EP186: The 1% Rule for Real Estate Investing

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There are many ways to evaluate a real estate deal, but one common method utilized by investors is the 1% Rule. This rule of thumb helps investors determine if their investment will be safe and profitable.

On today’s show, I’m discussing everything you need to know about the 1% Rule. I’ll give a straightforward definition, and share concrete examples. I’ll discuss my experience with this idea, and how you can use it in your real estate business!

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In real estate investing, the 1% Rule helps investors determine if a rental property will produce cash flow. Basically, when you purchase a piece of real estate, it should cash flow up to 1% of the purchase price every single month. 

To use round numbers, let’s say you purchased a real estate investment for $100k. Following the 1% Rule, that property would need to produce $1000 in rental income every month. This is a simple tactic used to ensure that your expenses will be covered.

Personally, I like to go higher than 1%. My main focus in real estate is cash flow. However, 1% works for many investors that I know. It’s important to remember that the 1% rule is simply a jumping off point; it is not the end all, be all!

If you’re analyzing a property, you’ll want to be more thorough than just evaluating the 1% Rule. You’ll also want to take a good look at all the numbers involved, including ROI and cash flow. On today’s show, I’ll share more about the 1% Rule, including accounting for expenses and using 1% as a buffer. Don’t miss episode 186 of Investing in Real Estate!

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On this episode you’ll learn:

  • Under what circumstances would it be more appropriate to bump the 1% Rule to 2%?
  • Why are previous residences typically bad investments?
  • What expenses should you account for in your investment property?
  • How can you use the 1% Rule on a basic level?
  • And much more!

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There are many ways to evaluate a real estate deal, but one common method utilized by investors is the 1% Rule. This rule of thumb helps investors determine if their investment will be safe and profitable.