If you’re thinking about investing in multifamily real estate, there are 6 main questions to ask the investment group you’re working with to ensure it’s a good fit.
We ultimately believe that multifamily apartment investing is one of the smartest things you can potentially do with your capital because the properties typically hold their value over time and they usually increase in value based on income (not comparables) while also offering excellent risk-adjusted ROI.
That said, there’s a lot to consider when deciding whether or not to become a multifamily property investor. Here are some important factors to consider:
1. How long does it take to recoup an investment in a multifamily apartment complex?
Typically, you’ll receive quarterly dividends for your investment after an initial stabilization/rehab period.
Additionally, syndication companies such as XSITE Capital project that your investment will double in 5-6 years.
If you’re looking for a highly liquid investment, multifamily investing is likely not for you.
If you’re looking for a comparatively high rate of return via an attractive risk-adjusted investment vehicle however, multifamily investing is one of the best options on the market!
2. Will I have to do any work on the property once I invest?
One of the best things about working with an investment group like XSITE Capital is that we employ a professional team to manage the property.
What means to you as an investor is you can simply invest the initial funds and then watch your investment return dividends and equity gains!
3. How much of the split will I keep as an investor?
The answer to this question will always depend on the property, but it’s a great question to consider before investing.
One of our most recent investment, The Griffin at Petworth in Washington, D.C, offered an 80/20 split for investors.
Others may do 70/30 or 60/40 splits with the most going to investors.
4. What is the minimum investment?
Again, each property is different, but typically there is a $50,000 minimum investment, while some properties may offer $25,000 minimums.
5. What are the tax implications of multifamily investing?
When you invest in multifamily properties, you can typically expect prorated depreciation benefits that can lower your taxes.
We advise that you discuss your specific tax situation with a CPA to learn how your personal finances will be impacted.
For more general tax benefits that you can expect with multifamily investing, click here.
5. How do I choose the right property?
Choosing the right multifamily property depends on your goals.
First, you need to decide whether you’re more focused on short-term or long-term gains.
Class A properties will have more long term gain, while Class C will have more short term gains but a shorter project lifespan. Here’s a breakdown of the differences in each Class type.
Second, decide how much you want to invest and find the right syndication company that will offer a competitive ROI.
It’s best to discuss your options with a professional and we’re always here to help!
Overall, investing in multifamily properties can be a great addition to your portfolio, but doing your due diligence before making that move is advised.