I do, it helps me to see how tied to real estate value my net worth is and also helps me think about retirement income. Since I am comfortable with real estate, I use it to try not to get too lopsided with that asset class. A reminder that REIT funds would not be a wise investment for me.
As people start to talk about lower and lower withdrawal rates for retirements funds, then investment property looks even better when thinking about the future. I look at net income and compare it to other assets in thinking about distributions. If I have $1,000 a month in net coming from real estate properties and compare to a 4% distribution rate (which used to be the common standard), then my investment is equal to $300,000 in other retirement assets. People are now talking about 3 or even 2% withdrawal rates. At 3%, the equivalent value of my real estate is then $400,000.
Helps me, YMMV
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