Pricing of Two Family HomesWhat is reasonable regarding the amount of rent that a two family home should generate relative to mortgage payments and expenses.I'm looking at a house that I am assuming will sell for $290,000. It has $14,921 in expenses (insurance, taxes, water, heat) and if I put 20% I will have annual mortgage payments of $14,520, so it will cost me $29,441 not including the cost of capital (or the investment return that the 20% down payment may generate if I invested it in another type of investment).The home currently generates $24,441 in rent, so I would have a negative cash flow of nearly $5,000. My thinking is that I should be able to generate a positive cash flow. Is that correct and if so, what kind of cash flow as a percentage of a down payment do most investors seek?September 10 2013 - Union City00YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.