Sports Haven Dr | A Houston Investment Case Study

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Investment Info:

Single-family residence fix & flip investment.

Purchase price: $155,000
Cash invested: $43,227

This property is 4 bed and 2.5 bath dream home that sits in an active community a short ride away from Lake Houston Golf & Country Club. I decided to do a cosmetic rehab and take it up a notch. The rehab consisted of new paint, flooring, countertops, backsplashes, cabinet faces, pulls, and landscaping.

What made you interested in investing in this type of deal?

This property was perfect for multiple exit strategies depending on finishes.

How did you find this deal and how did you negotiate it?

The deal was found through a wholesaler. I had walked several properties he presented, but this one had the most potential and the numbers worked.

How did you finance this deal?

I used hard money and private money

What was the outcome?

The property went under contract but the buyer backed out due to lack of financing. I am converting the property to an AirBnB.

Lessons learned? Challenges?

An agreed to detailed scope of work will save you! make sure your contractor and any subs are aware of what has to occur at the Jobsite. Make sure your buyers are vetted so that their back end DTI will be under the bank's threshold.

Did you work with any real estate professionals (agents, lenders, etc.) that you'd recommend to others?

I worked with Easy Street Capital on this deal. Kelly Smith was great to work with.

What’s your air b&b cashflow projections out there? Will it be recreational lake/golf renters being in the burbs? 

Following! Curious about the cash flow of an Airbnb in the suburbs as well. I’ve heard from most experienced investors it’s harder to cash flow outside the loop. 

Congrats, @Colin Williams ! Wish you the best of luck with this one. 

@Ryan Johnson and @Brian Alfaro I'm projecting $2700/month based on a conservative 63% occupancy. I'm testing the waters to see what works. I interviewed a host from Kingwood and they did well with a larger home but without as many amenities. 

I have a few questions for you both. You can respond in comments or DM me. 

  1. How do you price your AirBnB properties?
  2. Where do you buy your furniture?
  3. Any tips you want to share?

Hey there @Colin Williams

So if you are looking for a great way to logically price your Vacation Rental / Airbnb you can check out AirDNA, my company Hoasty is a customer. But, I will say it can be very expensive... But if you submit a property to you can get an AirDNA report on your property for free. 

Beyond that, furnishing can be some the most expensive elements of your direct investment; so invest in what matters and don't add extra stress. 

Additionally, always be thinking about turnover. Think of every surface, everything you add, what ever is inside the unit needs to be cleanable in 2-3 hours MAX. 

Hoasty manages units across the USA, and we see so many new Airbnb'ers adding all sorts of things that slow down their ability to turn the unit over rapidly. 

This month I am launching a Vlog (video blog) about Vacation Rentals & Real Estate Investment. Hope you can check me out!

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