Crown Castle has the precedent of other tower companies being REITs link on its side, including American Tower Corp. (AMT) , said Jonathan Schildkraut, an analyst at Evercore Partners. I dont really see an issue, Schildkraut said. To qualify as a REIT, a company has to invest at least 75 percent of its assets in real estate and obtain 75 percent of its gross income from rents or interest on mortgages from financing property, according to the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, a Washington-based trade group.
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Real Estate Investing, It Isn’t Just for the Boys Anymore
But never before has there been such a massive wave of women taking ownership of the household finances using real estate. In watching this transition, I believe it’s due to a couple of primary factors. First, we all know that the real estate market peaked like never before around 2006, and then the bubble burst and the market crashed. It reminded me of flying down Space Mountain in Disneyland.
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Real estate investing requires a new way of thinking about your money
They normally only lend about 65 percent of what the property is ultimately worth. The real estate investor has to either find really good deals or has to bring money to the table, often both. The private lenders normally demand 12 to 18 percent annual interest on their money, plus four to eight points up front. They have a lawyer write up all the documents that big conventional lenders require.
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