What’s the Formula for Calculating Profit or Loss on a Flipped House?

Published On: January 11th, 2018Last Updated: January 11th, 2018Categories: Hard Money

If you’re flipping a house with a hard money loan, what’s the formula for calculating profit or loss? Here’s what you need to know.

What’s the Formula for Calculating Profit or Loss on a Flipped House?

Your profit is equal to the sales price minus the purchase price, minus rehab costs and fixed costs.

Let’s say you sell a house for \$200,000, but you bought it for \$125,000 and spent \$25,000 on rehabbing it. Your fixed costs are \$5,000. Your formula looks like this:

Profit = \$200,000 – \$ 125,000 – \$25,000 – \$5,000

Your profit on this house is \$45,000.

Sales Price

The sales price is, at least before you sell, an estimate of what you’ll sell the house for. It’s best to come up with a conservative estimate.

Purchase Price

Your purchase price is how much money you spent to buy the house.

Rehab Costs

Rehab costs include the materials and labor necessary to get the house into resale condition.

Fixed Costs

Fixed costs are the fees, commissions and other costs you have to pay during the project, including closing costs (yours, and in some cases, the buyer’s as well). These can include:

• Closing costs
• Commissions
• Concessions
• Insurance
• Interest on your hard money loan
• Lawn care
• Property taxes
• Transfer taxes
• Utilities

You’ll also have to figure in taxes, but they’ll vary based on each transaction.

Are You Looking for a Hard Money Loan to Buy a Property?

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