How Much Does a Single Family Rental Need to Cashflow?

We asked our membership, “How much does a single family rental need to cashflow before you buy it?”

The two ends of the cashflow spectrum on our survey were the most used. 41.7% of our member respondents said they wouldn’t do a SFR deal for less than $300 in monthly cashflow. 25% of respondents said they’d do a deal for around $100.


So how much does a single family rental need to cashflow? As every consultant says to every client, “That depends.”

$100 doesn’t seem like a lot of padding for unexpected costs, but if these investors are setting aside more money per month for unexpected costs (and the cashflow reflects this), $100 may justify the time invested.

What’s the best cashflow you’ve ever received from a single family rental?


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