Good investors are always measuring the performance of their investments. When it comes to investment properties, what is the measure of a good investment? Some real estate investors invest for cash flow while others invest anticipating the appreciation of the assets. The Average Annual Return takes three metrics into account: cash flow, appreciation, and amortization.…

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Creative financing is key in successful real estate investing. One of the many reasons for investing in real estate is because it’s one of the only investments that you can leverage with other people’s money. You probably won’t be able to go down to the bank and get a 30 year loan to buy stocks,…

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Investors often look at the Net Operating Income (NOI) and the cash flow to analyze the performance of their investment property. These are important figures but it is absolutely necessary for an investor to set money aside for anticipated costs. When doing so, an investor can turn those expenses into a return on investment, and…

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