How Much Does An Extra Bedroom Increase ARV in the Lexington?

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I am looking into a deal for a SFH in Lexington and when calculating the ARV I see there is a potential for an additional room, which could help increase the cash flow. Current house is 2bed-1bath with 1,280 sqft. Not sure if the investment for the extra bedroom alone would make sense or if a bathroom would be more of a priority to make it 2-2 instead of 3-1.

Does anyone know what is the most desirable layout in Lexington, KY area?

Does anyone have any experience with building an extra room in Lexington? 


Any tips will be greatly appreciated. 


Thank you!

Hi @JJ De La Llera - Not sure if this is helpful or not, but we turned an awkward 1400 sq foot 1/2 into a 3/2 and added a ton of value. Went from a purchase of price of $65,000 to an appraisal amount of $173,000. Probably put about in ~$40,000 of rehab to get there. Property is in an transitioning neighborhood in Downtown Lexington.

@JJ De La Llera kJ, it all depends on the comps for a 2-1 to a 3-1 or a 2-2. Also depends on the area and rental market. Definitely pull comps and do your due diligence to see what would sell for the best price and quickest. I have a great go to guy that could be a good reference if needed. Just let me know.