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How to Enter a “Revolving Account” Invoice

this is used for any vendor allowing you to buy stuff on your account

and then pay when they send you your monthly statement

Examples:

Home Depot account, Lowe’s account, Menard’s, Paint Store, Local Hardware, etc.

4 minute video

QUESTION from Jared:
Hi Mike,
I am absolutely loving the videos and system you have created with Investor Book’s Pro.  I successfully have caught up my 2019 books using the system and am using my “rainy weekends” as you mention in the Quick Start videos to fill in previous years (to determine the cost basis of my properties.. and I’m super analytical and want my numbers to match).  I’m making my way back to 2016 and almost have everything wrapped up.
For one of my properties I purchased subject to the existing mortgage, the mortgage company escrows taxes and insurance.  I cancelled the seller’s insurance and purchased my own at the time of closing.  A month after I purchased the property, a disbursement went out of the escrow account to my insurance company.  A few days later, the seller’s previous insurance company sent the refunded insurance money to the mortgage company.  The mortgage company added the funds to the escrow balance.
I’m not sure where what account to choose in the Escrow register since it wasn’t originally my funds.  Initially I thought I would put it in the fixed asset for the property but the money doesn’t go to benefit the property but rather it is sitting in the escrow account.  Any advice on how to best enter this?  One other way I thought to do is add the refund to the starting escrow balance and call it good.  The numbers would work and it wouldn’t impact any of my company financials.
Jared
(attached is statement)
ANSWER from Mike:  watch this 6 min video

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Question from Stacey   (italicized green are Mike’s comments)
Hi Mike,
I’ve watched every video that I have access to, but I am still unclear on how to put in my private loan balances. 
For example, I purchased a property last year. 
I borrowed money from a private lender, (and deposited this money) put that in my (Operating Bank Checking Account) account and then paid (took a check) cash at closing. 
Stacey is describing how to pay cash at closing when buying a property when using a private lender who funded this purchase without it showing on a closing statement.
I entered the closing statement as (starting with) a check.
 
Where do I enter the $50000 loan I’m paying on every month? (I memorized a check I can send every month, but I don’t know where to put the balance of the loan.)
Watch this short video – Let me show you how to enter all of this in a few simple steps — it really is brain-dead simple when you use the Post Office Method of Accounting as your foundation
If I could have help with one of these properties, 
then I am hopeful  I could input the rest of them correctly. 
Please advise! Thanks!
Stacey
ANSWER:  

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How to
Properly Enter Buying Real Estate with Seller Financing
19 min video

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How To Properly Enter a Cash Out Refi

or any Refinance
18 minute video

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How To Set Up Your Escrow Accounts for Your Mortgage Payments

short 12 minute video shows you how to do it

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FLIPS and Rehabs

Question from Randy:

When I buy a house to rehab and flip,
I enter the expenses of the rehab,
Do I enter it as an repair expense?

I do a close out report and I am showing a Capitalized expense,
I do not know how It got there. Help Please

Randy



ANSWER from Mike

I enter the expenses of the rehab “Improvements”

– NO, NO, NO
– when you buy any property,
everything and anything you do to or on this property…
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