As rental supply increases to meet demand, more opportunities arise to invest in apartments and other multi-family properties for sale in Santa Cruz, San Jose, and throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, including small apartment buildings, duplexes, boutique residences, and amenity-filled apartment complexes. However, buying a multi-family residence is more expensive than a single-family home, with one unit potentially costing tens of thousands of dollars. Therefore, purchasing an entire apartment building requires significant capital.

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Multi-Residential properties for sale Real Estate Statistics

Average Price $2.6M
Lowest Price $430K
Highest Price $39M
Total Listings 391
Avg. Price/SQFT $3.1K

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Multi-family real estate actually offers surprisingly easy financing compared to single-family homes. The reason is simple: Multi-family properties throughout the Bay Area generate much larger monthly cash flow since the units are mainly occupied, even if only partially rented. This steady income makes lenders view multi-family real estate as a less risky investment. As a result, financing multi-family properties is easier than single-family homes. For investors focused on portfolio growth, multi-family real estate provides an easier path forward.

Purchasing a single-family home means investing in just one property, while buying an apartment building allows you to acquire multiple units through a single transaction. Though the prospect of managing several properties at once can seem daunting, investing in a multi-family building does not necessitate handling everything yourself. Hiring a professional property manager allows you to oversee an entire real estate portfolio while maintaining your normal routine.