Real Estate Investing Case Study | Angle Lake AirBNB

This deal was sourced on market, secured with Owner Occupied Conventional financing.  Monthly cash flow ranges with the season; First year generated a 21.9% Cash on Cash Return.

Real Estate Investing Case Study | Angle Lake AirBNB


Deal Overview

  • Sagareus Advisor purchased this property off the MLS
  • Initial plan was to House Hack this property by renting out the mother in law unit
  • Long term appreciation was a key determining factor; New light rail going in

AirBNB investing joe nalley real estateThis picture got me emotionally attached to the deal 


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View from back dock

Deal Source

  • MLS - Offer made within hours of listing; Mutual on Day 1 of listing
  • Purchased Price - $700k with 10% down

Initial Analysis

  • Live upstairs and rent out the lower level
  • Wait for appreciation

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Dated, but appeared to be well maintained 

Due Diligence

  • Confirmed Rental Comps
  • Accepted deal AS-IS; Inspection for verification purposes only.
  • Very little diligence due to competitive market


  • Conventional, Owner Occupied loan
  • 10% down, 30 years fixed, 3.75% interest

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Full mother in law unit downstairs with slider out to lake + dock


  • Many unexpected repairs

  • Roof, deck, basement, plumbing, burglary


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Short Term, Vacation Rental was the way to go on this property


  • With lake side property, we decided to converted to an AirBNB
  • First year income - $18,834.23
  • ROI = $18,834.23 / $86,000 = 21.9%

Lesson(s) Learned

  • Don't get emotionally attached to a deal
  • Don't underestimate repair costs, especially if everything looks dated but in good condition
  • Always consider multiple exit strategies
  • Be careful of budget creep

I originally set out to buy a $200k condo and ended up with a large, waterfront home.

  • Highest and best use for many residential properties is currently short term rentals



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