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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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This Airbus A380 is part of a fleet of financed commercial passenger aircraft

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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How Much Does a Helicopter Cost? | Ultimate Breakdown Guide

September 16, 2019

Are you in the market for a corporate helicopter, private helicopter, or luxury helicopter? Then you’ll want to know “How much does a helicopter cost?” In this article, we’ll answer the question, “How much does a helicopter cost?” in terms of price and upkeep. Next, we’ll touch on how to finance a helicopter and four […]

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Sale Leaseback – Everything You Need to Know

September 11, 2019

Companies can choose several ways to finance an asset. One of the more creative ways is a sale leaseback transaction. In this article, we’ll define “What is a leaseback?” and provide an example. Explicitly, we’ll concentrate on the sale leaseback of aircraft and yachts (maritime vessels). Furthermore, we’ll evaluate the pros and cons of a […]

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How Much Does a Private Jet Cost? | Ultimate Breakdown Guide

September 4, 2019

Call it a private jet, a business jet, or a luxury jet. All these terms apply to a jet you own or lease. Primarily, the reason to own a private jet is to be able to fly when and where you want. That is, you don’t have to worry about airline schedules, long lines, or […]

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Build to Suit Leases – Ultimate Guide

August 16, 2019

Build to Suit (BTS) is a solution for businesses who want to occupy purpose-built property without owning it. In this article, we’ll define a build to suit lease and explore the provisions of a build to suit agreement. Also, we’ll cover the new build to suit accounting rules adopted in 2016. Then, we’ll review BTS […]

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