Why I Like to Invest in A Multi-Family Property


Multi-Family property is a classification of housing where multiple separate housing units for residential inhabitants are contained within one building or several buildings within one complex. Units can be next to each other or stacked on top of each other.

The benefits of investing in a multi-family real estate are endless. Some of the reasons are as follows:

Regular Cash flow & Passive Income

One of the biggest benefits of investing in multifamily real estate is the promise of a reliable monthly cash flow from rental income which is generated each month. Multifamily properties have multiple tenants paying rent. Units can be turned over easily and re-leased to ensure steady cash flow throughout the year.

If your property is in a strong rental market where you’ll be able to fill vacancies quickly and can expect a consistent cash flow It is also a great way to earn passive income. You can easily hire a property manager who will take on the day-to-day responsibilities for you and earn passive income without doing any hard work.

Diversity of Product Types

Multifamily provides a wide range of options given the many product types that make up this sector. Multifamily is considered as a single type of real estate asset class. But the sector is huge and offers investors the opportunity to buy several different product types. The types of multi-family real estate can range from investing in small, neighborhood-oriented duplexes or triplexes, newly renovated properties or even opt for a private, off-campus student housing. The options provided by multi-family residences are truly endless!

Multiple Investment Mechanisms

Another reason individuals are attracted to the multifamily property is the variety of investment opportunities. You can acquire a multifamily property on your own or in partnership with others. You can invest through syndication to reap the benefits while performing a more passive role in the partnership. You can diversify your assets by investing in a multifamily fund with a broad reach that invests in multifamily buildings around the country (and therefore, providing some risk mitigation). Alternatively, you can invest through a real estate investment trust (REIT), which maintains liquidity since REIT shares can be bought and sold like stocks. These are just a few methods for investing in multifamily estate.

High Appreciation Rate

Even if you do not receive instant income flow from your multifamily property, it retains its value. And that price grows with time. This is true for most real estate properties, but the appreciation rate for such a sort of property is more significant. However, appreciation is not assured.

Next, if you want to increase the value of your house, make sure you maintain it. When your property is well-maintained, you may charge a higher rental rate, and also attract more potential tenants.

Lowered Risk

When compared to other real estate asset types, multifamily property is seen as a comparatively “secure” investment. The hazards are far fewer than those associated with other kinds of property investment. That’s because people require a place to live even during an economic recession. During a recession, many individuals are obliged to sell their houses and relocate to rental accommodation. After an economic crisis, it might take time for consumers to repair their credit, resulting in a protracted demand for multifamily housing. When compared to office or retail buildings, for example, demand nearly usually drops until the economy improves. The occupancy rate is the only concern. Since you have numerous independent renters, the likelihood of a total vacancy is relatively low.

In Conclusion

Finally, every form of real estate investment would have its own range of risks and rewards. If you are serious about dealing in multifamily housing, it is essential that you research the market and the region. You can reap financial rewards by putting in enough research and analyzing your investments.

Always make sure the numbers make sense

Daniel Borrero, Jr.


Real Estate Investor since 1989