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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Table of Contents


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

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