What is Yield?

Yield is a key metric used by real estate investors to evaluate the return on investment of a property. Typically expressed as a percentage, yield is the amount of income generated by a property relative to its market value or purchase price.

Why is this term important?

Yield is an important factor property investors consider when evaluating the potential return on a property. A higher yield generally indicates a more attractive investment opportunity. However, investors should also consider outside factors such as location, market conditions, and potential for future growth.

Here is an example:

For example, let’s say a property generates $50,000 in net operating income per year. This is the income generated by the property, minus operating expenses such as maintenance, property taxes, and insurance. 

The property’s market value is $1,000,000, so its yield would be 5% ($50,000/$1,000,000).

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