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Posted by Dubai Vista Estate on 27/02/2023
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How to calculate the profitability of a property?

Why calculate the profitability of a property?

 

Calculating the return on investment (ROI) of a property is a way to measure the performance of an investment and is important for several reasons:

  • Making an investment decision: Calculating ROI can help assess whether or not a particular investment is profitable. If the ROI is high, it may indicate that the investment makes sense and is worth considering. On the other hand, if the ROI is low, it may indicate that the investment is not profitable and that it is better to look for other opportunities.

 

  • Investment comparison: Calculating ROI can help compare different investments in terms of profitability. If multiple investments are being considered, ROI can help determine which one is the most beneficial.

 

  • Tracking performance: ROI calculations can help track the performance of an investment over time. This can help identify areas where improvements can be made and take steps to increase ROI.

 

  • Management Decision Making: ROI calculations can also help managers make financial management decisions. Decisions about growing the business, expanding, reducing costs, and investing in new projects can all be influenced by ROI calculations.

 

ROI calculations are an important method for assessing the profitability of an investment and making informed financial management decisions.

 

It allows investors to determine whether or not their investment is profitable. There are several methods for calculating real estate ROI, but the most commonly used is the following formula:

 

ROI = (Net Income – Investment Cost) / Investment Cost x 100

 

Net income is the total amount of revenue generated by the property, such as rent or sales, minus operating expenses. The cost of the investment is the total amount of expenses associated with the purchase of the property, such as the purchase price and DLD fees.

 

For example, if an investor buys an apartment for €500,000 and generates a net income of €50,000 per year, his ROI would be :

 

(50 000 – 500 000) / 500 000 x 100 = -90%

 

This means that the investor loses 90% of his investment every year.

 

It is important to note that the ROI does not take into account possible fluctuations in real estate prices on the market, which can have an impact on the profitability of the investment. To account for these fluctuations, investors can use other methods of calculating the profitability of the investment, such as the rental yield ratio (GRM).

 

The gross rental yield ratio (GRM) is a calculation of the profitability of a real estate investment based on rental income. It is calculated by dividing the annual rental income by the purchase price of the property. For example, if an investor buys an apartment for €500,000 and it generates a rental income of €50,000 per year, his GRM would be :

 

50,000 / 500,000 = 0.1 or 10%.

 

The net rental yield ratio takes into account the expenses related to the property. It is calculated by dividing the net income by the purchase price of the property.

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