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What Is Investment Income?

[Updated: Apr 16, 2021 ] Oct 17, 2019 by Kayleigh Kulp

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Type of Real Estate Investment Income What It Means
Dividends Payments from a real estate investment trust (REIT), stocks, bonds, or property owned by a corporation or partnership.
Net operating income (NOI) The amount of money you make after expenses, vacancy, and other costs, but before the mortgage is paid, on an income-producing property.
Passive income  Income paid by a REIT or tangible asset, which pays you in the form of dividends or rent, even when you're not working on it or maintaining it.
Cash flow  The difference between the rent paid to you and your expenses or costs for maintaining and owning an asset. This is after the mortgage is paid and what you actually get in your pocket.
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