Tag: Real Estate Investing

How to Evaluate A Real Estate Investment Deal in Cape Coral, Florida

This blog was forwarded to me by one of my Wholesale Property Investors, Brandon Mitchell from his Investor Carrot web site.  Timeless information for anyone interested in Investing in Real Estate.  Thanks Brandon:

We talk with lots of people looking to buy real estate investment properties in Cape Coral and surrounding areas. Some of them know what they’re doing… and some of them are still in the learning process.

But, since our entire business is finding great deals… and often passing those deals onto real estate investors like you at huge discounts… I thought it would be a great idea to share with you some resources on how to effectively evaluate a real estate investment deal. This works in any market… Cape Coral, surrounding areas, florida, any other states across the country.

When you really boil it down… evaluating a real estate deal is a pretty simple process. If you’re looking to buy real estate as an investment, wholesale properties, hold them for rent… whatever, one of the most important parts is buying it right (i.e. – not overpaying).

So lets dive in.

How To Evaluate A Real Estate Deal – (for single family houses)

There are just a few main elements when you’re evaluating a deal.

  • Cost of repairs needed to get it back up to good condition
  • The after repair market value of the property (what it’s worth and can sell for today once it’s fixed up)
  • If you’re going to buy and hold for a rental… you need to know what you can rent it out for and what your “debt service” (mortgage payment) will be. Knowing this makes sure you’re buying so the property cash-flows each month

There are other things you can (and should) look at too… but those 3 are the main important things to look at first.

Cost of Repairs

One of the things you should do when you are looking at a property is find out how much it’ll cost you to fix it up to a point where it’s in great shape. In other words, the cost of repairs. This could be a new roof if it needs it, carpet, paint, a new kitchen, yard, maybe even more.

To find a good estimate of cost of repairs, the best advice we have is to get to know a contractor or two in your area and have them walk through the properties with you the first few times… have them quote out the repair cost… and build that into your offer.

After Repair Market Value

This is simple, but many investors get stuck on this part. This is essentially what you could sell the property for today… after you repaired it and brought it up to a great condition. This is found by finding out what other similar houses in the same area are actually selling for. NOTE: Don’t look at the “Listing” price… look at what houses similar to yours have actually sold for in the past 3 months. This helps you determine how much you could actually sell that house for if you had to… right now. You never want to over pay to a point where you can’t sell it for a profit in the next 3 months.

How do you find this? There are services out there that can help you with this… but often times the best way to find out the true value of a house is to talk to a Realtor that you know… or an appraiser. Heck, if you don’t know one… call up a few today… tell them you have a property that you’re potentially going to sell in the near future… and ask them what they think it should sell for.

Buy And Hold For Rental 

So, you’re going to buy and hold for rental? Great! You don’t need to worry about what it’ll sell for right away. What you need to know is if it’ll pencil out on a month to month basis. You know… cash flow.

So, talk to a mortgage broker (or a private lender) and find out what the monthly mortgage payment will be for that specific property.

Then find out what you can rent the place out for on a monthly basis.

Then, you work backwards… and find out at what purchase price your mortgage payment will be low enough so you can make the monthly cash flow you need to make on the property. Be sure to figure in other expenses too like property taxes, maintenance expenses, property management fees, and keeping money in reserves for future repairs.

So, your offer price here should be:

Monthly Mortgage – Monthly Rents – Operating Expenses – Taxes & Insurance – Monthly Cash Flow = Offer

Simple enough right?

The cool thing is, the more you’re bringing into the deal in cash… the lower your mortgage is.

Making An Offer

We’ve been talking about how to look at the numbers and analyze a real estate deal.

From there, just make an offer. Many times the properties we let you know about will already be so deeply discounted that we get multiple offers… often above our asking price.

So, if you really want a property… find out what is the bare max you could buy the property at… and offer that. Otherwise you may lose the deal because someone else is likely making an offer too.

With that said, the golden rule in real estate is to never over pay for a property. That’s why our own deal analyzing criteria is so darn strict… and why our buyers (like you) get such great deals.

I hope this little tutorial has helped you sharpen up your real estate deal analyzing skills… and we really look forward to working with you in the near future.

If you have any questions at all… don’t hesitate to contact us anytime for anything.

Happy investing!

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Huge Price Drop – Commercial Property Investment

HUGE price drop on this off-market deal in Jacksonville– Need to sell it fast!

Buy it now at a 12% CAP and start collecting cash flow immediately, make some cosmetic improvements, increase rents and hold or sell it at about 8% cap for a nice profit!

Cash offers only please.

DESCRIPTION:
24 units, 2 two-story buildings on East side of Jacksonville (a B location)
Solid CBS construction with flat shingle roof
Below market rents
All units are 1 bed, 1 bath.
95% occupancy
Guaranteed Income via HUD-VASH Program for most tenants
Laundry room additional income
Units independently metered
Located in desirable South Riverside area near desirable San Marco area in Jacksonville, FL Needs TLC

Property Type: Multifamily
Property Sub-type: Garden/Low-Rise
No. of Buildings: 2
No. of Stories: 2
Year Built : 1964
Building Size: 17,575 SF
Construction: CBS

Unit Mix
One-bedroom, One bath: 24 Units
Occupancy: 95%

Actual NOI: $86,952

NEW Purchase Price: $725,000 NET (was $760,000)
Low Price per Unit: $30,208
Cap Rate: 12%

TERMS:

Must be ready to close Fast!
Cash Offers only
10% Earnest money
7 day inspection period max.
Possible Seller Financing
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For more information:

Mike Cathell,
Broker/Owner, Investment Property Consultant

Real Estate Services of SWFL, LLC
Real Estate Services of Citrus County, LLC

Cell:  (239) 770-6250   Fax:  (239) 288-2505
Email:  InvestSWFL@gmail.com
 

 

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Motivational Monday – January 23

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Florida Commercial Real Estate Investments -1/21/17

These properties are listed the day received.  They sell quickly and may not be available shortly after posting.  Email:  InvestSWFL@gmail for information.  Need specific property address and Buyer information.  No Brokers, Principals Only.  Commission for Agents must be paid by your Buyer.
This group receives information from known sources but is not responsible for any misinformation.  Posted as received.
Note Buyers Looking for Huge Discounts

PN’S, NPN’S, Commercial and Residential. Choose your locations. Due to a recently developed relationship we are now able to place real and performing note buyers directly with the sellers that supply such assets. Deal directly with the asset owners as they custom portfolios that meet your own criteria. Call for additional information and to move forward. Direct buyers only who have previously bought in this market place.
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$1,750,000 + 3% fees to be paid by buyer!!
Cap Rate
8.19%
Floors 3
Units 29
Occupancy 95%
Lot Area 16,464 sqft
Building Size 44,000 sqft
Year Built 1974
29 Unit Multi-Family
101 SOUTH PENINSULA DRIVE, DAYTONA BEACH, FL 32118 
 
 
 
COUNTY Volusia
BUILDING SF 44,000
LAND SF 16,464
NUMBER OF UNITS 29
YEAR BUILT 1974
YEAR RENOVATED 2006
OWNERSHIP TYPE Fee Simple
FINANCIAL SUMMARY
OFFERING PRICE $1,750,000
PRICE PSF $39.77
OCCUPANCY 95.00 %
PRICE PER UNIT $60,345
NOI (IN-PLACE) $143,348
NOI (MARKET) $184,388
CAP RATE (IN-PLACE) 8.19 %
CAP RATE (MARKET) 10.53 %
 
 
 
 
DAYTONA, FL.
20  UNITS 
GOOD SIZE ONE BEDROOM & ONE BATHS
CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION
WELL MAINTAINED
100% OCCUPIED
NEW ROOF
NEW KITCHENS, BATHS,
A/C’S, WATER HEATERS,
 NEW LAUNDRY, PARKING
40 YEAR CERT.
Net Income: $ 216,000
Expenses: $ 55,000 *real number
CAP RATE: 9%
$1,400,000 3% FEE
SELLER OPEN TO OFFERS
WILL CARRY A MORTGAGE
 
 
 
OFF MARKET
HOMESTEAD
2 COMPLEXES
TOTAL 110 UNITS
MANY HAVE NEW KITCHENS
MANY HAVE NEW BATHS
REMODELED & GREAT CONDITION
98% OCCUPIED
2 BUILDINGS NOI ABOUT $410,000
RENTS LOW, GOING UP TO $900 P/M
BUY BOTH FOR $5,891,600 +2% 
CALL FOR PROCEDURES & FINANCIALS

 CLEAN AND UNIQUE PORTFOLIO

•  Location: Broward & Dade County
•  Properties:19
•  Units: 49
3 Single Family home
12 Duplexes
1 Triplexes
3 Fourplexes
•  Asking Price: $5,650,000.00

•    Transferable Mortgage debt: $3,175,125.00
•    Asking Price per door: $115,306.00
•    Average rent per unit: $1,250.00

•    Vacancy: 3.9%
*Vacant units are currently being rehabbed.

CALL FOR ADD’L INFO., FINANCIALS, PROCEDURES & MORE

OFF MARKET
SW DADE, FL
SHOPPING CENTER
ANCHOR: WALMART
235,000 SQ FT
31.91 ACRES
100% OCCUPIED
PRICE $75,000,000
INCOME/EXPENSES  AVAILABLE
CALL FOR ADD’L. INFORMATION PICTURES & PROCEDURES

OFF MARKET
WESTON, FL
SHOPPING CENTER
100,000 SQ FT
2.5 ACRES
NOI: $1,887,088
CAP RATE: 6.2%
SHOPPING CENTER: $27,000,000
2.5 ACRES: $3,000,000
CALL FOR ADD’L. INFORMATION PICTURES & PROCEDURES

 
 For more information:

Mike Cathell,
Broker/Owner, Investment Property Consultant

Real Estate Services of SWFL, LLC
Real Estate Services of Citrus County, LLC

Cell:  (239) 770-6250   Fax:  (239) 288-2505
Email:  InvestSWFL@gmail.com
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Investment Property Renovation ROI

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Mike Cathell,
Broker/Owner, Investment Property Consultant

Real Estate Services of SWFL, LLC
Real Estate Services of Citrus County, LLC

Cell:  (239) 770-6250   Fax:  (239) 288-2505
Email:  InvestSWFL@gmail.com
 
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Foreclosure Increase Leads to Rise in Vacant Bank REO

Recent article posted by Jacob Passy on September 9, 2016  on National Mortgage News website:

The percentage of vacant bank-owned properties is larger now versus a year ago as banks are completing more foreclosures, according to Attom Data Solutions.

Overall there are fewer abandoned properties, as roughly 1.4 million, or 1.6% of all residential properties, were vacant at the end of the third quarter, RealtyTrac’s parent company Attom reported in its U.S. Residential Property Vacancy and Zombie Foreclosure Report Thursday. That figure is down 3% from the previous quarter and down 9% year-over-year.

Similarly, the number of zombie foreclosures fell 9% from the third quarter of 2015 to 18,304. As a share of the total properties in the foreclosure process, 4.7% were vacant.

But as the number of real estate owned properties has grown, it has led to an increase in bank-owned vacant homes. Attom found that there were 46,604 vacant bank-owned residential properties at the end of the third quarter, which represents an increase of 7% from the previous quarter and up 67% from 2015.

This vacancy situation is the result of a seller’s market that has motivated lenders to complete foreclosures on vacant properties, according to Attom Data Solutions Senior Vice President Daren Blomquist.

“While that has reduced the number of vacant properties in the foreclosure process — so-called zombie foreclosures — it has also resulted in a corresponding rise in the number of vacant bank-owned homes,” Blomquist said in a news release.

“Assuming that the foreclosing lenders are maintaining these properties and paying the property taxes, they pose less of a threat to neighborhood quality than zombie foreclosures, but they still represent latent inventory in an inventory-starved housing market.”

 

Posted here by:

Mike Cathell,
Broker/Owner, Investment Property Consultant

Real Estate Services of SWFL, LLC
Real Estate Services of Citrus County, LLC

Cell:  (239) 770-6250   Fax:  (239) 288-2505
Email:  InvestSWFL@gmail.com
 
Real Estate Services of SWFL, LLC
#Florida Real Estate     #Cape Coral Real Estate    #Fort Myers Real Estate
#Real Estate Investing   #Property Investments   #Wholesale Properties
#Wholesale Florida Properties  #Commercial Real Estate Funding

 

 

 

 

 

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Mike Cathell,
Broker/Owner, Investment Property Consultant

Real Estate Services of SWFL, LLC
Real Estate Services of Citrus County, LLC

Cell:  (239) 770-6250   Fax:  (239) 288-2505
Email:  InvestSWFL@gmail.com
 
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