- Additions to the Analyser –
- Lessons from the Wealthy w/ Frazer Rice – https://simplepassivecashflow.com/153rice/
- Census data for population data – [although I think this information is not too useful because it does not capture inter-state migration]
- If you would like a rent-o-meter report go here. I am also on the search for paid groups or subscriptions to join to share the data or services I get with you!
- Land Conservation Easement info page
- Life Settlement Info Page – https://simplepassivecashflow.com/life-settlement-investing/
- Housing price index all time highs
- REITS buying into Primary Markets like Seattle
- MHN Multi-Housing News – 19.06.12 – Don’t Wait to ‘Buy the Dip’ in Seniors Housing
A number of this segment’s investors have sidelined themselves waiting for deeply distressed assets to come to market. Those opportunities may not present themselves.
- The Cons of Private Money Lending
What are these expenses?
Taxes: In the beginning of the acquisition process you have to ASSume part the taxes as a certain percentage of the market price. However keep in mind that every county calculates this differently and re-assesses the tax basis for properties especially when the property transfers ownership. Best tip is to get around other passive investors in that area to ask them what the change as been or to assume that taxes will go up 10-80%.
Insurance: You can take a certain percentage outlined in the spreadsheet, ask the current owner (if you believe them), or what we suggest is to get one of our insurance referrals within the mastermind to give you an actual value.
Management: This is typically 8-10% of the rental revenue plus 50-100% of the first months rent. The property management can also collect additional fees by splitting late fees or charge for renewing previous tenant leases. This is where it is important to have peers or a mentor to save you hidden dollars here. Also make sure you pick a good one with this guide.
Vacancy/Turn-over Expenses: Typically it takes 2-6 weeks to do some touch ups around the property after a tenant moves out to when the new tenant moves in. 4 week vacancy is 1/12th loss rents and needs to be accounted for as a “Vacancy” expense line item. This is where most novice investors fail to account for.
Maintenance: I have always been told to put aside 10% of the rents or 1 months rents as money set aside to fix random things in the property. Also remember that when you old tenant moves out you might have to fix a thing or two (or $20,000).
Also don’t forget about contract services such as lawn/yard service, snow removal, pest control, or pool maintenance.
Cap Ex: This is not in your net operating income for all you geeks (engineers) crunching numbers but this is another 10% or so going to a cash reserve account to pay for broken stuff down the 2-15 year road. This money is to pay for large ticket items. More info here. I say geeks because experienced landlords know that its very hard to predict this stuff and it is a waste of time to track and build models to predict this stuff. In reality the best thing you can do is spend your time not in Spreadsheet Land but find more deals to decrease your risk but making more cashflow! Easier said than done when you are limited with fund and getting started which is why you get a mentor to mitigate your risk and understand that these scary things is exactly why you should push forward because most people will back out and thin your competition.
Utilities – In most single family homes the tenant is in charge of the utilities (electric, gas, trash, sewer, water) which makes you life easier. However in 2-4+ unit arrangements the responsibility is all over the place.
HOA Fees – It worth mentioning but check if your property has this. Condo or townhouses typically have a HOA monthly fee and is why we don’t recommend them as investments in addition the face that it is a nightmare dealing with their governance system.