How do I come up with numbers for vacancies when I’m trying to see if a property cash flows?


i’m no frikkin genius, but i’m guessing that it depends on your particular market and other factors.

my calculation might be different than yours.

Check locally (Realtors, Local Housing Authority, REIA, Chamber of Commerce, etc…) they can all probably tell you the approximate vacancy rate for the area…

A standard ‘default’ is 5-10%…it’s less here but I use 5%…that would contemplate about 18 days a year of vacancy, 10% would be 36-1/2 days of vacancy.