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Aircraft Depreciation – Everything You Need To Know

January 23, 2020

When a business purchases an airplane or a helicopter, it can use aircraft depreciation to recover the aircraft’s cost. In this article, we’ll introduce the topic of depreciation in general and aircraft depreciation in particular. After explaining how airplane depreciation works, we’ll explore the use of an aircraft depreciation schedule and airplane bonus depreciation. Naturally, […]

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Best Private Jets – Top 10 Luxury Aircraft in 2020

January 8, 2020

Introduction The start of a new decade can be a propitious time to get a new private jet. Indeed, it might be your first aircraft purchase or an upgrade to an aging jet. In this article, we’ll survey the best private jet to buy from the best private jet companies. Then, we’ll show you how […]

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Build a Mall – Complete Guide (Costs, Construction & Financing)

December 24, 2019

If you want to build a mall, you’ll need the answers to many questions. For example, how much does it cost to build a mall? How much does it cost to build a small strip mall? What expertise do you need to build a shopping mall and how to build a strip mall? What’s involved […]

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Hotel PIP: Negotiate a Perfect Property Improvement Plan

December 16, 2019

As a hotel investor, owner, or buyer, you need to know all about how a Property Improvement Plan (PIP) works. Therefore, we offer you this blog article about a hotel PIP, starting with a hotel PIP definition. After the hotel PIP definition, we clarify the difference between PIP and hotel flipping. Next, you’ll learn how […]

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Aircraft Acquisition – Ultimate Step-by-Step Guide

December 6, 2019

Obviously, if you desire to purchase an aircraft, you’d like the process to be efficient. This article describes the planning you need for aircraft acquisition and includes sample documents. Also, we explore the relevant FAA regulations, and set out how to register and insure your plane. Finally, we’ll describe how Assets America® can help and […]

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Airline Finance – Guide to Financing a Commercial Fleet

November 30, 2019

Have you ever wondered how commercial airlines finance the planes they fly? This article describes the financing of passenger and freighter aircraft, through both purchasing and leasing. Specifically, we’ll provide advice about airline financing and show how Assets America® can help. Finally, we’ll conclude by answering a few frequently asked questions. Video:  How Do Airlines […]

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A Gulfstream 650 obtained using a sample aircraft purchase agreement PDF

Aircraft Purchase Agreements – Guide + Aviation Financing

November 19, 2019

An aircraft purchase agreement (APA) helps ensure the orderly transfer of title to an aircraft. With the growing popularity of personal, luxury, and business jets, the APA assumes increasing importance. In this article, we’ll explain the structure and contents of an aircraft purchase agreement. In addition, we’ll point you to a sample aircraft purchase agreement […]

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Occupancy Rate – Everything You Need to Know

October 31, 2019

When you own rental property, you need to know how effective your efforts are to reach 100% occupancy. Anything short of full occupancy means you are leaving money on the table. Therefore, we will devote this article to a discussion of occupancy rate (OR). We’ll start with providing an occupancy rate definition and describe what […]

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Aircraft Brokers – How to Find Your Perfect Match

October 25, 2019

Aircraft brokers play an important role in the aviation industry. In this article, we’ll discuss the job of a jet broker. We’ll include airplane broker specialties like private jet broker, commercial jet broker, helicopter broker and aviation consultant. Then we’ll explore the signs of an excellent aircraft broker and why you need an aircraft broker. […]

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Best Yacht Builders (Rankings, Countries & More)

October 23, 2019

The wealthiest among us have a tender spot for megayachts. But you don’t have to be a billionaire to afford a yacht if you get the right financing. That’s why we are providing you with this article on the world of the best yacht builders. We include custom yacht builders, luxury yacht builders, and megayacht […]

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Aircraft Manufacturers Guide (Rankings, Countries & More)

October 17, 2019

In this article, we provide a breakdown of the major aircraft manufacturers and prominent airplane models. We offer two lists of the top 10 aircraft manufacturers. The first list of the top 10 aircraft manufacturers pertains to commercial aircraft manufacturers. Then, the second list of the top 10 aircraft manufacturers concerns to business and private […]

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How Much Does a Yacht Cost? | Ultimate Breakdown Guide

October 14, 2019

Yachts and superyachts are symbols of success. They appeal to wealthy individuals but are also extremely useful business assets. In this article, we’ll explore how much does a yacht cost. Also, we’ll answer how much does a superyacht cost and how much does a mega yacht cost. Then we’ll identify additional yacht costs such as […]

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Rent Abatement – Everything You Need to Know

October 8, 2019

Sometimes, you have to spend money to make money. For instance, rent abatement (RA) can potentially cost a landlord (or its insurer) some money, but it facilitates a long-term stream of rental payments. In this article, we’ll explore “What is rent abatement?” and provide a rent abatement definition. Next, we’ll show you a sample rent […]

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Leasehold Estates – Ultimate Guide + Financing

October 6, 2019

You don’t have to purchase property to occupy it! Instead, you can enter into a leasehold estate (LE), of which there are several types. In this article, we’ll answer the question of “What is a leasehold estate?”, starting with a leasehold estate definition. Then, we’ll compare freehold estates vs leasehold estates and discuss the distinguishing […]

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Planned Unit Development (PUD) – Guide + Financing from $20M

October 3, 2019

Real estate developers often have grand plans, and what is grander than a planned unit development (PUD)? In this article, we’ll answer the question: “What is a planned unit development?” First, we’ll provide a planned unit development definition, and compare planned unit developments vs condos and co-ops. Next, we’ll discuss investing in PUDs, planned unit […]

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Certificate of Occupancy – Everything You Need to Know

September 29, 2019

When you purchase or construct a property, whether residential or commercial, you’ll eventually need a certificate of occupancy (CO). In this article, we’ll explore what is a certificate of occupancy and how to obtain a certificate of occupancy. Then, we’ll review certificate of occupancy requirements, including those for a temporary certificate of occupancy. Additionally, we’ll […]

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Estoppel Certificate in Real Estate – Ultimate Guide

A lease memorializes in writing an agreement between a landlord and a tenant. Sometimes, property purchasers or lenders need to verify that the tenant actually observes the terms of the lease. Fortunately, an estoppel certificate (EC) provides this kind of verification. In this article, we’ll ask and discuss, what is an estoppel certificate, starting with […]

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Helicopter Leasing – Complete Guide + Financing from $10 Million

September 25, 2019

Assets America® continues its series of articles about helicopters with this one focusing on helicopter leasing. First, we’ll describe how it works, and the differences between a straight lease and a sale leaseback structure. Next we’ll review several popular helicopters and answer some frequently asked questions. Finally, we’ll discuss helicopter leasing companies and how Assets […]

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Ultimate Guide to Helicopter Financing + Loans from $10 Million

September 24, 2019

There are so many reasons to own or lease your own helicopter. One of the biggest questions to answer when acquiring a helicopter is “How does helicopter financing work?”. In fact, you should understand financing for both helicopter purchasing and helicopter leasing. Therefore, this article will drill down on helicopter financing, including the role of […]

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PDP Financing: Complete Guide to Pre-Delivery Payment Loans

September 17, 2019

What is PDP Financing? The aviation industry and its customers use a variety of financing methods to pay for the manufacture and/or purchase of aircraft. In a previous blog, we explored the use of sale leaseback arrangements for aircraft that already exist. PDP financing, an aviation acronym standing for Pre-Delivery Payment, is financing involving lenders, […]

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