15% ROI Case Study on $25,000 Fixer Upper San Antonio Property

The San Antonio real estate market is hot, but there are still excellent, affordable San Antonio real estate investments available for the smart San Antonio wholesale property investor.

I found the property 1918 Santiago 78207 in an estate sale, and it was sold to a California investor for $25,000:


As you can see, this under market value property needed some work:


However, it is located in a growing and revitalizing area just a few miles west of downtown. So, my out of state investment property investor bought it and put $25,000 of rehab into it:

  • Updated kitchen: Countertop, sink, fixtures, cabinets: $1200
  • HVAC: Installation of 3 ton A/C: $3800
  • Electric: Upgraded all exterior and interior fixtures, all plugs up to code: $2900
  • Interior finish: Sheet rock, paint, doors, trim, hardware, closets and cabinets: $4400
  • Bathroom: New toilet, vanity, mirror, tile/bath/shower walls: $1500
  • Flooring: Laminate flooring in living room and four bedrooms, tile in kitchen, bath, utility: $3650
  • Exterior finish: Paint, dry rotted wood replacement, re-stucco sides: $3300
  • 40 yard dumpster: $1200
  • Plumbing: Up to code: $2200
  • Microwave and vent: $850

The house sold in March 2016 for the following terms:

  • $74,700 final price
  • $750 per month including taxes and insurance
  • 10% interest
  • 30 year note
  • No pre-payment penalty
  • Total ROI: 15%

After rehab pictures:

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This San Antonio real estate investor is making 15% per year on a $50,000 investment.