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Category Archives: Real Estate Investing
Low interest rates are very enticing. I want to suggest caution, because an increase in interest rates will dramatically affect the value of real property. Real estate is a “borrowed money” business. The cost and structure of financing determines the income valuation of the property. Similar to bonds, the value varies inversely to the yield [...]
I just posted an article on the 2013 apparent housing bubble.
April 2013, the more things change, the more they stay the same. It seems like Deja Vu all over again.
There are very few listed houses, multiple offers, bidding wars, double digit price inflation, and listed houses are on the market for a very short time. [...]
The problem of “non-credentialed interlopers” is growing. I am talking about folks who advertise properties for sale, especially apartment buildings, and when I request the operating data, rent rolls, debt structure, etc., they send what they call “confidentiality agreement” (CA). Then I read the CA to learn that it is actually a “non-circumvention agreement” (NCA) [...]
I just released my latest wealth creation information product. It is called (drum roll, please):
“How to Pyramid Your Equity to Create Wealth and Financial Freedom”
It’s a thick, jam-packed (over 100 pages) special report PDF with forms and spreadsheets. It explains several ways of creating or leveraging equity so that you can, with very diligent effort, retire [...]
I just posted a new article on the Time Value of Money (TVM) principles for refinancing your home.
I just heard some ridiculous financial advice from a “personal finance guru” regarding refinancing your home mortgage.
Refinance to a lower interest rate.
Refinance to a shorter amortization term (number of payments to pay off).
Refinance only when you can recover [...]
Most folks like to think that they are acting ethically and with integrity. The real test of whether you are ethically conducting your affairs is by looking from the other person’s point of view, as if what you are doing is being published on the front page of a major newspaper. I am not saying [...]
I just updated my Property Analysis Worksheet Short Form product. I added more detail lines to the RepairEstimates worksheet. If you purchased this product within the last 12 months, then you will receive an email with your free download link for the update.
If you want to learn more about analyzing properties for quick-turning (fix-and-sell or [...]