The cash flow of a rental property is the amount of rental income minus the expenses.

Basically, if a property has a rental rate of $1,500/month ($18,000 annually), and $11,000 in annual expenses, then the investment property’s annual cash flow will be $7,000, which is a positive cash flow.25 Feb 2019

## What is a good rate of return on a rental property?

Generally, the average rate of return on investment is anything above 15%. When calculating the rate of return on a rental property using the cap rate calculation, many real estate experts agree that a good ROI is usually around 10%, and a great one is 12% or more.5 Jan 2018

## How do you calculate if a rental property is a good investment?

This helps you calculate property’s potential for return on investment. The cap rate is found by dividing the property’s net operating expenses by its purchase price. You can find the cap rate by doing the following: Find your gross income by taking the average monthly rent for your property and multiplying it by 11.5.13 Dec 2018

## Are rental properties profitable?

In some locations, monthly rental properties are very competitive. You need to charge high enough rent to cover your expenses and take home a profit. With mortgage payments to contend with and a tough competition, you may only be able to profit $200 to $400 per month on a property.6 Aug 2012

## What is the 2% rule in real estate?

The “2% rule” isn’t really a rule as much as it is a guideline that was created by real estate investors at some point in history that I’m really not sure of. The 2% rule says that for a rental property investment to be “good”, the monthly rent should be equal to or higher than 2% of the purchase price.14 Apr 2013