Thinking About Buying a Multifamily? STOP! And Read This! – Large multifamily properties, therefore, are those with five or more units. This is an important distinction because of the way these properties are valued and financed. Smaller multifamily properties are considered "residential" to most lenders and are thus seen as no different from an SFR.
Getting a mortgage to buy a multi-unit home is possible for buyers who meet guidelines. Find out more on financing for a duplex or other multifamily home.