Rehabbing in Atlanta

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I am searching for an article reporting on the average gross profit a Real Estate Investor should expect to receive if he/she were to rehab a single family home in the metro Atlanta area. I would like to use this article as a reference. I found an article on the AJC stating that Real Estate Investors who rehabbed properties earned on average $50K gross profit in 2014 ( This seems rather high. I am hoping someone with great insight in the Atlanta market can lead me to the right article to reference or provide good insight on what should be expected. Thanks!

@Rick Baggenstoss

 Thank you for your insight. This is very helpful. I appreciate the break down in the level of rehab that would be completed and the expected profit related to that project. 

@Briana Johnson -

I primarily play in the major rehab/new construction/subdivision space. The numbers @Rick Baggenstoss mentioned were right on target. 

For major rehabs, net profits can be $80k+,
new construction 100k+, and
subdivisions can be significantly more. 

As speculators, we understand there are many factors that contribute to increased profit expectations and the success of a project. Therefore, I would complete the due diligence that most do incorrectly (or don't do at all), including: 

1. Neighborhood & school analysis
2. Repair costs, and 
3. ARV

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