I am looking to invest in real estate for the first time. I have a partner who I am comfortable with, and we primarily are interested apartment complexes or multi-family homes, but ideally we would find something for than just a duplex. We are in the Milwaukee area and have found a 9 unit, 4 building property, that sits on 2 side by side lots. 25 bedrooms split out into one single family 3 bedroom house, one duplex with two 4 bedrooms, on duplex with two 3 bedrooms, and one four unit of 2 bedrooms.
The units we looked at are nice, there are minor outstanding violations on two of the porches that we believe the current owner will fix. Fully rented, the property brings in $5,925 per month with a low of $525/mo/unit to a high of $850/mo/unit. Tax on the property is $1525/mo and insurance is $157. All units have month to month leases, and 8/9 units are rented. One unit has been rented by the same tenant since 2006, and there are a couple units that have 2 and 3 year tenants. The neighborhood is not a great neighborhood, but we do not feel like it is a dangerous neighborhood. Over the past few years, evictions have occurred, and it sounds like it has been fairly common with possibly around 2 evictions per year. I know common advice will be that it is not worth it to deal with evictions, and we definitely understand that argument and it is definitely a huge negative to us. However, we are wondering what kind of offer we should consider making on this property if we did decide that we wanted to take on that project.
We think that if our offer factors in the assumption that we have to deal with 2 evictions per year, we can potentially get a solid return while dealing with that uncertainty. What do you guys think? Is there any additional necessary information needed? Any and all advice is welcome. Thanks!!