I went to see a property today that was listed at $52,000. It seemed to be a good deal and I had to see it. Actually, it’s a foreclosure that was place on auction for 6 days. The day I went to see it, the price was already $60,000.
I had a surprise when I saw it is a homegrown, therefore, confirming the low price.
Those home, in good condition, with an owner living in and taking care of those similar size homes sell between $80,000 and $85,000 as of today.
This one, I estimate at least $25,000 to repair the basic as follow:
-Electric system: $4,000
In order to get the heat necessary for the marijuana plants, and without alerting the electric company, people bridge the whole thing, making repair very costly. I had a similar repair done for about $4,000
-Water system: $3,000
The whole water filter system has been stolen including the well pump. The system itself is about $2,500 and the pump about $350.
-A/C system: $7,000
The outside unit has been stolen and the inside unit has been re-piped to the master bathroom. Re-piping will cost about $1,200 and the 2 units about $4,800.
Appliances are needed plus a few replacement. Used appliances can be purchased for $2,000 for the 4 units.
It will be more attractive and a better selling point to replace the carpet by the tiles. If there is no problem with the concrete slab (cracks), it will cost a $2,800 to do that job. Add $1,000 if the cracks are too wide and/or the slab not leveled.
Painting the whole inside will be billed a $2,000 included the paint.
The block wall in the garage need to be tear down.
Both bathroom have some extensive issues and replacement with basic materials would be around $9,000
The sheet rocks and inside walls are full of mold due to humidity and heat. That’s a big and messy job but easy and not that costly.
The landscaping and fence need to be done in order to make a nice outside look for buyers.
Always add extra for little things as bulb, locks, windows, doors, cleaning, etc…
So we have a total of $34,300.
Since the highest bidder is already at $60,000, we can see right there that there is no money to be made in that deal. I guess the buyer is buying for himself in the intention of paying $60,000 and rehab the place at his own pace and budget.
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