Absolutely! If you've previously bought a rental property and would like to see its projected cash flow and investment returns, or if you're thinking about renting out your current home, DealCheck can help you do that.

You can also analyze properties that you already own and are planning to refinance in the future.

Analyzing a property you already own or live in is very similar to analyzing any other rental property. If you haven't read our step-by-step tutorial on how to analyze rental properties with our software, take a look at that first.

Once you get the hang of the process, here are some tips about what you should enter when analyzing existing properties.


Customizing Property Details

Price and After Repair Value

  • Purchase Price: enter the price you originally paid for the property when you first bought it.
  • After Repair Value: enter the current market value of the property.


If you've already paid off your mortgage and don't plan to get another one, leave financing disabled. If you haven't paid off your mortgage or are refinancing, enter the following:

  • Loan Type: select Amortizing.
  • Custom Loan Amount: enable this.
  • Loan Amount: enter the current outstanding balance on your mortgage (or the proposed new balance during a refinance).
  • Interest Rate: enter the original interest rate of your mortgage.
  • Loan Term: enter the remaining term of your mortgage. For example, if you originally had a 30 year mortgage and have been paying it off for 10 years, enter 20 in this field.

Purchase and Rehab Costs

These fields are not that important, but if you know how much you paid in closing costs when you first bought this property, or what was your original rehab budget, enter those in their respective fields:

Rental Income

  • Gross Rent: enter the total gross rent you expect to collect from your tenants. You can also change the rent collection period, which is useful if you're planning to turn this into an Airbnb.
  • Vacancy: every rental property is going to have some downtime. Enter the percentage of time you expect the property to remain vacant here.
  • Other Income: use this to enter any miscellaneous income you expect to receive from your property, like storage rental, coin-operated laundry or parking fees. You can enter a monthly total or itemize the list.

Operating Expenses

Next, customize the monthly and yearly recurring expenses. You can enter an estimate as a percentage of the gross rent (useful if your'e doing a quick analysis using the 50% Rule), or itemize expenses one at a time.

You should already know most of these, since you've been paying property taxes, insurance, HOA fees, etc. for a while:


Viewing the Property's Analysis and Projections

After you add this property, you can view a full breakdown of the projected cash flow and investment returns on the Analysis Summary page:

Tip: Hover over the question mark icon next to any metric to view its description and calculation formula.

This should give you an idea about what your income, expenses and profit will be if you decide to rent out this property.

Don't forget to check out the Analysis Projections page for long-term buy & hold projections as well:

 Tip: Scroll the data table left and right to view information for additional years.


Note: the above screenshots were taken from our online app, but the same features can be found in our iOS and Android apps as well.

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