Real Estate

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  1. Moving Up: Dream House Or Money Pit?

    If you are upgrading your home, here are some things you'll need to know so you don't spend more money than you need to. ...
  2. Burdening Your Retirement With a Mortgage

    Carrying this debt can have benefits if done correctly, but is it worth the risk?
  3. The 5 Factors Of A 'Good' Location

    “Location, location, location” is a common mantra in real estate. And it’s good advice.
  4. Investing In Foreclosures Not A Get-Rich-Quick Venture

    Investing in foreclosures takes capital, time and careful planning. But it can be lucrative.
  5. Rental Properties: Cash Cow Or Money Pit?

    Create a valuation system to forecast the profitability of an income-producing property.
  6. Nonfreehold Estates In Real Property

    If you have an interest in real estate, read on to find out which type of property you have.
  7. Tips For Renting A Vacation House

    Follow these nine steps to get a picture-perfect summer shack at a great price.
  8. The Top 5 States for Retirees to Buy Cheap Property

    Buying vacant land for future gain is high-risk. Look for low prices in undeveloped areas likely to see a building boom in ...
  9. Payment

    Payment is the transfer of one form of good, service or financial asset in exchange for another form of good, service or ...
  10. 4 Ways To Cut Your Living Expenses

    Living expenses can add up if you're not careful. Here's how to save on everyday living expenses.
  11. Flipping Houses: Is it Better than Buy-and-Hold?

    Real estate investors can choose flipping or buying and holding a property. Find out the pros and cons of each, and which ...
  12. The Home Appraisal: Your Key to a Successful Refinance

    When you refinance your mortgage, everything hinges on the appraisal. Here's what appraisers look at, how to make your home ...
  13. Market Value

    Market value is the price an asset would get in the marketplace. Market value also refers to the market capitalization of ...
  14. All-In Coverage

    All-in coverage is a type of insurance coverage that applies to communal features in residential multi-family and structures ...
  15. Additional Living Expense (ALE) Insurance

    Additional living expense insurance covers additional costs of living incurred by the policyholder if temporarily displaced ...
  16. Loss Settlement Amount

    Loss settlement amount is a term used to denote the amount of a homeowner's insurance settlement.
  17. Hidden Costs of New Homes that Burn Home Buyers

    Many home buyers don't realize that new homes often have numerous hidden costs. Find out what the hidden costs are and how ...
  18. Catastrophe Reinsurance

    Catastrophe reinsurance is purchased by an insurance company to reduce its exposure to the financial risks associated with ...
  19. Abandonment Clause

    An abandonment clause in a property insurance contract permits the property owner to abandon lost or damaged property and ...
  20. Entity-Purchase Agreement

    An entity-purchase agreement is a type of business succession plan used by companies that have more than one owner.
  21. Wear And Tear Exclusion

    A wear and tear exclusion states that the normal, expected deterioration of the insured object will not be covered by an ...
  22. Joint Tenancy: Benefits and Pitfalls

    This arrangement allows beneficiaries to access your account without having to go to court. Learn about the benefits and ...
  23. American Land Title Association (ALTA)

    The American Land Title Association is a trade association representing the title insurance industry.
  24. Conditionally Renewable Policy

    A conditionally renewable insurance policy provision allows the insurer to not allow a policy to be renewed under certain ...
  25. Appurtenance

    Appurtenance is a legal term denoting the attachment of a right or property to a more worthy principal.
  26. Windstorm Insurance

    Windstorm insurance is a special type of property-casualty insurance that protects policyholders from property damage caused ...
  27. Business Liability Insurance

    Business liability insurance protects a company and/or business owner in the event of a formal lawsuit or any third-party ...
  28. Return On Capital Gains

    The value of an investment in an asset as it matures or is sold can be expressed as a return on capital gains.
  29. Apportionment

    An apportionment is the allocation of a loss between all of the insurance companies that insure a piece of property.
  30. Cut-Through Clause

    A cut-through clause is a reinsurance provision that lets a party, other than the ceding company and reinsurance company, ...
  31. Blanket Insurance

    Blanket insurance covers many types of property in one place, the same type of property in many locations, or many kinds ...
  32. Principal Residence

    The main home that a person inhabits and uses for the majority of the time is considered their principal residence.
  33. Co-Tenancy Clause

    A co-tenancy clause in retail lease contracts allows tenants to reduce their rent if key tenants or a certain number of tenants ...
  34. Floater Insurance

    Floater insurance covers property that is easily movable and provides additional coverage beyond the scope of traditional ...
  35. Why Zillow is Free and How it Makes Money (Z)

    Zillow lets property seekers look at listings for free, but relies on ad sales to agents and others to make money.
  36. Guaranteed Investment Fund (GIF)

    A guaranteed investment fund allows a client to invest in an equity, bond or index fund with the promise of a predefined ...
  37. Adjusted Net Worth

    Adjusted net worth is the value of an insurance company based on capital values, surplus values and an estimated value of ...
  38. How Much Money Do You Need to Live in London?

    Find out what it takes to live in London, including the average costs of living for students, professionals and unemployed ...
  39. Insurance Grace Period

    An insurance grace period is a defined amount of time after the premium is due in which a policyholder can make a premium ...
  40. Mortality And Expense Risk Charge

    A mortality and expense risk charge is a variable annuity fee that compensates insurance companies for risks and expenses ...
  41. Hurricane Deductible

    A hurricane deductible is the amount a homeowner must pay before insurance will cover the damage caused by a hurricane.
  42. Long-Tail Liability

    A long-tail liability is a type of liability that carries a long settlement period.
  43. Over-55 Home Sale Exemption

    A former law known as the over-55 home sale exemption provided qualified homeowners with a one-time tax break.
  44. Like-Kind Property

    Like-kind property refers to two pieces of real estate that can be swapped without incurring capital gains taxes immediately. ...
  45. Valued Policy Law (VPL)

    Valued Policy Law (VPL) is a statute that requires insurance companies to pay the full value of a policy to the insured in ...
  46. Top 10 features of a profitable rental property

    Purchasing a residential rental property may sound great. But do you know what to consider when searching for the right property? ...
  47. 9 things to know about homeowners' associations

    Restrictive rules and high fees are just some of the things to watch out for before joining a homeowners' association or ...
  48. Credit Insurance

    Credit insurance is a type of insurance that pays off one or more existing debts in the event of a death, disability, or ...
  49. Effective Gross Income - EGI

    Effective Gross Income is the Potential Gross Rental Income plus other income minus vacancy and credit costs of an investment ...
  50. How Dave Ramsey Made His Fortune

    Dave Ramsey is one of America's most trusted sources for financial advice, but how exactly did he make his money?
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  1. Return On Equity - ROE

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