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The Real Estate Investor's Pocket Calculator : Simple Ways To Compute Cash Flow, Value, Return, And Other Key Financial Measurements - Michael Thomsett

The Real Estate Investor's Pocket Calculator

Simple Ways To Compute Cash Flow, Value, Return, And Other Key Financial Measurements

Paperback Published: 5th October 2017
ISBN: 9780814438893
Number Of Pages: 288
For Ages: 18+ years old

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Make sure the numbers add up. With real estate investing on the rebound, more and more people are jumping into the market. But often, return on investment hinges less on the physical property and more on the math.

Have you measured every component of value, such as cash flow, income taxes, financing, and investment yield? Do you know which calculations to use on specific properties? Have you weighed all the risks?

The Real Estate Investor's Pocket Calculator helps you analyze the financial picture before committing capital. Simple explanations, worksheets, and more than 100 Excel formulas will have you crunching numbers like a pro. Learn to:

  • Gauge supply and demand
  • Project return on investment and equity
  • Analyze present and future value
  • Understand appraisal approaches
  • Evaluate mortgages
  • Calculate cash flow
  • Compute internal rate of return and debt coverage ratio
  • Make accurate tax projections
  • Balance escrow and closing; And much more
With new formulas, expanded sections on income and expenses, and an updated analysis of market conditions, this second edition helps you make smarter decisions . . . and more money.

About the Author

Michael Thomsett is a financial writer whose books include Getting Started in Options and Getting Started in Real Estate Investing. An experienced investor, he has successfully owned and managed as many as 12 properties at a time.

Introduction: Beyond the Basic Calculation vii

CHAPTER 1 Valuation of Property: The Starting Point 1

CHAPTER 2 How the Numbers Are Manipulated in Appraisals 29

CHAPTER 3 Your Mortgage: The Real Cost of Buying Property 47

CHAPTER 4 Investment Calculations: What Is Your Yield? 79

CHAPTER 5 The Lease Option: The Leveraged Approach 99

CHAPTER 6 Rental Income: Cash Flow Essentials 109

CHAPTER 7 Investment Alternatives: Equity and Debt 125

CHAPTER 8 Bookkeeping and Financial Statements: Debits, Credits, and More 139

CHAPTER 9 Prorated Values in Finance and Taxes: Important Guidelines 161

CHAPTER 10 Escrow and Closing: Getting Both Sides in Balance 179

CHAPTER 11 Tax Calculations in Real Estate: Reporting Rules 195

CHAPTER 12 Land, Lot, and Building Measurements: Calculating Down to the Foot 211

APPENDIX A Conversion: Simple Rules, Easy Answers 233

APPENDIX B Real Estate Formulas: Summarizing the Essentials 238

APPENDIX C Excel Formulas: Simplifying the Calculations 248

APPENDIX D Amortization Tables: Monthly Payments 256

APPENDIX E Remaining Balance Tables: What Is Left to Pay 258

Glossary 263

Index 271

ISBN: 9780814438893
ISBN-10: 081443889X
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 5th October 2017
Publisher: HarperCollins Focus
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.2  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 2

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