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Real Estate Investing

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

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

  3. How did the Great Recession affect structural unemployment?

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

  5. Why should you invest in tangible assets?

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

  7. Which asset classes are the most risky?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  19. What are the potential pitfalls of owning REITs?

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

  21. Is a REIT a type of ETF?

  22. If a telecommunication company wants to build a tower on my land how much should ...

  23. What are essential steps to financial due diligence?

  24. Where are home values falling the fastest in the US, and why?

  25. How do I invest my IRA in real estate?

  26. How are real estate taxes calculated?

  27. What do real estate attorneys do?

  28. Where can you get real estate advice?

  29. Do real estate agents need a degree?

  30. When did the real estate bubble burst?

  31. What are the differences between investing in real estate and stocks?

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

  33. What is real estate crowdfunding?

  34. What is the goal of real estate wholesaling?

  35. How can I make equity investments in real estate?

  36. What's the difference between housing starts and building permits?

  37. What are the best ways to invest in mortgage-backed securities (MBS)?

  38. How does Fannie Mae (FNMA) make money?

  39. How do you flip a home?

  40. Is it possible to short sell real estate?

  41. What's the difference between EBITDA, EBITDAR and EBITDARM?

  42. What is foreclosure investing?

  43. What does 'froth' mean in terms of the real estate market?

  44. Can investment real estate be purchased within an IRA and, if so, are there any pitfalls?

  45. Are mortgage-backed securities backed by any guarantees?

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