Hi! I'm kinda panicking as I always do when making final decisions. Would so grateful for your thoughts on an offer of mine that was accepted on an out of state SFH. Getting cold feet and not sure if I should back out. I know that everyone has a different risk profile but I see conflicting reviews about the area being a C neighborhood, with crime and Hammond being known for "chasing our landlords". I'm not thrilled about a few things on second thought. Here are the stats:
109,900, new lease starting next month @$1195 per month, taxes $2000
3 bd/1 bath, 860 square ft, large fenced in lot @ 173rd and chestnut, between Colombia center and Purdue U.
Rehabbed foreclosure, 1955
New hvac, New roof, 1 year home warranty paid by seller
Initial expenses about $6000 for:
Appliances ( no stove or fridge)
AC (duct work in place but no central unit)
$130 monthly cash flow
6.29 cap rate
(Vacancy , 8.5%, capex, 8%,Management 10.5%, maintenance/repairs 8%)
I’ll be taking a mortgage out on it. I know it’s not a deal but am I overpaying? Comps seem to be from $98k-$120. Should I run? Not happy with having to put in appliances and the AC which was promised to the tenants.
I’m also thinking about the future and an exit strategy which I believe is important. Neighborhood may not have much appreciation and the curb appeal is just ok. Would likely go to an investor rather than a family if all things remain the same in 10-20 years. Wondering if selling would be tough ( of course can’t predict the future)
THANK YOU SO MUCH I’m advance for responding to this nervous nelly.
I have a broker
I think you can reduce your costs by buying second hand appliances. Look on Facebook Marketplace. You can find some in very good condition. I've had great success and some sellers will even deliver and hook it up for you. I do this for all of my washers and dryers too. If that is all you need to do, it sounds good.
Do you think property values in that area are solid or are they slipping? That should be a factor. What will you be able to sell it for later?
Oh, and after my last offer was accepted on a $100k duplex, after the inspection I asked to buy it at $80k. They accepted. Inspections always come up with a list of things that could be repaired. Quantify them and ask for a reduced price. Mine was extreme and I was shocked they accepted, but it really helps (or gets you out of an iffy deal).
@Kim Heretick , will consider your suggestions, thank you !
Account Closed, thank you. I should say that I have a broker. I’m actually using roofstock for this home which could be my first problem, ha. I’m pretty much left to my own devices. I realize that I may be too eager.
hello suni - whoever mentioned second hand appliances above is spot-on. we do that for all of our rentals.
i haven't delved into your numbers, but $130 doesn't sound like much at all in cashflow for a SFR. one water heater replacement blows your cash flow for almost an entire year (although maybe you've accounted generously for capital expenditures like this). the only way i'd consider a CF figure like $130 is if the property value trend is very solidly up....