Calculating ARV on SFH in the Milwaukee area.

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Hello, my name is Daniel Wendorf.i have been looking to get into SFH but i guess im having a hard time finding out the ARV for some of these homes based on local comparisons. it seems that there is a big fluctuation is the cost of these homes. one will sell for 120k with 4b 2bath, but a couple blocks away they will sell for 50k. how do i go about getting a more accurate number?

Practice. Determining ARV is an art and a science - you definitley get better with practice and tools. Most agents struggle with it and get so-so results. In the area you are describing you have to understand the deviding lines; you can't cross those.

Also, from my own experience: BRRRR generally works better on medium priced homes, because you have a larger spread. That spread gets divided up into your profit and your expenses. Your expenses are NOT a function of home value. A water heater for a cheap house costs exactly the same as for a house double or trippple the price.

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Did you look at the photos of the homes to see if they compare?  Some were probably complete rehabs whereas the lower ones may be distressed or as is sales. 

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