Why I Love Owning Single-Family Rental Properties


I keep seeing these ads that say “Don’t invest in single-family rental properties!”

Well, I hate absolutes for ANYTHING.

Listen, my wife and I own both apartments and single-family rental properties … everything from houses to 16-unit complexes. We own 71 units with another 16 closing next month.

3 Reasons Why Single-Family Rental Properties Can be Great Real Estate Investments

Even though we mainly invest in apartments today … I still love our single-family rental (SFRs) properties for the following reasons:

1. Lower barrier to entry than apartments.
Most lenders want to see experience or significant capital when you buy an apartment. SFRs are easier to get into if you have the debt-to-income ratio to qualify.

Interested in starting to invest in real estate but you’re not sure where to get the funds to do so? Watch this video: How to Get the Money to Invest in Real Estate

2. Fixed rate LONG term debt.
Most of my SFRs have a mortgage that’s in the 3% range and it’s FIXED over 30 years.

3. More flexibility.
I own 4 beautiful homes in Royal Oak and Wixom and I could probably sell them within a week because they are in great areas and a family would live in them. Or, an investor could buy them. Apartments will only be sold to investors, so you have a smaller buying pool.

What are the BEST Properties to Invest In?

Ultimately, the answer to this question comes down to this … the BEST investment property is the one that fits YOUR goals and your needs.

Don’t think so myopically that you ONLY should buy apartments … or that you should ONLY buy duplexes, etc.

Apartments are great.

Duplexes are great.

And single-family houses are great.

What works for YOU is the real question!

Join The Apartment Investing Facebook Community

for ongoing support!

Recent Posts


to my NEW E-book "The New Rules For Financial Freedom"

And let me show you the EXACT blueprint my wife I followed from ZERO to owning over $5 million in real estate by the age of 30!

Join The Apartment Investing Facebook Community

for ongoing support!
Just click the button below.