Definition of "Discount rate"

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(1) The interest rate used to convert future receipts or payments in connection with real estate property to their present value. The cost of capital is used as the discount rate under the net present value method. (2) Also called the rediscount rate. The interest rate charged by the Federal Reserve Bank to its member banks for loans. A change in the discount rate will have a significant impact on the real estate market. See also capitalization rate.

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