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
Price Resiliency™ is the amount property values (price) can decline before you’re underwater, upside down or have negative equity on rental properties. Similar to Rent Resiliency™, we can measure Price Resiliency™ in terms of dollars or in terms of percent. In other words, we can ask: How many dollars can property values (price) decline before I’d have negative equity? Or, what percent can property values (price) decline before I’d have negative equity? When we talk about Price Resiliency™ in dollars, what we’re really talking about is Equity. That’s because Equity is the amount of dollars that property values can decline … Read more
Equity is the difference between what a property is worth and what is owed. If you take into account the cost to sell a property when calculating Equity, we refer to that as True Net Equity™. You can view charts of Equity for individual Properties in the Real Estate Financial Planner™ software or the total Equity for all Properties in the entire Scenario.
Rent Resiliency™ is the amount rent can decline before you have negative cash flow on rental properties. We can measure it in terms of dollars or in terms of percent. In other words, we can ask: How many dollars can rent decline before I’d have negative cash flow? Or, what percent can rent decline before I’d have negative cash flow? When we talk about Rent Resiliency™ in dollars, what we’re really talking about is Cash Flow. That’s because Cash Flow is the amount of dollars that rent can decline before you’d have negative cash flow. But, the idea of Rent … Read more
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 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
Rent Appreciation Rate is the rate the Property’s rent is going up or down. It is for rent what Appreciation Rate is for home prices. Historical Rent Appreciation Rates The following is a summary of the historic Rent Appreciation Rate have been for the top 552 real estate markets in the United States based on the change in median rent from census data between 2010 and 2018. When modeling your investments using the Real Estate Financial Planner™ software, you could use the historical Rent Appreciation Rate but the past does not always mean the same will happen in the future. … Read more
Appreciation Rate is the rate the Property is going up or down in value. Historical Appreciation Rates We will cover how the Real Estate Financial Planner™ software calculates and uses Appreciation Rate here. However, before we get there, let’s look at what some historical appreciation rates have been for a sampling of the 552 largest cities in the US have been according to the US census data between 2010 and 2018. I’ve shown summaries of historical appreciation rates (grouped by states) below. You could use the historical Appreciation Rate for each city when analyzing properties using the The World’s Greatest … Read more