How to Structure Debt Financing on Cash Flow Analyzer

multifamily investing Apr 04, 2018
 

Charles examines an Owner Forum member's CFA and delves into how to structure Debt Financing.

Charles had his students send him over property packages of deals they are currently working on.  He then chose one and analyzed it live during his weekly Owner Forum Coaching Call.

This Vlog gives a summary of his tips for analyzing a deal. 

For example,  Never, never, never share your analysis of a deal with the broker!

 

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Meet Another Owner Forum Success Story!

I received an email from a potential student with a bunch of questions trying to figure out why the MFIA Owner Forum was a different type of coaching/consulting/mentoring program for real estate investors looking to own apartments. I figured that if I responded, he would just take anything I said as a sales pitch, so instead, I put it out there to my students and here is what one of them came back with . . . . . 

“Charlie forwarded your email below over so I thought I would jump in and answer your questions to the best of my ability as a student of his.  

“First, a little background on me...I was working a corporate job and investing in real estate on the side, but couldn't get over the hump into the bigger properties.  I left my job to take the plunge full-time investing in 2013, and at that point, had a vacation rental, a single-family townhouse rental and a 10-unit multifamily.  That may sound like a lot, but believe me, it wasn't enough for...

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LIVE RADIO! NEWSTALK 1490 WERE Cleveland

Uncategorized Apr 18, 2017

I did a live radio show! You have to hear this one. This was one of the best interviews I have ever been on. This guy (Brian Stark) was the best interviewers. He had me on my toes the whole hour. You have to hear it! You can download it by clicking here

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Listen to My Interview on Real Estate Investor Pat Hiban's Podcast

What are the biggest mistakes you should avoid when investing in multi-family properties? Hear that answer and much more in this awesome podcast interview with Charles Dobens. You can listen to it by clicking here.

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[Multifamily Investing Podcast] Charles Dobens is Interviewed by Ken Shephard of Creative Flips

Last week you got ot hear Part I. Here is the second part of the interviewing process.

I recently spoke with an old friend of mine, Ken Shephard of Creative Deals, regarding a client of his in Cleveland that needed assistance in getting a multifamily property under contract. He reminded me of a series of podcasts he and I had done several years ago.

I got them out of the archives, dusted them off and am posting them here in two parts for your listening enjoyment.

Enjoy!

Click Here for Part II

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[Multifamily Investing Podcast] Charles Dobens is Interviewed by Ken Shephard of Creative Flips (Part I)

I recently spoke with an old friend of mine, Ken Shephard of Creative Deals, regarding a client of his in Cleveland that needed assistance in getting a multifamily property under contract. He reminded me of a series of podcasts he and I had done several years ago.

I got them out of the archives, dusted them off and am posting them here in two parts for your listening enjoyment. Part II will be next week.

Enjoy!

Click Here for Part I

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How to Analyze a Broker Property Package [Download]

multifamily investing Jan 23, 2017

When you start looking at properties, you will begin receiving property marketing packages from many different sources. As a result, you will need to become an expert in the different types of terminology that is “bandied about” in this industry. Your objective will be to be able to look at a property package and within five minutes determine if it is a deal or not. After looking at thousands of properties, I know right away, whether I have a ‘keeper’ or a ‘trasher’. You will be able to do the same. Get Download here . . . .

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[Multifamily Podcast] Charles Dobens Meets Joe Fairless! and They Talk Multifamily Business

Uncategorized Jan 16, 2017

Everyone keeps telling me I should start my own podcast? Why? I'm on so many other people's podcasts, I don't have the time. Here is another great interview I had with Joe Fairless about multifamily investing. Check it out by clicking here.

Find out more about working with Charles Dobens. Click here!

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[Multifamily Podcast] Mitch Stephens Interviews The Multifamily Attorney

My good friend Mitch Stephen just interviewed me on his new podcast. I got this email and wanted to share it with you.

Hey Charles:

We are excited to announce that our new Podcast Real Estate Investor Summit has launched!

This is a big undertaking, but we know it will help educate more people and help them achieve their freedom! 

We currently have 35 episodes available and will be adding three more every week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday! 

If you would like to check it out, CLICK HERE

Looking forward to working with you.

 

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The Multifamily Repositioning Apartment Buildings Fallacy

One of the biggest fallacies that I hear many new investors talk about is how much money they are going to make by buying a C-class property in a B-class area and then reposition the property and cash out. Or it could be a B-class in an A-area. Regardless, they never understand what repositioning really means because the most important part of repositioning is never explained properly to them.

Just like with fixing and flipping single family homes, any problem can be fixed with money. You can take a C-class property and drop $6,000 per unit in rehab expenses and make it absolutely gorgeous with granite countertops and hardwood floors but that does not make it a B-class property. Remember what brings value to a multi-value business –  the contracts.

The only way to get more valuable contracts is to get higher-paying customers/residents. The fact that a unit has been completely rehabbed and is absolutely beautiful does not mean that a new tenant base is set to move in.

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