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After repair value (ARV) vs rehab budget - which is more important to estimate accurately?

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In an ideal world, you'll estimate your after repair value (i.e. what the property can sell for after all repairs and renovations are completed) and your rehab budget with pinpoint accuracy. But in practice, it can sometimes be difficult…
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Major Real Estate Trends to Follow

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Major trends in demographics, technology, and environmental factors could set the path for seismic shifts in real estate. What are these trends that all real estate investors should keep in mind? Real Estate Trend #1: Increased urbanization…
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Top 10 Leasing Mistakes for Business Owners

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Do you run a business with a retail, warehouse, or office location? Are you thinking of moving to expand or downsize? Before you dive right in and sign on the dotted lines, be sure you're not making one of these common leasing mistakes.…

What is Wholesaling? And Why is it so Appealing?

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Wholesaling in real estate is when an ‘investor’ takes property under contract at a certain price and then assigns it to another investor buyer before closing at a higher price, thereby making a profit on the price arbitrage. I put the…

Why The Internal Rate of Return Can Be Misleading

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The use of the internal rate of return (IRR) as an investment metric is ubiquitous in the world of investment analysis. In real estate investment analysis, it's no different. However, it should never be used in isolation when making an investment…

Top International Real Estate Websites

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While in the U.S. we have many options including Zillow, Trulia, and RedfIn for gathering market data for our quick and dirty back of the envelope analysis, that's not the case in most other markets. So I asked my students (over 120K from…

The Best and Worst Rental Markets in the U.S.

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Using the latest Home Values and Rental data from Zillow (as of December 31, 2018), I've ranked 171 U.S. cities based on their average gross rental yields, which measures the relationship between the gross rent and the value of rental properties. If…

One Simple Metric for Evaluating Rental Income Properties

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While there are many factors to consider when finding, evaluating, and ultimately buying a rental income property, there is one simple metric that all investors can use to quickly compare across investment opportunities and narrow down their…