Investment Info:

Small multi-family (2-4 units) buy & hold investment in Newark.

Purchase price: $232,000
Cash invested: $50,000

What made you interested in investing in this type of deal?

This was my first deal with my partner that is also interested in small single family type investments.

How did you find this deal and how did you negotiate it?

We searched for this deal for a few months before putting in an offer. We had found this deal as we were driving for dollars throughout the city of Newark.

How did you finance this deal?

Hard money

How did you add value to the deal?

Renovating the second floor (Unit #2), front inside and outside entrance, rear foyer, backyard, basement and general lipstick work on the first floor (Unit #1)

What was the outcome?

The overall final product came out great. Me and my partner put in roughly, a combined 420 hours during a 3-month process. We completed some of the light work including, painting, cleaning, spackling, electrical, flooring and light framing. We oversaw the contractors that were performing the major work including electrical, kitchen renovation, heating system upgrades, painting and concrete works.

Did you work with any real estate professionals (agents, lenders, etc.) that you'd recommend to others?