and individuals considering a real estate career are well served by this overview. Though not elaborate in detail, the text is a convenient initial reference. Revised to include the considerable changes brought about by the 1986 tax law, it is a valuable resource for all libraries. Joseph Barth, USMA Lib., West Point, N.Y.