Just and idea and not sure if this is possible or worth the effort:
Let's say I own a duplex, two one bedroom units. Let's also say that in my market, if one of my units was a condo, it would sell for roughly the balance left on my mortgage. If I were to sell it I would pay off my mortgage and own the remaining unit free and clear.
What are the communities thoughts on something like this? My cashflow would increase, but then again I would have to pay into an HOA to maintain the roof and exterior. Worth it? Even if my after everything profit stays about the same, I would have one unit to manage instead of two (and probably less CapEx to pay for out of pocket).
Do RE Entrepreneurs do this sort of thing?
@Max T. - Why would you be required to convert them to condos? Just sell one side of the duplex. Am I missing something?
That being said, I would not sell one side of a duplex. You are going to lose control of your asset if an owner moves in that does not take care of his part of the property.
@Justin Tahilramani I didn't know you could sell part of one property that has not been subdivided.
Who would pay property taxes? Water bill (not submetered in philly)? Roof maintenance?
@Max T. I'm tracking now - I assumed that each side had an individual parcel ID.
@Justin Tahilramani I think you are right in some places but in Philly duplex just means one property with two legally rented units (all utilities separate except water).