3 Lessons I Learned by Closing on a 49-Unit Apartment Building [With Video & Pics!]

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Last week, we closed on a 49-unit apartment building located in Elizabethtown (just outside of Lancaster, PA). The property, Savoy Shoe Factory Apartments, is a loft-style apartment complex located adjacent to the train station. The site was built as a shoe manufacturing operation in 1935 and was converted to loft apartments in 1996. Unit layouts are unique, consisting of many bi-level apartments, stainless steel appliances, spiral staircases, large windows, exposed brick, and a large courtyard complete with a play area and two gazebos. All units have individual entrances, and all but a few have a private deck.

We are very pleased with this acquisition. On the journey to closing, we learned a lot of invaluable lessons. In today’s video, I share these lessons with the hope you can apply these to your buy and hold purchases. I hope you enjoy the pictures I have included as well!

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3 Lessons I Learned by Closing on a 49-Unit Apartment Building


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Thanks for watching and have a great, profitable week!

About Author

Matt Faircloth

In 2005, Matt founded The DeRosa Group along with his wife, Elizabeth. At the time, the two person company owned and managed two assets – a single family home and a duplex. Over the last nine years, they have grown the company to a 12 person team owning and managing over five million dollars in residential and commercial assets throughout the central NJ and Philadelphia area. One of DeRosa’s mantras is “to make money while making a difference.”


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