The Real Estate Investor's Pocket Calculator

Simple Ways to Compute Cash Flow, Value, Return, and Other Key Financial Measurements

The Real Estate Investor's Pocket Calculator

Author: Michael C. Thomsett
Pub Date: October 2017
Print Edition: $19.95
Print ISBN: 9780814438893
Page Count: 288
Format: Paper or Softback
Edition: Second Edition
e-Book ISBN: 9780814438909

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Despite cyclical periods of stagnation or decline, real estate remains one of the best long-term options for securing financial freedom . . . if you know what you’re doing.

Turning a profit goes beyond finding great properties at good prices. It requires analyzing mortgages, weighing risks, and projecting cash flow. It means mastering finance, valuation, and calculations—skills that most investors lack.

The Real Estate Investor’s Pocket Calculator helps even math-challenged investors crunch numbers like financial pros. With more than 100 Excel formulas and clear explanations of how, when, and why to use each, the book covers every area that can make or break a deal, including how to:

• Gauge supply and demand by neighborhood and property type

• Project return on investment and equity

• Analyze present and future value

• Understand appraisal approaches and why market values are usually lower than what you pay

• Evaluate mortgages and factor interest rates into total costs

• Calculate rental income and cash flow—the key to successful real estate investing

• Compute internal rate of return and debt coverage ratio

• Make accurate tax projections, including depreciation and capital gains

• Evaluate lease options and pooled investments

• Balance escrow and closing, and much more

Complete with new formulas, worksheets, instructions for keeping track of revenue and expenses, and more, The Real Estate Investor’s Pocket Calculator ensures that your real estate bets pay off big.

Michael C. 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.

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