@Dwayne Please don't add insult to injury. YES - our tax rate is pretty close to 4%
Not quite. Besides, in TX, the taxes are bassed on the assessed value not the purchase price. Close to 3% yes, not 4. It all depends on the county you are in. Some areas of TX are 2.1% others 2.5%, and in some areas of San Antonio, I pay 3.1%, but never 4%.
Regardless, the higher rents to property values makes up for the spread and all comes out in the wash. :D
So I guess what I'm saying in a nutshell is that the breakdown is supposed to be a starting point upon which investors can build their own figures and estimations for costs.
I can agree with that. There is no way to tell exactly what one investor's actual expenses will be and thus, in marketing a property, you can only include itmes you know will exist and have the exact figures on such as the debt service, taxes, insurance, hoa, property management, and you can also plug in estimated vacancy rates and maintenance reserves.