Real Estate & Mortgages FAQs

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

  2. What is private wealth management?

  3. Which REITs pay the highest dividends?

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

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

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

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

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

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

  10. When should a real estate broker release earnest money deposit funds?

  11. Can small investors buy collateralized mortgage obligations (CMOs)?

  12. What is the difference between an option-adjusted spread and a Z-spread in reference ...

  13. What are some historical examples of debt securitization?

  14. Which has performed better historically, the stock market or real estate?

  15. For what sorts of purposes can the funds in a share premium account be disbursed?

  16. What price-to-book ratio is considered average in the chemicals sector?

  17. How can I calculate the Macaulay duration of a zero-coupon bond?

  18. How can I use the correlation coefficient to predict returns in the stock market?

  19. How did the Great Recession affect structural unemployment?

  20. Where does the term "always be closing" come from?

  21. How do earnest money deposits work in a short sale?

  22. Did the repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act contribute to the 2008 financial crisis?

  23. What is the difference between secured and unsecured debt?

  24. What is a fiduciary deed and when is it useful?

  25. How does lower borrowing costs affect new airlines in the aerospace industry?

  26. What's the difference between a collateralized mortgage obligation (CMO) and a mortgage-backed ...

  27. Is the prime rate in the US different from the federal funds rate?

  28. Do creditors have the same rights in all 50 US states?

  29. What is a Z bond in a collateralized mortgage obligation (CMO)?

  30. Were collateralized mortgage obligations (CMOs) responsible for the financial crisis ...

  31. What's the difference between the prime rate and the repo rate?

  32. What should ordinary borrowers know about the prime rate?

  33. What do mortgage lenders use the securitization food chain?

  34. What criteria does a property need to meet to be considered an 'investment grade' ...

  35. Why do banks securitize some debts, and how do they sell them to investors?

  36. Do mortgage escrow accounts earn interest?

  37. Can unearned rent be considered deferred revenue?

  38. Why should you invest in tangible assets?

  39. What role did securitization play in the U.S. subprime mortgage crisis?

  40. Which asset classes are the most risky?

  41. How often is interest compounded?

  42. How can you use a debt service coverage ratio (DSCR) to evaluate real estate investments?

  43. How does the loan-to-value ratio affect my mortgage payments?

  44. What's the difference between a collateralized debt obligation (CDO) and a collateralized ...

  45. What is the difference between a savings & loan company and a bank?

  46. Why does the loan-to-value ratio matter?

  47. Why do MBS (mortgage-backed securities) still exist if they created so much trouble ...

  48. Are all mortgage backed securities (MBS) also collateralized debt obligations (CDO)?

  49. What does asset management mean in regards to real estate?

  50. What is the difference between a collateralized debt obligation (CDO) and an asset ...

  51. How did moral hazard impact the financial crisis of 2007-08?

  52. How do commercial banks make money?

  53. What are the three "nets" of an NNN lease?

  54. What is the difference between a PMI (primary mortgage insurance) loan and a Federal ...

  55. What are the differences between single, double and triple-net leases?

  56. How do banks measure the Five Cs of Credit?

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

  58. Can you ask your landlord to remove a waiver of subrogation clause from your lease?

  59. How did the financial crisis affect the banking sector?

  60. What are the implications of a low Federal Funds Rate?

  61. Does the bank set up an escrow account for the buyer and seller in a home sale?

  62. Do landlords set up escrow accounts for their tenants' security deposits?

  63. How does the bank profit off of escrow accounts?

  64. What kinds of companies are the best candidates for evaluation using the Gordon Growth ...

  65. Who manages an escrow account?

  66. How can investors use trends in the unemployment rate to evaluate the outlook of ...

  67. What are key government regulations that affect investing in the banking sector?

  68. Were collateralized debt obligations (CDO) responsible for the 2008 financial crisis?

  69. What are the best ways to pay off my mortgage quickly?

  70. What is a combined loan to value ratio?

  71. What are the pros and cons of a simple-interest mortgage?

  72. Is a waiver of subrogation clause better for a tenant or a landlord?

  73. What level of default rate is typical for the credit services industry?

  74. What is the most typical holding in an SPV?

  75. What is the underwriter's job in a real estate transaction?

  76. Why do bankers incur risk when underwriting?

  77. Is NAV the best way to assess the value of an REIT?

  78. What is the historical capitalization rate for real estate in New York City?

  79. What is the lowest capitalization rate before an investment becomes unprofitable?

  80. What can capitalization rate tell investors about real estate bubbles?

  81. What is the difference between APR and APY?

  82. Are any arm's-length transactions disadvantageous to both parties?

  83. What loans do and don't have an APR?

  84. Are APRs different in different countries?

  85. How do REIT managers use capitalization rate to configure their portfolios?

  86. What are the most popular assets for investors?

  87. What is the difference between capitalization rate and rent?

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

  89. What are the pros and cons of owning an equity REIT versus a mortgage REIT?

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

  91. What is the debt ratio for an FHA loan?

  92. What factors should I consider when shopping for the best mortgage lender?

  93. Is it a good idea to add a reverse mortgage to your retirement strategy?

  94. What are the potential pitfalls of owning REITs?

  95. Are dividend payout ratios different in different economic sectors?

  96. How can a reverse mortgage help wealthy and poor retirees?

  97. How do you use DCF for real estate valuation?

  98. Why is due diligence important before a company acquisition?

  99. Is a REIT a type of ETF?

  100. How should you choose the amortization period for your mortgage?

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