What Is The BRRRR Method?

When using the BRRRR Method, it’s critical to follow the instructions in the correct order.

Here are some pointers on how to follow each phase of the process.

Buy

Because the BRRRR strategy requires you to buy a distressed house in need of renovations and repairs, obtaining a typical mortgage on the property may be difficult.

This is due to a number of factors.

Most lenders need a property assessment, but the value of this type of property is difficult to determine.

Depending on the type of loan you obtain, the property may be required to meet additional criteria in order to qualify.

Those standards are unlikely to be met by a distressed property.

Before you fully rule out financing, speak with a lender to see if you have any options.

A home equity line of credit (HELOC) or a hard money loan could be used to finance the acquisition, but these are high-risk options that are rarely recommended.

It’s critical to calculate the after-repair value when purchasing a distressed home (ARV).

The estimated value of a home following renovation or rehab is known as the ARV.

To determine ARV, you must compare the home’s intended final result to similar homes that have previously sold in the region.

The size, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, age, kind of construction, and condition of these residences should all be similar.

When deciding how much to offer on a home, remember the 70 percent rule.

Don’t put more than 70% of the property’s ARV into it.

If a home’s ARV is $300,000, for example, you shouldn’t pay more than $210,000 for it.

Rehab

The first modifications you’ll need to make when rehabbing a home are ones that will bring it up to code and make it safe to live in.

The next step is to determine the types of enhancements that will actually increase value.

Update your kitchen and bathroom, make your home look better from the outside, and install energy-efficient windows, appliances, and other things, among other things.

Make sure you have a realistic budget and timetable for your project before you begin.

Rent

It’s critical to find renters before refinancing (the following phase), because lenders won’t refinance a property unless it has tenants.

When it comes to selecting tenants, you should look for the following characteristics:

has a track record of making payments on schedule.

A job that pays well and is stable

A favorable credit rating

There is no criminal background or eviction history.

References that are favorable

Meeting with the possible tenant, having them fill out an application, analyzing their credit report, asking for references, and conducting a background check will provide you with this information.

Of course, you’ll want to seek their permission and observe all applicable housing laws.

When deciding on rent, be sure it’s both fair to your renter and generates a positive cash flow for you.

Subtract the total cost of owning and renting the home from the total amount of monthly rent you’ll charge to get at this figure.

Let’s imagine your monthly rent is $1,500 and your mortgage payment is $800.

Your monthly cash flow is $700, assuming no other expenses.

To assist you in determining the proper price, look at rental rate comparables.

Refinance

You perform a cash-out refinance in the BRRRR process so you can utilize the money to buy another distressed property to flip and rent out.

To do so, you’ll need to identify a lender who offers a cash-out refinance and meet the loan’s requirements.

While each lender will have their own set of conditions, you must have a minimum credit score (generally around 620 for a cash-out refinance), a maximum debt-to-income ratio (usually around 50% or fewer), and equity in your house.

Before you can acquire a cash-out refinance, you may need to own the home for a particular amount of time.

Remember that you’ll need an appraisal and that there may be other fees, like closing costs, that you’ll have to pay in order to complete the loan.