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Tools and Resources for Investors

This page contains a number of write ups on various aspects of real estate investments, from benefits and advantages, to valuations, taxation, and other issues involved in making a sound decision. There is no particular order in which to read these postings. However, a guided way to go through them would be through the Case Study below.

Case Study – Analyzing an Investment Opportunity: Step By Step Guide. The case study is based on a hypothetical property in Denver, CO. The purpose of this case study was to illustrate the steps involved in analyzing a residential investment opportunity. It may not cover all aspects of the investment analysis, but it is very comprehensive. Where applicable, there are links to more explanations throughout this post.The objective is to show how one, systematically and objectively, can quantify the before-tax and after-tax cash flows, the proceeds from the sale, the taxes due on the sale, and the performance of the investment taking into account the income, financing, operating expenses, and his/her tax brackets.

Adjusted Basis
Cash Flows (calculation)
Cash Flow After Tax(ATCF)
Cash Flow Before Tax (BTCF)
Cap Rate (using the)
Discounting & Compounding
Gross Operating Income (GOI)
Gross Scheduled Income (GSI)
Investment Decision Points
Net Operating Income (calculating) NOI
Primary Home (sale of)
Time Value of Money
Tax Due on Sale
Tips for Successful Real Estate Investment
Valuation (methods of)

Comments, questions are welcome.