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Alex's post hits the main point: leverage amplifies returns (either positive or negative). In this case, it is not interest rate but loan constant that we should be focusing on. For a \$5.68MM loan (80% of \$7.1MM), the loan constant is 7.55%. In excel, I used the function: $$PMT(5.75\%/12,30\times12,5680000)\times12$$ to come up with annual debt service ...