Sample Investment Strategies

Equity Recycle

Objectives: Wealth Growth

Diversification: Property Class (mix of A & B properties); Location

Growth

Plan:

 

PHASE I: (Years 1-3) Purchase one investment property in each of the first three years.

PHASE II: (Years 4-10) Use a cash-out refinance of the first property to fund the purchase of property #4 in year four. Continue pulling equity out using cash-out refinances to fund another property each year, until the investor now owns 10 investment properties.

PHASE II: (Years 11 and beyond) Options include

(1) holding the portfolio for another ten years, then selling the entire portfolio to exchange for an apartment building;

(2) Hold portfolio through retirement for cash flow;

(3) Use all cash flows as extra principal payments on one property at a time to pay down properties at a more rapid pace, then convert to heavy cash-flowing asset for retirement.

Year 1.              Year 2.             Year 3.    Year 4.        Year 5.            Year 6.    Year 7.          Year 8.          Year 9.           Year 10

Cash-flowing Properties

Cash flow (which is likely all protected from taxes due to depreciation expense) during the portfolio-building years can be reinvested by applying toward purchasing the next property. 

After the portfolio is complete, cash flows can be reinvested in stocks/mutual funds OR used a living expenses if the investor begins retirement.

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