“Case in point. friend’s house (fully paid) went from 400->800k.
he took out LOC 600k (75% of value), and purchased some $3M of presales (8 of them) (only put 10-20% down) and it only cost him 500k or so of that LOC.
He pays interest on the 500k @ prime so around $2k/mo for hanging onto them.
Thats cheaper than buying 8 right now and renting them out (will bleed more than $2k/mo). And much cleaner (no tenants to have to deal with etc), and he can write off the interest.
He made some money already on the earlier purchases, but the later ones. i don’t know.
In either case, its quite risky. if prices slide, he risks losing the farm.”
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