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The Real Costs of Rental Property Ownership

“If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” I had heard this old adage thousands of times in my life, but it had never really applied to me until I started looking into buying real estate, and more specifically, buy/hold rental investment properties.   Over the last several years, I have researched thousands of buy/hold rental investment properties across several different US markets, a...
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Why a Buy and Hold Investor Should Care About CAP Rates

If you have spent any time researching “buy and hold” real-estate investing (buying a property, renting it out, and collecting positive cash flow), you have likely heard the term “CAP rate” thrown around. “What’s the CAP rate on this deal?” “Hey, take a look at this fantastic 6.5 CAP!” “I’m looking for a Net 7 CAP” “What are the CAP rates in this area?” So… what exactly does CAP r...
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