Which is the better real estate investment: single family or multi-family?

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According to current real estate market trends, multi-family properties will expand your portfolio faster, appreciate faster and provide more financial cushion. Single-family properties are easy to sell right now and may appear to have less turnover, but the cash flow isn’t as strong, and vacancies are more costly.

Time is also a determining factor. Where single family houses can be flipped and start earning in a relatively short time frame, multi-family properties can take much longer when it comes to making the deal and making them ready for tenants.

All that considered, right now, multi-family properties are the best investment. Lenders are increasing their lending amounts from 2020 for multi-family properties because they’re considered such a good investment.

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Viviana Writer is a real estate agent with Prosperiti Brokers in the Springfield, MO region providing buyers and sellers with professional, responsive, and attentive real estate services. Want an agent who'll really listen to what you want? Need an agent who knows how to effectively market your commercial or residential property so it sells? Prosperiti Brokers is a boutique brokerage with Midwest values and a national reach. The company mission is to help the communities they serve to prosper.