Those are the rules and that’s what’s wrong with buying capitalizations rates between 3.95% and 5 %. The exception for a property would require the following: Rents are below market, all leases expire within the year, rents are then raised to equal a capitalization rate that is higher the the ten-year treasury note yield, and the property doesn’t have a negative spread or negative cash flow.
You should be clear about the kinds of materials that will be used in construction, the presence, type of or absence of any features or amenities (e.g. heating, air conditioning, recreational facilities, access for the handicapped, landscaping, parking, etc.). All of these can be crucial to the ultimate value of the property. Also be clear about any zoning issues or legal permits that may be needed. The developer is responsible for securing these, but make sure this is all covered.
Take it upon yourself to do all the leg work in finding the deal then present it to your investment partner. This is a great strategy if you either don’t have enough resources or just used them all up in a previous deal. For a reasonable share of the profits, your partner may be interested in financing the down payment and closing costs of a great deal you have found and this could lead to even more in the future.
Many Californians are moving out of the state and going to Oregon. When this market turns around (which it will by mid 2009, you could even be up a lot more than what I’ve mention before.
Equity. real estate invesment equity may take several forms. These forms include foreclosure, re-zoning opportunity, discount, potential fixer upper and defectively managed property.
At the end of the 10 years, you sell the building for ,000,000. That may not seem like a great deal to some, but if you’ve already recovered your 0,000 in cash flow and paid down your mortgage by 0,000, you’re walking away from the closing with a check for 0,000 plus the 0,000 you already got back. My simple math may be wrong, but you more than doubled your money.
Look for an association that meets at least monthly if not more. This gives you a time to attend, meet people, have people meet you, ask questions, learn, network. If you have a choice this is the ideal situation. Now if the group only meets online or virtually, you might try to work with this group and see if you can’t find a way to get the people at the virtual meeting to attend a live networking events in town – be sure to work with the leader of the virtual group.