Perry takes a loan from Big City Investments in order to rehab a townhome to resale in Ballwin, MO. The list price of the house is $380,000. As the lender agrees to a 70% loan to value, Perry will be required to put 30% down and the principle amount of the note will be $266,000. The parameters of the note also stipulate a one percent origination fee which will be paid at closing and a 18 month, interest only note with a 10% rate of interest.
Perry will need to contribute a total of $32,400 up front to cover the $114,000 down payment plus the $2,660 origination fee. Once the deal closes, he will need to pay the lender $2,217 in monthly interest fees, or 10% times $266,000 divided by 12 months in a year. At the end of the loan, he sells the renovated house for $551,000. After subtracting the $39,900 in total interest payments ($2,217 times 18 months), the $2,660 origination fee, the $266,000 principle on the loan, and the $114,000 he contributed to closing, he will earn a total profit of $128,440 ($551,000 sales price minus $422,560 in costs). This profit would then be reduced by any building costs paid by the borrow.