Simple Roommate House Hack Strategy

House hacking is when you create income from the property you are living in. There are a lot of strategies to accomplish this goal, but today's article is about the easiest way!  

Get a Roommate!

Let’s look at the numbers and why this might be a good option for you:

If you have $30,000 down payment, you could put 5% down on a $600,000 property, this could get you a comfortable home or condo in a decent area. 

For this example, let’s say your interest rate is 4%.

So, your $600,000 property MINUS your $30,000 down payment EQUALS $570,000, 30 year mortgage. That makes your monthly payment $2,721. Next, get a roommate and charge them $1,200 / month rent. Your payment is now $1,521 / mo. 

  • Purchase Price: $600,000
  • Down Payment: $30,000 (5%)
  • Mortgage Payment: $2,721 / mo
  • Roommate Income: $1,200 / mo
  • Net Payment: $1,521 / mo

For a lot of people I know, they are already spending this amount or more on rent!

Like I said, there are a lot of ways to House Hack, but all of them increase your net worth over time. If it’s possible for you to trade your monthly rent payment for a monthly mortgage payment WITHOUT drastically changing your lifestyle, contact me to look at all your options.

Courtney Simmons Real Estate

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