valerius555ss, Home Buyer in Miami, FL

1) How much approximately will be annual property tax 2) How much approximately will behome insurances me cost such as hurricane, fire, or others?

Asked by valerius555ss, Miami, FL Wed Mar 6, 2013

Hi everyone! I,m looking in Miami, Pompano beach for some multiple units, such one triplex or 2 duplexes to buy, maybe for cash in order to become a landlord in o.k areas with good chance and pocibilities to rent.I saw some some duplexes for $80,000 with rents of 2 units $1700 a month on MLS. So something around this types of returns will be accepted. I have never been in Miami, I,m from Los Angeles. I will be in Miami from march 20 till april 20 in order to find desirable income property. Therefore i have some q-s:1) How much approximately will be annual property tax for a $110,000 triplex or $70,000-$80,000 duplex? 2) How much approximately will be mandatory home insurances me cost such as hurricane, fire, or others? 3) How much each unit will generate rental income? please, email me with some ideas to Thank you

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Hello Valerius,

Are you sure you saw multi-family properties for $80,000 with a gross monthly income of $1,700 on our MLS?

If in fact, there were multi-family properties out there you can purchase for $80,000, with a gross monthly income of $1,700 and ready to rent, meaning no repairs needed, you will be facing fierce competition.

I don't mean to disappoint you, but I am active in this forum to provide Buyers and Sellers with the facts rather than just adding another "client" to my list.

Realistically speaking you may purchase a $110,000 duplex with a monthly gross income of $1,200 - $1,400, then again, there will be dozens of cash Buyers interested in a property with such return.

Regarding property taxes, assessments vary depending on the location, our County is divided into Unincorporated Miami Dade and a number of municipalities and villages.

Cost of insurance also depends on many factors, age of the property, electrical, plumbing, roof and water heater updates (aka 4 point inspection), location, etc and it is something you will need to quote individually with an insurance agent every time you consider the purchase of a property.
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Hi valeri
I can help you with multifamily income property ,I'm a comercial investment realtor an I have some multi family property for sale,call me an I can give more info 305 300 8540
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Dear Valerius,

All your questions are valid and very important, however there are too many variables to determine just one answer. Property taxes depend on the property location, size etc so it's hard to estimate based on the price only. Same with insurance, it depends on the property type, condition, does it have hurricane proof door, shutters, alarm, etc there are many factors influencing the quote. Average insurance on the single family home is around 2-3k if the property meets the criteria. Rental income will depend on the purchasing price and then again location, the better location and property condition, the more you charge and the higher the ROI.
I will contact you directly to provide more details.

Meg Sahdala
Vivienda Realty

Tel: 305.877.2880
Fax: 305.675.3976
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