The Most Expensive Money I Ever Saved A couple of months ago I had to turn over one of my rental units. It is a small 1 bedroom home. It had been occupied since the time I purchased the property and there was deferred maintenance that needed to be done. I decided to save money
Rules? What rules?! There are many “rules” that I constantly hear used in conversation. Investors that have been around for a while use them in day to day conversation, but many newer investors are not familiar with them and believe them to be rule rules. In this case though, rule is just a shorthand way
Cash Flow vs. Appreciation: the Math Speaks! You can see from my last post that this is certainly a topic on my mind. I recently had a debate with someone regarding investing for cash flow vs. appreciation. You can find examples all over the web supporting both strategies. The great thing about real estate is
Should I invest for cash flow or appreciation? This is a topic that gets constant debate, and usually goes like this, “Cash is king. Anything else is speculation. Sorry, I can’t hear what you’re saying because I’m loudly chanting this mantra.” While that is true, it may also not be wise depending on your strategy.
Merry Christmas to everyone. This year has been great and I would be a fool not to be grateful for everything I have. I hope your holiday season was filled with warmth, food, family, and friends.
To leverage, or not to leverage… Is that the question? Not really. It is more of an investment philosophy. What is leverage? Leverage, as defined by Investopedia, is: “1. The use of various financial instruments or borrowed capital, such as margin, to increase the potential return of an investment. The amount of debt used to
There are ups and downs in investing. Stock markets crash, real estate bubbles burst, and economies generally act much like the weather: millions of different predictions and only a few will have the ability to say “I told you so.” The ability to push through the trying times and make good opportunities out of bad
What are all these real estate acronyms, and is it really all about the numbers? The definition of investing is “The act of committing money or capital to an endeavor (a business, project, real estate, etc.) with the expectation of obtaining an additional income or profit.” So by definition, yes it most certainly is all