Are Multi-Family Rental Properties Better Than Single Family Rentals?

Are Multi-Family Rental Properties Better Than Single Family Rentals?

By RPM Central Valley

You’re planning on expanding your portfolio of rental properties and have to choose between a multifamily and single-family rental property but which Real Estate investment should you choose?

In this article, we will break down multi-family rental properties including the reason why you should choose one for your portfolio of rental properties.

Why Multi-Family Rental Properties Are a Smart Investment

A Smart Choice for Your Money

Even though the conventional choice in Real Estate investing is to buy a single-family home, the reality is that purchasing a multi-family rental property is the better option for you to make because:

  • Stable income – If one of your tenants moves out if you own a duplex, fourplex or triplex you can always fall back on one of your tenants to cover your costs until you can rent the vacant unit again.
  • Efficient – With a multi-family rental property you have the unique ability to handle all maintenance and or repair issues at once compared to scheduling appointments with multiple renters who are living in the single-family homes which you own.
  • Popular – More tenants prefer to rent multi-family units versus single family homes because they don’t want to have to deal with the hassle of landscape maintenance.

Best Way to Save While Making Money

Another reason to consider investing in a multi-family rental property is the extra incentive that you can live in one of the units yourself while your tenant’s rents cover the cost of your mortgage, insurance and property taxes.

Easy to Get Started

If you’re serious about buying your first multi-family rental property and want to live in the duplex, triplex or fourplex you may be able to qualify for an FHA loan and pay only 3.5 percent down to get into a property.

What’s best of all is that the FHA also offers renovation loans as well if your property needs new carpentry or flooring when you move in.

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