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Benefits of Owner Occupancy

Benefits of Owner Occupancy

6 key benefits to buying a multi-family and occupying one unit as a primary residence.


Things to Think About Before Buying

6 Things to Think About Before Buying a Multi-Family

Consider these 6 important factors before buying a multi-family investment property.


Things to Consider Before Selling

10 Things to Consider Before Selling a Multi-Family

Get the highest return on your investment property with these helpful tips.


Things Every Landlord Should Know

50 Things Every Landlord Should Know

A must-read guide for every Massachusetts landlord.


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Security Deposit Mistakes to Avoid in Massachusetts

Security deposit laws are very specific and strict in Massachusetts. Mistakes by landlords are surprisingly common and can be very costly. If you own a multi-family, here are security deposit mistakes to avoid in Massachusetts. 1 – Depositing Funds Into...

Selling a Multi-Family During a Pandemic

Selling a home can be a bit challenging during a pandemic. This is especially true for multi-family properties given the need to coordinate with tenants at the property. However, it’s also an ideal time to sell because of rising home...

Rental Assistance for Tenants and Landlords in Massachusetts

During the COVID crisis, Governor Charlie Baker imposed a moratorium on rental evictions. But in so doing, the Governor also established the Residential Assistance for Families in Transition program, a $5 million fund to assist family facing extreme financial conditions...

How to Attract Millennial Renters

Millennials are among the largest group of prospective tenants in today’s market, making up roughly 25% of the US population. Unlike generations before them, millennials are entering the workforce with much more uncertainty in the job market and higher student...

Insuring your Rental Property

Making sure you have the right coverage can save you money and peace of mind. Contributor: Gregory R Porziella of Paul T. Murphy Insurance Agency As a landlord, purchasing insurance is one of the most important decisions you can make....

Considering Converting Your Multi-Family into Condos?

By John P. Wells, Broker/Owner Wellsco Realty Rents are high, but so are condo values. Your multi-family may be producing great cash flow and continue to appreciate, so keeping your asset is certainly a good strategy. However, if you...

Trump’s New Tax Plan for Multi-Family Owners: The Good the Bad and the (Almost) Ugly. (Part II)

By Robert J. McNeill, CPA In the closing weeks of 2017, President Trump signed a tax reform bill called the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The 429-page law contains some pretty significant changes that may dramatically impact the multi-family...

Trump’s New Tax Plan for Multi-Family Owners: The Good the Bad and the (Almost) Ugly (Part I)

An Analysis of the 2018 Tax Reform for Multi-family Property Owners and Investors....

Evaluating Multi-Family Properties for Investment

How You Can Use Our Website’s Exclusive Investment Tools If you are reading this article, you already know that investing in multi-family properties can be rewarding. You probably also understand how frustrating that evaluating various investment properties can be based...

1031 Exchange Advantages and Disadvantages

By Robert J. Charland CEO of Exchange Authority The primary advantage of a 1031 exchange is that the taxpayer may dispose of property without incurring any immediate tax liability.  This allows the taxpayer to keep the earning power of the...

Should You Convert Your Multi-Family into Condos?

Should You Condo Convert My Multi-Family into Condos? John Wells, of Wellsco Reality, discusses the things multi-family property owners need to think about before converting their property to condos....

Frequently Asked Questions about Multi-family Financing

FINANCE SPOTLIGHT: By the Numbers Frequently Asked Questions about Multifamily Financing With interest rates near 12-month lows and investments in multi-family properties continuing to be profitable, investors naturally have questions about getting the most out of their finance programs. Multi-family...