What You Need To Look For In An Investment Property

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Investment properties can generate so much income over hte course of time. The appreciation of these properties is another huge bonus if you pick a great location. Certain areas that are starting to gain popularity can drive up an investment property home value in an immense fashion. Remote work has also allowed those investing in a new property live in the home for a yaer to bypass restrictions that go along with not having a traditional mortgage. Residence in a home for at least a year or more in other states is required to receive a traditional mortgage as rates can be much lower. Below are features of an investment property that you need to consider.

Location Matters 

The location matters when it comes to the property you decide to purchase. You want the area to be bustling or to be seen as some sort of retreat. Rental options are plentiful with platforms like Airbnb among others. Areas that have quite a bit of tourism during a point in the year can be an amazing opportunity. You can alternate where you live during the year if you jobs allows it as you collect rental income. 

Fixer-Upper or Turnkey?

A turnkey investment property is going to cost far more than a fixer-upper. The bonus is that you are already done putting large amounts of money into a turnkey home. You can start renting it out immediately and with a property management company, this will be truly passive income. The company will handle the rental backgrounds of potential tenants along with other factors like income or criminal records. 


Top renovation companies in the area will be well-documented. Review sites can provide information to make the best decision possible when picking a contractor. Constant rebranding could have to do with poor quality work that has been completed. Changing the name of a business is quite easy and this can contribute to the bad reputation of certain businesses. A top online business directory can be a great source of information as there could be reviews along with pictures of completed projects. 

Would You Live There In The Future?

A beach investment property might be an option for those looking to retire and sell their current home. In the meantime, this investment could pay for itself along with become far more valuable. Real estate can be the investment that provides you financial security well into the future. An area can turn into a desirable one to live over the year which you need to keep in mind. Looking at factors like property value trends, school quality, and overall lifestyle can be great indicators of a location that is about to boom. Downsizing a home can reduce costs along with moving to an area with a low cost of living. There are hotspots for retirement around the country that combine affordability with warm weather. 


Investment properties need to be closely monitored by a property management company. You want to pick the right company along with property so a mutually beneficial relationship is garnered. 

Comments (1)

Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Platinum - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Great post!  Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day!

Apr 07, 2023 07:19 AM