Real Estate Terminology

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    Mobile homes are becoming increasingly popular because they are relatively inexpensive, ...
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  3. First-Time Homebuyer's Guide

    Buying a home for the first time can seem daunting. Learn the buying process & what ...
  4. What Foreign Buyers of U.S. Real Estate Need ...

    Rising home prices and a strong dollar are making it tough for foreign buyers of ...
  5. How to Reduce Your High Property Taxes

    Think your property taxes are too high? Here's some advice on how to get your home ...
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    If you're considering adding an investment property to your portfolio, you need to ...
  1. 3 Reasons Why U.S. Rate Hikes Won't Discourage ...

    Discover several factors that should keep U.S. homebuying activity strong even if ...
  2. The 5 Best Alternatives to Zillow & Trulia

    Understand the online real estate industry and how Zillow and Trulia are industry ...
  3. 3 Hotel REITs that Outperformed the Market

    There are quite a few REITs that own and operate a collection of hotels and other ...
  4. The Logic Behind Sears' REIT (SHLD, SRG)

    Learn what strategy Sears employed with the divestment of its 266 real estate properties ...
  5. Commercial Real Estate: How it Works

    The ins and outs of what commercial real estate companies do.
  6. Why These Could Be 2015's 10 Best REITs (AHH, ...

    If you want to get on the REIT money train, then you better hurry up. However, the ...
  1. What's the difference between short sales and foreclosures?

    Understand the difference between a short sale and a foreclosure; both result in the loss of a home, either through a sale ...
  2. What is the difference between a REIT and a master limited partnership

    While both are prized for their dividends by income investors, there are notable differences between REITs and master limited ...
  3. How is market value determined in the real estate market?

    Learn how fair market value is determined during a real estate appraisal and how market values are really decided by professional ...
  4. What is the difference between adjusted and regular funds from operations?

    Understand a REIT's regular funds from operations and its adjusted funds from operations. Learn what each is used to measure ...
Hot Definitions
  1. Trickle-Down Theory

    An economic idea which states that decreasing marginal and capital gains tax rates - especially for corporations, investors ...
  2. Derivative

    A security with a price that is dependent upon or derived from one or more underlying assets.
  3. Fiduciary

    A fiduciary is a person who acts on behalf of another person, or persons to manage assets.
  4. Sharpe Ratio

    The Sharpe Ratio is a measure for calculating risk-adjusted return, and this ratio has become the industry standard for such ...
  5. Death Taxes

    Taxes imposed by the federal and/or state government on someone's estate upon their death. These taxes are levied on the ...
  6. Retained Earnings

    Retained earnings is the percentage of net earnings not paid out as dividends, but retained by the company to be reinvested ...
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