Real Estate Investment Analysis, Video #1: The Quick Analysis

In this series of videos, we’ll examine the basic financial analysis of a potential real estate investment, using a mixed-use property as our example. You can download the case study that describes this investment at In future episodes we’ll perform an in-depth analysis of this property, but for this first video we’re going to start the way many investors might: with a quick and simplified first pass. Our purpose here is to vet some of the key numbers in order to decide if we think this property is worth taking a more careful and in-depth look.

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7 thoughts on “Real Estate Investment Analysis, Video #1: The Quick Analysis”

  1. Cash Flow before taxes: 80,524.

    NOI- Debt Service= Cash Flow BEFORE taxes

    However, aren't Taxes included in the NOI calculation? I'm new to this, but how can this equal Cash Flow BEFORE taxes if NOI includes Taxes (42K in 2012). Would that make Cash flow before taxes 122,524, or am I missing something?

    BTW, tremendously helpful vid. Thanks for the great work!

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