Posts Categorized: Real Estate Investing

Where Have All The (HUDs) Gone?

A few months ago, I blogged about the declining number of bank-owned properties available in the Tulsa market. If anything, the trend has gotten worse, particularly the number of available Housing and Urban Development (HUD) properties available. I have represented buyers in the purchase of dozens of HUD investment properties in the last several years, so the… Read more »

Calculating Operating Expense Ratio (OER)

What percentage of the gross rental income should a property owner expect to allocate toward expenses each year? The answer to this question is important, and allows you to quickly forecast whether or not a property will produce positive cash flow. But first, some definitions: Operating Expense Ratio is defined as the ratio between total… Read more »

Are You an Investor or a Speculator?

“Using Other People’s Money to Get Rich…” “Other People’s Money – The Ultimate Leverage…” “Flip and Grow Rich” There are hundreds of books like these available on real estate “investing”. Sounds simple, doesn’t it? Borrow lots of money and buy as many properties as you can and you will become rich! Maybe you have heard… Read more »

Measuring the Performance of an Investment Property

If you have struggled to determine whether or not your rental property is a good investment, or to compare your real estate investment with other asset classes, you are not alone. In this blog post, we will go over some commonly-used performance measures and how to calculate them. We will define terms so that you… Read more »

Tulsa Foreclosure / Bank-Owned Market Update

For the very first Home Finders blog post, I thought I would relay some important and up-to-date Tulsa foreclosure market / investment property information. For months now, many of our investor clients have been wondering where all of the bank owned inventory has gone. From 2010 – 2013 Tulsa had an excellent acquisition market. In fact,… Read more »