The rate of interest which is considered a reasonable return on the investment,
and used in the process of determining value based upon net income. It may also be described as the yield
rate that is necessary to attract the money of the average investor to a particular kind of investment. In the
case of land improvements which depreciate, to this yield rate is added a factor to take into consideration the
annual amortization factor necessary to recapture the initial investment in improvements. This amortization
factor can be determined in various ways ? (1) straight-line depreciation method, (2) Inwood Tables and (3)
Hoskold Tables. (To explore this subject in greater depth, the student should refer to current real estate
appraisal texts.)