Real Estate & Mortgages FAQs

  1. What is an assumable mortgage?

  2. Why would a homebuyer need to take out PMI (private mortgage insurance)?

  3. Why does the majority of my mortgage payment start out as interest and gradually ...

  4. I've come into a large amount of money. Should I invest it or pay off my mortgage?

  5. What is a subprime mortgage?

  6. Should I pay my mortgage with my credit card to earn credit card rewards?

  7. What is the 1003 mortgage application form?

  8. What's the difference between short sales and foreclosures?

  9. What is the difference between a REIT and a master limited partnership

  10. What do real estate investors look for in a property?

  11. Can I borrow from my annuity to put a down payment on a house?

  12. How do you use the FNMA selling guide?

  13. What is the difference between a REIT and a real estate fund?

  14. What is the average credit score for new homebuyers? (ELLI)

  15. Can I take my 401(k) to buy a house?

  16. Is an adjustable rate mortgage (ARM) safe?

  17. Do FHA loans require escrow accounts?

  18. Do FHA loans have prepayment penalties?

  19. Can FHA loans be refinanced?

  20. Can FHA loans be used for investment property?

  21. Do FHA loans have private mortgage insurance (PMI)?

  22. How many FHA loans can I have?

  23. Does renters insurance cover storage units?

  24. Does renters insurance cover mold?

  25. Does renters insurance cover theft?

  26. Does renters insurance cover dog bites?

  27. Does renters insurance cover moving?

  28. How much renters insurance do you need?

  29. Does renters insurance cover bike theft?

  30. Can I get renters insurance without a lease?

  31. Can roommates share renters insurance?

  32. Are FHA loans assumable?

  33. How accurate are online mortgage calculators?

  34. Are mortgage rates negotiable?

  35. Are FHA loans fixed?

  36. Does an FHA loan require a down payment?

  37. Can FHA loans be used for condos?

  38. Can a 401(k) be used for a house down payment?

  39. Do FHA loans have closing costs?

  40. Do FHA loans require mortgage insurance?

  41. Does renters insurance cover jewelry?

  42. Why might landlords require renters insurance?

  43. Do banks offer FHA loans?

  44. Does renters insurance cover pet damage?

  45. Does the FHA provide construction loans?

  46. Can FHA loans be used for foreclosures?

  47. Can mutual funds invest in REITs?

  48. Can I take my 401(k) to buy a house for my children?

  49. How is market value determined in the real estate market?

  50. What is the difference between adjusted and regular funds from operations?

  51. How can I use the funds from operations to total debt ratio to assess risk?

  52. What are examples of typical leasehold improvements?

  53. How much of the global economy is comprised of the real estate sector?

  54. What is the difference between "closed end credit" and a "line of credit?"

  55. In what instances does a business use closed end credit?

  56. What are the long-term effects of delinquent accounts?

  57. How was the American Dream impacted by the housing market collapse in 2008?

  58. How much risk is associated with subprime mortgages?

  59. What is the process for a building owner depreciating leasehold improvements in a ...

  60. How can I invest in tax liens?

  61. What kinds of real estate transactions use triple net (NNN) leases?

  62. What does the American Dream mean to different generations?

  63. What are the financial consequences of filing for bankruptcy?

  64. What is the difference between a lien and an encumbrance?

  65. What is the difference between economic value and market value?

  66. How long can a building owner or landlord depreciate a leasehold improvement?

  67. What are the major categories of financial institutions and what are their primary ...

  68. Are subprime mortgages still available for homeowners?

  69. What are the different types of subprime mortgages?

  70. Why does the real estate sector appeal to growth investors?

  71. How much of an institutional pension fund's portfolio is typically investing in real ...

  72. What is the difference between funds from operations per share and earnings per share?

  73. Which leveraged ETFs can I buy to invest in the real estate sector?

  74. How do taxes impact Net Operating Income (NOI)?

  75. What security should I use funds from operations for?

  76. What economic indicators should an investor in the real estate sector consider?

  77. What factors drive share prices in the real estate sector?

  78. What are the most popular ETFs that track the real estate sector?

  79. What emerging markets are best suited for investing in the real estate sector?

  80. What average annual return is typical for a long term investment in the real estate ...

  81. What are the most common mutual funds for investing in the real estate sector?

  82. What financial metrics are best for evaluating companies in the real estate sector?

  83. What is the importance of the capitalization rate in real estate investing?

  84. Why should investors care about Net Operating Income (NOI)?

  85. How is Net Operating Income (NOI) used in real estate?

  86. What dividend yield is typical for the real estate sector?

  87. What is the average debt/equity ratio of real estate companies?

  88. What are the best options strategies for investing in the real estate sector?

  89. What industries use the loan to value ratio?

  90. How does the risk of investing in the real estate sector compare to the broader market?

  91. How does the value of the real estate impact the value of a triple net (NNN) lease?

  92. Is the banking sector subject to any seasonal trends?

  93. What is private wealth management?

  94. What is the difference between an Equity REIT and a Mortgage REIT?

  95. Which REITs pay the highest dividends?

  96. What price-to-earnings ratio is average in the real estate sector?

  97. How have low interest rates affected the real estate sector?

  98. How can an investor profit from a decline in the real estate sector?

  99. What are the main segments of the real estate sector?

  100. Why can real estate be a good addition to a traditional stock and bond portfolio?

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