SF or MF House-hack??

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Good Evening 

I have an idea of of the strategies I'd like to use for investing, but my situation is a little complex. I'd like to house hack. My initial idea was to purchase a duplex, stay for the yr required for FHA loan, refinance, and repeat. Because I will be housing my mother I will not see cash flow. I have no problem covering the mortgage. Following my plan I'd move after a year. Tenant screening could ensure someone good becomes her new neighbor, but now I am thinking of another approach. I'm thinking, maybe I'll get a house that I can add value to, mom will stay there and I will leave a year later. Next I will house hack a duplex. That way my mom is in a set environment and I'll be the one moving.

Could this work out?

What would you do?

Are you single?

The reason I ask this is because you can get the Duplex and share a unit with your mom for 1 year and rent out the other. That way it will help you save for another investment much quicker with the extra income. Then move


Get a distressed triplex and add value to it using an FHA 203K loan.

Updated almost 3 years ago

@Amber Koontz

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@Ricardo S. I am single with no kids. I really like my space, but maybe I'll take that into consideration. It's basically the same deal that would happen if I bought a SF and stayed for a yr. Thanks for a different view. 👍 I have to work on pros and cons.

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