Investing in Duplexes, Triplexes and Four-Plexes in Houston

Investing in duplexes, triplexes and four-plexes are great opportunities for Investors and Owner-Occupants in the Greater Houston Area. This may allow a unique opportunity to purchase for investment or purchasing while occupying one of the units.

If you are purchasing as an Investor, you have some opportunities here in the Greater Houston Area to invest. Investing in duplexes, triplexes and four-plexes allows you to have more cash flow than single family homes.

Buying duplexes, triplexes and four-plexes as an Owner-Occupant can be a great way to become an investor while leveraging cash flow from rents. Many Lenders will be able to use a residential loan for Owner-Occupants of a duplex, triplex or even a four-plex. This is because they are "One to Four Family" residential properties. 

Duplex - 2 Units

PROS

  • Typically close to, or in, single- family home neighborhoods
  • Less risk than fourplex
  • More cash flow than single-family homes

CONS

  • Lower appreciation
  • Usually surrounded by many other rental units

Triplex - 3 Units

PROS

  • Typically close to, or in, single- family home neighborhoods
  • Less risk than fourplex
  • More cash flow than single-family homes and duplexes

CONS

  • Lower appreciation
  • Usually surrounded by many other rental units

Four-plex - 4 Units

PROS

  • Generates high cash flow
  • Minimizes financial impact from vacancy
  • Economies of scale

CONS

  • More upkeep/tenant damage
  • Less appreciation
  • Tenant conflicts

Our Team would welcome the opportunity to assit you in growing your investment portfolio. We can tailor your investment search and provide you with different types of listings that match your investment criteria. 

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