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Aug 30, 2020

The next two shows are probably the most concise, most complete breakdown of the numbers involved in income-producing properties you will EVER hear for free. You are going to want to listen to this multiple times and take good notes. I’m not kidding. As we break this down today and next time you are going to hear about the impact of the purchase price and the initial rent-ready repairs. You’re going to learn about 

  • Interest Rates
  • Loan Constant
  • Expense ratio (or just a total of realistic expenses)
  • You will learn the TIMMR acronym:  Taxes Insurance Maintenance Management Repairs 
  • Cash on Cash Return (no leverage - just used to compare one property with another, but doesn’t tell the whole picture)
  • Return on Cash (leverage)
  • Return on Equity (tells me when I need to re-fi)
  • Capitalization rate. Measure of your net income relative to the price of the asset.


For the first time ever on this show we are going to tell you how to look at risk. 

  • Debt Service Coverage Ratio
  • Break Even Ratio

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Topic: Rental Investing by the Numbers with Paul Rossano


  • Austin, Pittsburgh, PA “If my payment, including taxes and insurance is $1000 and my rental income is $1200, why am I not seeing income? In fact I think this is costing me money. The house is worth $140,000. I owe about $90,000 on it. The neighborhood is ok, I’ve had it for 3 years and no one stays more than a year. They move on to something better I guess.
  • Quandre, Long Beach, CA “I’m not finding any income properties around here that fit the numbers you talk about. Is there such a thing as a “West Coast Exception?”
  • Alonzo, San Antonio, TX “Why do you charge a fee to join the Buyers Club? I can’t really afford that.”

Motivational Thoughts for the day

“If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor." - Eleanor Roosevelt