Student Housing Condo

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Looking at a student housing condo. Rents for $1510 per month. 4 bed 4 bath. Renting handled by management company for 8.5% and HOA is $200 per month including water and sewer and master policy on building. List price $115,000 Would this be a good investment?

A lot of people are going to say "depends" or "need more info". Search for posts for "expenses" or "figuring out cash flow" or use the free calculator that they have on the site (this can only be used a few times if you do not have a Pro account). Another source would be to find an experienced investor in your area to talk to about the deal. I am only beginning investing and learning, but I know the more experienced investors on the site would need more information to tell you whether it is a good deal. Spend some time researching on the site- there is a wealth of information already posted! Good luck!

Payment would be around $640 with a 15 year mortgage and 25% down.

After expenses I would cash flow around $200 per month.

@Mark Shafer If your calculations show 200 a month then that is a solid deal. Is that including insurance and taxes? You can try to get the management fees down a percentage point or two to put more money in your pocket.

Thanks for the help. How much should I allow for turnover expenses?

@Mark Shafer Just heads up that the HOA could raise the fees next year. I would do my due dillegence and look at when all the major things were done last (i.e. roof). Also, would familiarize yourself with the decs and bylaws, and maybe even join the board, or at least attend the meetings. Keep this in mind when you are budgeting as this can eat up your cash flow pretty quickly.

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