Possible deal - Posted by Doug

Posted by JohnWe (NoCA) on January 20, 2000 at 17:59:49:

Good Deal? Great Deal! Here’s my numbers:

Purchase Price: 60K
Down Payment (10%): 6K
New Loan: 54K
Rate: 8%
Term: 30 Yrs
Payment: $396.23
Rents: $1,050.00
Cash Flow: $653.77

All on No Money Down (Well, maybe a little for closing costs).

Do you need another 5-10%? No.

His downpayment offer is all you need in the deal.

Don’t worry so much about terms just yet. Even with lousy terms, you still have great cash flow.

You need earnest consideration in the deal. This could be a promissory note if the owner will take it, or if you have to come out hard, I wouldn’t go more than about $100.

How long does that give you? However long you set the escrow date for. If the seller will go for a 90 day close, then take it. That will give you 90 days to line up financing. With good credit it shouldn’t take long to get a 90% loan.

Good Luck!

Possible deal - Posted by Doug

Posted by Doug on January 20, 2000 at 03:26:32:

Three unit apt. building for $55-60k. Fully rented now and rents total $1050/mo. Owner is willing to finance 10-15% for down payment. However, he would want to raise the price some to do that. I don’t have any cash to put down but do have excellent credit and approx. $5k equity in my home. Questions: Does this sound like a good deal? If I use his offer won’t I need another 5-10% to equal 20% and get a loan? Should I use his downpayment offer AND my equity together, or is that even possible? I need to use this property as income so I need to get it on the best terms possible. From what I’ve been able to figure it should cash flow pretty well. I’m meeting with the owner next Wednesday, if we can agree on a price do I need to give him earnest $ until I line up financing? If I do that, how much should I give him and how long does that give me to put it together? I’m trying to get the financing now but want to get opinions from here to make sure I’m going about it in the right way. Thanks for the great (but limited obviously :O) ) education so far and thanks in advance for helping me with this.


What does your P/L look like? - Posted by JohnWe (NoCA)

Posted by JohnWe (NoCA) on January 21, 2000 at 10:15:19:

I need more info to answer your loan question. You can’t use an old appraisal, you’ll have to get a new one.

Please fill in the blanks:

(Everything is per year)
Gross Rent: 12,600
Vacancy (10%): 1,260
Other Income : _______

Gas : _________
Electricity: _________
Management: __________
Taxes: ___________
Insurance: __________
Water: ________
Maintenance: _________
Other: _______

Fixup Costs (if any): ________

Do you happen to know the average cap rate in your area? If not, what do you think your property’s FMV is (after fixup if necessary), and why?