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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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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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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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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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Power Debt Plan Spreadsheet product update new tutorials!

The Power Debt Plan spreadsheet has added video tutorials 7 & 8 that demonstrates an advanced concept of using leverage to pay down your debt much faster. Check out the sales page to see the YouTube versions of the videos.

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