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The 1% Rule is Garbage

There’s a lot of “rules of thumb” floating around out there related to real estate. The one I hate the most is the 1% rule. It’s wrong. It doesn’t work. Period. Let

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Property Types and Classes in Commercial Real Estate

Before you start investing in commercial real estate, regardless if it’s via online crowdfunding or through a syndication, you want to know what sort of investment you are getting into. In general,

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Debt Service Coverage Ratio: What is it and Why it’s Important

There are few numbers more important in commercial real estate than the debt service coverage ratio. It's one of the first things and one of the last things that any commercial lender or broker will

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The Break Even Ratio and When to Use It

There are a lot of ratios to look at when investing in real estate, and it can get confusing. One of the lesser used but still important ratios is the break-even ratio. The Break Even Ratio answers

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Pro Forma vs Actual Rents and Expenses

I'm sure you've seen it, especially in this hot market - current rents are at $800 per month but the listing agent is advertising it as potentially have a monthly rent of $1,300...once all the upgrades

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How to Analyze a Three Family Rental Property

There are multiple steps to analyzing a rental property, and you need to know 4 essential pieces of information. Get The Calculator Step 1: Apply Filters The first thing you do is filter out

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Risk Adjusted Returns In Real Estate – Is It Really Worth It?

Have you ever heard someone say “I won’t take less than a 12% return” or something like it? Of course, you have, because it’s pretty standard practice in real estate to do that. If

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You’re Probably Calculating Vacancy Wrong

You’ve rented an apartment out for an entire year and now the tenant is moving out. They leave, and it sits empty for two weeks before another tenant moves in. So, you have roughly 4% vacancy, right?

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1 Percent and 2 percent Rule

The 1% and 2% Rules to Real Estate Rent Demystified

It could very well take weeks or months to analyze every deal – by the time you get through the list most of the listings have been sold. That’s why there are screening tools like the 2% r...

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Cash on Cash Return (simplified)

If you’ve spent more than 4.7 seconds reading about real estate investing, you’ve heard the term “cash on cash return” tossed around like chicken nugget. It’s really important

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