Real Estate Investing: Leverage Explained


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Real Estate Investing: Leverage Explained

Today we are going to discuss the importance that leverage has in real estate investing. Here at The Cash Flow Company, we see success from the money side because money is the key factor in real estate. The foundation of this business is leverage in order to build portfolios. Learn how it can play a vital role in your investments as well as provide opportunities that accelerate your success. Let’s take a closer look!

The importance of leverage.

Whether there are two properties or 10 properties, it is important to create more leverage over someone else. How can investors take care of their leverage on certain properties or on their portfolio? This can be accomplished by picking one property and focusing on paying it down quickly. In doing so, it will free up the equity in that property, and will provide you with more opportunities as well. 

Let’s look at the numbers!

5 properties

Each  Total for 5 properties
Property Value  $200K $1,000,000
LTV (loan to value) 75% $150K $750K
Equity  $50K $250K

In the world of leverage, an LTV of 75% unfortunately does not free up any equity. This is due to the fact that investors are paying down each property equally as opposed to paying a little more towards a single property. For example, if there was a deal available for $150K, you would not have enough equity available to purchase the property. Just to clarify, lenders will not lend over 75% on an investment property. How can you set yourself up for success while using the equity in your properties? The answer is by focusing on paying one property down faster. In doing so, you will in turn free up the equity Remember, those who will accelerate in this business are those who create financial flexibility. 

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Use your equity to your advantage and create the leverage that you need to succeed! Do you need some guidance on where to get started? Here at The Cash Flow Company we can help you get on the path to success! Contact us today to find out more about Real Estate Investing: Leverage Explained<b>.

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