Washington DC Client Success Story- House Hacking Duplex
Good Morning BP,
It seems a lot of Northern VA / Washington DC newer investors (and some experienced investors) are having trouble with pin pointing which strategy to attack. BRRRR is one that always comes up. In this higher priced and competitive market the BRRRR strategy is very hard to execute unless you have HUGE AMOUNTS of cash readily available. The house hacking strategy is what I'm recommending to a lot of my clients and personally doing myself to get started in real estate investing in Washington DC / Northern VA. I hope this is helpful!
I have a client who just purchased a Duplex in Capitol Hill Washington DC , one of the most sought after neighborhoods. She used FHA 3.5% down Financing. Lets jump into the numbers:
-Purchase Price: $1,005,000
-Seller Credit: $34,000 (covers all closing costs)
-Net Purchase Price: $971,000
-Appraised Value: $1,010,000
-$39,000 equity profit from purchase to appraised value
-TOTAL CASH NEEDED: $35,175
She bought a $1,010,000 Asset for less than $36,000. This is great, but what happens when the monthly payments have to be made?
-Lower Level Long Term Rents: $1,900/month
-Lower Level AirBnB Quote: $2,400/month (she's doing this option at first)
-Monthly Responsibility: $3,498 (she lives in 3 bed/ 2 baht single family house w/ garage parking and a roof deck for $3,500)
**Now if you want to accelerate the house hack, you could rent out the 2 rooms upstairs for $1,400-$1,500/month and live for $500-$600 in Washington DC
Once she moves out :
-Upper Level Rent: $3,800/month
-Lower Level Rent: $1,900/month
Total Rent: $5,700/month
Total Cash Flow: $5,700- $5,398 = $302/month cash flow before expenses
Yes you will have expenses, but in my opinion, to get in a cash flowing asset in Washington DC, for $36,000 down is incredible.
Intial Equity: $39,000
Down Payment: $35,175
Cash Flow Once Moved Out: $302/month
Great opportunity for appreciation in a great location
Hope this helps! Happy investing.