I am looking at a property that currently has three bedrooms, two bathrooms and an unfinished basement. If i finish up the basement i can make it two bedrooms and two bathrooms and rent each bedroom out individually. Based on the local market, i believe that i can rent the rooms for $600 a piece.
5rooms*$600 = $3,000/month
|Total monthly cost||2290|
|Down payment||15000||Basement bedrooms||600|
|5bd 3b||Basement fix up costs||35000||600|
|Monthly cash flow||710|
Please let me know if this makes any sense. If i were to rent out the house on its own, I would maybe get fifteen hundred dollars a month.
I am a new real estate investor and it was my realtors idea to finish the basement off. The deal only makes sense if i can finish off the basement for a very reasonable price and i can get the rents i think i can get.
@Elliot Friedman , making the basement livable space isn't as easy as just throwing up some walls. There are code requirements (like egress and glass ratios) and practical considerations (like the feasibility of adding plumbing below grade). I'd be darn clear on what will actually be required and the total cost.
I think you're unlikely to get the same rent for a basement bedroom as you would with one on the first floor.
I don't see an ARV listed in your numbers. Adding the basement might make your rental numbers work, but you may end up spending $165k on a house that's only worth $150k, which isn't good...
Lastly, looks like you plan on getting a mortgage with ~10% down. If so, the bank will want this to be your primary residence. You should expect to live there for at least 1 year.
Thank you for the feedback Jaysen. I didn't fully factor basement ARV in, and the deal doesnt work as I have to sink a bunch into the basement which the next owner will not appreciate.