“Buying Multifamily Properties”

“Buying Multifamily Properties”





Hi Joe!

Hope all is well! I have a question about possibly making a large real estate purchase. I am incredibly frustrated with my job, which I’m attributing to a blessing in disguise, because it’s pushing me to get the lead out and focus on real estate more! I’ve gotten 3 out of 4 properties on the MLS, but I haven’t seen anything that has caught my eye in a while, so I started looking around at multi-families and came across an apartment building. It’s a total of 6 units and going for 675,000. This would definitely be a huge step up from the things I have done this far, but I’m never going to get where I want to be if I don’t do something I’ve never done before. So....my question is, what are my options for buying a property this large? Would I still need the 25% down? Would it be considered a different type of loan, could I use the equity on my other properties towards it? I’m not sure how I can make this work. I also don’t really know how to value this. Houses I’ve become fairly good at, but not anything like this. The only thing I have to compare it to is my multi in Manchester....not sure that would be a fair comparison though. Please let me know what you think when you have a minute! Thanks Joe!




Right now, we have investor loans available for 1 to 4 family properties with 20% down. Someone with half way decent credit will need no reserves if the rent covers the mortgage payment.


Properties that are 5 units and above have totally different requirements and are more difficult to obtain.



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Comment balloon 4 commentsJoe Petrowsky • March 12 2019 01:55PM


Amanda's got the right attitude about life - you have to change things if they aren't going the way you want.

Good info about loans for multi-family homes.

Posted by Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat (406-270-3667 (MT), 914-419-0270 (NY), Broker in NY with Grand Lux Realty and in MT with (coming soon!)) 7 months ago

Good morning Joe. Many years ago was involved in the development and sale of approximately 300 6-unit apartment buildings. Construction loans were relativley easy but financing for individual end users was not so easy. Experience dictates the best source for these types of investors is a mortgage broker. Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) 7 months ago

Good morning Joe. In New Jersey where I was an investor, it was very difficult for multi's above 4 units.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) 7 months ago

My builders limit their units to 4 so we can qualify with Fannie. I agree that the financing on more is nowhere near as good.

Posted by Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties (The Virtual Real Estate Team) 7 months ago