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November 2, 2011

What is ROI and Why is it Important to You?

Hi Folks,
   Hope you're having a great week!

   Today, we are going to look at a very important calculation used by Real Estate Investors to gauge and measure potential investments. The calculation that we are going to look at is Return on investment (ROI), with which some of you may already be familiar. At the risk of going too deep into formulas, we are going to just touch on the topic, and provide you a good framework to decide if you want to research it further.

   ROI, which is expressed as a percentage (%), is the % of money that goes back to the investor (after taking into account the actual cost(s) of the investment), or Gain from Investment minus Cost of Investment, divided by the Cost of Investment. This is a very basic way of figuring ROI, but there are more complex ways to compute it, taking into account repairs, etc, but this is outside the scope of our basic discussion here today.

   What are some of the complications in calculating ROI?

   As Marc Davis writes in his article, "How To Calculate ROI For Real Estate Investments", for the Investopedia website, there are complications in Calculating ROI (some more complex than others). Some examples he provides are if the property is refinanced, if the property was bought with "an adjustable rate mortgage (ARM) with a variable escalating rate charged annually", and if there is an increase in maintenance costs, utility rates, and property taxes,

   Davis points out the following tip; "For income tax or capital gains tax purposes, however, real estate property owners are urged to get professional tax advice from a reliable source before filing". Sound advice.

   Do you use ROI when making a decision regarding your investment(s) in Real Estate? We'd love you to share your comments.

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Have a Great Week, and Happy Rent-to-Owning !
Rob Eisenstein
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