A week ago today, I was laid off from my day job of over 3 years. No warning, of course. I did survive two previous rounds of layoffs, so I suppose I can't ask that my luck hold out much longer. I did get a decent severance package and I already have a couple of interviews lined up. However, I don't like the idea that my income can be taken away at a moment's notice. Hence, my quest to get multiple streams of passive income.
Luckily, another opportunity came my way not long after I was laid off - call this one Hard Money #6. This is another mortgage lending deal that will earn me a 10% ROI. The property is in Livermore, California and was bought at auction by an investor who owns 10 properties in the area and knows the location well. He's already rehabbed 12 houses this year and netted about $500K of profits. His purchase price was $272K. The mortgage, of which I am a partial investor, is for $210K. The lender was owed $488K. Current market value of the property is about $350K. A conservative estimate would be the low $300Ks. So using a conservative value of $300K, we're at a 70% loan to value ratio. The property is a 3 bed / 2 bath, 1,125 square foot house built in 1955. The mortgage is interest only for 1 year with a ballon payment of the entire principle due at the end of the term. We expect the loan will be paid off via refininacing or a sale in 6 months.
I'm not going to replace my day job with income from this loan, but it is nice to have some extra funds coming in. And it's nice to know I have some options out there for generating income.
On another note, I'm starting to see more professional investors return to buying properties at auction lately. Maybe things are going to be turning around soon for real estate.