Inflation Rate

Inflation Rate

The Scenario Chart for the Inflation Rate shows you what the inflation rate is for the Scenario. For many of the basic real estate financial planning models and podcast episodes that we do, we use a static Inflation Rate for the entire  Scenario. However, I don’t believe this is the best way to do it. Whenever possible, I strongly suggest using Alternate Universe Modeling™ (aka  Monte Carlo) with variable Inflation Rates to see how the entire investing strategy performs in a variety of inflationary environments (low and high). These are considered our advanced modeling. For example, when we apply the … Read more

The Ultimate Guide to Property Management

Property Management is one of the most important factors in determining the success of your investments in real estate. That is why we’ve put together The Ultimate Guide to Property Management. To give you an overview of what goes into property management we have created the following flowchart. Follow along as we touch on each of these topics. We will continue to update this over time with improvements and additional resources. Please let us know what you loved and what we need to add in the comments section. Our aim is to make this the end-all be-all of Property Management! … Read more

The Penultimate Guide to Safe Withdrawal Rates

The following is The Penultimate Guide to Safe Withdrawal Rates. Why not the “ultimate” guide? Because Karsten Jeske with Early Retirement Now made the ultimate guide already (which you all should read and I link to below). Our guide is intended to be an addendum to the amazing work he’s already done and the second-to-last guide you’ll need in addition to Karsten’s. I will continue to update this over time as I discover more resources or have more to say about it from modeling done with the Real Estate Financial Planner™ software. In this guide, I will primarily do two … Read more

Analyzing a Buy and Hold Real Estate Deal

In the realm of real estate investing, mastering the art of buy-and-hold deals is akin to discovering the Rosetta Stone of long-term wealth building. It’s not just about purchasing any property and waiting for its value to appreciate; it’s a nuanced dance of numbers, market understanding, and strategic foresight. Today, let’s embark on a journey through the intricate process of analyzing a real estate buy-and-hold deal with one of the most potent tools in an investor’s arsenal: the deal analysis spreadsheet. The Prelude: Understanding Buy-and-Hold Real Estate Investing Before we dive into the nitty-gritty of spreadsheets and numbers, it’s crucial … Read more