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This colonial style home located in Woburn, MA has been neglected for years. After years of disrepair, the property became uninhabitable and went up for sale. Finding undervalued and desirable properties to rehab is big business for local borrowers. Woburn is a middle-class residential community with a very active real estate market. With it’s short commute and easy freeway accessibility, many working professionals chose to live in Woburn and work in downtown Boston.
Due to its condition, the property did not qualify for traditional bank financing. In fact, rehab and development loans of any type were widely unavailable. After carefully performing its due diligence, Conquest Capital Partners provided the borrowers the necessary financing to acquire and rehab this home to its former glory.
- Date of Acquisition: 9/7/2012
- Purchase Price: $135,000
- Renovation budget: $160,000
- Initial Estimated Resale Value: $399,000
- Date Property Listed for Resale: 2/6/2013
- List Price: $489,900
- Sold: 5/7/2013
The developer acquired this property at roughly 34% of the resale price, ensuring a significant amount of potential equity and cushioning in the project. The rehab plan called for a total estimated renovation budget of $160K. The funding for the rehab was given to the developer in 6 separate construction draws after the developer completed specific milestones confirmed via site inspections by Conquest. With Conquest serving as an advisor, the developer executed a well thought-out redevelopment plan.
The scope of work entailed a moderate rehab with the following key elements: an open .oor plan, updated plumbing and electrical systems, contemporary kitchens and bathrooms, neutral colors, and plenty of lighting. By following Conquest’s systematic approach to rehabbing homes, the developer was able to complete the construction on time and within the range of budget of the original scope of work. It is very common to experience construction overages when rehabbing homes, as there will always be potential unknowns being uncovered after gutting a property. Conquest requires all borrowers to have sufficient reserves to handle these overages. In this case, the borrower had well over $50,000 in reserve capital to cover any unexpected construction expenses.
Over the course of 20 weeks, the developer turned this once uninhabitable house into a beautiful new home for the neighborhood. The property went into contract shortly after being listed on the market. At a sales price of $477,000, it sold for over three and a half times the price of what it was acquired for.
To succeed in today’s highly competitive real estate investing business, properly identifying and evaluating market opportunities is key. Conquest Capital Partners has the experience and skills to consistently do this for its Clients and its Investors.
- 4 Bedrooms
- 3 Bathrooms
- Stainless Steel Appliances
- Granite Countertops
- 3000 sq. feet living area
- Open Floor Plan