Real Estate

  1. Floater Insurance

    Floater insurance covers property that is easily movable and provides additional coverage beyond the scope of traditional ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. Adjusted Net Worth

    Adjusted net worth is the value of an insurance company based on capital values, surplus values and an estimated value of ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. Mortality And Expense Risk Charge

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

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

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

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

    Like-kind property refers to two pieces of real estate that can be swapped without incurring capital gains taxes immediately. ...
  10. 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 ...
  11. 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? ...
  12. 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 ...
  13. 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 ...
  14. Effective Gross Income - EGI

    Effective Gross Income is the Potential Gross Rental Income plus other income minus vacancy and credit costs of an investment ...
  15. 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?
  16. Affordable housing: Investing for profit

    Successful real estate investors are more than just landords - they are savvy business executives. Find out how you can make ...
  17. Leverage: Increasing your real estate net worth

    Using leverage in housing purchase can significantly increase your real estate net worth if you use it carefully. Learn more ...
  18. How to make money in real estate

    If you're interested in the real estate investment, check out these factors that will affect your investment return.
  19. Pros and Cons of Renting vs. Owning a Home

    Owning a house might be an appealing idea, but it may have a lasting impact on your lifestyle. Learn more about other implications ...
  20. 4 Ways to Value a Real Estate Rental Property

    Here are several approaches to evaluate real estate properties for investment purposes.
  21. How rental property depreciation works

    Rental property can prove to be a great investment. It's a bit tricky, but rental property depreciation can be a valuable ...
  22. Investing in Out-of-State Property

    If you can't afford property close to home, consider taking the real estate plunge elsewhere in the country, perhaps out ...
  23. Rent-to-own homes: How the process works

    Here's what to watch for when negotiating a contract for a rent-to-own home – and who is a good candidate for this option.
  24. The Truth About Real Estate Prices

    Historical housing price data suggests ongoing increases in housing prices, but these numbers don't tell the whole truth. ...
  25. Were Collateralized Debt Obligations (CDO) Responsible for the 2008 Financial Crisis?

    Collateralized debt obligations are exotic financial instruments that can be difficult to understand, Learn the role they ...
  26. Top U.S. Housing Market Indicators

    A quick overview of the top economic indicators to track the housing market in the U.S.
  27. Zillow Estimates: Not As Accurate As You Think

    Zillow uses a variety of data to calculate its "Zestimates." But anything from the wrong property details to missing upgrades ...
  28. Using Hard Money Loans for Real Estate Investments

    A hard money loan may be a faster route to financing than a bank loan. But be sure you understand the possible consequences ...
  29. Economics of Buying a Beach House: Read Before You Buy

    Owning a beach house can be a profitable investment, but also present numerous challenges.
  30. For Financial Independence, Forget the McMansion

    While financial independence and retirement should be a priority for all Americans, some people are foolishly purchasing ...
  31. World's Most Expensive (and Cheapest) Cities

    The latest study points out that expensive does not always mean livable and cheap may subject you to other kinds of costs.
  32. Economics of Owning a Beach House

    Discover how property taxes, insurance costs, climate and other risks can affect the cost of owning a beach house and what ...
  33. Peter Thiel Has New Zealand Citizenship Says Report (FB)

    The controversial investor and Trump advisor seems to have taken a liking to the island country.
  34. Thor Equities: Asset Manager Highlight

    Read about Thor Equities, a private equity real estate firm based in New York that was started to serve low-income communities ...
  35. 6 Cities at Highest Risk for a Housing Bubble

    These global cities face a housing bubble, thanks to factors such as demand from foreign investors.
  36. How Much Would It Cost to Buy Manhattan? (AMZN, FB)

    Though Manhattan is one of the priciest areas in the world, the wealthiest people on earth could team up to buy it easily.
  37. SunTrust Reports Q3, Makes Acquisition (STI)

    Over a two-day period last week, SunTrust stayed busy by acquiring assets of Pillar Financial and reporting third-quarter ...
  38. Art of the 'Steal': How Trump Lost $916M and Avoided Tax

    This is how Donald Trump’s accountants most likely used the tax code to avoid paying income tax for almost two decades.
  39. 4 Reasons Why REITs are Traps Not Trusts

    REITs are facing some serious structural issues, and an oversupply of real estate is just the tip of the iceberg.
  40. Overview of Fidelity Real Estate Investment Fund (FRESX)

    Learn about the Fidelity Real Estate Investment Port including its investment philosophy, management, investment performance, ...
  41. 5 Assets Only The Ultra Rich Can Afford

    Yacht? Private jet? Not that unusual. If you’re rolling in the big bucks, you can buy something much more interesting.
  42. Why New York Luxury Real Estate Has Had a Bad Year

    New York luxury real estate is having a bad year thanks to a trifecta of causes, including a roller-coaster stock market.
  43. How Smart Home Systems Impact Home Values

    Smartphone-operated lighting and blinds, personalized locking systems, intelligent thermostats...do these amenities pay off ...
  44. How Donald Trump Tried to Cash In by Dumping Sewage into the Hudson River

    Trump had two choices with a billion-dollar West Side project: build a sewage treatment plant or bow out. But there was a ...
  45. The 10 Most Expensive ZIP Codes in Houston

    You can get a lot more house for your money in Houston – the largest city in Texas and the fourth largest in the U.S. – than ...
  46. The 10 Most Expensive ZIP Codes in Dallas

    Everything is big in the Big D, and the poshest neighborhoods are no exception: Your money will buy a lot of house in these ...
  47. The 10 Most Expensive ZIP Codes in Chicago

    Chicago is home to some of the most glamorous neighborhoods in the United States. Here are the 10 most expensive ZIP codes ...
  48. The 5 Hottest Luxury Real Estate Markets

    What makes these international cities the most active markets for multi-million dollar homes? Read on.
  49. 10 Most Expensive ZIP Codes in San Francisco

    In addition to its expensive home market, San Francisco has an increasingly competitive rental market, with quick turnaround ...
  50. Understanding Mortgage-Backed Securities

    Find out the meaning of this popular asset-backed security and its benefits for banks and investors.
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