Buy and Hold Success Story – $50k Investment – $47k Return

Back in 2013, I sold my father-in-law his first San Antonio wholesale property: a $50,000 buy and hold deal a few miles north of downtown San Antonio.

This was a point in the market when we did not have to do much rehab on our San Antonio investment properties. He picked up this house for a bit under $50,000 and cleaned it up with a broom and got rid of the trash. The total investment was $50,000.

At my recommendation, he did a seller finance deal on this San Antonio fixer upper, under market value property with the following terms:

  • $50,000 cash purchase
  • $80,000 owner finance price
  • Zero rehab by investor
  • $806 per month
  • 14% ROI
hollywoodBefore Rehab – $50,000 cash purchase, zero rehab by investor, 90 DOM, resold for $80,000 owner finance, $804 per month, 14% ROI.
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After rehab, completed entirely by end buyer.

The owner of the property did a fantastic job on rehabbing it, as you can see by the pictures. But that is not the end of the story on this San Antonio investment property!

More Pictures After Rehab:

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In August 2016, the owner of the property decided to cash out my father in law. She paid him off with the proceeds of the sale of one of HER investment properties.

She paid him a sum of approximately $75,000, which is what was left on the mortgage. So, not only did he make $25,000 on the sale of the property, he also made approximately $22,000 in payments over 2.5 years! He made a total return of $47,000 on his $50,000 investment!

Now that is a fantastic San Antonio investment property return!