House #22: Final Analysis

March 31, 2011 · 4 comments

We sold The Trifecta House today (statistics and financial results below)…after a quick rehab (11 days) and a quick sale (4 days on market), it took about 6 weeks to get the deal closed. Given the total hold time of 62 days and a total profit of nearly $20K, I certainly consider this is successful project…

This was the second of three properties we’ve purchased in this subdivision. All three were purchased between $55-60K, needed between $13-20K in rehab, and are being resold in the $100K range. The first property we sold for $99,500 and were concerned that we wouldn’t be able to get an appraisal for much higher than that; but ultimately, we were able to get two appraisals for $105K, which was the final sales price.

Here are our final analysis numbers:


Like the first property in this subdivision, the rehab and sale were both very short on this deal. The longest part of the project was the 6 weeks it took to get the deal closed (the buyer was slow to get all his docs to the mortgage broker and then the underwriter made us jump through some hoops).

Here are the key timeline milestones:

  • Purchase Offer Date: 1/17/2011
  • Purchase Closing Date: 1/28/2011
  • Rehab Completion Date: 2/11/2011
  • Sale Listing Date: 2/12/2011
  • First Sale Contract Date: 2/16/2010
  • Final Sale Contract Date: 2/22/2010
  • Sale Closing Date: 3/31/2011


Here is the breakdown of financials for this project:

Trifecta House Financials

We will clear about $19,800 on this project (after including unpaid utility bills we’re waiting to receive). Our ROI on this project was relatively low (about 26%) as we used our own cash for this project and didn’t borrow/leverage at all. But, with the short hold-time, our annualized ROI was over 150%.

Final Statistics

Here are just some of the final statistics that I’ve been tracking for all my projects, and that summarize the success/failure of each project pretty well:

  • From Offer to Purchase Time: 11 Days
  • Rehab Time: 11 Days
  • Selling Days on Market: 10 Days
  • Selling Close Time: 37 Days
  • Total Hold Time (Close to Close): 62 Days
  • Total Profit: $19,893.95
  • Return on Investment (ROI): 96.24%
  • Annualized ROI: 154.46%

4 responses to “House #22: Final Analysis”

  1. steve says:

    That is a pretty sweet deal. You seem to hold properties for a lot less time than I do! Impressive, keep buying that subdivision and set the bank comps and the resale comps.

  2. That’s a pretty fast turn around time. Congrats!

  3. Philip Bourdon says:

    Why would you have to pay a buyer’s closing costs? How normal is that?

  4. J Scott says:

    Hey Philip,

    It’s actually VERY common for first-time homebuyers to request (and for sellers to pay) for much — or all — of the buyer’s closing costs. Even for non-first-time homebuyers, it’s not uncommon to ask for closing costs to be paid by the seller.

    In my market, most of our buyers are getting FHA loans that require them to only put down 3.5% of the purchase price in down-payment. While they can generally come up with the 3.5%, they often can’t come up with the additional 3-6% in closing costs. Having the sellers pay these costs often make the difference between being able to purchase a house and not being able to make the purchase.

    Since otherwise they might not be able to complete the purchase, it’s in our best interest to agree to pay some/all of the closing costs, and we actually budget 4-5% of the sale price for this cost on every house.

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