2008 May | Real Estate Investing Blog
With all the volatility in today’s real estate market, it’s more important than ever to understand the numbers before you buy. As my grandmother used to say, know how deep the pool is before you jump in! The right software can do just that (metaphorically speaking, of course), turning an often confusing and intimidating analysis into a straight-forward (and dare I say “fun”) exercise. The following case study looks at real estate investment analysis software, and how it can be used by investors—novice and professional, alike—to assess the financial viability and risk of a property.
This case study analyzes real world properties using real estate investment analysis software by GreyStone Analytics (full disclosure: I’m the founder and CEO of GreyStone Analytics, so please forgive any bias). The goal of the study is not to promote a particular software product, but to show how such analysis tools can help investors make profitable decisions. Read more
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If you’re looking for a place to get more information on real estate foreclosures, then you should take a look at “The Foreclosure Investor’s Cheat Sheet: 100 Useful Web Resources” over at International Listings. It provides 100 different links to articles, forums, websites, auctions, blogs, tutorials, and more.
It’s not often you get such a nice compiled list of resources all on one page so you might want to bookmark it and refer to it at a later time. Their site also provides international real estate for sale. Thanks to Brian for sending me the link.
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When many people think about Caribbean property, images of sandy white beaches and lush tropical greenery may spring to mind. However, it is not just these pleasant images which make Caribbean property so appealing. There are many Caribbean property opportunities available which are tailored for investment and anticipated to generate substantial profits for astute investors.
For a Caribbean property to be tailored for investment, there are two important principles which must be followed.
- Firstly, setup costs must be minimized to allow investment opportunities to be a viable option to most investors. Also, the less your setup costs are in comparison to profit, the higher your return on investment will be.
- Secondly, profit must be maximized. To maximize profit on your Caribbean property, there are several factors which must be given due care and consideration. Read more
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