Debbie Glass REALTOR® Broker/Owner's Blog
Real estate is not only about buying and selling a property. It means many things and people ought to study it before getting involved with the market as an investor. If you are looking at real estate investing as a new career path, or perhaps you want to learn one or two things about the real estate market, you need to learn some real estate jargon. The following are some essential real estate investment terms you should know more about:
What is Cash Flow?
The concept of cash flow is popular. Many people know how to make use of cash flow as a concept in their everyday lives. It affects our households and our career. In real estate, cash flow means the amount of money that goes in and out of business. It would help an individual determine if they could pay for his expenses and liabilities in the foreseeable future. The formula is simple:
Cash flow means your gross income less any operating costs that you shell out for the business. In real estate, cash flow may mean the individual’s capacity to pay for the mortgage whenever it becomes due.
There is also the concept of capitalization.
Capitalization means the cost of the property versus the income that the specific property produces after the expenses.
This one involves the following aspects:
- How much you paid for the property.
- How much you spent on the property.
- How much you will ask for the property (also called the gross yield).
Some sellers have negative capitalization per property while others have a more positive one. This factor depends on the market.
The idea of depreciation and appreciation.
Whenever you hear that a property value has appreciated, it means an increase in its value while whenever a property has depreciated; it means a decrease in the property value.
There are a plethora of ways you can learn more about the real estate market. If you want to join the market as an investor, the best way to do it is to arm yourself with more knowledge. If you are looking for more, contact a real estate professional today and engage in a conversation that will equip you with the knowledge you need to survive the market.
With more and more people abandoning cable television in favor of streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and HBO Go, having a reliable internet connection is more important than ever. However, as much as technology has improved in recent years, many people across the nation still have poor WiFi reception in their homes.
There are ways to improve your home WiFi reception that you may not be aware of. There are also many common mistakes that homeowners make in setting up their routers that might cause them connectivity and reception issues.
In this article, we’ll talk about some of the reasons your home WiFi might not be performing as well as you’d like, and how to address those problems so you can stream and download at higher rates with better quality.
Testing your internet speed
Before we start diagnosing your internet problems, it’s a good idea to find out how your reception compares to others in your area. While there are a few good online resources to do this, one of the most respected tools is the free Speedtest by Ookla.
You can take this speed test on your laptop, desktop, cell phone, and any other decides that you connect to your router. You can also move your devices to different parts of the home to determine if your issue is a matter of reach.
If all of your devices perform poorly, try plugging your computer directly into your cable modem and taking the speed test. This will help you determine if your router is possibly malfunctioning.
Update firmware and devices
If you have an older router, it may need to be updated. To do this, you’ll need to login to your router’s administrator interface. Find out how to do this by visiting the router manufacturer’s website.
Once you’ve ensured that your device is updated, it’s a good idea to diagnose your devices. If you have one device that is performing worse than others, you may have to do software updates or maintenance to that device.
Change the placement of your router
Sometimes poor WiFi reception is simply a matter of the location of your router. Wireless routers should be elevated off of the ground and away from any large appliances that may interfere with reception.
Change your router channel
Just like radios, routers work on wireless frequencies or “channels.” This means that they can sometimes interfere with one another. If possible, switching your router to the 5GHz band can improve your connection and limit the amount of interference from other routers. Then, experiment with different channels to determine which one gives you the best reception.
Upgrade your hardware
If none of those quick fixes did the job, you might need to consider upgrading your wireless hardware. This includes purchasing a newer router, a range extender, or a mesh router system. Since newer homes tend to be larger, a mesh router system is a way to ensure coverage throughout your home via multiple access points.
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