Tag Archives: equity

Buy or Refinance Now

The valuation of income properties is directly tied to the cost and structure of financing. Real estate is a “borrowed money” business. As interest rates rise, the capitalization rate required to service the debt for a purchase or refinance also rises, and thus the valuation falls. As the valuation falls, existing debt Loan to Value […]

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The Equity Waterfall for a Syndicator

I just wrote an article about my preferred structure for structuring the equity financing with senior equity, preferred equity, and common equity.
A syndicator that raises private equity may consider an equity waterfall that is similar to a combination of debt and equity. Treat the senior equity like a 1st lien and the preferred equity like […]

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Capitalization Rate and Cash on Cash Return

I just added a new article on the correct way to calculate the Capitalization Rate (CAP) according to the cost and structure of financing.
An income property is generally valued on its cash flow, either the current cash flow or the anticipated future cash flow after repositioning. The valuation of the cash flow is calculated according […]

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Generate a PDF syndication package or a loan request package

I just made a major update to the very affordably priced “Introduction to Income Valuation and Syndication” course. With the sophisticated macro-enabled Excel 2007 ProFormaStabilized.xlsm spreadsheet, you can now generate a multi-page PDF presentation package for syndicating to your private financiers or for submitting a loan request to a commercial lender. There are several tutorial […]

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New Video: Master Lease and Option RUBS

I added a powerful spreadsheet for calculating and generating invoices for the Ratio Utility Billing System (RUBS). There are 2 video tutorials showing how to use the spreadsheet and how to generate the mail merge templates. The spreadsheet supports unlimited number of residents, you can bill pro-rated for electric, gas, water, sewer, or any combination […]

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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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Investing in Rental Properties

I just watched yet another “Personal Finance Guru” on cable TV who recommends NOT to invest in rental income properties, but instead to invest in municipal bonds, claiming that such debt instruments are paying 5% to 6% tax free and are much safer than rental properties. To use the guru’s favorite retort, “Are you kidding […]

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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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