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Here in the Sacramento Region we pride ourselves on the affordability of our homes. This is the one area in California where you can have a fairly high quality of life and still buy homes that will cash flow as a viable investment property. However it is also home to some incredible luxury homes ...
06/29/2013
We have been unwrapping a recent purchase of a 4 plex with a gross cap rate (the annual projected rental income of $31,200 divided by the purchase price of $155K) of 20.12% to see the results of the tenants performance on our return of investment in the short term. When we look at the actual rent...
11/01/2012
When we come across an investment that appears to offer a 10 - 20% cap rate we should realize that if it were a perfect property filled with perfect tenants it would most likely not be on the market. You should take a moment to examine, why is the seller wanting to get rid of his golden goose ?  ...
10/31/2012
Congratulations ! You have just closed on another investment. Only a small % of the population (roughly 15%) have made the step from being a mere consumer of Real Estate to being an Investor and purchasing a home or property that they do not intend to use for themselves.  Now that the ink is dry ...
10/29/2012
They say that a book allows you to gain the lessons from a lifetime of experiences for only the cost of that book. Generally one lesson learned pays for the cost of the book many times over. I am often asked to speak on Investing and for my advice regarding Rentals and potential investments. I am...
10/27/2012
Return on Investment = the net profit / the total investment over some period of time and is expressed as a %.           That much is easy to agree on , what is much harder to find consensus on is what that % should be? Is 2.5%, 5 % or 10% enough of a return? Should you be expecting 25% or even 5...
09/09/2011
These words can be the start or the beginning of the end of a great relationship. Lets choose to start rather then to end. Although, this question can come across as rude, (I prefer "direct). It is the start of every successful venture, including each Client/Customer/Employee based relationship t...
09/08/2011
In his recent book Stevan Johnson attempts to explore the origins of Good Ideas.  It was a very informative read that provides alot of background around the origin of many familiar good ideas but whose  actual circumstances surrounding tier origins are less known. While doing so he begins to lay ...
09/07/2011
Lets face it, the reason for our failure to reach our goals has very little to do with our lack of knowledge. We do not need to attend another seminar or read another book to know what to do to find success. In our age knowledge is an abundant resource, it is self control that is a scarce commodi...
09/06/2011
It is funny that my topic today follows a week of no post and no new sales goals obtained. It seems like the only thing I did last week was put on the 5 lbs that I lost the previous week. That will stop today. A recent speech by the Honorable Cory A. Booker (The Mayor of Newark , New Jersey) chal...
08/29/2011
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