Single family vs multi family

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It depends on your goals. 

Single family is going to be easier to liquidate. You can sell to traditional home buyers. 

But you have one roof/foundation per property. 

If your log term goal is cashflow I prefer multifamily for the onsite management, forced appreciation, and consolidation.

Everyone will tell you it depends on your goals and your market. It also comes down to personal opinion, there really is no right or wrong answer!

Personally, I would do single family. I believe, however; most people on here would recommend the multi-family route.

Originally posted by @Bhushan Walde :

@Luka Milicevic

Why you will do single family? And not multifamily?

I understand with multifamily liquidation can be an issue.?

But it also provides you with security for cash flow, in case u do not get tenant on time. Or long term vacancy?



 I've just had better luck with single fam. Tenants never leave. Multi fam I had a lot of turnover. 

I will say though, if you get a duplex, triplex, or quad those will do well over single fam due to low maintenance costs. I struggled with larger apartment complexes. Mostly because I didn't know what I was doing at the time. 

Again, it all depends on your end goals. 

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