Is It A Good Idea To Buy a Daly City Investment Property With a Loan?

Real Estate Agent with eXp Realty of California Silicon Valley Probate, Trust, and Investment Sales B.R.E. 01191194

Daly City Rental Property

As I said before, I think this is a good time to buy rental property in the Bay Area. To read my thoughts click here.


I also believe that investments are a great idea in the north Peninsula because I believe that the bio tech industry will do well in the coming years. The combination of the anticipated loosening of regulations, advances in immunotherapies, the Cancer Moonshot project, the proximity to bio tech centers in the Mission Bay area of San Francisco and Genentech in South San Francisco, and the relative affordability of Daly City, South San Francisco, and San Bruno make these cities a great option for investors.


But the question at hand is, is it a good idea to purchase a Daly City rental property with a loan?


There are two basic ways to make money from a Daly City rental property, cash flow and appreciation.


An investor who buys a Daly City rental property with cash has the advantage of being able to take advantage of both cash flow and hopefully appreciation.


If you, as the investor of a Daly City rental property obtain a loan to purchase the property you will need to decide how where on the scale of cash flow from major negative to somewhat positive you want to be.


In general the expenses on a bay area rental property should run you about 35% of the income.


So, for example if were to buy a one bedroom condo in Crown Colony in Daly City right now it will cost about $400,000.


Expenses would include:


HOA: $352 a month


HO6 insurance: $50 a month


Property Tax: $400 a month


Misc. $100 a month


Total Monthly Expenses = 902


Market Rent: $2200


Net profit before mortgage: $1300


So, in order to be cash flow neutral the mortgage cost must be $1300 a month.


If you get a non -owner occupied loan for 4.5% then the mortgage needs to be $160,000 or less.


A 40% loan to value is not necessarily what you want to do, but if you believe that you can handle a negative cash flow and that prices will go up, then getting a mortgage to buy a Daly City  investment property in a good idea.


If you were to pay for this condo in cash and have a $1300 a month profit which would be a $15,600 profit a year.


At a $400,000 purchase price that is 3.9% cap rate which is quite good for a rental property in Daly City.


If you were to purchase a studio in Crown Colony in Daly City the numbers would be


Purchase price: $315,000


Income: $1800 a month: or $21,600 a year




HOA:  $330


HO6 Insurance: $45 a month


Property Tax: $315 a month


Misc. $100 a month


Total Expenses:  790 a month 


Net profit before mortgage: $1000 a month


Amount of loan that will make you cash flow neutral:  $125,000 or a 39% loan to value


If you were to buy with cash you would have a 3.8% cap rate, again very good for a Daly City rental property.


So the bottom line here is that buying a Daly City rental property with a loan is fine if you think the negative cash flow is doable, and you will get it back with tax advantages like depreciation and value appreciation. I would suggest that you buy one ASAP before the interest rates go up even more than potential decrease in price. For my explanation of this click here.


If you cannot handle the negative and you do not have enough down payment to make the cash flow neutral then this is not the right investment for you at this time.


If you want to search for rental properties to buy click here.


Marcy Moyer

Keller Williams Realty

Specializing in Probate and Trust Sales


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