Posted by Doug Pretorius on February 25, 2004 at 14:17:26:
Yes, there’s no guarantee that you can LO a property within 30 days. So if you’ve bought the house yourself some period of vacancy is always a potential risk. However, in most cases you can find a buyer within 30 days.
That would be “LO assigned in 30 days”. Usually the buyer moves in on the 1st, which may be any number of days away. Some buyers will be able to move in immediately. Others will need to give notice.
Same goes for my market, very hot, most houses sell very quickly at or above asking price.
Rent is irrelevant in your kind of market (mine is the same, rent is very low compared to value.) In our markets you go by what people are paying to OWN, not RENT. Base the buyers payments on an interest rate that’s say 2-3 points higher than they would pay if they had great credit.
Example: $400,000 mortgage at 5% is about $2,150/mo (PI only) You might charge the buyer 7%, giving the seller over $500/mo cash flow. Taxes and insurance are added on top of this figure.
Add say $25,000 to the price tag as well, and the fact that the seller will pay no maintenance, and neither commissions nor closing costs, and you’ve got yourself a deal that’s hard to beat.