Posts Tagged: real estate investing

3 Options for Financing Investment Properties

Financing an Investment Property: A Primer. With interest rates at historic lows, we take a look at some of the various options available for financing investment properties. Let’s first start with some definitions commonly used when discussing mortgage financing: Annual Percentage Rate: The interest rate that will be paid to the lender. Amortization: A schedule… Read more »

Tulsa Investment Properties: 3 Examples

Today’s blog post will provide some current (November 2014) market information for 3 examples of actual investment properties in the Tulsa metro area. At the request of several of our clients, we will provide information about the location, market value and rental value of each of the following Tulsa investment properties to give real estate investors an… 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 »