Tuesday, June 04, 2013

How do interest rates affect the pricing of fourplex investment properties in Boise Idaho?

As we have been hearing for the last twelve months, interest rates are going up. Dennise Sandquist, my favorite loan officer at Guild Mortgage just quoted me 4.625% 30 year fixed with points on a fourplex loan for a buyer with less than 4 total loans. That's 3/8's of a point higher than we were earlier this year. What does that mean for price, cap rates, buyers and sellers.

As we know, an interest rate is the rate at which interest is paid by borrowers for the use of money that they borrow from a lender. The higher the interest rate, the higher the debt service and the lower the cash flow before taxes on investment real estate in Boise.

If cash flow is to be maintained on an investment property in Boise Idaho, the price needs to decrease. Unless the buyer is willing to live with a lower cash flow. As interest rates go up, so will interest rates paid by banks on deposits. Therefore the differential in returns on real estate investments and just leaving your money in the bank will decrease.

So what does this all mean? If interest rates go up and buyer still demand the same or higher returns on the their cash investments, then prices will need to decrease. However, if buyers remain in a mad scramble to put their money into real estate investments in Boise Idaho and elsewhere, then they will need to live with lower returns.

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