Single-family vs. multifamily investing. We can go on this debate for days. Small-time investors favor single-family rentals due to their low barrier to entry and ease of management. Big players and passive investors far prefer multifamily thanks to its scale and ability to bring in some serious cash flow. But, it seems that many multifamily investors have lost their way. For the past two years, buying almost any multifamily property was considered a good investment, but now things are starting to shift.
Today we bring you two separate deals, one from Henry Washington and the other from Kathy Fettke. One is a single-family flip, and the other is a “passive” multifamily buy-and-hold. You’ll hear why one of these deals got ditched while the other should fetch a handsome return. This top-level analysis can help you debate future deals, as some properties look far better on paper than in real life.
We’ll also touch on the latest inflation news and an update on housing market inventory. One story shows some hope of the economy recovering, while the other could spell troubling times for investors coming up ahead. In the “News vs. Noise” section, you’ll hear exactly why a housing market crash may be delayed a bit longer and how more money could be pumped back into the economy, stimulating sales and boosting buyer activity.
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