An examination of the public records to determine the ownership and encumbrances affecting real property— Dictionary of Real Estate Terms by Barron's
Debt-to-equity Ratio total liabilities divided by total shareholders' equity. This shows to what extent owners' equity can cushion creditors' claims in the event of liquidation— Dictionary of Business and Economics Terms by Barron's Business Guides
- total liabilities divided by total shareholders' equity. This shows to what extent owners' equity can cushion creditors' claims in the event of liquidation
- total long-term debt divided by total shareholders' equity. This is a measure of leverage, the use of borrowed money to enhance the return on owners' equity
- long-term debt and preferred stock divided by common stock equity. This relates securities with fixed charges to those without fixed charges.
Abatement - a reduction in amount or intensity. Usually applies to decrease in taxes or rent— Dictionary of Real Estate Terms (Barron's)
Abatement - a reduction in amount or intensity. Usually applies to decrease in taxes or rent.
Example: a manufacturing plant may install equipment for pollution abatement.
Eample: tenants may ask for an abatement in rent over a period when their use of the property has been interrupted or inhibited by actions of the landlord, such as renovation of the structure.
Example: the city of Hicksville offered ABC Industries an abatement of property taxes for 10 years if the firm would relocate its plant to Hicksville.
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