Cap Rate and Cash-on-Cash Return: A Definitive Guide

There are several means of determining the return on an investment property. You may hear the term “ROI” (or “ROR”), which means “Return on Investment” (or “Rate of Return”), which can be calculated in all sorts of ways. Unfortunately, a lot of people will determine this number based on whatever factors will yield the highest number, regardless of how accurate to real-life it might be. ROI is very general and ...

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Analysis of a Triple Net (NNN) Deal: Is This KFC Building a Good Investment?

Do you ever think something sounds like a great investment deal? Is it possible it’s really not? Aside from more complicated factors like market fundamentals or rent sustainability, is it ever possible the numbers themselves can trick you? Yes! I’ve recently been exploring commercial investment deals. For anyone who knows me, you know I’m not usually into commercial. But I’ve been consulting with someone to find ...

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Lease Options as a Tool to Rock Out Your Rental Properties

Money. We buy rental properties because we want money, right? I do at least. I don’t know what you buy them for. If I want money, what has to not happen in a rental property? Vacancy and repairs. Vacancy is avoided if you happen to get that lifelong tenant (of which I’ve yet to find). Repairs are unavoidable no matter what. It’s a house, it wears. So ...

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The True Importance of a Security Deposit

Yes, you are welcome to call me Captain Obvious on this one. While I feel like this notion is extremely apparent, it actually wasn’t to me until recently. Therefore, I think it is worth addressing. In my case over the years, I have moved in numerous places where I pay “x” amount of a security deposit and when I move out however many years later, I get the same “...

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25 Items You May Be Able to Write Off for Rental Properties

Note: I am not a licensed accountant. You should consult a professional licensed accountant for all of your tax and investment matters. This article should be used for nothing more than an idea of the kinds of things you can write off on your rental property investments. It is not in any way meant to be an instructional manual for your taxes. It’s tax season! Nothing is more exciting ...

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