Ladies and gents, SEO is not all that important to me. I am out of that game. But, having said that, I do want Google to pick some of these articles up. Forgive the title – it’s beneath me, but it’s just right for Google bots 🙂 Is It Better to Buy Real Estate in […]
How Does Inflation Impact Real Estate Investing?
One of the reasons rentals are such an amazing investment vehicle is because they are inflation-protected. Here’s how the thinking goes: Monetary Inflation’s Impact to Investment Properties In our economy, certain amount of currency chases certain amount of products and services. The amount of currency can increase, without causing damage to the economy, only if […]
What is a Real Estate Investment Pig?
I’ve addressed the concept of PIGs in real estate in many articles previously. The concept is somewhat abstract, and seems to be quite misunderstood still, in-spite of me addressing it on multiple occasions. Just this morning I received an email to this end. The email was from a gentleman considering a vacant 4-plex. He wrote […]
Is AirBnB a Good Way to Rent Property?
Before I discuss if Is AirBnB a good way to rent property, let me welcome you back to the JustAskBenWhy blog in 2016. This article is my first in this calendar year. In fact, it’s been two or three weeks since I last published on this blog. I apologize for being somewhat lackluster in this […]
Making Big Money in Real Estate Investing – Symphony Case Study Update
In the past couple of years I’ve written a number of articles which dissected the one of my acquisitions from 2013. I coined this transaction the Symphony Deal, and it is a turn-around of a 10-unit apartment building that I purchased in February of 2013. I set out to write about this transaction because it […]
Internal Rate of Return (IRR)
All concepts within Real Estate Investing can be broken down into objective and subjective; I’ve written about this extensively on many occasions. The objective side of things all about math; you put the numbers on in the spreadsheet, and the deal either works or it doesn’t. The subjective elements are more difficult because these are […]
How to Calculate ROI on Investment Property
One of the questions I am asked often is how I know if a property is a good investment. To me, the answer to this question translates into knowing exactly how to calculate ROI on investment property. The reality that folks are willing to put money under my management via syndication of real estate is […]
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 […]