Here's the deal, I am gonna buy a 2 family w/ my brother, he has the $$ for a down payment, but can't get a mortgage because of his credit. I've already been pre-approved but dont feel as if I would be able to swing the whole mortgage on my own, that's where he come's in. We plan on splitting profits 50/50 after any personal expense's are paid back. How do I handle paying back his initial investment? He'll be putting up about $15k, I'll be getting the mortgage and doing all the maintenance on the house. The house will go into a partnership between my brother and I after it is bought. The house is currently rented for more then our mortgage will be and the tenants are going to stay with us. Is he entitled to interest on his $15k investment, does he get the $15k plus the rate of inflation or interest for x amount of years? What do you think? Any feedback, suggestions will be appreciated.