posted on June 4, 2012
Positive cash flow means nothing. Seriously. After sunk costs, positive cash flow is not an effective way to evaluate the deals you have just made. No I haven’t lost my mind. Read on.
House #2 is Rented! How Good of a Deal Was It?
Written by Paula Pant in the Business Insider
Published May 21, 2012
House #2 is officially rented! Last week I showed the house to a man who liked it so...
posted on May 23, 2012
Do you suffer from fear of crunching numbers? There are some great property investment software packages that take the sting out of calculations.
Property Investor Software: Comparison Analysis
Published on: Thursday 1 February 2007
Written by: Diana Clement
Property investing is all about crunching numbers and computers can crunch far faster than the human brain. It’s surprising,...
posted on May 21, 2012
Passive income is the way of the Zen Investor. Joint ventures on commercial properties are one of the best ways to develop yourself as a developer.
How to Create Passive Income with Joint Ventures in Commercial Property
Published on: February 15, 2012
Written by: John Hanlin
Investing in commercial property can be very rewarding and is one of the best ways for investors to create high...
posted on May 14, 2012
Are banks shutting down your loan supply? Don’t get mad, get creative. Learn how to finance your property investment with the right joint venture.
How to foolproof your joint venture
Written by: Your Investment Property Mag
Conservative lending criteria and strict application guidelines aren’t turning off savvy property investors, who are increasingly looking for new ways to...
posted on May 7, 2012
If you’re here, you’re obviously considering investing in real estate, or investing further. Real estate can be a lucrative venture, but despite what the infomercials on TV show it’s not an easy get-rich-quick scheme. Like any investment, it takes hard work and preparation before hand – you can’t walk in with little to no knowledge and expect to handle to turn a profit. It’s not just a matter of finding...
posted on April 23, 2012
So spring is here and now is a great time to change those old thermostats with the electronic Setback Thermostats. In so doing you can have a comfortable home during the winter months while saving money because your thermostat is automatically programmed. For more on this, read these recommendations from CMHC.
What is a Setback Thermostat?
Thermostats control heating and cooling appliances in...
posted on April 17, 2012
Here at The Zen Investor, our focus is always on getting maximum value for your investment dollar. That usually means good passive income flow in the right project, with the right terms, etc. But this also means maximizing the marketability of your rental properties at the most economical price. This Old House is right on the money this month with some ideas for your backyard or perhaps even a rooftop garden. Now...
posted on April 17, 2012
When considering mortgages today is it worth looking at 5 and 10 year mortgages? The answer for the future is yes! Why? While we all know that interest rates will not forever stay at their current lows, if we take, for example, a 10 year mortgage at 3.89% and fast forward 3 to 4 years from now, this type of strategy may get you more money for your property due to interest value. Furthermore, this could very well...