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Jon Bon

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Would you rather.....2/2 or 3/1
« on: August 23, 2018, 11:20:34 AM »
Would you rather have a rental property with:

2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms

or

3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom.

Tell me your reasons you prefer having one over the other.

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Re: Would you rather.....2/2 or 3/1
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2018, 11:35:08 AM »
Pro Cons

2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms
Tenants: 2 (less people to break stuff, maybe higher income/more stable) or 4 (more tenents to pay rent)
More appealing for sale to resident / homeowner later.

or

3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom.
More rooms to rent. Less bathrooms to maintain/clean.



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Re: Would you rather.....2/2 or 3/1
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2018, 02:36:51 PM »
In my market I'm not sure a 2/2 offers any advantages so I would go with 3/1. I mainly do SFR in working class neighborhoods of St. Louis. Most of my market is families. I could see a 2/2 being very beneficial in roommate situations though.

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Re: Would you rather.....2/2 or 3/1
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2018, 04:50:50 PM »
I have an aversion to just having one bathroom in a rental. If I ever need to do repairs on a bathroom I dont literally want to be shit out of luck!

Sounds like you guys kind of have a same ideas I do. When I think 2 and 2 I tend to think higher end and newer build. Versus odds are a 3 and 1 is an older building.

In my hypothetical scenario.

3 and 1 is a family with more wear and tear on the unit and less income potential.
2 and 2 is 2 different people who want to live together but not share a bathroom, so more likely 2 full time jobs here.

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Re: Would you rather.....2/2 or 3/1
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2018, 05:32:40 PM »
Depends on your market. However, in many places 2 beds can be very difficult to fill and keep rented.

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Re: Would you rather.....2/2 or 3/1
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2018, 11:56:00 AM »
I have a 4/2 college rental. It rents for $2340/month. A 2/2 would rent for $1300. A 3/1 would rent for $1500. A 3/2 would rent for $1800.

Typically it's easier to add a bedroom in comparison to adding a bathroom. As a result, I would be more likely to buy a 2/2 and convert into a 3/2.

If you are adding bathrooms and bedrooms make sure the house is on city sewer or the septic is large enough to handle a larger amount of people living there.