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FLIPS and Rehabs

Question from Randy:

When I buy a house to rehab and flip,
I enter the expenses of the rehab,
Do I enter it as an repair expense?

I do a close out report and I am showing a Capitalized expense,
I do not know how It got there. Help Please

Randy



ANSWER from Mike

I enter the expenses of the rehab “Improvements”

– NO, NO, NO
– when you buy any property,
everything and anything you do to or on this property…
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QUESTION:

Hello Mike,

I understand your reply of repair versus capital expense so my question must not have been clear…

When I buy a house to resell that will need some repairs, these repairs are a capital expense as the property is not in “service”.

To properly see my cash flow in Investor Books PRO when I do a report, I put these fix up costs as an expense (initially).   I do this under “repairs and maintenance”

The fix ups will eventually be transferred and re-characterized as a capital expense at a later date thus in the meantime allowing my cash flow report to provide useful information for me as an investor.

My question is when do I transfer this to the asset?

Thank you Mike,

Hope that is more clearer-er

Steve

 

ANSWER:

Great Question Steve! This is probably one of those questions most investors are afraid to ask.

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