Now that I’m back from my vacation, I can finally get back to the updates. I’m still behind on the Cash Flow Statements, but since we are in a new month, let’s go ahead and take care of the Net Worth Update first.
Here are the results for August:
According to Mint, my net worth is currently $724,476.61. This represents an increase of 0.79% from last month ($718,780.24). I’m still using Zillow’s Zestimate to determine the value of my properties.
I currently have $33,340.95 stashed away in my checking account ($20,415.29 previously). These are funds I have readily available for investing. As it turns out, 3 parters and I recently won a deal for a Bay Area property, so I still need to transfer about $25,000 to close escrow.
I am stretching myself thin a little bit here, but luckily I have some stock options and RSUs that will be vesting soon (tomorrow, I believe). This should help replenish the investing cash a bit.
I owe the following loans:
Rental Property #1: $225,863.44
Rental Property #2: $225,167.53
Rental Property #3: $115,729.48
I currently own no individual stocks. My only investments are in 401k and Roth IRA.
Roth IRA: $57,566.47
Investments are up significantly this month. I’m still investing in my 401k, and I contributed an additional payment this month, with a large portion of my annual bonus being set aside for buying more shares. Last month’s investments were valued at $173,447.31. I keep track of my retirement accounts, but the monthly variations and overall performance mean very little at this point in time.
According to Zillow, here are the values of each property:
Rental Property #1: $407,191.00
Rental Property #2: $466,754.00
Rental Property #3: $152,042.00
Rental Property #4: $90,889.00
Rental Property #5: $162,242.00
The following debts should be listed under the Loans tab, but unfortunately Mint forces manually inputted loans to show up under the Properties tab.
Rental Property #4: $63,758.01
Rental Property #5: $125,080.41
Rental properties, outside of Rental Property #2, are all down this month. It’s kind of crazy when I look back to the beginning of this year and observe that Rental Property #1 was once valued at over $485,000 by Zillow, and is now sitting at $407,000. Rental Property #1 has been declining for awhile now… Not important in the grand scheme of things, but it’s just kind of funny to see how a property can lose so much value over the course of a year (in the “eyes” of Zillow)… a year in which the local real estate market has been booming… My own guess is that Rental Property #1 is worth somewhere in the $460,000 neighborhood range.
Rental Property #2, on the other hand, has been surging upwards for a few months, but I think Zillow is just now starting to put on the brakes. I think the current valuation is an over-estimate, and the true value of Rental Property #2 is closer to $450,000. Will we also see a trend reversal similar to Rental Property #1 in the coming months? I wouldn’t be surprised if that were to happen…
The out-of-state properties are also pulling back this month. Rental Property #5, for instance was valued at over $170,000 last month, and is now at $162,000.
With all the pullbacks in property value, I’m actually really surprised the net worth didn’t decline this month as well…
The total value of all assets now checks in at $1,494,928.81, an increase of 0.36% from last month ($1,489,563.60). I also owe $770,452.20.
Overall, it looks like the portfolio is still growing and making decent progress. As mentioned in the previous post, I have a lot of exciting news to announce, so I’m very optimistic about the future! With the recent happenings, I believe I will have an opportunity to supercharge the portfolio gains even further. Another shortcut to early FI? I hope so!