First Duplex numbers check

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Hey everyone! Just had a counter offer on my first duplex. Do my #s make sense? Two 1/1s in AZ.

134k purchase with 4k closing to me.

25% (32500) down payment

Current rents are 800 and 650. Utilities included (🤮, I know) average $350. They are at least 100 below market rents. The 650 side needs some love in the form of carpet, paint, some cabinet doors and a few other cosmetics and is on a month to month lease, the 800 side is good and just signed a 1 year lease. I used about 17% total rents for capex (5% vacancy, 5% mx, 5 and some change for other) which is about 50% total income after PITI and utilities.

1450-570(PITI)-350(utilities)=530

530-250(capex)=280mo 3360yr /32.5k=10.3%

Raise each side $100

1650-570-350-250=480 480mo 5760yr/ 32.5k 17.7%

Add 3k reno = 16.2% return CoC

Am I missing something? I know it's not a home run but I dont want to play the analysis paralysis game anymore and would like to get some good education rolling.

Thanks for your time!

@Ryan Howell

The unit isn't metered for both. The rents do account for the utilities, but are under market value. Minus utilities, units are renting for 625 and 475, and should be at 7 and 6 with no updates, and 700 and 700 with updates.

Its not a bad deal as it stands, but its definitely worth investigating and quoting a plumber and electrician to see how much to separate.

Is there an opportunity to not put 25% down? That is a lot and sounds like you could be tied up for a while? Why not find something to BRRRR and get that cash on cash closer to 30% - inf?

@Dan Beaulieu I agree and was kinda sad I can't do 20% (apparently a Fannie and Freddie rule). That is my goal soon, I'm just now education myself on hard money/private money lenders so I can BRRRR. I really wanted to move on something as it seems I've been in analysis paralysis for about a year now.

Also, I re-ran the numbers with a 10k reno and total rents received (after paying utilities) at $800 (which I've had a realtor, lender, and local inspector/contractor confirm are market rents for the area with the upgrades) and I came up with a 22% CoC return.

Originally posted by @Joshua Woods :

@Dan Beaulieu I agree and was kinda sad I can't do 20% (apparently a Fannie and Freddie rule). That is my goal soon, I'm just now education myself on hard money/private money lenders so I can BRRRR. I really wanted to move on something as it seems I've been in analysis paralysis for about a year now.

Also, I re-ran the numbers with a 10k reno and total rents received (after paying utilities) at $800 (which I've had a realtor, lender, and local inspector/contractor confirm are market rents for the area with the upgrades) and I came up with a 22% CoC return.

That’s too much cash to tie up from the get go, unless you are buying at a big discount and can cash out refi in 6 months. 

 I’d skip it until you are comfortable with Brrrr. Otherwise how long will it be before you will be able to buy more?  

A few hundred in cash flow won’t make you wealthy, but big equity gains through buying right and renovating certainly will. Cash flow is just there to make sure you’re safe in the deal. 

Just my two cents...starting out I also tied up way too much cash and immediately got stuck. 

Originally posted by @Dan Beaulieu :
Originally posted by @Joshua Woods:

@Dan Beaulieu I agree and was kinda sad I can't do 20% (apparently a Fannie and Freddie rule). That is my goal soon, I'm just now education myself on hard money/private money lenders so I can BRRRR. I really wanted to move on something as it seems I've been in analysis paralysis for about a year now.

Also, I re-ran the numbers with a 10k reno and total rents received (after paying utilities) at $800 (which I've had a realtor, lender, and local inspector/contractor confirm are market rents for the area with the upgrades) and I came up with a 22% CoC return.

That’s too much cash to tie up from the get go, unless you are buying at a big discount and can cash out refi in 6 months. 

 I’d skip it until you are comfortable with Brrrr. Otherwise how long will it be before you will be able to buy more?  

A few hundred in cash flow won’t make you wealthy, but big equity gains through buying right and renovating certainly will. Cash flow is just there to make sure you’re safe in the deal. 

Just my two cents...starting out I also tied up way too much cash and immediately got stuck. 

 Dan,

Thanks for your response regarding BRRRR. I looked into it and made it happen. Got the price down to 120k cash also. ARV should be around 160k. With 15k reno I should only have 15k tied up and have ~$5400 a year cash flow for ~33% return, conservatively.

Thanks for the rudder steer!

 Dan,

Thanks for your response regarding BRRRR. I looked into it and made it happen. Got the price down to 120k cash also. ARV should be around 160k. With 15k reno I should only have 15k tied up and have ~$5400 a year cash flow for ~33% return, conservatively.

Thanks for the rudder steer!




Dude that is sick! 

 

@Joshua Woods With your new numbers I’d do this deal all day long. In fact it’s close to the duplex I’m house hacking right now. I’ve invested closer to $25,000 into my reno but my closing price was $113,000. My side is a 3/3 and my tenant’s is a 3/1. He pays $850 which is under market value but he’s the perfect tenant and moved with me from another location when this property was ready. I will continue to raise his rent to be competitive as his lease renews.

I think this is a great investment for you!

Originally posted by @Alecia Loveless :

@Joshua Woods With your new numbers I’d do this deal all day long. In fact it’s close to the duplex I’m house hacking right now. I’ve invested closer to $25,000 into my reno but my closing price was $113,000. My side is a 3/3 and my tenant’s is a 3/1. He pays $850 which is under market value but he’s the perfect tenant and moved with me from another location when this property was ready. I will continue to raise his rent to be competitive as his lease renews.

I think this is a great investment for you!

Where are you located Alicia? Thanks!

I’m in Northern New Hampshire about 40 miles from Canada. My town had about 2800 residents in the summer and 1800 in the winter and most of the investors have turned their properties into AirBnBs so anything here I can buy will find tenants quickly. I’m looking to surrounding towns now.