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Real Estate Terminology

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

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

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

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

  5. What are examples of typical leasehold improvements?

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

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

  8. How can I invest in tax liens?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  17. Which REITs pay the highest dividends?

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

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

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

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

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

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

  24. Who manages an escrow account?

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

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

  27. Why do real estate agents fail?

  28. Do real estate agents get paid hourly or by salary?

  29. What are the differences among a real estate agent, a broker and a realtor?

  30. Where do you get a real estate license?

  31. Can real estate agents give referral fees?

  32. How do real estate agents get listings?

  33. Which real estate agency is the best to work for?

  34. What’s the difference between a mortgage lender and a mortgage servicer?

  35. Are good faith estimates (GFEs) accurate?

  36. What is real estate underwriting?

  37. What are some of the challenges in real estate development?

  38. What is real estate crowdfunding?

  39. What is the difference between real estate and real property?

  40. What is the goal of real estate wholesaling?

  41. What real estate documents need to be recorded?

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

  43. How does my debt-to-income (DTI) ratio affect my ability to get a mortgage?

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

  45. What are the different types of private mortgage insurance (PMI)?

  46. What's the difference between private mortgage insurance (PMI) and mortgage insurance ...

  47. How can I avoid paying private mortgage insurance (PMI)?

  48. How do you flip a home?

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