Tag Archives: property

Non-Credentialed Interlopers

I added an article about “non-credentialed interlopers”. This a serious problem of folks fraudulently misrepresenting themselves as an owner, broker, or some other form of legal relationship with the principal party. 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 […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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, […]