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Investment Property Analysis

Mashvisor is designed to make the process of conducting an investment property analysis more seamless than ever before. Simply, type in your search query, click on a neighborhood, and you will find all the investment properties listed in the neighborhood with a complete set of real estate analytics and data comps for you to compare different properties and decide on the best one to invest in. This includes information about the property’s

  • Type (single-family home, multi-family home, condo, luxury home, or townhome)
  • Age and size
  • Price
  • Return on investment (cap rate and cash on cash return)
  • Status (for sale, sold, foreclosed, or pending)
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Know Your Return on Investment

One of the main uses of Mashvisor is to know your return on investment before you commit to investing in a property. Using our analytics and data comps, you can find out what the expected return on investment for each investment property listed on our platform quickly and with ease based on these metrics:

  • Cap Rate
  • Cash on Cash Return
  • Rental Income
  • Cash Flow
  • Occupancy Rate
  • Cash / Mortgage
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Return on Investment – Cap Rate

One of the main metrics that we use at Mashvisor is the cap rate of an investment property. The cap rate is a universally accepted and used metric for calculating the return on investment for a property based on the amount of NOI that it generates as a percentage of its current market value. The cap rate metric, however, does not take into account the method of financing used to purchase the investment property.

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Return on Investment – Cash on Cash Return

The cash on cash return is the main metric used by real estate investors who use our platform for determining the return on investment of a property based on the amount of actual cash invested in it. The cash on cash return can give you an accurate estimation of the value of the property based on the amount of rental income that it will generate as a percentage of the amount of cash that you’ve invested in it.

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Return on Investment – Rental Income

While the rental income isn’t a measurement of the return on investment by itself, it is used in the calculation of the return on investment for both the cap rate and the cash on cash return. The rental income is the amount of profit that an income will generate on a daily, monthly, or annual basis.

Cash Flow

The cash flow of an investment property is similar to its rental income but takes into account all the expenses and mortgage payments to give you an accurate value of the actual profit that you will make from the property.

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Occupancy Rate

The occupancy rate of an income property is the amount of time throughout the year that the property is expected to be occupied by tenants. While the occupancy rate by itself isn’t a metric for calculating the return on investment, it is one of the most crucial expenses to be included in the calculations, and it is typically expressed as a percentage.

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The method of financing used to purchase an investment property can have a drastic effect on the results of your return on investment calculations. Since the cash on cash return metric, for example, relies heavily in its calculation on the amount of cash used to purchase the property and not the amount of borrowed money through a mortgage, it is crucial that the cash/mortgage option is added. Our investment property calculator’s financing method tool allows you to select and modify the type of mortgage, its duration, and its interest rate in order to give you the most accurate results for the calculation of your return on investment.

Want to Learn More About Calculating the Return on Investment?

Head over to Mashvisor’s blog section to learn about all the different aspects of real estate investing, including several articles and guides related to calculating the return on investment and its different metrics!

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The Ultimate Guide to Rate of Return on Investment Properties

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What’s a Good Cap Rate for Real Estate Investments?

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What is a Good Cash on Cash Return?


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