Posted by Ernest Tew on October 14, 2002 at 19:32:38:
Tim, it appears that you have done your homework and have found the park to be priced right.
Why don’t you look for an individual who could purchase the park and then enter into an agreement to net lease to you with an option to buy?
The investor could enjoy the benefits of income, growth, and tax shelter without management and maintenance responsibilities. If you pay a year’s rent in advance and personally guarantee the lease, they would have little risk.
As lessee, you could take possession and operate the business as if you were the sole owner. With rent paid in advance, you should have an immediate cash flow. If the option were held in a Roth IRA, any future gain could be tax-free.
This is our favorite approach when acquiring rental property.
Please give me a call at (352) 475-1280 if you need any assistance.
I’ve got an 18 unit mh park under contract for 85,000.
I’m looking to get in for as little as possible but I do have 20K for the deal if the interest rate / terms are good. Please help me get the best possible financing for this deal.
I just got the appraisal. Income approach was 200K overall & final appraisal was for 150K.
City water, streets, and sewer.
Tenants pay water, electric, cable, etc.
Here is the income (yearly) 58,000
14 units currently rented at (4,833 / month)
Eff. Gross (less Vac/coll loss) = 52,200
Here are the expenses (yearly)
Garbage (2 dumpsters) 2000
Vacancy/Col. Loss(10%) 5800
TOTAL EXPENSES 22,200
Net Oper. Income 30,000
Debt Service 10,400
(95% financed of 85,000 at 10% for 15 year full amort.)
Yearly Pos. Cash flow 19,600
Debt coverage ration = 2.88 !!!
I’ve done a lot of due dilligence and have talked with my attorney, gained a copy of all leases, title policies, and maintenance records for the past 2 years.
If anyone can help I would appreciate it.