The Real Estate Investor's Pocket Calculator

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Your success as a real estate investor, agent, broker, or appraiser depends on your ability to know which calculations you must use to analyze a property at any given moment, and how to perform them correctly. The Real Estate Investor's Pocket Calculator gives you all the guidelines and formulas you need, right at your fingertips. This ...
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Overview

Your success as a real estate investor, agent, broker, or appraiser depends on your ability to know which calculations you must use to analyze a property at any given moment, and how to perform them correctly. The Real Estate Investor's Pocket Calculator gives you all the guidelines and formulas you need, right at your fingertips. This invaluable resource helps you avoid risk and make smarter decisions by providing must-have measurements including:

* yield
• valuation
• monthly breakdown schedules
• time value of money
• taxable income
• capitalization rates
• operating expense ratio
• adjusted basis
• land measurements
• and much more

The book breaks down the daunting task of calculating all the different components of value -- including cashflow, income taxes, market forces, financing, and investment yield -- into a series of focused, easy-to-understand chapters. You'll learn valuable acceleration techniques, methods for reducing interest, and other ways to maximize return on investment. Using definitions, worksheets, and tables, the book provides much needed clarity to a complex topic, helping you know what questions to ask before committing capital, and allowing you to maintain control over all your real estate investments.

Comprehensive and easy to use on the go, The Real Estate Investor's Pocket Calculator is an invaluable reference for anyone who needs to understand the numbers behind savvy and sound real estate investment.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780814472965
  • Publisher: AMACOM
  • Publication date: 3/19/2010
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 787,774
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael C. Thomsett is a financial writer with hundreds of articles to his credit. He is the author of The Landlord’s Financial Tool Kit, Getting Started in Real Estate Investing, J.K. Lasser’s Real Estate Investing, and more. He lives in Port Townsend, Washington.

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Table of Contents

"Introduction -- The Basic Financial Problem

Chapter 1 -- Valuation of Property: The Starting Point

Chapter 2 -- How the Numbers Are Manipulated in Appraisals

Chapter 3 -- Your Mortgage: The Real Cost of Buying Property

Chapter 4 -- Investment Calculations: What Is Your Yield?

Chapter 5 -- The Lease Option: The Leveraged Approach

Chapter 6 -- Rental Income: Cash Flow Essentials

Chapter 7 -- Investment Alternatives: Equity and Debt

Chapter 8 -- Bookkeeping and Financial Statements: Debits, Credits, and More

Chapter 9 -- Prorated Values in Finance and Taxes: Important Guidelines

Chapter 10 -- Escrow and Closing: Getting Both Sides in Balance

Chapter 11 -- Tax Calculations in Real Estate: Reporting Rules

Chapter 12 -- Land, Lot, and Building Measurements: Calculating Down to the Foot

Appendix A -- Conversion: Simple Rules, Easy Answers

Appendix B -- Real Estate Formulas: Summarizing the Essentials

Appendix C -- Amortization Tables: Monthly Payments

Appendix D -- Remaining Balance Tables: What Is Left to Pay

Glossary of Terms

Index"

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