Investing in Rental Properties

If you’re interested in learning how to invest in rental properties on your journey toward financial independence, then you’ve found the right place. Many folks seek rentals because they believe that they provide superior returns compared to other investments like stocks, bonds, notes and speculating in commodities and cryptocurrencies. The returns you can earn buying rentals break down into four component areas that we often discuss with the Return Quadrants™. Some folks have traditional described this using the acronym that real estate is the IDEAL investment. Where: I = Income D = Depreciation (tax benefits) E = Equity build-up A … Read more

Alternate Universe Modeling™

Alternate Universe Modeling™

Alternate Universe Modeling™ is our version of doing  Monte Carlo simulations for our  Scenarios. In the simplest terms you take a  Scenario you’ve created. For example, check out Andrea in Ep 1: Andrea Buys 8 Rentals with Down Payments for 2. That does NOT utilize Alternate Universe Modeling™ but we could add variability to: Yearly Rate of Return for money in  Accounts that are invested in the stock market Appreciation Rate for  Properties in the  Scenario Rent Appreciation Rate for  Properties in the  Scenario Mortgage Interest Rates for  Properties you might buy in the  Scenario Inflation Rate for the  Scenario … Read more

True Cash Flow™

Ep 5 - Andrea - Total True Cash Flow - Monte Carlo

You’ve heard of cash flow on rental properties. Basically, it is defined by taking all the income from your rentals minus all your expenses. Cash Flow = Income – Expenses But, have you heard about True Cash Flow™? True Cash Flow™ is your traditional cash flow plus Cash Flow from Depreciation™. True Cash Flow™ = Cash Flow + Cash Flow from Depreciation™ If you’re familiar with the Return Quadrants™, True Cash Flow™ is represented by the returns from these two sections: Post Depreciation Period Depreciation for a residential rental property typically lasts 27.5 years. Since True Cash Flow™ is really … Read more

Cash Flow

Ep 5 - Andrea - Total Cash Flow - Inflation Adjusted

What is cash flow for rental properties? Why is it important? How is it calculated? And cash flow reports for your investments. That’s what we’ll cover here. First, what is cash flow for rental properties? Cash flow is the money generated from your rentals after you account for all the income from the property and subtract all the expenses for the property. Income from your property might include: Rent from properties Option fees on properties Additional mid-month payments Utility bill back Income from onsite amenities like laundry or internet Appliance rent IMPORTANT NOTE: We do not typically consider Cash Flow … Read more

The Cost to Access Equity in Rental Properties

Cost as Percent to Access True Net Equity™ - Remove Negative Values

In Should I Sell My Rental Property? we discussed the concept of True Net Equity™. True Net Equity™ is the equity you’d walk away with if you sold a  Property after all your expenses like closing costs, real estate commissions, depreciation recapture tax and capital gains taxes. But wouldn’t it be important to consider how much you needed to pay to access your True Net Equity™ via a sale? In other words, how expensive was it to access your True Net Equity™? We could measure it in raw dollars and I could show you charts for the Closing Costs When … Read more

Cash Flow from Depreciation™

Ep 1 - Andrea - Total ROE from Cash Flow from Depreciation™

Cash Flow from Depreciation™ is your gross depreciation for a property times your estimated tax rate. It gives you approximately how much money you expect to receive from a rental property in tax benefits. Because it is a variation of cash flow, we tend to think of it in terms of a monthly amount. Although, for the Return Quadrants™ we will present it as a yearly amount. For the Return Quadrants™, we show it in this section: Over Time Gross depreciation is established when you buy the property. For residential properties, it remains the same for 27.5 years. And, unless … Read more

Treasure Chest – Recommended Order When Acquiring Properties

The following is a list of the classes included with the Real Estate Investor Treasure Chest in the recommended order for those that are still acquiring more properties (or even buying your first property). How to Get Your Next Deal Done After Coronavirus How to Get Down Payment Side Hustles: Earn Down Payments Faster – The Amazon Class How to Buy a Rental Property Establishing Your Buying Criteria Workshop Buying New Houses as Investments and Nomads™ – If you’re considering buying new construction, this class will be especially helpful. How to Select a Real Estate Agent Finding Amazing Real Estate … Read more