The SEC states that; "A company that qualifies as a REIT is allowed to deduct from its corporate taxable
income all of the dividends that it pays out to its shareholders. Because of this special tax treatment, most REITs pay out at least 100 percent of their
taxable income to their shareholders and, therefore, owe no corporate tax."
I believe it has something to do with the fact that dispersing profits as dividends more realistically replicates owning property—where you would receive “dividends” in the form of rent cash flows from the property’s tenants.
First of all there is no evidence inflation would be currently spiralling in the U.S. right now. Spiraling inflation occurs where price inflation feeds wage inflation and wage inflation feeds price inflation. It is simply too early to tell at this point if there is wage-price inflation spiral or no. There is no research or clear data showing that yet, at ...
I'm trying to figure out how leveraged banks currently are.
The leverage in the banking sector actually decreased. It is true that the reserve requirement were suspended, but at the same time Basel III introduced new capital requirements that are de facto stricter than old reserve requirements so banks are paradoxically better capitalized than they were ...
No there isn't any list of private US debt holders. When someone purchases bond that is a private information. Some people might publicly disclose it but there is no list.
Private companies that are not public corporations also do not need to disclose their financials so there is no way of knowing in most cases.
Warning up front - I am neither an expert in housing, nor in census data whatsoever.
It's an interesting question though. My conclusion is that it is almost entirely a result of changes in data collection procedures. While there may be other forces (again, completely lacking housing expertise), it seems very unlikely that the rate rises and falls so quickly.