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New Video: ProFormaStabilized Spreadsheet – Finance Package Tutorial1

I just uploaded a major update to my course “Introduction to Income Valuation and Syndication” (at http://bit.ly/itivas-1) that updates the ProFormaStabilized.xlsm spreadsheet and a new video tutorial for generating a PDF finance package.
You can watch the YouTube version of the video by clicking here.

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Low Interest Rates

Low interest rates are very enticing. I want to suggest caution, because an increase in interest rates will dramatically affect the value of real property. Real estate is a “borrowed money” business. The cost and structure of financing determines the income valuation of the property. Similar to bonds, the value varies inversely to the yield […]

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Yet Another Housing Bubble?

I just posted an article on the 2013 apparent housing bubble.
April 2013, the more things change, the more they stay the same. It seems like Deja Vu all over again.
There are very few listed houses, multiple offers, bidding wars, double digit price inflation, and listed houses are on the market for a very short time. […]

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New Wealth Creation Information Product

I just released my latest wealth creation information product. It is called (drum roll, please):
“How to Pyramid Your Equity to Create Wealth and Financial Freedom”
It’s a thick, jam-packed (over 100 pages) special report PDF with forms and spreadsheets. It explains several ways of creating or leveraging equity so that you can, with very diligent effort, retire […]

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The Infamous Reverse Mortgage

I just added a free PDF special report about the infamous “Reverse Mortgage”.

There are finance companies that are offering the “Reverse Mortgage” to seniors (at least age 62). Seniors with a substantial amount of equity in their residence are targets of this aggressive predatory loan. There are many “celebrities” who claim a reputation for financial […]

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Guru Tips on Refinancing

I just posted a new article on the Time Value of Money (TVM) principles for refinancing your home.
I just heard some ridiculous financial advice from a “personal finance guru” regarding refinancing your home mortgage.

Refinance to a lower interest rate.

Refinance to a shorter amortization term (number of payments to pay off).

Refinance only when you can recover […]

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Smith Syndication Investment Strategy Presentation

I just added a new page under “Wealth Creation” that has a video explaining our Radiant Wealth Creation formula in a PowerPoint presentation. I hope you like it. Click here to go to the page.
You can also view this video at ScreenCast.com.

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Product Update: Property Analysis Worksheet Short Form

I just updated my Property Analysis Worksheet Short Form product. I added more detail lines to the RepairEstimates worksheet. If you purchased this product within the last 12 months, then you will receive an email with your free download link for the update.
If you want to learn more about analyzing properties for quick-turning (fix-and-sell or […]

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Should I Pay Off This Mortgage Loan?

I just heard a personal finance expert recommend paying off a mortgage that has 14 years remaining. Here are the parameters of the 30-year fixed rate loan:
Debt Present Value:   229,880Remaining Term:           168  (16 years paid, 14 years left)Annual Interest Rate:     6.6% (fixed over 30 years)Monthly Debt Service:  -2,100  (principal + interest)Annual Debt Service:  -25,200
From these […]

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Product Update: Calculating Capitalization Rate

I just added a new video tutorial “Calculating Capitalization Rate” to my information product “Introduction to Income Valuation and Syndication“. You can see the YouTube.com version here.

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