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An apartment building produces a monthly rent of $16,000. A similar property with monthly rents of $21,000 recently sold for $2,940,000. Using this as the only data, the appraiser would say that the first apartment building is worth ____

A $2,240,000.

When an appraiser is appraising income-producing property, they use the income approach to determine its value. This is accomplished by dividing the value by the rent, yielding the gross rent multiplier (GRM). Then, using the rent of the subject property, the appraiser can determine the value of the subject property.
$2,940,000 รท $21,000 = 140
140 x $16,000 = $2,240,000