Real Estate Investing – How to Calculate Return Rate Using the Five Components of Return

How do you know that one real estate investment is better than another? Obviously, you must have some numerical way of judging one investment over another. That method is called real estate return rate!

Many real estate investment companies have no idea how to calculate the true return rate. That is unfortunate, especially in real estate investing for beginners. In today’s market, particularly, if you pick the wrong investment or invest in it in the wrong way you can lose hundreds of thousands of dollars.

There are tons of property opportunities…but which is the right one for you? There are five components of realty return. I’ll go over them briefly here so you can endeavor to find the best realty investments.

First, is appreciation. If your particular area goes up 5% and your investment property is worth $200,000 then you will have made $10,000 (5% x $200,000). Keep in mind that appreciation could well be negative as well and you might have to deduct $10,000.

Second, is cash flow. If you’re renting your property for $1,000 per month and your expenses and mortgage payment is $800 per month then you cash flow would be $2,000 per month or $2,400 annually.

Third, is principal pay off. Every time you make a payment, if you have a mortgage loan, then you are paying off principal. Since the principle deducts from your loan balance then you can add that as a component of return. Let’s say that you pay off $2,000 of mortgage principle for the particular year.

Fourth, is tax benefit. If you can depreciate $10,000 on your investment and you’re in the 50% tax bracket, then the tax benefit to you is $5,000 in real dollars.

Fifth, is something that I coined in my book thirty years ago. It is called equity discount. If you buy a property for $200,000 and immediate re-sell the property for $250,000 you have made $50,000. That difference is called equity discount. Keep in mind that equity discount can be a negative number as well if you are buying a property for more than it is worth. Why would you do that? Trust me, sometimes that are good strategies to do that.

Now, if we add all the components together, we get $69,400 ($10,000 appreciation + $2,400 cash flow + $2,000 principal pay off + $5,000 tax benefits + $50,000 equity discount). Now, we divide the $69,400 by the down payment. Let’s say you put $25,000 down on the property. If you divide $69,400 by $25,000 you get 277%. Wow! That is way more than you could get from an investment trust or through your bank.

What if you could buy the property for no down? Your return rate would be infinity! What if you could buy it for no down and put cash in your pocket? That’s another topic to consider.

Good luck in your investing pursuits!

To further help you in your investment quest, I want to give you a FREE ten-part investment checklist to consult. BEFORE you buy, make sure you check your proposed investment with the ten-part checklist. If it doesn’t follow all ten points then PUNT!

Mr. Evans is the author of “Equity Recycling the Key To Real Estate Return” featured on Amazon books (even though it is out of print). Go to [Http://equityrecycling.com] to get your free ten-part checklist before you make a horrible mistake.

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The Future of Real Estate: Buying a Home in 2018

An extensive ideology of the real estate industrial scenario in the upcoming future.

The industry of real estate has undergone a massive revolution in the recent years. Globalization and industrialization can be considered as two of the significant parallel factors behind the occurrence of the same. There are ample factors that have been responsible for affecting the condition and nature of the landed-property domain and have made it comparably complicated than before. On that note, it is becoming difficult for people to choose where and how to invest their money. Well, everyone wants to invest in a property to get a higher ROI, and this article is going to talk about the tips and bits of the upcoming scenario of the landed-property industry and the tactics of investment in the same.

Understanding the evolution and possibly real estate changes

It is necessary for investors to understand that the business of real-estate might look transparent from a regular perspective with a robe of simplicity on. However, certain crucial aspects need to be investigated before investment in any property. The idea applies for all types of investment in fact that includes commercial, industrial and residential. There are no specific predictions that can be concluded to. However, certain benchmarks and estimations can be considered to reach to a more or less precise forecast. Investments do not always promise luck, but as a purchaser, you definitely have the liberty to choose the best place to make a residential investment. On that note, the industry of real estate in Mexico has been running at the peak satisfying most investors at the present time.

Keys to making a successful investment in the long-run

As mentioned before, the landed-property industry has ample complications attached to it if you are not planning your approach in a comparably wise way. The foremost concern that will likely present you with a satisfactory return or a punctual arrival of rent is to invest in the right place. Investors often make the mistake of not being aware of the occurring evolutions in the landed-property industry around and rushing into a decision of making an investment in a property that might not be worthy which eventually leads to a fruitless exercise. As already mentioned before, the domain of real estate in Mexico is one of the finest examples of appropriate residential investments in the present time and is also considered to maintain a similar record in the upcoming years.

Some of the core to extensive changes in the paradigms of the landed-property industry, in a nutshell, involves an increase in the mortgage rates, a possible future effect on the passing of tax laws, increasing of landed-property properties in specific locations. So, in this saturating market scenario, it is wise for investors to be hyper-aware and take each step with a certain level of precaution and estimation. One of the finest approaches to make a smart purchase would be to perform extensive research on the current market to settle for the choice. The process might be conventional, but there is nothing like self-analysis at the end of the day.

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How to Select a Commercial Real Estate Company

Selecting a commercial real estate company can be a challenging process. You want to hire someone who is knowledgeable, skilled, experienced and can match your goals and ideals. This is easier said than done. One company may offer you some of these features while others have the remaining characteristics you desire. There is no lack of the number of commercial real estate companies out there, which claim to possess peerless knowledge and skill. So, how do you go about selecting a commercial real estate company?

The secret lies in finding a real estate company that suits your needs and criteria. Yes, there are some overlaying concerns that also need to be considered like appropriate documentation. However, when you are looking for one of the best real estate companies for your needs, you need to do more than just scratch the surface. Here are some tips outlined below that can be useful in helping you during this process.

Let’s take a look at them:

Look at their experience

Commercial real estate is a blanket term and this business can be multi-faceted and highly nuanced. Therefore, you cannot just hire any real estate company for your needs. You have to start looking for one that suits your criteria. For instance, if you are interested in buying or selling properties in strip malls or shopping districts, you shouldn’t hire a company that deals in offices and residential homes. You want someone with a background in the kind of real estate you are focused on or else the company will be of little use because they will be out of their depth.

Assess their reputation

One of the best ways of spotting the best companies is by taking a look at their reputation. How can you do that? There are certifications, customer reviews as well as awards that are readily available due to the magic of the internet and the culture of open communication. If you find a commercial real estate company that seems appealing, you can do some research and discover if they do stack up. This step can be immensely helpful in allowing you to dodge a bullet.

Go over client’s opinions

The greatest problem with reviews is that they are mostly from satisfied customers. Unhappy customers either don’t post or their reviews are removed. Therefore, it is recommended that you ask the commercial company to provide you with a list of their past clients. This allows you to do some homework of your own and identify any weaknesses or problems that a previous client encountered.

Meet the representative

Last, but very important; don’t hire a company over the internet. Always meet their representative in person and see if they understand your needs. Open communication is vital in this business and if you are not comfortable with them, there is no point in starting a relationship.

Use these pointers to pick out one of the companies for your realty requirements.

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