The Fundamentals of Real Estate Investment Bundle

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What's Included

Pre-Investing: Before Investing in Real Estate
  • Certification included
  • Experience level required: Intermediate
  • Access 50 lectures & 5 hours of content 24/7
  • Length of time users can access this course: Lifetime

Course Curriculum

50 Lessons (5h)

  • Your First Program
  • Welcome!
    Course Introduction3:29
    Why invest in real estate?6:37
  • Case Study: Joe's First Rental Income Property
    Meet Joe2:47
    Which market will Joe choose to invest in?17:17
    Which property will Joe choose to purchase?13:31
    Zillow Alternatives
    How much financing will Joe Choose?6:25
    Joe's financial analysis for his investment6:24
  • The Many Ways to Invest in Real Estate
    More than one way to invest in real estate.1:11
    Real estate asset types 10111:41
    Investment strategies 1014:19
    Popular strategies for first time investors19:45
  • The Real Estate Cycle
    Intro to the real estate market cycle3:49
    Recovery phase8:18
    Possible next bust?7:18
  • How to Value a Property
    To buy profitably, you must value accurately2:26
    The Cost Approach to Valuation4:13
    The Comparables Approach to Valuation8:20
    The Income Approach to Valuation6:12
    Assignment: Do your own valuation!
  • Understanding Your Market
    Where to get the data?5:32
    Regional analysis18:02
    Neighborhood analysis9:33
    Scoping out the competition14:40
  • What Makes a Good Investment?
    How do we measure investment returns?1:48
    Discounting cash flow and the net present value (NPV)5:37
    The discount rate2:42
    NPV exercise7:34
    Measuring efficiency with the internal rate of return (IRR)2:33
    IRR exercise4:24
    Measuring magnitude with the cash multiple1:58
    How to use the measures6:03
    NPV and IRR exercise4:50
    Holding onto a rental property indefinitely - terminal value5:53
    Yields and capitalization rates8:38
    Measuring returns summary7:49
  • Using Leverage
    What is leverage?0:54
    Interest only vs amortized loans4:34
    The amortization schedule3:57
    How leverage affects investment returns5:07
    Impact of debt summary4:41
  • Case Study: Rental Income Property Analysis
    Case study overview0:50
    Market research part 116:32
    Market research part 27:08
    Back of the envelope analysis7:59
    Assignment: Run your own investment analysis for a rental property!
  • Congratulations!

Pre-Investing: Before Investing in Real Estate

Symon He

Symon He | Stanford MBA | Real Estate | Financial & Data Analysis

4.5/5 Instructor Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★

Symon He is a real estate investor and business consultant based out of Los Angeles CA. He currently helps private real estate investors with their acquisitions and deal structuring and advises startup entrepreneurs on their financial models and projections for their businesses. He is also a co-founder of LearnAirbnb, a boutique consultancy and education blog specializing in the home-sharing economy. He also writes articles about real estate, investing, small business, and whatever else he's into at the moment at his personal blog.

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There's money to be made in real estate, but jumping in blind is not the way to go if you're just starting out. Tailored for beginners, this course looks at the foundational real estate concepts you should know before making your first investment. From evaluating residential and commercial real estate opportunities to identifying and mitigating investment risks, this course will teach you essential skills to kickstart your foray in this field.

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  • Access 50 lectures & 5 hours of content 24/7
  • Explore vital concepts to know before making your first investment
  • Dive into evaluating residential & commercial real estate opportunities
  • Learn about identifying & mitigating investment risks

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  • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
  • Access options: desktop & mobile
  • Certification of completion included
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  • Updates included
  • Experience level required: all levels


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