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Tag Archives: real estate
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 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 [...]
I added a new “Sample Analysis1″ video tutorial to the Property Analysis Worksheet Short Form product. You can watch the YouTube version here.
I get so many emails from amateur wholesalers who don’t know what they’re doing. They are not operating their business like a professional. I run the numbers and politely suggest that they renegotiate [...]
Risk Spread Premium
I just read a short article from a real estate guru. He was talking about the “Risk Spread Premium” on real estate Capitalization (CAP) Rates compared to the 10-year US Treasury bond.
His basic assertion is to compare the difference (spread) between the average CAP rate of income properties to the yield on the [...]