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Author Topic: four-plex vs six-plex  (Read 6038 times)

Offline yellowbfly

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four-plex vs six-plex
« on: October 23, 2003, 12:23:23 pm »
Hi,
I am going through my first process of renovating a large single-familiy unit into a multi-family (Houston). I am trying to decide if to do a four-plex (3 1-bedroom and  one 2-bedroom + laundry) or a six-plex(5 small 1-bedrooms and  1 2 bedroom. No laundry). The market area calls more for a 1-bedroom apartments and that is the reason I would like to do the 6-plex. Questions:

1. Is it  the approval from teh city of Houston MUCH more difficult for a six-plex?
2. What about dwelling/fire policy?  More expensive in a six-plex? ANy recommendation on where to get insurance?
3. will both require "certificate of occupancy"? Is this difficult to pass?
4. Is the laundry  idea really profitable? or is more of a pain?

Thanks a lot in advance

Claudia

Offline agkatz

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« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2003, 03:23:08 pm »
I can tell you that refinancing will be easier with a 4 plex than with a 6.  Management will be less of a hassle, too.  

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Offline StacyKellams

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1 Bedroom Apts.
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2003, 12:06:57 pm »
1 Bedroom apts. have a higher turn over rate and higher vacancy rate than 2 bedrooms. The smaller the 1 bedroom unit is the higher the turnover rate and vacancy rate.

Adam is correct. Financing will be easier on a 4plex.
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