20 10, 2018

What Is A Debt Service Coverage Ratio?

By |2018-10-20T23:28:54+00:00October 20th, 2018|Categories: Equity Lending, Investing, Investment Properties, Investments, Leasing Your Property, Rates|Tags: |0 Comments

Have you heard of the commercial mortgage term, "Debt Service Coverage Ratio?" It's the term to describe the ratio that lenders use to evaluate and qualify for the financing of a commercials structure. It shows the cash flow compared to debt service. DSCR For Commercial Properties In general, most banks will need a ratio of 1.5 - 1.35 (net operating income to annual debt service) before lending for commercial property. They just want to make sure you will have enough cash flow to cover the payments each month. Net operating income should include interest, principal, lease payments and sinking fund.

19 10, 2018

What Is Effective Gross Income?

By |2018-10-18T12:28:49+00:00October 19th, 2018|Categories: Hard Money, Hard Money Loans, Investing, Investment, Investment Properties, Investments, Leases, Leasing Your Property|Tags: , |0 Comments

Have you heard the term, "Effective Gross Income?" If you're starting out in real estate investing in Georgia or the Carolinas, you may hear this term. Also called, "EGI," it's the income that you'd have when you subtract losses of income from vacancy, concessions, model units, legal fees, employees, and bad debt. The reason it's important to know an apartment complex's Effective Gross Income is extremely telling. You don't only want to consider the Gross Potential Income. You'll also want to add in revenue generated from other things like coin-operated laundry, parking, or concessions. In order to determine your property's

18 10, 2018

What Is Gross Potential Rent?

By |2018-10-18T12:05:23+00:00October 18th, 2018|Categories: Investing, Investment, Investment Properties, Investments, Leasing Your Property|Tags: , |0 Comments

If you're just starting out as a real estate investor, you may have heard the term, "Gross Potential Rent." So, what exactly is that, and how is it calculated? Gross Potential Rent Gross Potential Rent, also known as "GPR," is the hypothetical amount of revenue that you could make from your apartment community, if it was fully leased all year round at market rental rates. It's the maximum amount of revenue you could bring in from rent on your apartment complex. Determining GPR GPR is important, because it lets you know how profitable the property could be. It's the most

10 10, 2018

What Is Equity Investment?

By |2018-10-10T14:49:12+00:00October 10th, 2018|Categories: Investing, Investment, Investment Properties, Investments|Tags: |0 Comments

If you're just thinking about becoming an investor, you may have heard the term, "Equity Investment." So, what is equity investment? Well, simply put, it's the share of cash that you put into an investment. If a company that you put money into has a profit, you can earn money on your investment through a dividend, right? This lets some of the company's profits get divided by shareholders. In trading, equity means your share of stock. In real estate, you could have an equity investment in a limited partnership or limited liability company. Also, real estate investment opportunities are often

4 10, 2018

How To Find Apartment Buildings To Purchase

By |2018-10-02T13:13:22+00:00October 4th, 2018|Categories: Commercial, Investment, Investment Properties, Investments|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Waiting for apartment buildings to go on sale is not always the best way to get a rental building. There are a number of ways to find apartment buildings before they go on sale. Here are a few ideas: Keep an eye on probate real estate - Fantastic deals are to be had in probate real estate. Contact apartment owners via a direct mailing - You never know who may be considering selling. Acquaint  yourself with attorneys - Divorces, lawsuits, and financial changes can create a potential apartment building seller. Network with commercial real estate brokers - They generally have

2 10, 2018

Issues To Look Out For With Distressed Properties

By |2018-10-02T12:51:43+00:00October 2nd, 2018|Categories: Flipping, Foreclosures, Home Improvements, Investment Properties|Tags: |0 Comments

Distressed properties are often purchased in "as is" condition. The seller doesn't offer any kind of warrant. Of course, you know that you should beware of properties like these. Still, distressed properties for sale often have a huge potential for making a profit. So, if you decide to purchase a distressed property, just be aware of some hidden problems. Keep a close eye out for termites and carpenter ants. Even if they're long gone, they may have left behind enough damage to be a serious issue. Look for rotten wood, obviously. But also check for thin tubes of mud and

16 09, 2018

Immediate Action When Presented With Ice Dam

By |2018-09-15T12:48:27+00:00September 16th, 2018|Categories: Home Improvements, Investment Properties|Tags: |0 Comments

If you've found that one of your rental properties has an ice dam, you should take immediate action. First, remove the snow from that area of the roof, because it will remove one of the important ingredients for the formation of an ice dam. You can use a roof rake for this, but keep in mind it may damage the roofing materials. If water is literally flowing into the structure, you will need to deal with this immediately. Make channels through the ice dam lets the water stuck behind the dam to run off the roof. Warm up the ice

15 09, 2018

Well Water Maintenance You Can Probably Do Yourself

By |2018-09-15T12:37:18+00:00September 15th, 2018|Categories: Flipping, Home Improvements, Home Upgrades|Tags: |0 Comments

If you manage properties with water supplied by wells, there may be some well maintenance that you can do on your own. If you do regular maintenance, you may save yourself unnecessary repairs if you notice an element isn't working as well as it should. If you wait until it's broken, it may be significantly more costly. So, here's one of the main things you can do to save yourself time and money. Maintenance on the Pressure Switch You can find the pressure switch near the bottom of your pressure tank. This needs periodic maintenance, and without it, it's the

14 09, 2018

What Qualifies As Proof Of Funds?

By |2018-09-14T10:18:38+00:00September 14th, 2018|Categories: Flipping, Hard Money, Income, Investing, REIs|Tags: , |0 Comments

Earlier, we discussed what a Proof of Funds letter was and why people need them. So, what qualifies as Proof of Funds and where do you get them? Anywhere your liquid assets are held can provide you with a proof of funds letter. Of course, this means that your bank can provide you with a proof of funds letter to show that you have money in your account. Plus, certain credit lines or money market accounts might qualify too when the funds can be readily accessed. These institutions can also provide you with a proof of funds letter. Unfortunately if

14 09, 2018

What Are Proof Of Funds Letters?

By |2018-09-14T09:55:08+00:00September 14th, 2018|Categories: Down Payment, Hard Money, Investing, REIs|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Proof of Funds Letters can help buyers get under contract quickly. They are a personalized statement that shows that you have funds set aside for a fix and flip real estate investment. A Proof of Funds letter proved that you have enough liquid cash to purchase your investment home. Why do sellers need a Proof of Funds letter? No seller would want to take a home off the market unless they know that a buyer can actually pay for their home.  So, buyers must provide Proof of Funds letters. Even if getting financed, sellers will want to make sure you