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Calculating Numbers on a Rental Property [Using The Four Square Method!]

Learn how to analyze a rental property with the unique “four square” method and make sure your next rental property investment is a cash cow!

In this video from, Brandon Turner (author of The Book on Rental Property Investing and co-host of the BiggerPockets Podcast) shares with you the step by step real estate investing method for determining the monthly cash flow and cash on cash return for any rental property investment.

Calculating the numbers on a rental property doesn’t need to be difficult – and this video proves it.

This is a must-watch for anyone investing in real estate.

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34 thoughts on “Calculating Numbers on a Rental Property [Using The Four Square Method!]”

  1. In a perfect world where tax rates dont move. With that cashflow, equity, plus adding in 5% avg yearly appreciation. In 4 years 40k(appr)+18720(cash flow)+equity(50k)=$108,720. In 8 years $217,440. Now own 4 of these. $869,760 in 8 years.

  2. Hello I have a quick question so when I utilize the 4 square method it tells me that I am at a 4.8% for my cash on cash return but when I use the (2%) method or the 2% 50% 70 % I should say it tells me I’m a little over 1 percent I am just trying to get the same outcome for both methods any help?? Thanks

  3. when I do a property from online they usually have an estimate monthly payment , when I do income minus expenses I end up with a negative cashflow.. what am I doing wrong?

  4. Seen this video years ago had to search for it,didn't remember the channels name or what the guy looked like.But I found it!! An it was just as helpful today as it was when I first seen it if not more

  5. Probably a great idea to get a credit check, my parents did not do a credit check and the tenant refused to pay rent that cost them over $20,000 and it took mouths to get him out.

  6. Pretty obvious analysis. I did the same when I was buying my properties.
    However, I have to give a credit for such simple and clear presentation. Well done 👍🏻

  7. Of course your example return is higher than the average, because these numbers are completely out of reality. You could never find a property that would rent for 1% of its market value. Paying 200k and renting for 2k, is impossible, and would be a dream for any investor. That's why most are still on stock market.

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