The Ultimate Guide to the Types of Real Estate Investors

Are you considering investing in real estate but aren’t sure which type of investor you should be? Knowing the different types of real estate investors can help you make an educated decision. In this blog post, you’ll learn about the different types of real estate investors, their strategies, the pros and cons of each type, and more. Read on to learn all about the types of real estate investors and how to choose the best one for your goals. You could group these investor types in a variety of ways, but I’ve broken them out below into strategies (listed alphabetically): … Read more

The Ultimate Guide to Vacancy on Rental Properties

If you’re looking to learn more about vacancy on rental properties, then check out our Ultimate Guide to Vacancy on Rental Properties. Vacancy is the money lost from Gross Potential Income due to the property being unoccupied or in non-payment from the current tenants. It is important to estimate vacancy when analyzing deals you’re considering buying. It is one of the primary inputs on The World’s Greatest Real Estate Deal Analysis Spreadsheets™ for you to enter when you start your deal analysis. You can download the spreadsheet for free. Vacancy is a combination of skill of management and price you’re … Read more

The Ultimate Guide to Property Insurance on Rental Properties

If you’re looking to learn more about property insurance on rental properties, then check out our Ultimate Guide to Property Insurance on Rental Properties. Property Insurance is the insurance you pay to mitigate some losses on your rental properties usually from things like fire and certain limited personal liabilities that happen at the property. It is important to estimate property insurance when analyzing deals you’re considering buying. It is one of the primary inputs on The World’s Greatest Real Estate Deal Analysis Spreadsheets™ for you to enter when you start your deal analysis. You can download the spreadsheet for free. … Read more

The Ultimate Guide to Property Taxes on Rental Properties

If you’re looking to learn more about property taxes on rental properties, then check out our Ultimate Guide to Property Taxes on Rental Properties. Property taxes are taxes paid—usually to the county, city and/or metropolitan districts—on rental properties. It is important to estimate property taxes when analyzing deals you’re considering buying. It is one of the primary inputs on The World’s Greatest Real Estate Deal Analysis Spreadsheets™ for you to enter when you start your deal analysis. You can download the spreadsheet for free. You typically get the estimated property tax value from your real estate agent, the MLS sheet … Read more

The Ultimate Guide to Purchase Price on Rental Properties

If you’re looking to learn more about the purchase price on rental properties, then check out our Ultimate Guide to Purchase Price on Rental Properties. Purchase price is the price you pay to buy a rental property. Purchase Price to Improve Cash Flow While the following video is not exclusively purchase price on rental properties, it does discuss some ideas related to purchase price and how it can impact improving cash flow. In general, the lower your purchase price typically the better cash flow will be for a set amount of rent and other income on the property. A general … Read more

Ultimate Guide to Mortgage Payments for Rental Properties

If you’re looking to learn more about mortgage payments with an emphasis on mortgage payments for rental properties, then check out our Ultimate Guide to Mortgage Payments for Rental Properties. If a mortgage payment is on an amortizing loan (a loan that pays off after a certain period of time like a 15-year or 30-year mortgage) then you will want to use an amortization table, excel, google or a business calculator that does amortization calculations to calculate what the payment is. For example, in Excel the formula is: Mortgage Payment = PMT(6.5%/12,360,400000,0,0) Where: PMT is the forumal in Excel .0065 … Read more

Hierarchy of Real Estate Metrics

Calculations for analyzing real estate investments become increasing more complicated and inaccurate as assumptions increase. For example, a real estate metric might be Rent on the property. This is a primary input, one of the least complicated and most one of the most accurate metrics you can have. However, if you use Rent to calculate Gross Potential Income (GPI), you’ll need to use Rent and Other Income (another primary input) to calculate GPI. That means that GPI is a compound calculation requiring more than one input introducing complication and additional inaccuracies (two inputs each with their own level of possible … Read more

The Ultimate Guide to Other Income on Rental Properties

If you’re looking to learn more about income other than rent on rental properties, then check out our Ultimate Guide to Other Income on Rental Properties. Other income is income received on rental properties for things other than the primary rent. Some common examples include: On-site laundry Pet rent Storage unit rent Garage unit rent RV parking rent Upgrade rent (fee for installing something that you wouldn’t have otherwise installed on a property upon the request of the tenant) Utilities bill-back Pool/club house access How to Increase Income on Rental Properties While the following video is not exclusively about how … Read more