We came across an interesting situation this weekend. A woman is selling her three-flat in Andersonville for $750K. Two units are rented out at about $1300 each. The third is vacant and could be upgraded as an owner's unit. Great location in the Lakewood-Balmoral neighborhood.
However, the woman told us she needed to close on the place by the end of the year, or else she will lose the tax benefit she is looking to take advantage of. If no sale happens, she said she'll rent the unit out and keep the building until retirement (5 years down the road).
So, what is her situation? What benefit will she get? Currently she, she lives in another two flat of her's in the neighborhood as well.
Nice three-flat if you're interested.