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Deciphering Your Real Estate Closing Documents

You just bought a real estate property. You expected to get the keys to the property (and the title), but you might not have expected the mountain of paperwork that went along with it. Right now, before it all gets lost, set up the right record-keeping system and make sure you are tracking all the ...

Real Estate Selling To People With No Credit

Some of our USTaxAid Services clients have hit a strong market niche, selling to people who have lousy credit. Richard and I made a good living in the 1980s and 1990s doing the very same thing. Then the 2000s came and it seemed like everybody, including your Labrador Retriever could get a loan. There wasn’t ...

How to Calculate Cap Rate

If you invest in commercial property, you’ve undoubtedly heard about the term “cap rate.” Cap rate is short for capitalization rate. It’s a way of quickly providing an analysis for a property for comparison purposes on the price and return. A commercial real estate broker may call you and tell you that he’s got two ...

How to Calculate ROI for Real Estate Investments

The return on investment (ROI) differs from the COCR because it generally is based on income/loss as opposed to cash flow and because it takes into account the total investment in the property (regardless of the cash you actually put down.) However, over time, there have been a lot of variations made on ROI with ...

How to Calculate Cash on Cash Return

As real estate investing comes back, investors are using a more thoughtful approach. It’s back to the investing climates of the 1990’s, when it was possible to make real estate create positive cash flow. And you watched the fundamental numbers of investing. There are three analysis numbers you’re likely to hear when it comes to ...