PART 2-CALCULATING CAP RATE FOR APARTMENT INVESTMENT

PART 2-CALCULATING CAP RATE FOR APARTMENT INVESTMENT

SEE- PART 1- CALCULATING CAP RATE FOR APARTMENT INVESTMENT

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Using Cap Rates Wisely
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Use cap rates to quickly compare similar investment opportunities. The cap rate basically represents the estimated percent return an investor might make on an all-cash purchase of the property. Because of this, cap rate is a good statistic to use when comparing a potential acquisition to other investment opportunities of a similar nature. Cap rates allow quick, rough comparisons of the earning potential of investment properties and can help you narrow down your list of choices.[6]

  • For example, let’s say that we’re considering buying two pieces of property in the same neighborhood. One has a cap rate of 8%, while the other has a cap rate of 13%. This initial comparison favors the second property. It has a higher cap rate, so it is expected to generate more money for each dollar you spend on it.[7]

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Don’t use cap rate as the sole factor when determining an investment’s health. While cap rates offer the opportunity to make quick, easy comparisons between two or more pieces of property, they’re far from the only factors you should consider. Real estate investment can be quite tricky – seemingly straightforward investments can be subject to market forces and unforeseen events beyond the scope of a simple cap rate calculation. At the very least, you’ll also want to consider the growth potential of your property’s income as well as any likely changes in the value of the property itself.[8]

For example, let’s say that you buy a piece of property for $1,000,000 and you expect to make $100,000 per year from it – this gives you a cap rate of 10%. If the local housing market changes and the value of the property increases to $1,500,000 suddenly, then you may have less-lucrative cap rate of 6.66%. In this case, it may be wise to sell the property and use the profits to make another investment. However, it is also possible that the income levels may have increased, or the expense levels may have decreased. Make sure to look into all of the factors involved when determining the cap rate.

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Use the cap rate to justify the income level of the investment property. If you know the cap rate of properties in the area of your investment property, you can use this information to determine how much net income your property will need to generate for the investment to be “worth it”. To do this, simply multiply the property’s asking price by the cap rate of similar properties in the area to find your “recommended” net income level. Note that this is essentially solving the equation (Net income/Asking price) = cap rate for “net income”.

  • For example, if we bought a property for $400,000 in an area where most similar properties have about an 8% cap rate, we might find our “recommended” income level by multiplying 400,000 × .08 = $32,000. This represents the amount of net income the property would need to generate per year to get an 8% cap rate. However, keep in mind that you cannot set rental rates based on the cap rate. They must be based on market rates and consider how this rental would compare to other rentals in the area.
  • Source Carla Toebe 

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PART 1-HOW TO CALCULATE CAP RATE FOR APARTMENT INVESTMENT

PART 1- HOW TO CALCULATE CAP RATE

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Real estate investors rely upon a variety of types of information when negotiating for income producing properties – for instance, the desirability of the property’s current location and/or any prospective changes in the neighborhood are two common factors. One crucial piece of information that helps investors make their decision is called the capitalization rate (or “cap rate”). The cap rate (expressed as the ratio of the property’s net income to its purchase price) allows investors to compare properties by evaluating a rate of return on the investment made in the property.[1][2] If you are considering an investment property, then you may want to calculate the cap rate first and then use it to help you make your decision.

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Call a local Apartment Realtor to find out your local Market CAP rate

!. Calculate the yearly gross income of the investment property. The gross income of a piece of investment property will mainly be in terms of rent rolls. In other words, when a real estate investor buys a home, s/he usually makes money from it primarily by renting it out to tenants.[3] However, this isn’t the sole possible source of income – miscellaneous income can also accrue from the property in the form of coin operated vending or washing machines, parking, etc.

For example, let’s say that we’ve just purchased a house we intend to rent to tenants at a rate of $750/month. At this rate, we can expect to make 750 × 12 = $9,000 per year in gross income from the property.

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2. Subtract the operating expenses associated with the property from the gross income. Any piece of real estate comes with operating costs. Usually, these are in the form of maintenance, insurance, taxes, utilities, vacancy costs, and property management.[4] Use accurate estimates for these numbers and subtract them from the gross income you found above. This will find the property’s net income. For example, let’s say that, after having our rental property appraised, we find that we can expect to pay $900 in property management, $450 in maintenance, $710 in taxes, and $650 in insurance per year for our property. 9,000 – 900 – 450 – 710 – 650 = $6,290, our property’s net income.

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Note that the cap rate doesn’t account for the property’s business expenses – including the purchase costs of the property, mortgage payments, fees, etc. Since these items reflect the investor’s standing with the lender and are variable in nature, they adversely affect the neutral comparison that the cap rate is meant to deliver.

3.Divide the net income by the property’s purchase price. The cap rate is the ratio between the net income of the property and its original price or capital cost. Cap rate is expressed as a percentage.[5]

Let’s assume we purchased our property for $40,000. Given this information, we now have everything we need to know to find our cap rate. See below:

  • $9000 (gross income)
  • -$900 (property management)
  • -$450 (maintenance)
  • -$710 (taxes)
  • -$650 (insurance)
  • =$6290 (net income) / $40000 (purchase price) = 0.157 = 15.7% cap rate

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APARTMENT INVESTMENTS VICTORIA, BC

Apartments Investments Victoria BC 

The most common and best understood form of apartment investment for income property is the apartment house.

The apartment house can run from the frame two family house up to the 500 unit apartment complex.

Newer apartment houses are generally wood frame or concrete construction and range from the suburban “ garden type”  apartment house to ultra high -rise apartment building.

See my Income Properties versus Real Estate Investment post.

Older apartment houses of brick (wood frame on the west coast ) construction are usually located in urban areas (although there are a few in older suburban areas). They are generally referred to as elevatored buildings or “walk-ups” (without elevators).

Victoria Apartment Investments

Smaller apartment houses of frame construction are scattered throughout both urban and suburban areas. These generally considered less desirable than concrete and brick apartment house investments, but they may be just right for certain types of investors who want “higher cash flow” or a shorter life span for tax “write off.”

Many larger older homes have been converted into apartment houses. If well located, these can make excellent investments.

With today’s low mortgage interest rates, apartment investors are paying high prices for apartment properties in Victoria and across Canada. Great opportunity for both Apartment owners to sell their income properties and Apartment investors buying Apartment investments with today’s low mortgage interest rates.

Real Estate Investment Trusts are seeking out Apartment investments across Canada for their shareholders. Victoria is a much sought after location for these Buyers in today’s investment market place.

Are you planning on selling one or a portfolio for Apartment properties? Call me 250-413-7042 or email me at fred@fredcarver.com to arrange a time to discuss selling your Apartment Investments. I am currently working with several Canadian Real Estate Investment Trusts wanting to purchase one or several VICTORIA apartment income properties.

CAP rates are low right now, so let’s get together.

 

Apartments Investment In Victoria BC 

Income Properties Differ From A Real Estate Investment

Income Properties Differ From A Real Estate Investment

How an income property differs from a real estate investment .

Income property is to real estate investment as Apples are to Fruit. Income properties (Apples) are a kind of real estate investment (Fruit). However, not all real estate investments (Fruit) are income properties (Apples). 

What makes the difference ?

Real Estate Investments ( a general term ) Any form of Real Estatë can be bought for investment purposes . This includes raw land, houses, apartment houses, vacant warehouses, in short, any real estate, anywhere, can be bought for investment. Ten thousand acres of a swamp in Brazil …Vast acres of desert land..A house in ski country …A forty story skyscraper …All real estate investments .

 Income Property ( a Real Estatë Investment that generates rental income ):

The name itself includes that element of income. In short, income property includes a real estate improvement which generates rental income out of which must be paid regularly recurring operating expenses. ( For example : real estate taxes , insurance, , heat, payroll, etc). All financing costs ( principal and interest payments) must also be paid from the rental income. Income Properties Differ From A Real Estate Investment

What is left over is the “cash flow” or “net income “ on the owners invested income . 

Why Income Properties Is So Attractive To Investors

A vacant industrial building can be bought for investment but not for income.

The same industrial building with rent paying tenants can be bought for income. Vacant land can be bought for investment but unless leased cannot be bought for income. The main reason that income makes such an attractive brokerage commodity. Is an investor can purchase it with relatively low cash down, finance 60-70 percent (sometimes more), and obtain enough income from the tenants to pay the operating expenses, the cost of financing, and give him or her a current return on their invested capital.

Why There Are Fewer Investors For Non-Income Property

Potential investors for non-income producing real estate (such as land) are in much shorter supply. They must not only have 50-100 percent cash available for the initial purchase but also must have sufficient capital to carry the year to year expenses, such as taxes, until the time comes to develop or sell their investment. For every such investor there are several thousand investors who are ready, willing and able to buy income-producing properties.

Special thanks to John Peckham for his training to many commercial and residential Realtors with his brokerage guide to income property brokerage .

Income Properties Differ From A Real Estate Investment

VICTORIA APARTMENTS SOLD BY FRED CARVER PREC

VICTORIA APARTMENT SALES

APARTMENTS SOLD By FRED CARVER PREC

Fred Carver Apartments
New and Existing Victoria Apartments Needed for Investors

733 Goldstream Ave-60 Suites-Google Earth View

2785 Grainger Rd -51 Suites Google Earth View

906 Brock Ave-58 Suites-Google Earth View

1381 Pandora Ave 24 Suites Google Earth View

1310 Hillside Ave-30 Suites-Google Earth View

2100 Richmond Ave 20 Suites Google Earth View

975 Balmoral Ave-38 -Suites  Google Earth View

1300 Yates Street 71 Suites Google Earth View

1224 Balmoral Rd 27 Suites –Google Earth View

1345 Pandora Ave 62 Suites -Google Earth View

2562 Beverly Street Duncan-102 Suites Google Street View

169 Moilliett St Parksville-48 Suites-Google Street View

443 Superior Street -71 Suites-Google Earth View

180 Croft Street-60 Suites-Google Earth View

2433 Malaview Ave-Sidney-60 Suites-Google Earth View

655 Popular Street-Nanaimio-55 Suites-Google Earth View

211 Moilliet St -Parksville-50 Suites-Google Earth View.

1343 Harrison Street-44 Suites-Google Earth View

675 Niagara Strret-17 Suites-Google Earth View

1025 Sutlej Street-46 Suites-Google Earth View

925 Esquimalt Rd-46 Suites-Google Earth View

1430 Stadacona Ave-44 Suites-Google Earth View

1939 Lee Ave-45 Suites Plus Commercial-Google Earth View

1315 Esquimalt Rd-42 Suites plus Commercial-Google Earth View(Converted to Condos)

625 Fernhill Rd-42 Suites-Google Earth View

1435 Elford Street-38 Suites-Google Earth View

1340 Sussex Street-39 Suites-Google Earth View

3905 Quadra Street-38 Suites-Google Earth View

734 Lampson Street-35 Suites-Google Earth View +Google Street View

1911 Quadra Street-34 Suites plus Commercial-Google Earth View

1841 Fern Street-34 Suites(strata plan done unregistered)-Google Earth View

1725 Beach Drive-33 Suites-Google Earth View

2025 Oak Bay Ave-33 Suites plus Commercial-Google Earth View

418 Michigan Street-32 Suites-Google Earth View

1337 Saunders Street-28 Suites-Google Earth View

1300 May Street-17 Suites-Google Earth View

1631 McKenzie Ave-125 Suites-Google Earth View( Converted to Condos)

3868 Shelbourne Street-128 Suites-Google Earth View

750 Cook Street-25 Suites-Google Earth View

2330 Cook Street-17 Suites-Google Street View

866 Goldstream Ave-12 Suites-Sold for Condo Land Development-Google Earth View

1171 Rockland Ave- 8 Suites-Google Earth View

1860 Crescent Road-8 suites-Google Earth View

404 Superior St-4 Suites-Google Earth View

APARTMENTS SOLD By FRED CARVER PREC

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2 Storey For Sale in Happy Valley, Langford

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Nice Floor Open Plan, Large Bedrooms

•  1443 sqft , 3 bath , 1 half bath , 4 bdrm 2 storey FOR SALE  CAD488,000 . NEW LISTING 3 BEDROOM TOWNHOUSE
MLS® 404638

3 Bedroom Family Townhouse with well thought open floor plan. Feature LR Electric Fireplace. 3 Large bedrooms with 2 en-suite bathrooms and full size walk in closet in the MBR. Upstairs Laundry. Garage has room for storage. Quality finishing throughout. Recent Appliance upgrades. Large 17 x 6 Balcony off the LR. Located 1 block from Galloping Goose Trail and Happy Valley School. Currently Tenanted, allow time to view. Remaining Builder’s Warranty Number: 00004250. Located in Happy Valley, Langford is a wonderful place to live. New schools, Arenas, Parks, Lakes and walking trails, Professional Sports Stadiums and Arenas, Golf and Shopping Malls and Box Stores. Quiet Townhouse, quality construction.

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Commercial For Sale in Langford Proper, Victoria

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Locate Your Business in the Langford City Hall

•  1372 sqft commercial FOR SALE  CAD400,000 . Professional Strata Office
MLS® 404263

Turn Key Office in Langford City Hall Locate your business in the prestigious “Langford City Hall” building. Very well laid out Professional office includes 17 x 12 conference room, 3 separate offices, reception area, lunch area, copy room and storage room.Plus a south facing Balcony Located on top floor facing South East. Two assigned underground parking and off street customer parking. Excellent Investment opportunity, should lease plus or minus $20 sqft. triple net, Office can be purchased fully furnished.

Property information

The BC Government on June 15/18 now requires all Realtors to go over their new Consumer Information Brochure

The BC Government on June 15/18 now requires all Realtors to go over their new Consumer Information Brochure (see their Video explaining your relationship with a Licensed Real Estate Agent) When we meet I can explain the BC Privacy Notice, all before showing any property, discussing market conditions and your personal information other that factual information about any property.

Here is a link to the new mandatory “Disclosure of Representation in Trading Services” we are required to give and review with all consumers. I’ll need to ask you if you want me to be your “designated agent” or you would like to be “unrepresented” in any real estate through me.

I am available to meet with you to review the new disclosure and then we can discuss your real estate requirements such as Viewing a home you viewed on my Facebook or other homes that meet your needs.

If you have any questions give me a call 250-413-7042 or email me fred@fredcarver.com to set up an appointment to meet and or to view this home.

Have a wonderful day!

PS: Sorry All Realtors in BC are required to go through the above with all Past and Future Clients.

Sincerely,

Fred Carver
250-598-2963
Commercial, Investment and Residential Real Estate
Personal Real Estate Corporation

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