# The Essential Guide to Calculating Net Operating Income

It’s critical to understand your net operating income as a Hillsboro rental property owner (NOI). This figure is a key metric used by property owners and banks and other lenders to assess a property’s performance. This manual will walk you through the necessary steps for calculating your NOI. We’ll also go over some of the variables that can influence this figure.

## What is net operating income (NOI)?

After subtracting operating expenses, net operating income (NOI) is the annual income of a single-family rental property. This figure contains rental income as well as other sources of income like laundry or parking fees. This would exclude mortgage payments or capital expenses (such as repairs or renovations).

## How to Calculate NOI.

The most common method for calculating NOI is to subtract a property’s total income from its operating expenses. As an illustration:

Total Income: \$30,000

(subtract) Operating Expenses: \$15,000

(equals) NOI: \$30,000 – \$15,000 = \$15,000

When figuring out your NOI, there are some things to keep in mind. For starters, make a list of all of your sources of income. This will include rental income and any other fees or charges you receive from tenants (such as pet fees or parking fees). Second, make sure to use only operating expenses. Property taxes, insurance, and repairs are all part of this. This estimate excludes mortgage payments and capital expenditures (such as renovations).

## Factors that can affect your NOI.

Your NOI can be impacted by a range of factors. Some are under your control, while others are not.

• Rental income: The sum of rental income you generate has a major effect on your net operating income. Your NOI will increase if you can boost rent prices or attract higher-paying tenants.
• Operating costs: Your operating costs can fluctuate season to season. Your NOI will increase if you can keep these costs low.
• Interest rates: Changes in interest rates can affect your NOI if your rental property is secured by a mortgage. If interest rates rise, your mortgage payments will rise as well, lowering your NOI.
• Vacancy rates: As vacancy rates rise, rental income declines and NOI declines as well.

As you can see, a variety of factors can have an impact on your NOI. It’s critical to keep an eye on these variables and make adjustments as needed.

## How to use NOI to make intelligent property decisions.

You can use NOI to make smart real estate decisions now that you know how to calculate it. If you are contemplating the purchase of a rental property, you can use the NOI to determine whether the property represents a good investment. You can also use it to determine which property will generate the highest return on investment when compared to others.

Here are some examples of NOI’s practical application:

You desire to invest \$200,000 on a rental property. The property has an NOI of \$20,000. This translates to a \$20,000/\$200,000 (or 10%) return on investment (ROI) for the property. You decide to purchase the property due to the favorable ROI.

You’re now the owner of a rental property with \$15,000 in NOI. You are considering selling the property and purchasing a new one with the proceeds. But then you discover another property with an NOI of \$30,000. Since this property will yield a higher return on investment, you decide to sell your current property and buy the new one.

You are contemplating the purchase of a \$100,000 rental property. The property has a \$15,000 net operating income. You come across another \$100,000 property on the market. This property has an NOI of \$25,000. You chose to buy the second property because it will generate a higher return on investment.

## What’s the bottom line?

NOI is an important metric for all Hillsboro property managers. You can use NOI to make smart real estate decisions and ensure that your rental property is performing as it should be by learning how to calculate it. However, if calculating values like NOI or ROI isn’t your strong suit, consider having the professionals at Real Property Management Solutions do it for you. Our local office can help you analyze your specific rental market and give accurate data on your investment property’s profitability and competitiveness. Contact us today to learn more.

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