Tag Archives: equity

Investing in Rental Properties

I just watched yet another “Personal Finance Guru” on cable TV who recommends NOT to invest in rental income properties, but instead to invest in municipal bonds, claiming that such debt instruments are paying 5% to 6% tax free and are much safer than rental properties. To use the guru’s favorite retort, “Are you kidding […]

Product Update: Property Analysis Worksheet Short Form

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 […]

Should I Pay Off This Mortgage Loan?

I just heard a personal finance expert recommend paying off a mortgage that has 14 years remaining. Here are the parameters of the 30-year fixed rate loan: Debt Present Value:   229,880Remaining Term:           168  (16 years paid, 14 years left)Annual Interest Rate:     6.6% (fixed over 30 years)Monthly Debt Service:  -2,100  (principal + interest)Annual Debt Service:  -25,200 From […]

Product Update: Pro-Forma Stabilized Income Property Mail Merge Tutorial2

I just updated the ProFormaStabilized.xlsm spreadsheet, added a new mail merge template, and added another video tutorial for the mail merge templates to my Introduction to Income Valuation and Syndication product. You can view the YouTube.com version of the video tutorial here.

Product Update: Calculating Capitalization Rate

I just added a new video tutorial “Calculating Capitalization Rate” to my information product “Introduction to Income Valuation and Syndication“. You can see the YouTube.com version here.

Starting Your Own Syndication Business

I just posted a short article about starting your own real estate syndication business when you have no prior experience managing other people’s money or assets. You can read it by clicking here.

Product Update: Pro-Forma Stabilized Income Property Mail Merge Tutorial1

I just updated the ProFormaStabilized.xlsm spreadsheet, added 4 mail merge templates, and added a video tutorial for the mail merge templates to my Introduction to Income Valuation and Syndication product. You can view the YouTube.com version of the video tutorial here.

Product Update: Sample Analysis1 video tutorial

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 […]

Decrease Expense or Increase Income?

I just posted an article “Decreasing Spending versus Increasing Income“, which talks about why increasing your passive income is better than decreasing your spending. Many so-called “personal finance experts” are too focused on decreasing expenses. In general, decreasing “bad spending” is good. I just think that you should focus more on increasing your income by […]

The Cost of Delaying Benefits

Why is common sense so rare? I just heard yet another “economics expert” on cable television (a business finance talk show) talking about delaying Social Security benefits to increase the beneficiary’s income. Here are the basic terms: At retirement age of 62, the basic monthly benefit is X. I’ll throw in a number of $500, […]