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We've been busily at work adding new content to my online video course, "Introduction to Real Estate Investment Analysis." We're up to 40 lessons with the recent addition of a module on real estate partnerships, a lesson on equity multiples, and will soon have a new module on real estate developm...
01/09/2017
In a wide-ranging interview, I discuss investing in income-producing real estate: deciding what kind of property you should buy, how to begin the analysis process, understanding the income stream, estimating value or worth, dealing with long-term projections, recognizing common pitfalls, investin...
02/18/2016
Unless you make your living by helping people complete their returns, you probably prefer to spend as little time as possible thinking about income taxes. The rules and forms are generally opaque and the process is often stressful. However, there is at least one concept in the U.S. tax system tha...
02/09/2016
Expense recoveries (aka reimbursements or pass-throughs) serve as a customary ingredient in leases for non-residential property. In part 1 of this article, I discussed some of the typical ways such an arrangement might play out. The Simple Pass-ThroughIn a single-tenant property the tenant may be...
01/04/2016
For quite some time, readers of my book, What Every Real Estate Real Estate Investor Needs to Know About Cash Flow…, have been asking if I would be teaching a course. The answer, finally, is “yes.” I’ve just released an online course with more than 30 video lessons (including case studies), as we...
10/14/2015
Can something as simple as the treatment of reserves alter the valuation — or evaluation — of your income-property investment? This is a discussion that comes up every year when I teach real estate investment analysis to my grad students: Where, how, why do you deal with "reserves for replacement...
11/07/2014
A strong CoC unarguably provides a good sign that your investment is off on the right foot. Is that the end of the story – or should it be? I think this narrow focus can cause an investor to miss some vital issues. Read my discussion of the issues surrounding the cash-on-cash metric in real estat...
09/16/2014
Have you thought about crowdfunding a real estate investment? Is this the Next Big Thing or a flash in the plan? What are the upsides? Anything to watch out for? While I doubt that anyone has all the answers (or any of them), I'd like to share my take on real estate crowdfunding in this, my lates...
04/23/2014
That’s a question we hear all the time, so allow me to ask you to share your advice:What drives your choice to buy residential or commercial property? What considerations are key for you? And if you’re still trying to decide, here is an article from our blog with some of the pros and cons of each...
04/14/2014
We’re always looking to have our RealData analysis software keep up with the changing needs of investors, and so we are embarking on a series of really short surveys to help us measure those needs. Our first survey asks just two questions: What kind of property do you buy (or want to buy) and wha...
03/17/2014
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