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Real Estate Terminology

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

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

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

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

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

  6. Who manages an escrow account?

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

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

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

  10. Where do you get a real estate license?

  11. How do real estate agents get paid?

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

  13. Why do real estate agents fail?

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

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

  16. How do real estate agents get listings?

  17. Can real estate agents give referral fees?

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

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

  20. Are good faith estimates (GFEs) accurate?

  21. What is real estate underwriting?

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

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

  24. What is real estate crowdfunding?

  25. What is the goal of real estate wholesaling?

  26. What real estate documents need to be recorded?

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

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

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

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

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

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

  33. How do you flip a home?

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