How to Calculate the ROI of a Real Estate Investment

Calculating the return on investment (ROI) of a real estate investment is an important step in determining whether or not a property is a good investment. Here are the steps to follow when calculating the ROI of a real estate investment:

  1. Determine the total cost of the investment, including the purchase price, closing costs, and any necessary repairs or renovations.

  2. Calculate the annual net operating income (NOI) of the property. To do this, subtract the annual operating expenses (such as property taxes, insurance, and maintenance) from the annual rental income.

  3. Divide the NOI by the total cost of the investment to determine the ROI. For example, if the NOI is $10,000 and the total cost of the investment is $100,000, the ROI is 10%.

  4. Consider the holding period of the investment. The longer you hold the property, the higher the ROI is likely to be.

It's important to note that the ROI of a real estate investment can vary greatly depending on a variety of factors, including the location, condition, and rental demand of the property. It's always a good idea to carefully research and consider all factors before making any investment decisions.


- Ivaylo Stoyanov