WHAT IS SEPTEMBER’S MEETING ABOUT?
A contractor’s most important tool is a hammer. For a pilot, it’s an airplane. So what’s a real estate investor’s most important tool?
Here’s another question: You meet with a very motivated seller who agrees to owner finance her property to you. The property is free-and-clear and is worth $125,000. It doesn’t need any work. It will rent for $950 per month. Monthly expenses (taxes, insurance, repairs, vacancies, management) average 35% of the monthly rent. To do the deal, you must net at least $200 per month. What’s the most you can pay the seller each month and still make this deal work? If the seller agrees to a nothing-down, thirty-year-fixed-rate mortgage, what interest rate are you giving the seller? (answers below)
Let’s try another question: You find a great single-family house in a nice neighborhood to buy. It’s a fifty-cents-on-the-dollar deal. Your total all-in cost will be $70,000. A family friend has $70,000 in a CD that’s coming due. Right now, the interest rate banks pay on new CDs is a miserly 0.1%. YUCK! The friend offers to lend you $70,000 if you agree to pay 4.5% compounding interest over 20 years. How much is the monthly payment? (answer below)
Do you know the answers to the above questions? If you want to succeed as a real estate investor – if you want to be able to make the impossible deals possible – then your answer should be YES!
So what’s a real estate investor’s most important tool? A financial calculator! If you don’t know how to use one, then you’re trying to compete against seasoned investors with both your hands tied behind your back while blindfolded. Bottom line: You can’t win!
Roughly 99% of would-be real estate investors (and gurus) don’t know how to turn on a financial calculator – much less use one. September’s meeting is your opportunity to become a 1%er!
At September’s North Georgia REIA meeting, Bill Cook – one of the best and most experienced financial calculator guys in the country – will be teaching financial calculator basics. Want to leave your competition in the dust? Then this is your can’t-miss meeting of the year!
To get the most out of this presentation, before the meeting, go to In A Day Development’s website (http://www.inadaydevelopment.com) and download their Hewett Packard 10bii (pronounced: 10 B 2) financial calculator app to your smart phone or tablet. It’s THE BEST 10bii app out there and costs around six bucks. Bill will only be using the app version of the 10bii, not the handheld version!
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