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#InvestingTipTuesday: What Is House Hacking?

Welcome back to #InvestingTipTuesday, everyone!

 

A lot of first time investors ask me, “how do I get around the 25% down payment required to buy my investment property?” One solution for this is what is known as “house hacking.” 

 

House hacking is when you, as a first time investor, move into a small apartment building that you are investing in, usually between 2 and 4 units. You live in one of the apartments, and rent out the others as an independent landlord (or you can choose to use a property management company to help you secure tenants and act as that point of contact as well.) The rent from the other apartments will help you pay your mortgage on the property, and may even pay some of your expenses as well. This allows you to save up money for your next property so that in the future, you can put that 25% down. 

 

This is a tactic that many first time investors use, including some of our own team members. If you think house hacking might be the right option for your situation, our team would love to chat with you! Feel free to contact us, and we’d love to help you get started on your real estate investing journey.

 

Best,

Matt

 

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