How to Budget for Your Next Investment Property

How to Budget for Your Next Investment Property

Published On: May 6th, 2017Last Updated: May 6th, 2017Categories: Hard Money, Investment, Real Estate


As a professional real estate investor, you know how easy it is for your ambitions to exceed your budget. Here is a step-by-step strategy to ensure that your next project remains in the red.

Know Your Limits

Before you begin any real estate venture, you have to know how much money you have available to work with. You would be amazed at the number of people who begin searching for loans without figuring out how much they are worth in the first place. Contact a professional financial advisor if you aren’t sure of your overall worth; you’ll need an exact number before you can continue!

Is the Property Sustainable?

You are going to have to sit on the property until you find a buyer. Calculate how many months you can comfortably incur the extra costs before it starts to become a major burden on the rest of your projects, and don’t forget to factor in overlooked expenses such as inspections and even natural disasters (better safe than sorry). For a better idea of how long you can expect to be on the market, research how long it took similar properties in the neighborhood to sell – in general, quicker is better!


Any contracting job that you can do yourself will obviously save money. However, the more specialized the job, the more likely you are to have trouble. In the long-run, hiring a professional may save you more money than attempting a project yourself, especially since a botched operation will require professional assistance anyway.

Plan the Right Type of Loan

Time is money! There’s nothing worse than having to halt a project because a much-needed bank loan is still pending approval. Hard money lenders can get you the financial assistance you need to get the job done quickly and on time.

Do You Need a Hard Money Rehab Loan in Atlanta?

If you’re looking for a hard money rehab loan in Atlanta, we may be able to help you.

Call us at 404-814-1644 or contact us online to find out whether you might qualify for this type of funding. In the meantime, check to ensure that you meet our loan criteria. Our loan amounts can be up to 65 percent of the after-repaired value of the collateral—and if you use the loan for renovation or construction, the loan amount can be based on the collateral’s improved value.

Read our frequently asked questions and take a few minutes to learn about the hard money loan process.