Equity tips or ideas how to cash out

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Good Evening everyone. isn't bigger pockets the best thing to come around for newbie real estate investors almost feels like I am cheating,,, so many good people with good information.wish I would have found it sooner and now that I been here for about a month I don't feel so nervous and shy to ask questions.

I am trying to figure what would be the most profitable way to utilize some equity I have acquired . I have an 11 unit apartment building located in a rent control area on Los Angeles worth about 1.7 mil we owe 200k at 3 percent to family member, and We have another property worth about 525 k there is a Heloc of 365 k, and on our primary residence we owe about 565 k and it's worth about 1.7 mil .

My question is which would be the best loan to pay off first. Or would it be wise to pull money out of the primary residence to pay off Heloc ?

I have been working with one bank for 10 months ( we have been members of this bank for over 25 years ) the underwriters are so slow I have given up on them I have a credit score of 740 but I guess being self employed is the problem.

What I am trying to do is get a down payment to purchase more property , or possible something more creative basically I feel I have some equity buy I just don't have the knowledge yet to capitalize on the properties equity.

If anyone has any advice I would greatly appreciate it

I would suggest a cash out refi of about $800K (a little less depending on closing costs) on the first property but basically bringing your debt to 65% if the cash flow can support it. Use the $800K to purchase two more properties. $400K on each with not more than 65% debt on each. Leave your loan to the family member in place and leave your personal residence alone @John Lupo .

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