Is a Real Estate License Necessary?

In the past many people recognized me as a musician, violinist, artist, and teacher – that was in the past. Today, more and more people recognize me as a real estate investor, syndicator, businessman.  However, neither in the past nor in the present has anyone confused me for a marriage councilor. And yet, having no formal […]

CAP Rate Real Estate – What is it and How to Use It

INTRODUCTION CAP Rate (Capitalization Rate) Analysis is the standard barer for estimating value of any large commercial  income-producing asset, including multi-family residential which is 5 units or larger, multi-unit commercial, strip mall, retail mall, office, storage, industrial, etc.  While the CAP Rate Analysis is not typically utilized by the bank appraisers for small multiplex, as […]

What’s More Important When Buying Rentals - Equity or Cash Flow

How to Build Wealth with Rentals – A Case Study

INTRODUCTION I have been investing in income-producing real estate for nine years now.  My portfolio currently consists of 28 units which generate Gross Rental Income of about $170,000/year and Cash Flow of around $45,000/year. I don’t flip houses. I don’t wholesale houses either. I don’t do Sub2 or Lease/Option sandwich deals or any other fancy VooDoo real […]

I Don’t Make Down-payment – Here’s Why

Real Estate investing is a cash intensive game, and this is nowhere evident than in the requirement of a down-payment.  Yes indeed, the overriding reality for most people is that financing the purchase of an investment property generally involves a sizable down-payment.  More than that, unbelievably enough, a rather wide cross-section of real estate investors […]