My husband and I are considering building a new duplex and then renting the rooms out. We will be doing the work ourselves, and will be working under a licensed contractor. Has anyone else done something similar? Does this sound like a good investment? We are new to real estate investing and would appreciate any information and advice you have to offer. Thank you!
Do a lot of homework on this idea. What can you build the property for and rent it for? It is exciting to build and almost exciting to buy and rehab. I am buying and rehabbing for less than half the cost to build new. I just bought a 4 plex for $20,000 and will spend $25,000 doing the rehab for over 2000 square feet. It would cost $120,000 just to build plus land and permits and carry costs and utility taps. I may be finding tremendous deals in a bad area but I am going for cash flow and a quick flip too. Just make sure you consider all the costs involved and time and hastle factor too.