Return in Dollars Quadrant™

The Return in Dollars Quadrant™ is the amount, in dollars, of each of the four primary returns in a real estate investment.

The four primary areas of return are:

  • Appreciation
  • Cash Flow
  • Cash Flow from Depreciation
  • Debt Paydown

We typically display this graphically as:

Return in Dollars Quadrant™

Or, with actual return numbers as:

Return in Dollars Quadrant™

The Return in Dollars Quadrant™ is automatically calculated for you at the bottom of the page when you're editing your  Property assumptions. Just scroll to the bottom.

Check it out for yourself by editting one from your Properties page.

If we divide the amount of the return in dollars by the initial investment for each quadrant, we get the Return on Investment Quadrant™.

If we divide the amount of the return in dollars by the equity in the property for each quadrant, we get the Return on Equity Quadrant™.

While the Return in Dollars Quadrant™ is not explicitly shown on The World's Greatest Real Estate Deal Analysis Spreadsheet™ to avoid clutter, the numbers for each are present in the spreadsheet since they used to calculate and then display the Return on Investment Quadrant™ and Return on Equity Quadrant™ as well as the charts for each.

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