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How to add value to your apartment building

Some people take owning an apartment building as their opportunity to unleash their internal interior designer. It’s like the building becomes their personal canvas to show off their taste in decorating. Don’t be one of those people. The only way to make a rational decision about spending money to improve your building is to determine

What the %#&^ is a “cap rate”?

Can’t remember what a “cap rate” is? Put simply, it’s the return you get on a building in one year, ignoring the financing. To calculate a return, you need to know how much profit you get in one year in exchange for investing a certain amount of money. So, for example, if you invest $1,000,000

Rules of Thumb for Los Angeles Apartment Buildings

Get this through your head: Every apartment building is different. Even literally identical buildings differ because they are by definition located on different pieces of land. That being said, there are some simple rules of thumb for quickly coming to grips with the numbers behind a building: Cap rates in Los Angeles currently range from

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