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**cap rate**, short for*capitalization rate*, is the rate of return on a real estate investment property. This rate tells you what percentage of your initial investment will return to you every year.For example, if you buy a property for $200,000 and earn $20,000 per year in gross income from the property, the cap rate is 10%.

To find the cap rate for a given property, fill in the values below and then click the “Calculate” button.

**Explanation:**

The following formula is used to calculate the cap rate:

**Cap rate**= net income / property value

where

**net income**= (100 – operating expenses)% * (100 – vacancy rate)% * gross income