Summer Brings us Blockbusters. Here are Two Cinderella Stories.

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Author: Paul Branton, Director of Investment Services

It has arrived! Summer 2017 officially starts today, June 20th! I can hardly believe that its already here, can you?

If you can recall, back in March I authored a post asking “Who’s ready for the Madness!?!?” and in May I wrote “You have to spend money to make money.” Well, I’m happy to report that the Home Rental Services team was ready for the madness! (and now we’re ready for Summer!)

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Over the past few months, we’ve had the privilege of helping quite a few investors do exactly what I discussed in my previous posts. We’ve been able to help these investors in a number of ways such as: identifying properties, preparing renovations budgets, coordinating renovation work and of course, professionally leasing and managing the properties as long term rental investments.

In order for you to have a better idea of the process, here are a couple of examples:


Investment Property Example #1

Location: South Overland Park
Under Contract: 3/16
Closed: 4/27
Purchase Price: Low $300’s
Home Specs: 2 Story Plan with 4 Beds, 3.5 Baths, Finished Walkout Basement, Approximately 3,000 Sq. ft., 2 Car Garage
Rental Rate Projection: $2,300-$2,500
Renovation Budget: $13,693

Projects:

  • New Deck w Cedar and Composite Materials
  • Adjust Doors
  • Glaze Hall Shower
  • New Tile Floor in Master Bath
  • Demo Fluorescent light in master and install LED can lights

Work Started: 5/1
Work Completed: 6/2
Lease Starts: 6/12
Lease Term: 3 years
Rental Rate: $2,395/month


Investment Property Example #2

Location: South Olathe
Under Contract: 3/27
Closed: 4/28
Purchase Price: Upper $200’s
Home Specs: California Split Plan with 5 Beds, 3 Baths, Finished Walkout Lower Level, Approx 2,500 Sq. ft., 3 Car Garage
Rental Rate Projection: $1,950-$2,150
Renovation Budget: $15,439

Projects:

  • Mudjacking
  • Junk Removal
  • Extend downspouts
  • Demo Concrete pad and install sod
  • Paint Garage Walls and entry door
  • Remove Curtains and Install 2” White Faux Wood Blinds
  • Install new Hardwood flooring at front living room area
  • Misc. Painting
  • Tile Master Bathroom
  • Install new Vinyl Plank Flooring in Lower Level Rec Room

Work Started: 5/1
Work Completed: 6/3
Lease Starts: 6/30
Lease Term: 2 years
Rental Rate: $2,250

On new acquisitions, I tell Investors to plan for about 45-90 days of combined renovation and marketing time. As a frame of reference, in 2016 our average combined renovation and marketing time for new acquisitions was 59 days. This means that once the home closed, it was placed on the market for rent, renovations completed, the lease was executed and tenants moved in, all in under 60 days!

If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about real estate investing in Kansas City, please let us know! We would love to help!

Now I’m headed to the driving range… right after I grab my first Quik Trip Dr. Pepper for the summer of 2017! Have a fun and safe summer everyone!