Author Archives: Jeffrey Smith

A Video Blog Post

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Just a cool blog post with Images

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Another post with A Gallery

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Buy or Refinance Now

The valuation of income properties is directly tied to the cost and structure of financing. Real estate is a “borrowed money” business. As interest rates rise, the capitalization rate required to service the debt for a purchase or refinance also rises, and thus the valuation falls. As the valuation falls, existing debt Loan to Value […]

The Equity Waterfall for a Syndicator

I just wrote an article about my preferred structure for structuring the equity financing with senior equity, preferred equity, and common equity. A syndicator that raises private equity may consider an equity waterfall that is similar to a combination of debt and equity. Treat the senior equity like a 1st lien and the preferred equity […]

New Client Landed

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Guru Interest Rates

I am often astonished at the real estate “Guru” who charge outrageous (unpublished) interest rates for their products. As if their astronomical pricing isn’t bad enough, they offer time payment plans that are nothing short of usurious, making high credit card interest rates seem reasonable in comparison. I recently sat through a yet another long-winded video […]

Capitalization Rate and Cash on Cash Return

I just added a new article on the correct way to calculate the Capitalization Rate (CAP) according to the cost and structure of financing. An income property is generally valued on its cash flow, either the current cash flow or the anticipated future cash flow after repositioning. The valuation of the cash flow is calculated […]

An Amazing responsive and Retina ready theme.

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Generate a PDF syndication package or a loan request package

I just made a major update to the very affordably priced  “Introduction to Income Valuation and Syndication” course. With the sophisticated macro-enabled Excel 2007 ProFormaStabilized.xlsm spreadsheet, you can now generate a multi-page PDF presentation package for syndicating to your private financiers or for submitting a loan request to a commercial lender. There are several tutorial videos […]