Middle of a "live-in BRRRR" Richmond, Virginia

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I'm currently in the middle of what I'm referring to as a "live-in BRRRR" in Richmond, VA. Similar to a live-in flip but instead of flipping after living here I intend to refinance after 6 months and hold as a rental instead of selling. This is my first real estate purchase! It was extremely challenging to make it happen and included my first offer being accepted then canceled halfway through the process due to unforeseen plumbing issues.


Left to do:

  • Determine ARV (150-200k depending on additional renovations)
  • Get a better handle on potential rents
  • Determine additional repair budget (15-35k) depending on ARV target and potential rents
  • Complete, at minimum, a utility room addition, bath and kitchen remodel and porch conversion

Big thanks to @Stephen Glover , @Shera Gregory, and Fixer Upper Coach Pete DeWorken and many others for their advice already in this process. They are all great!

First few things I tackled were the disgusting carpets, cleaning and painting all nicotine stained walls, and landscaping.

If anyone in the area wants to get together and chat, would love to meet more investors or future investors

Congrats @Eddie Gonnella on the purchase! Keep us updated on how the repairs, ARV, and rents end up at. Good luck!

Woo-hoo! I am currently in a live-in renovation on a duplex in Battery Park that will be a rental when complete. Did a 203k loan for repairs since its been untouched since it was built in 1928 and doing state and federal historic tax credits to offset the cost. Plus enough sweat equity that I might as well cancel my gym membership. Cheers! 

Awesome story Eddie! Goodluck on everything and please keep us updated on how things are turning out! I am looking to invest in a BRRRR as well and appreciate any advice!


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