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real estate investments: Understanding Cash on Cash - Real Estate Investments - 01/24/10 09:14 PM
There are many ways to analyze the performance of a real estate investment. Cap Rates, Gross Rent Multipliers, Cash on Cash and many other performance metrics can be used by investors to determine the specific performance and value of a real estate investment. Individually these performance measurments can help the investor isolate their investment goals, but collectively they can provide a macro view of the overall value of an investment. In this post, we're going to look at one of my favorite performance measurements called cash-on-cash. Simply put this measure will look at how much cash came out of your pocket and how much cash goes into your (3 comments)
real estate investments: Real Estate Investing: Its about the People - 12/07/08 03:41 AM
Real estate isn't so much about property as it is about people. As an investor you need to know and understand the sellers circumstances. You need to be respectful of the fine line where one mans financial misfortunes become another mans exploitation for his own fortune. I oftern hear Realtors talk about what a great time it is to invest because there are so many foreclosures and great deals to be had right now. True, but lets put this into perspective. Foreclosures are bad! Its a terrible thing for society, terrible for our economy, and it causes a deep psychological impact and (1 comments)
real estate investments: Self Directed IRA's --An alternative to traditional retirement planning - 11/03/08 12:18 AM
Most people's retirement plans today are typically invested in some form of securities or commodities plan that is managed by a third party plan administrator. The administrator decides how the retirement fund is invested, controls the make up and structure of the fund, and is responsible for the day to day decisions on how that retirement fund is managed. In other words, if you have a 401(K) your employer withholds money from your paycheck, and a third party decides how to invest it for your future retirement. While this might be an acceptable form of retirement planning for some, many people are realizing that declining stock values and increased inflation are leaving their retirement plans vulnerable and (2 comments)
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