Cedar Rapids Real Estate Investing & Real Estate Financial Planning™ Podcast

Learn to lost art of Deal Alchemy™ and manipulate the returns you're earning on your real estate investments. This class discusses Deal Alchemy™ by changing from 30-year mortgage to a 15-year mortgage.

Show Notes

Deal Alchemy™ - Cash Flow to Debt Paydown

There are four primary returns from investing in rental properties: appreciation, cash flow, debt paydown, and the tax benefits of depreciation. Additionally, there is a secondary return in the form of the interest earned on the reserves required to make the investment in the first place.

Many real estate investors prefer the cash flow return over the others.

Often, we can manipulate the investment to shift returns between appreciation, cash flow, debt paydown, tax benefits, and reserves. We call this Deal Alchemy™.

There are many variations of Deal Alchemy™, but in this mini-class, James will guide you through the process of shifting your return from cash flow to debt paydown, resulting in a higher overall return.

Check out the video from this class here:

Deal Alchemy™ - Cash Flow to Debt Paydown - Video

In this class, James discusses:

  • The definition of alchemy
  • What is Deal Alchemy™
  • How to manipulate returns and move them between quadrants
  • An example of utilizing a 15-year mortgage instead of a 30-year mortgage to change the return to debt paydown
  • Plus much more...

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What is Cedar Rapids Real Estate Investing & Real Estate Financial Planning™ Podcast?

Learn all about investing in real estate in Cedar Rapids, Iowa with a combination of real estate financial planning and modeling with numbers specific to Cedar Rapids plus syndicated, more generalized recordings of live and pre-recorded real estate investing classes (not all specific to Cedar Rapids).