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Real Estate Investment Metrics: I invite you to join me again in my discussion of key metrics for investors in  income-producing real estate. "Using Cap Rate to Estimate the Value of an Investment Property"
My recent articles have prompted some readers to ask for a review of the key real estate investment metrics. Let's start here: Understanding Net Operating Income
I like to read the discussions in a number of online real estate investment forums to see what issues are of interest to investors at all levels of experience. One topic that seems to excite a lot of commentary concerns the relative merits, or lack thereof, of projecting and analyzing the potenti...
​In a prior post I mentioned several new articles that I've written recently for income-property investors. Here is a follow-up to one of them: In the first part of our discussion, you looked at the simple math that underlies Cash-on-Cash Return. The short version goes like this: First you calcul...
I've been remiss in not telling you that I've written several new articles recently and have a few more in the pipeline. So, here are some previews, with links to the full articles: The Cash-on-Cash Conundrum, Part 1 Life is too complicated; we have too many choices, too many options, too many ch...
As many of you know, I teach real estate investment analysis in the Master of Science in Real Estate Development program at Columbia University. About a year ago I agreed to teach a similar course at a new online school dedicated exclusively to commercial real estate: Homburg Academy.During the p...
April 1, 2013, For Immediate ReleaseRealData Announces New Sales Prevention Initiative          In an attempt to stem the inexorable tide of its growing popularity, RealData announced today the formation of a new Sales Prevention Department within the company. "Quite simply, it is time for us to ...
Do you have a real estate website or blog? RealData Software has a new affiliate program where you can earn some meaningful commission income. RealData has offered financial analysis software used by investors, developers, brokers, appraisers, lenders, accountants and many others for more than 30...
My new ebook. "10 Commandments for Real Estate Investors," is currently available free. You can get it for the Kindle here:  If you don't have a Kindle, you can download their free desktop reader. It's also available for iPhone and iPad via itunes at Here's the blurb ...
As you may know, I spend much of my time teaching and writing about real estate investment analysis. Much of it is the basic theory and math, but in my grad-school classes I try also to include what I believe is more of a practical approach -- call it "applied finance" if you will.In that spirit,...

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