I would like to get into real estate investing. I am 24 and single and would like to buy and hold multifamily properties. I will explain what I have to go with.
I am a Prosper.com lender
$11,000 estimate ROI %11, complete payback 3 years.
(this is not in the income statement below)
My weighted debt (total value with net interest)
My net weighted debt is 10,000 @%6 (school, CC, car, Carpet cleaning machine …)
I have a credit score of 730 A, never missed a payment, not sure why it isn’t higher.
I am self employed as a computer tech/carpet cleaner/janitor
My monthly gross minus taxes income for the last twelve months has averaged $1200
My gross income should be going up each month, it has been steadily increasing, However I don’t know where I will reach my limit)
My net expense has averages $900
All my savings I have been putting into prosper.com, but it is illiquid and the value of the dollar is dropping faster than it the account is growing.
By the way where I live it has a very low cost of living, $300 can go a long way in living.
Does anyone have advice? I am willing to do just about anything. however I would like to end up land lording multi- family housing. (my real goal is to build equity in order to self finance a solar power company, and build a solar powered ethanol mill)
I have considered bird dogging, but where I live there is no investment club or residential investors (No competition yay. There is little inflation here, the prices of good housing is basically set at what it costs to build them plus labor. In my mind that is good news for the cosmetically challenged properties as a possible path.
However my problem is getting loans, they always talk about my income. I say something like “This property has a current cap rate of %10, So I don’t see why you would have a problem giving me a loan”. There response is usually “Well what if the tenets move out”. in reply I say “All the income from the property I will save, and I will consider the interest from the saving as my own, that way if someone moves out I will be able to cover it, besides, I will invest all my income in and out of this deal until I have enough savings to pay at least six months worth of bills.”. Maybe it sounds too argumentative, but it never flies.