I love the Property Moose website design and dashboard. It really is one of the best features of the platform for me. I like an easy glance at my total investment amount and income received.
However, whats missing is an easy assessment of your annualised return. This gives an idea of the relative performance of your portfolio. Income received (in absolute terms) isn't particularly useful to tracking investment performance, and it prevents me from being able to evaluate whether my PM returns are within the expected range. It could be hand calculated of course, but this is a bit laborious and unnecessary given how reasonably straight froward this should be to implement on PM's side.
Obviously this metric will be a little bit lumpy, as a potentially large amount of total return is expected to come from capital appreciation which will only mature when properties are sold.
Just wondering what other people's thoughts are on this?
I just use a simple spreadsheet adding in the rent received each month. Plus of course overall return is the sum of these rents across properties versus total invested. I don't bother with Capital growth, as until a property is sold you can't really get a reliable figure for that.