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Key Concepts of Real Estate Market Analysis and Valuation with Specific Application to Residential Apartment Investments.

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Master's thesis,

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With all of the variety of investments available to investors it is often difficult to evaluate the various aspects of the investment and determine whether the estimated return on the investment is worth the risk involved. Real estate investing, like any other, is a form of risk taking that must be related to the effort involved in managing the investment and expected earnings. The purpose of this report is to examine some of the key aspects and principles involved in real estate investing that have proved to be of high value in determining the desirability of particular real estate investments. The report examines some of the basic theory underlying real estate investments which are essential to placing real estate investing into perspective. These include the forces affecting the change in use and value of real estate, the unique characteristics associated with real estate, and some essential investment concepts including an analysis of associated risk. The report considers many of the tax considerations which have been essential to increasing the popularity of real estate investments. It analyzes the three most common methods of real estate valuation and provides and investment case study for an apartment building complex.

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  • Economics and Cost Analysis

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