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by gizmo
Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Keep Mortgaged Home For Rental Property - Equity In ROI?
Replies: 14
Views: 1038

Re: Keep Mortgaged Home For Rental Property - Equity In ROI?

EDIT: Sorry, based on last post I see what you're getting at. Unless you plan to put the profit in bonds/CDs etc, you have no way of knowing what your return will be. Real estate, too, has downside risk. But if you do your due diligence (see what the market will bear in terms of rent) you will have...
by gizmo
Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Keep Mortgaged Home For Rental Property - Equity In ROI?
Replies: 14
Views: 1038

Re: Keep Mortgaged Home For Rental Property - Equity In ROI?

I am flummoxed though on how to consider the equity when calculating rental ROI. Is this a sunk cost that is immaterial? Is the "cost" of starting it as a rental the opportunity cost of not selling the home? I am not entirely sure what question you are asking. Why do you care what the ROI...
by gizmo
Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Keep Mortgaged Home For Rental Property - Equity In ROI?
Replies: 14
Views: 1038

Keep Mortgaged Home For Rental Property - Equity In ROI?

Honestly rather struggling on how to best articulate my question - fingers crossed what is below at least gets the ball rolling. --- Family and I are currently exploring the possibility of purchasing a new home. While our current home could be sold to free up cash, it could also be used as a short t...
by gizmo
Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: How Many Contribute To A Retirement Fund But Never Invest
Replies: 21
Views: 2370

Re: How Many Contribute To A Retirement Fund But Never Invest

Complicit in this for about six months during my first relatively well paying job. Dropped funds into a Chase IRA for a series of account sign up bonuses - several months later at tax time I was going through paperwork, and found the funds were still safe and sound, and at the exact same value, in a...

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