Multi-Family vs. Single-Family, which is a better? Cash flow is king, the price to rent ratio on multi-family buildings are typically better in comparison to the single-family homes; therefore, higher gross income with a lower cos-per-unit can make a multi-family property a better investment. MF properties also have a lower risk of being 100% vacant, which reduced the risk of vandalism or theft if other units are occupied in the same property. On the other hand, you must consider these other things. MF typically requires a larger upfront investment and higher maintenance expense. Where is property located? Quality of tenant may also be a consideration since MF are typically lower rents vs. SF homes. And lastly, if you need to sell a MF, there is less of an audience. Historically, loans have been easier to get on a SF Home vs. MF Property. All that being said, my preference is multi-family, they just seem to be easier to manage and the cash flow has been better for me per unit. Good Luck!