One of the first things any commercial lender or broker talks about is the debt coverage ratio. Sometimes real estate pros don't realize that they are throwing around numbers and terms that newer investors may not know. It's also true that many investors may understand the term but not understand the intricacies or how to manipulate the [...]
NOI - the unicorn we're all chasing. As you may know, increasing the Net Operating Income (NOI) of any commercial property will not only increase your cash flow but also increase the value of your property since the value is determined primarily through NOI and Capitalization Rates (quick refresher on how to calculate the value of a commercial property). [...]
The #1 excuse new investors make is "There just aren't any deals." But, right behind that is, "I don't have enough money." It's true, you might not have enough money to do the deal by yourself...but very few people ever do. Those who do have enough probably don't want to put all their money in one deal [...]
Today's guest post written by a great real estate investor and friend of mine, Chad Carson. Chad, now 37 years old, began real estate investing from scratch right out of college at the age of 23. Since then Chad and his business partner have bought, sold, leased, and financed hundreds of properties in and around Clemson, [...]
Almost every week someone is asking me HOW do you get started in real estate. The problem is that you will get 100 different answers from 100 different people. That's because everybody has their own niche in real estate and a unique way which they started in the business. When I try to answer the question, [...]
Investing in real estate can be a nightmare when things go wrong. For example, I was about to start looking for my next rental property when I got a call from a tenant. She told me that the door on the mechanical closet was warped to the point that the door was jammed shut. When [...]
Today’s guest is ESI from ESI Money, a blog about achieving financial independence through earning, saving, and investing (ESI). It’s written by an early 50’s retiree who achieved financial independence and helps others do the same. He shares what’s worked for him and how others can implement those successes in their lives. I have [...]
You've come to realize that you need real estate in your portfolio, but you just don't have enough money to get started investing in real estate. Or do you? It turns out that you can actually invest in real estate with both your 401k or IRA (HSAs and Coverdells as well). So, if you are sitting [...]
Capitalization rate is one method used to determine the value of income producing property.
Though using cap rates to value property can be very accurate most of the time, it is still not applicable in some circumstances.