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Interest Rates and Cap Rates

Written by Rusty Tweed   The overall interest rate environment definitely affects Cap Rates as well as the type of property, the credit standing of the tenant and the geographical area of your income property. In other articles, I’ve discussed most of these issues, but the one we haven’t looked at is how interest rates affect Cap Rates. First of…

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Cap Rates and Risk

Written by Rusty Tweed   Once an investor understands what a Cap Rate is and how to calculate it, he can then use it to compare properties and the risks involved. Generally, the higher the risk, the higher the return, in this case, the higher the Cap Rate. We see many investors “chasing income” and going for the highest cash…

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