Rehab ROI Formulas

roiHow do you determine if you are going to have a good return on investment?  How do you tell if a property is worth purchasing to rehab?  Do you use a special formula?

In 2013, we posted two different articles pertaining to these topics.  If you haven’t yet, you should read them.  You can use the formulas to determine if the next property will be worth the investment.  

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How do you determine if you will get a good ROI?

Are Condos a Good Rehab Real Estate Investment?

condoSome real estate investors wonder if condominiums are good rehab real estate investments.  While there are both pros and cons to investing in condos, as a financial institution, ReCasa Financial Group, we do not lend on condos.

Before investing in condo, please remember these points.

  • Each unit in a condo is required to pay monthly association fees. Investors will need to pay each month from purchase till it is sold/rented.
  • As an owner of the condo, the investor still needs to abide by the condo guidelines, which sometimes include rental restrictions.
  • Data reports that the value of condos decline more quickly than single family homes.

Condos may be good for people who want to purchase a property and rent it out to occupants, but on the rehab side, condos may not be the best option.

What are your thoughts on rehabbing condos?

Are You or Someone You Know Missing Out on a Great Investment?

Some people agree that real estate investing is the best way to invest your money compared to stocks and other retirement options.  If you believe that flipping houses is a better investment for you but you have yet to start, now may be the perfect time to start rehabbing as rates are currently low.

U.S. News recently published an article regarding investing in real estate, Are You the Only One Not Investing in Real Estate?  It mentions the benefits of investing in real estate and how to get started.  “The Bankrate Financial Security Index Survey released last week revealed 54 million Americans consider real estate to be the preferred cash investment for funds not needed for more than 10 years.”  The article touches on many of the points we have discussed in previous posts including educating yourself and networking with the appropriate real estate professionals.  We welcome you to read the article.

If you or someone you know is missing out on this great investment opportunity, please share this post with them.

Places for Real Estate Rehab Tips and Tricks

Where do you find your real estate rehab tips and tricks?  There are various sources to find information regarding design techniques, industry updates, real estate financing, and more.

Some examples include:

  • Fellow rehab investors
  • Real estate agents
  • Networking groups (REIAs)
  • Social Media (MyOpportunity, Pinterest, LinkedIn, BiggerPockets, Nextdoor, blogs)
  • Television (HGTV, DIY)

Do you use any of these sources?

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Staging Your Rehab Investment Property to Sell

As a real estate investor, you may have to make decisions when it comes to selling your rehab investment property.  Staging may be one of those decisions.

Staging allows homebuyers to envision a livable home, while an unstaged home paints a clean picture of how their furniture and decorations would fit.  You should ask your realtor to run a market analysis of days on the market between stages homes and empty homes.  This can be the deal breaker if you are on the fence regarding staging your investment property.  This analysis can provide information on whether staging is a good return on investment.  According to the Real Estate Staging Association, staged properties spend less time on the market and sell for more money. Staging

When staging, make sure the home is well lit, decorations vary, and furniture is grouped in the middle of a room to make it look larger.  Mirrors can be great additions to make rooms look larger and to reflect light to make rooms brighter.

Do you stage your property, or leave it empty?  What tips do you have for other investors when it comes to staging?