Real Estate Terminology

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    How the depreciation tax rule can assist real estate investors.
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  2. 3 Hotel REITs that Outperformed the Market

    There are quite a few REITs that own and operate a collection of hotels and other ...
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  4. Commercial Real Estate: How it Works

    The ins and outs of what commercial real estate companies do.
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  1. How is market value determined in the real estate market?

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

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  3. What are examples of typical leasehold improvements?

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

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Hot Definitions
  1. Zero-Sum Game

    A situation in which one person’s gain is equivalent to another’s loss, so that the net change in wealth or benefit is zero. ...
  2. Capitalization Rate

    The rate of return on a real estate investment property based on the income that the property is expected to generate.
  3. Gross Profit

    A company's total revenue (equivalent to total sales) minus the cost of goods sold. Gross profit is the profit a company ...
  4. Revenue

    The amount of money that a company actually receives during a specific period, including discounts and deductions for returned ...
  5. Normal Profit

    An economic condition occurring when the difference between a firm’s total revenue and total cost is equal to zero.
  6. Operating Cost

    Expenses associated with the maintenance and administration of a business on a day-to-day basis.
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