Possible Intrinsic Value Here… - Posted by JT - IN
Posted by JT - IN on June 01, 2001 at 17:18:18:
I have had some degree of success with properties such as these, that there is the possiblityof higher and better use. This may or may not be the case in this instance.
The 2 acre that is nursery, with equipment and well, is not yielding enough rent, at $ 500 per month. Is there any nursery stock, in place, at this time? What is the value of the equipment, liquidated, either through auction or arms length sale? Factor in what you think you could get for equipment and holdover inventory, at auction; right-now, liquid cash! Consider the cost, (providing zoning will tolerate this conversion), to convert the garage/office to a rental, or resalable residence, assuming that you could subdivide this 2 acres off, into one or hopefully two parcels, leaving another parcel to build on, or sell off, for additional revenue.
With some manauevering, and cooperative zoning rules, you could possibly take this property into a new direction, that the current owner sees only as a “house and nursery”. I see (smell) dollar signs!
As for the BK (Cpt 13), I wouldn’t recommend this. If seller gets 2nd removed, there will surely be Trustee appointed, and all sales/transfers will need to clear their muster, which could very likely leave you “out in the cold”. Try to make it work with current debt, and take property subject-to, having Seller do the catch-up on the 1st mtg payments, if possible. Then, with creativity, have some fun and make some money!
Just the way that I view things…
JT - IN