Calculators | Think Realty | A Real Estate of Mind

    Cap Rate

    When you need a way to compare the returns on different investment properties.

    Cash-on-Cash Return

    To evaluate the success of an investment after its first year.

    Debt Service Coverage Ratio (DSCR)

    To evaluate the viability of an investment from a lending perspective.

    Gross Rent

    When looking for a quick sign a potential commercial deal (multifamily or otherwise) is worth considering.

    Gross Yield

    In context with institutional investors. Gross yield uses the same values as rent-to-cost.

    Internal Rate of Return (IRR)

    To put your ROI in perspective with your initial outlay of money or compare investment opportunities in different asset classes.


    If you need to quickly determine if a potential rental is worth evaluating further.

    Return on Investment (ROI)

    To get a “whole picture” of a future investment or a completed investment.

    The 50% Rule

    When you need a fast estimate for operating expenses.

    The 70% Rule

    To determine the strike price most optimal for solid profits on a potential investment.