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An Example of the BRRRR Buy Box


This framework can save your entire rental property from failure. Here’s an example of the BRRRR Buy Box.

What is a “BRRRR Buy Box”? It’s a set of parameters to keep your BRRRR on track to a successful, profitable refinance.

Let’s take a look at the contents of your Buy Box.

What Is the BRRRR Buy Box?

What’s in your BRRRR Buy Box? There are four important numbers:

  1. What is your minimum cash flow requirement? Not only yours, but what is your lender’s minimum net cash flow for you to qualify? 
  2. What amount, if any, do you want to put into the property? This is money that you’re willing to keep in the property. You don’t get it back out at the refinance. 
  3. What’s the maximum loan you feel comfortable with? What do you qualify for? What fits your cash flow requirements for this particular market?
  4. What’s your maximum amount for purchase and rehab? These numbers are vital to keep you in-budget with cash flowing.

Let’s go through an example of what a BRRRR Buy Box would be. 

Example BRRRR Buy Box

Cash Flow Requirements

Let’s start with the first question. Say your minimum needed cash flow for a property is net $500 per month.

This is your first criteria, so you want to make sure every property you look at would cash flow $500/month. To predict cash flow, you can approximate rent in the area of the property, as well as estimate the monthly mortgage payment and other costs. 

If you know you can charge $2,000 for rent, but your loan, taxes, and insurance will equal $1,450, then you can predict a $550 monthly cash flow.

Cash Put into the BRRRR

How much money do you want to put in? On one hand, people do BRRRR for the appeal of zero down properties. On the other hand, some people want to put as much in as possible at the beginning to keep loan payments down and cash flow up.

Having a target number helps you better set up your refinance.

Maximum Loan

The maximum loan doesn’t always mean the highest possible loan you qualify for. Rather, it’s the loan that works best for the property and the situation.

What is the maximum leverage you could use and still meet your cash flow requirements and the bank’s refinance guidelines?

Most banks will refinance you on rate-and-term from 75 – 80% of the appraised value, as the house sits after you’ve bought and rehabbed it. Cash out refinances cover somewhere between 65 – 75%. That may be too much for your particular area, or not enough. It’s important to understand the maximum loan for your particular deal.

Purchase and Rehab Budget Example for BRRRR Buy Box

Finally, what is the maximum amount of money you can put into the purchase price and rehab? What budget fits in your buy box?

Remember that on top of the purchase and rehab, you’ll still have carry costs and closing costs. All of these numbers will have to fit within your budget.

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How to Buy a Property with ZERO Money Down

How to Buy a Property with ZERO Money Down

Did you know you can buy a real estate property with zero money down?

It’s true! Just check out these 4 key steps:

If you want to buy a property and put less money (or no money) down, then check out these 4 steps.

Buy discounted properties.

You might be able to find discounted properties on the MLS. Maybe. But you’ll probably have more luck finding them via a wholesaler. Especially when it comes to value-add properties (i.e. fix and flips and rentals).

Set up your loan properly.

This is an important 2-Step Process. The trick is to purchase with a hard money loan, and then quickly refinance with a long-term loan. That way you can get the highest loan amount possible. It all starts with discovering what you qualify for on the long-term side. Once you know what that loan looks like, you can match that number to your hard money loan.

Use rate and term, NOT cash out.

Okay, deep breath.

We’re not going to get into the nitty gritty of these mortgage terms, but we are going to highlight the significant differences.

Setting your loan up as a cash out can be very tempting. You get money at closing. What’s better than that, right?

Well, did you know when you set up your loan as a cash out, you:

  • Pay higher costs
  • Take a lot longer to refinance out of your expensive hard money loan
  • Qualify for lower loan amounts

With a rate and term, all of that changes. You:

  • Spend far less cash up front
  • Refinance out of pricey hard money loans a lot faster (like, we’re talking months faster than a cash out)
  • Enjoy lower rates

Better yet, your cash flow will multiply because you get to do more with your money when you pay less for your loans. This is actually a simple process to set up if you work with someone who can help you with both your hard money and long-term loans.

Put zero money down by finding the right lender

To seal the deal, find a lender who can handle these kinds of loans.

Unlike most other lenders, our team has the expertise, knowledge, and ability to handle everything from hard money to conventional loans. Plus, we treat you like a teammate, not a number.

With our help, you can start buying your properties with no money down today. Let’s chat!

Happy investing.