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The Ignored Cost of Capital

The Ignored Costs of Capital

    Do you know how time value and the macro-economy work against your ROI? Most investments are measured exclusively by their annualized return. A positive return is the most sought after upside to an investment but it must be remembered that maximizing profit and minimizing cost are the exact same thing. As an intelligent…

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Does YOUR money bring home the BACON?

Investing requires a significant amount of expertise and precision. You have to time the market just right and you have to know the emerging trends. I do not know about you but I did not predict the oil market going down like Humpty Dumpty and I sure as heck do not know when it will come up. This…

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What Can I Do to Evict a Tenant Who is Not Paying Rent?

The three most common questions that landlords will ask when a tenant is late on their rent are a follows: How do I evict a tenant? How fast can I get the tenant out? Where do I begin? The following article will provide answers to these questions so that you can get on with your…

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A Simple Guide to Capitalization Rates

If you’re looking to purchase a property, it’s a smart idea to estimate the capitalization rate to get an idea of its potential return on investment, before you buy. Understanding the rate of return on real estate is fundamental to your success as an investor. The capitalization rate can be defined as the rate of…

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Should I Use Surplus Income to Pay off My Mortgage or Invest?

Should you invest your extra cash or pay off your mortgage before it is due? As with many crucial financial planning decisions, the answer lies in a grey area, not black or white. One of the most typical questions families deal with is whether to accelerate mortgage payments or to try and borrow as much…

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Setting Financial Objectives for 2017

Let us just state up front that financial objectives are more significant than simple dreams or wishes. Yes, they can start as such, but they have an achievement plan behind them – something that lays out how you convert a desire into a tangible accomplishment. That’s particularly important when it comes to monetary goals. Since…

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How Properly Screening Tenants Can Help Protect Your Property Investment

How Properly Screening Tenants Can Help Protect Your Property Investment An effective screening tool combined with renters insurance can pay dividends for property management companies. A solution that provides an applicant’s apartment rental payment history and offers insurance options protects PMCs and helps create a community of better renters, say industry professionals. The better the…

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Budgeting for Your Multifamily Property

How much time do you spend each year preparing for and executing the budget? If you sat down and really analyzed it, you would be shocked. Multifamily and other home leasing segments have made great strides in modernizing operations, marketing and accounting practices in the last 10 or 15 years. But 95 percent of the…

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Determining Your Property Management Strategy Part 2: Skill and Available Time

To effectively determine the best property management strategy, you must be honest with yourself about your strengths and weaknesses, including skill level, and available time. The following is a list of skills that may be necessary to succeed. Organization: Owning a rental property is the same as owning a business. To successfully manage a business, you…

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Determining Your Property Management Strategy Part 1: Proximity and Portfolio Size

The challenge of rental property investment is that there is not a simple one size fits all method. But there are viable options for those who want to have a larger role in the management and for those who wish to be more inactive managers. It’s important to understand your lifestyle and what your objectives…

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