The First Rental: Before Pictures


Here are some BEFORE pictures of The First Rental:

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Front of House

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Living Room (and Front Door)

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Dining Room (from Living Room)

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More Kitchen

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Kitchen Pantry (To Be Half Bath)

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Dining Room (from Kitchen)

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Bedroom #1

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Bedroom #2

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Bedroom #3

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Only Bathroom

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Other Side of Only Bathroom

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More Basement

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Even More Basement

5 responses to “The First Rental: Before Pictures”

  1. george petrentzev says:

    i love wooden toilet seats!!! lol

  2. Mark brogan says:

    Looks good so far
    Cant wait to see the after pixs
    Thanks for all you do

    Mark brogan

  3. christina says:

    Sweet! Market rent or section 8? What are your plans for the kitchen? That’s where I don’t know which way I’d go as far as a rental… is the demand with renters such as you’d need a nice kitchen like with a flip?

    Did you make the 2% rule?

  4. J Scott says:

    Hey Christina,

    Thinking Section 8 right now, as I think we can get a slight premium and wouldn’t have to finish the basement. As for the kitchen, keep it the same, but replace the cabinets, countertops and fixtures. Also, that pantry in the back of the kitchen may turn into a 1/2 bath. Don’t think we’ll make the 2% rule after the rehab costs are added in, but won’t be too far off.

    Stay tuned…I plan to write a VERY detailed thread about this property on

  5. Josh says:

    Sounds like about the same rehab we put on most of our rentals except that our average cost is closer to 20k. I’ll be curious to see where you are able to save the $.

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