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Learning, Sharing, and Teaching => Real Estate and Landlording => Topic started by: Earlybirdretirement on March 04, 2018, 05:38:55 PM

Title: Buy and Hold or Sell and Expand??
Post by: Earlybirdretirement on March 04, 2018, 05:38:55 PM
I own 2 duplex properties bought in 2011 and 2012.  The market has gone pretty crazy and I'm at about 50% equity position in both properties.  One of the duplex properties, I can split and sell as two condo's.  I'm really debating selling one of the 'condo' units, paying off the loan, getting cash flow greater than I currently do, with approx 100K left to buy another property.  The problem lies in the properties within a 45-minute drive have all gone up.  I really struggle with the idea that I'll never find such a great capitalization rate, the values will keep going up, it's a fairly easy property, etc...... I don't LOVE being a landlord, so my current vision is to cap at 10 properties.  Sorry for the book, but does anyone have experience with this decision??  Lessons learned, etc??