Posts Tagged: investment analysis

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 »