Tag Archives: yield

Update: Pro-Forma Stabilized Spreadsheet

A quick note that I just updated the ProFormaStabilized.xlsm spreadsheet to include an “actual data” input column and a “Seek Actual” button. The button calculates the required gross Return on Equity (ROE) and net cash flow required for the specified actual operating data. Now you can use the spreadsheet to calculate a required Capitalization rate […]

Low Interest Rates

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 […]

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 […]

New Wealth Creation Information Product

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 […]

The Infamous Reverse Mortgage

I just added a free PDF special report about the infamous “Reverse Mortgage”. There are finance companies that are offering the “Reverse Mortgage” to seniors (at least age 62). Seniors with a substantial amount of equity in their residence are targets of this aggressive predatory loan. There are many “celebrities” who claim a reputation for […]

Guru Tips on Refinancing

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 […]

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.

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.