Since becoming a rental property owner, has it sparked an interest in additional properties? When investing in rental property, you are also investing in the neighborhood. Choosing the right location is as critical as the rental property itself, and can result in attracting quality tenants willing to pay higher rent and in enhancing the long-term value of the property. Here are some tips to consider when choosing the location of your next rental property.
-Crime: Trends in foreclosures, vacancies and crime rates in the neighborhood can tell you a lot about the area.
-Weather: Severe weather, such as hurricanes and tornadoes, tend to strike in recurring regions and result in extensive property losses. According to a study by WalletHub, states with the highest property losses from natural disasters are Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, New Jersey and New York.
-Financial Stability: Property values, tax rates and future development projects in the neighborhood and surrounding areas can be useful in projecting the property’s long term appreciation.
-Demographics: Population growth and average income statistics in the geographical area can provide insight into the value of the rental property, short and long term.
-Transportation Improvements: Planned transportation projects can impact the appeal of the property to renters and the property’s long-term value.
-Political Leadership: Strong, forward thinking political leadership can help to increase the value of real estate prices in the long run. A city that is innovative, entrepreneurial and flexible will attract good things for businesses and residents to that particular area.
Shopping for real estate investments? Using Real Property Management’s vast experience and real estate knowledge. RPM is happy to assess potential investment property, helping you make a solid decision before making a commitment. Contact Matt for a free consultation including current rental comps for the immediate area you’d like to invest in.
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Matt is an Ohio licensed Realtor with 20+ years experience in residential and investment real estate sales, leasing, property management, and offering pre-purchase consultations and BPO’s for investors and lending institutions. Matt currently works as the Sales Manger at Real Property Management. You can contact Matt at 866.500.6200, via email ([email protected]) or DM on twitter @CincySalesGuy