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ADVANCED REAL ESTATE CONCEPTS

What is a REIT?

February 10, 2019

What is a REIT? By Adam Gower Ph.D. A common question that arises when investors first discover the option of investing in syndications via online crowdfunding websites is how they differ from Real Estate Investment Trusts, or REITs. One of the best comparisons to a REIT is a mutual fund; specifically, an equity mutual fund. With an equity mutual fund, you save yourself the trouble of having to compare and pick individual stocks by paying…

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A Starter Guide on Preferred Equity

February 10, 2019

A Starter Guide on Preferred Equity By Adam Gower Ph.D. Preferred equity is one of those financial concepts that a lot of investors believe they understand, and yet each may have a different concept in mind which can lead to confusion and misunderstanding. This article provides guidance on the definition of preferred equity, and how you can tell the difference between the different types. Simply stated, there are two types of capital that are used…

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A Primer on How to Utilize Opportunity Zones

February 8, 2019

A Primer on How to Utilize Opportunity Zones By Adam Gower Ph.D. When the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 was passed, while the bill itself was a partisan one, there was also a concept with bipartisan origins that came along with it: Opportunity Zones. The idea is to stimulate inward investment in both businesses and real estate in specifically designated areas around the country that are considered economically distressed. To create this investment impetus,…

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All You Need to Know About Real Estate Guarantees

February 8, 2019

All You Need to Know About Real Estate Guarantees By Adam Gower Ph.D. When it comes to guarantees in the world of real estate, even veterans of the industry may have a few questions about their exact role and how to make sure that you get one that protects both you and your assets properly. To help with this issue, I am going to take a closer look at them to understand not only what…

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