Posts Tagged 'construction budget'

Where to Source Your Rehab Funding

Posted on: January 10, 2011

Categories: Buy, Fix, Investors, Property Management, Things To Consider

Author: lbuen

Avalanche of Money Lenders Replaces Customary Lunch with Private Investors

Luncheons with a coterie of investors with deep pockets used to be the avenue that lead real estate investors to the Land of Ready Cash. Today, however, more and more private lending companies are purveying rehab loans to rehabbers and real estate investors who want to renovate their rental properties. The government is also offering rehab funding with terms and conditions varying from city to city.

A real estate investor does not have to go far to look for a rehab loan. Skipping the need for leafing through the menu of the restaurant where private investors’ money were used to be raised, a cash-hungry real estate investor can instead browse the Internet for a list of lenders for this kind of loan. For the newbie, however, selecting the lenders… Read the rest

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Some Hard Facts You Must Know About Hard Money Lenders

Posted on: January 9, 2011

Categories: Buy, Investors, Things To Consider

Author: lbuen

Some Hard Facts You Must Know About Hard Money Lenders

If banks are your only source of funding for your real estate deals, then you must be moving slow and missing on great real estate deals. A fledgling real estate investor may do well if he includes in his network a number of hard money lenders. These are private lenders, who could be private individuals or lending companies, who provide short-term loans to fund real estate deals. The loan amount granted will depend on the value of the property in question, which is also put up as collateral. Despite their appellation, they can, in several ways, make a real estate investor’s life easy.

Hard Money Lenders for the Fast and the Serious

In real estate investing, it pays to move fast. And the fuel to your speed is liquidity. If cash is at your fingertips, you can attract great… Read the rest

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Check Out Our Latest Rental Property – Another Buy, Fix, and Rent

Posted on: June 23, 2010

Categories: Buy, Fix

Author: buyfixandprofit

Check Out Our Latest Rental Property – Another Buy, Fix, and Rent

Nothing Fancy – Just Another REO Purchase

This home was a standard REO home listed for $55,000.  We originally offered $35K and came to a final compromise of $38K with the bank.  Once again, our offer was accepted over other higher offers solely on the basis that ours was a non-contingent cash offer.

This is the 10th property added to our rental portfolio all of which are in the same neighborhood.  This property was purchased with all cash in order to keep things simple and provide leverage for our offer.  Based on the 50% LTV after repairs on this property and the large equity positions in our other properties, our commercial lender allowed us to cash-out 100% of the purchase price and and provided us 100% of the repair funds for our latest project.  So at the end of the… Read the rest

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Estimating Construction Cost – Actual Repair Budget Attached

Posted on: September 15, 2009

Categories: Fix, Real Cases

Author: buyfixandprofit

Real Construction Budget Estimate

The numbers listed below are actual repair costs for a standard bank owned single family home. My partners and I have rehabbed over 50 homes together and we have never been able to achieve the cheap rehab costs as shown on Flip This House and other quick flip home shows. I do know that our costs are in line or less expensive than what other investors pay in our area.

Duration of Rehab = 25 days

Rented within 1.5 months

Cash Flow is $220 / per month with no money out of pocket

Real Rehab Repair Budget – 1,100 sq feet, 3bd, 1bath house


Demo Garage
Demo garage & dispose debris

Overall good condition, some repairs needed

New gutters

Soffit & facia repairs

Outside,side walkway,

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